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RPI WATCH: 2/19/2010

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At this point, most of the wins by our non-conference opponents aren't worth discussing. They have very little impact on our RPI these days.

But two losses on Thursday night stood out to me.

Mississippi's home loss to Vanderbilt left the Rebels at 5-6 in the SEC and probably on the wrong side of the bubble. What I wouldn't give to have that game in Puerto Rico back...

Meanwhile, Washington State continued to underwhelm, losing at home to UCLA for the 17th consecutive year, this time by 20 points. That's a sweep by one of the worst power-conference teams in the nation. Slap a neck brace on Ken Bone and you've got Jim Wooldridge.

While we're on the subject of the crappy, crappy Pac-10, I'd be remiss not to mention Cal's 16-point loss at Oregon State and Washington's three-point home loss to USC. Doubt was starting to creep into some analysts' minds that this would be a one-bid league after all. That doubt now safely can be abolished.

AP Ranking = 7

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 7

Record = 21-4

Big 12 Record = 8-3

RPI = 7

SOS = 7

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Xavier, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Dayton, IUPUI, UNLV, Alabama

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Loyola Chicago (14-12, 5-11) | RPI = 185
  • Western Illinois (12-14, 5-10) | RPI = 270: Win over Southern Utah (63-49)
  • Boston University (15-12, 10-5) | RPI = 171
  • Ole Miss (17-8, 5-6) | RPI = 49: Loss to No. 17 Vanderbilt (82-78)
  • Dayton (18-7, 7-4) | RPI = 34: Win over La Salle (68-54)
  • IUPUI (19-9, 12-3) | RPI = 99: Win over UMKC (103-65)
  • No. 12* FHSU (19-4): Win at Southwest Baptist (87-71)
  • Washington State (15-11, 5-9) | RPI = 119: Loss to UCLA (71-51)
  • Xavier (18-7, 9-2) | RPI = 21
  • UNLV (19-7, 7-5) | RPI = 35
  • Alabama (14-11, 4-7) | RPI = 95
  • UAPB (10-14, 10-3) | RPI = 223
  • Cleveland State (13-15, 9-7) | RPI = 135: Loss at UW Milwaukee (69-59)
  • South Dakota (15-9) | RPI = 234: Win over Utah Valley (59-55)
  • Missouri (19-7, 7-4) | RPI = 47
  • No. 24 Texas A&M (18-7, 7-4) | RPI = 13
  • Colorado (12-13, 3-8) | RPI = 141
  • No. 15 Texas (20-6, 6-5) | RPI = 28
  • Oklahoma State (18-7, 6-5) | RPI = 38
  • No. 22 Baylor (20-5, 7-4) | RPI = 17
  • No. 1 Kansas (25-1, 11-0) | RPI = 1
  • Nebraska (13-13, 1-10) | RPI = 124
  • Iowa State (13-13, 2-9) | RPI = 107
  • Oklahoma (13-12, 4-7) | RPI = 89
  • Texas Tech (16-9, 4-7) | RPI = 38

*Division II Top 25