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RPI WATCH: 1/4/2010

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Double overtime giveth and double overtime taketh away.

It benefited us when Iowa State overcame at home a Houston team that beat Oklahoma in Alaska. But it hurt us when Xavier failed to do the same at Wake Forest in the inaugural Skip Prosser Classic.

In other good news, Texas Tech outlasted in Lubbock the same UTEP team that trounced the Sooners and almost beat Ole Miss in Oxford.

Those are nice wins for the Cyclones and the Red Raiders. I didn't think either would win their game. This is a deep conference.

Meanwhile, our blacked-out semi-exhibition against South Dakota really dinged us -- in the RPI's eyes, the Coyotes only are 2-7, because four of their wins are against Division II teams. Hopefully, plunging into Big 12 play will stabilize our RPI in the Top 10.

P.S. I'm now coloring opponents to whom we have lost (e.g. Ole Miss) in red. Should have done months ago.

Current Kansas State AP Ranking = 11

Current Kansas State Record = 13-1

Current Kansas State RPI = 10

Current Kansas State SOS = 37

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

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

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Loyola (11-3, 2-2) | RPI = 68
  • Western Illinois (5-8, 0-4) | RPI = 324
  • Boston (5-8, 0-1) | RPI = 149
  • No. 16 Ole Miss (11-2) | RPI = 28
  • Dayton (10-3) | RPI = 32
  • IUPUI (10-6, 3-1) | RPI = 67
  • No. 13* FHSU (10-1)
  • Washington State (11-3, 1-1) | RPI = 72
  • Xavier (8-5) | RPI = 42: Loss at Wake Forest (96-92 in double overtime)
  • UNLV (12-2) | RPI = 33
  • Alabama (9-4) | RPI = 78
  • UAPB (0-11) | RPI = 205
  • Cleveland State (5-10, 1-2) | RPI = 186
  • South Dakota (6-7) | RPI = 252: Loss at No. 12 Kansas State (91-69)
  • Missouri (11-3) | RPI = 73
  • No. 19 Texas A&M (10-3) | RPI = 24
  • Colorado (8-5) | RPI = 216
  • No. 2 Texas (13-0) | RPI = 12
  • Oklahoma State (11-2) | RPI = 42
  • Baylor (11-1) | RPI = 57
  • No. 1 Kansas (13-0) | RPI = 8
  • Nebraska (11-3) | RPI = 102
  • Iowa State (10-3) | RPI = 130: Win over Houston (82-75 in double overtime)
  • Oklahoma (8-5) | RPI = 112
  • No. 20 Texas Tech (12-2) | RPI = 33: Win over UTEP (86-68)

*Division II Top 25