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RPI WATCH: 1/28/2010

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I won't say too much about the Big 12 games until tomorrow's BIG 12 OUTLOOK.

That leaves only three non-conference opponents to discuss: Alabama, Boston U. and Fort Hays State.

The Crimson Tide won, but set college basketball back several years by trailing LSU 25-23 at halftime. This was at home, mind you. But the Tigers outdid them by scoring only 13 points in the second half and losing by 19.

When did the SEC become the Big Ten South?

Boston still befuddles me as a serious conference contender. The last ignominy was a two-point loss at Maine, which looks like the America East front-runner right now. While the Black Bears are much improved, they've never been to the NCAA Tournament. The Terriers really aren't impressing right now.

And Fort Hays State just continues to roll. The Tigers are 16-1, ranked No. 3 in Division II and quite possibly the third-best team in the state. (Yeah, I said it, Shockers. Prove me wrong by winning a conference road game more than once in a blue moon.)

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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 (11-10, 6-3) | RPI = 161: Loss at Maine (56-54)
  • No. 22 Ole Miss (15-4, 3-2) | RPI = 30
  • Dayton (14-6, 3-3) | RPI = 44
  • IUPUI (15-7, 8-1) | RPI = 101
  • No. 3** FHSU (16-1): Win over Nebraska-Omaha (82-80)
  • Washington State (14-6, 4-4) | RPI = 97
  • Xavier (13-6, 5-1) | RPI = 13
  • UNLV (17-4, 5-2) | RPI = 32
  • Alabama (13-7, 3-3) | RPI = 87: Win over LSU (57-38)
  • 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 (14-6, 3-3) | RPI = 36: Loss at Oklahoma State (76-69)
  • Colorado (11-9, 2-4) | RPI = 154: Win over Nebraska (72-60)
  • No. 6 Texas (18-2, 4-1) | RPI = 9: Win over Texas Tech (95-83)
  • Oklahoma State (16-4, 4-2) | RPI = 28: Win over Texas A&M (76-69)
  • No. 24 Baylor (15-4, 2-3) | RPI = 39
  • No. 2 Kansas (19-1, 5-0) | RPI = 2
  • Nebraska (12-8, 0-5) | RPI = 125: Loss at Colorado (72-60)
  • Iowa State (12-8, 1-4) | RPI = 108: Loss at Oklahoma (89-84)
  • Oklahoma (12-8, 3-3) | RPI = 88: Win over Iowa State (89-84)
  • Texas Tech (14-6, 2-4) | RPI = 35: Loss at No. 6 Texas (95-83)

*RPI 1-25 are in bold

**Division II Top 25