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RPI WATCH: 11/19/2010

In Thursday's action, the following happened:

  • Oklahoma remained the most fraudulent 3-0 team in the nation by beating up on Texas Southern, the worst team on K-State's upcoming schedule.
  • Florida erased the memory of its lopsided defeat to Ohio State with a 50-point beat-down of North Carolina A&T.
  • K-State commitment Adrian Diaz's older brother, Andres, led the North Florida Ospreys to a first-round win in the Cancun Challenge with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
  • If possible, Missouri kicked off its regular season by squeaking to even uglier win than the one we posted last night.
  • Baylor completed its Lace-less stretch in a fairly dominating fashion. In related news, Perry Jones III is insanely good.
  • The Nubbies laid an egg in Puerto Rico. What kind of egg? Try a leading scorer with just 10 points, 0 for 10 from 3-point range and 10 of 23 from the charity stripe. Yikes. But the truly pressing question is: Will Brandon Ubel return from the sunny island with any semblance of a tan on his vampire-like exterior?
  • Congrats to Texas for an inspired "upset" effort against what I thought was a comparable team, but Longhorns, get ready for a KSU vs. Butler-like letdown tonight against Pittsburgh. Overtime is a cruel bitch of a mistress.

And in breaking news, Bruce Pearl just got suspended for eight games by the $EC(heating).

You think that's bad? Wait'll you see what the NCAA does to him...

AP Ranking = 3

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 3

Overall Record = 3-0

RPI = 77

SOS = 153

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = James Madison

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • James Madison (0-1) | RPI = 62
  • No. 22 Virginia Tech (1-1) | RPI = 167
  • Presbyterian (0-2) | RPI = 337: Loss at No. 3 Kansas State (67-76 in the CBE Classic)
  • No. 11 Gonzaga (2-1) | RPI = 111
  • No. 1 Duke (2-0) | RPI = 2
  • Marquette (3-0) | RPI = 119
  • Texas Southern (0-3) | RPI = 316: Loss at Oklahoma (52-82)
  • Emporia State (1-2*)
  • Washington State (2-0) | RPI = 136
  • Alcorn State (0-3) | RPI = 77
  • Loyola Chicago (4-0) | RPI = 80: Win over Eastern Illinois (73-62)
  • No. 9 Florida (2-1) | RPI = 57: Win over North Carolina A&T (105-55)
  • UNLV (2-0) | RPI = 254
  • UMKC (2-0) | RPI = 301
  • North Florida (1-2) | RPI = 88: Win at Wyoming (76-60 in the Cancun Challenge)
  • Savannah State (1-3) | RPI = 327: Loss at Florida A&M (53-64)
  • Oklahoma State (2-0) | RPI = 255
  • Colorado (1-1) | RPI = 170
  • Texas Tech (1-1) | RPI = 217
  • No. 15 Missouri (1-0) | RPI = 345: Win over Western Illinois (66-61)
  • Texas A&M (2-0) | RPI = 64
  • No. 17 Baylor (3-0) | RPI = 50: Win over Jackson State (63-49)
  • No. 7 Kansas (2-0) | RPI = 106
  • Nebraska (2-1) | RPI = 179: Loss to Vanderbilt (49-59 in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off)
  • Iowa State (3-0) | RPI = 85
  • Oklahoma (3-0) | RPI = 182: Win over Texas Southern (82-52)
  • Texas (3-0) | RPI = 36: Win over No. 13 Illinois (90-84 in overtime in the 2K Sports Classic)

*Division II