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RPI WATCH: 1/27/2010

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Man, what happened to Dayton? It almost seems like it's falling apart under the weight of preseason expectations.

Shortly after we beat them, I labored under the apparently mistaken assumption that the Flyers eventually would re-enter the Top 25.

That doesn't appear likely anymore.

The latest blow came with a crushing one-point loss to Rhode Island, which desperately needed the win after dropping a game at Xavier. The Rams' victory snapped Dayton's 30-game home winning streak, which was fourth-longest in the nation, and sent Brian Gregory's team tumbling to 3-3 in the Atlantic 10. Ouch.

Luckily, the Cardiac Cats continue to offset misfortunes such as this by racking up quality wins faster than a binge gambler racks up debt in Las Vegas. The Baylor victory makes us 4-0 against Top 25 teams, 6-3 against the RPI Top 50 and 8-3 against the RPI Top 100. Resume builder, indeed.

And speaking of Vegas, how about those Runnin' Rebels, who moved to 5-2 in the Mountain West with a comeback win over Air Force? Everyone's eyes are fixated on tonight's game between league-leading BYU and New Mexico in The Pit, but don't sleep on UNLV's chances to come storming back in February...

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Current K-State AP Ranking = 11

Current K-State ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 13

Current K-State Record = 17-3

Current K-State Big 12 Record = 4-2

Current K-State RPI = 5

Current K-State SOS = 5

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = Dayton, Xavier, UNLV, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor

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

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Loyola (12-7, 3-6) | RPI = 151
  • Western Illinois (8-11, 2-7) | RPI = 298
  • Boston (11-9, 6-2) | RPI = 159
  • No. 22 Ole Miss (15-4, 3-2) | RPI = 30
  • Dayton (14-6, 3-3) | RPI = 44: Loss to Rhode Island (65-64)
  • IUPUI (15-7, 8-1) | RPI = 101
  • No. 5* FHSU (15-1)
  • Washington State (14-6, 4-4) | RPI = 97
  • Xavier (13-6, 5-1) | RPI = 13
  • UNLV (17-4, 5-2) | RPI = 32: Win over Air Force (60-50)
  • Alabama (12-7, 2-3) | RPI = 85
  • UAPB (5-13, 5-2) | RPI = 210
  • Cleveland State (9-12, 5-4) | RPI = 163
  • South Dakota (10-9) | RPI = 253
  • Missouri (15-5, 3-2) | RPI = 47
  • Texas A&M (14-5, 3-2) | RPI = 38
  • Colorado (10-9, 1-4) | RPI = 150
  • No. 1 Texas (17-2, 3-1) | RPI = 9
  • Oklahoma State (15-4, 3-2) | RPI = 29
  • No. 24 Baylor (15-4, 2-3) | RPI = 39: Loss to No. 11 Kansas State (76-74)
  • No. 2 Kansas (19-1, 5-0) | RPI = 2
  • Nebraska (12-7, 0-4) | RPI = 122
  • Iowa State (12-7, 1-3) | RPI = 111
  • Oklahoma (11-8, 2-3) | RPI = 87
  • Texas Tech (14-5, 2-3) | RPI = 34

*Division II Top 25