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RPI WATCH: 12/17/2009

As an astute reader pointed out last night, Kansas State indeed moved up to No. 1 in the RPI.

So I guess I was wrong about No. 2 being the pinnacle — we managed to pass Duke after all.

I still say enjoy it while it lasts. After Alabama, we play a trio of teams that will put at least a small dent into that ranking. But once we get into the meat of Big 12 play, I could see it settling into the Top 10 or Top 15 and staying there for the duration.

Frank couldn't have planned this non-conference schedule any better if had tried. Not only are Dayton, Xavier and UNLV living up to expectations, but Loyola — who just netted a really nice road win — and Washington State appear to be better than expected, and IUPUI quickly is looking like a front-runner in its conference. Brave, Mr. Martin.

Wednesday night's results are after the jump. A couple of close ones, but our opponents pulled them out in the end and vaulted us to the top overall spot.

Current Kansas State AP Ranking = 17

Current Kansas State Record = 9-1

Current Kansas State RPI = 1

Current Kansas State SOS = 2

Great Wins (RPI 1-50, bold = RPI 1-25) = Loyola, Dayton, UNLV

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) = IUPUI, Washington State, Xavier

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Loyola (7-2, 1-1) | RPI = 45: Win at Bradley (68-65)
  • Western Illinois (4-6, 0-2) | RPI = 320
  • Boston (4-6) | RPI = 146
  • No. 20 Ole Miss (9-1) | RPI = 35: Win over UTEP (91-81 in overtime)
  • Dayton (7-2) | RPI = 27
  • IUPUI (8-3, 2-0) | RPI = 60
  • No. 22* FHSU (7-1)
  • Washington State (8-2) | RPI = 88
  • Xavier (6-3) | RPI = 61
  • UNLV (8-1) | RPI = 24
  • Alabama (7-3) | RPI = 87: Win over Samford (60-45)
  • UAPB (0-8) | RPI = 281: Loss at No. 22 Georgia Tech (65-53)
  • Cleveland State (4-7, 0-2) | RPI = 235
  • South Dakota (6-4) | RPI = 139
  • Missouri (6-3) | RPI = 161
  • No. 16 Texas A&M (8-2) | RPI = 18
  • Colorado (6-4) | RPI = 229
  • No. 2 Texas (9-0) | RPI = 5
  • Oklahoma State (9-1) | RPI = 42: Win at Stanford (71-70)
  • Baylor (8-1) | RPI = 72
  • No. 1 Kansas (9-0) | RPI = 21
  • Nebraska (7-2) | RPI = 151
  • Iowa State (7-3) | RPI = 155
  • Oklahoma (7-3) | RPI = 142
  • No. 23 Texas Tech (9-0) | RPI = 18

*Division II Top 25