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RPI WATCH: 2/21/2010

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Well, say "Goodbye" once again to our friends Alabama and IUPUI. Both fell below 100 in the RPI and back out of our "quality wins" category. So, too, did Oklahoma fall, or else the Sooners would have joined that list.

Frankly, I'm not sure how they were fooling the computers into thinking they deserved a double-digit RPI in the first place.

Mississippi's home loss to Florida on Saturday probably snapped the Rebels' bubble for good. The last remaining route to the NCAA Tournament for Ole Miss is through Kentucky in the SEC Tournament.

Dayton created a similar problem for itself today by losing its fifth A-10 game at Duquesne. The Flyers, picked to win their conference before the season began, likely now will have win their conference tournament just to avoid the dreaded NIT.

You know, when you factor in Villanova's two losses this week and the fact that K-State probably will jump the aforementioned Wildcats to No. 6 in both polls tomorrow, it's looking more and more like we were the best overall team in Puerto Rico, not Jay Wright's club.

On the other end, Xavier picked up a key road win against Charlotte, so not all is lost for our A-10 opponents.

AP Ranking = 7

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 7

Record = 22-4

Big 12 Record = 9-3

RPI = 6

SOS = 6

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

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

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Loyola Chicago (14-13, 5-11) | RPI = 191: Loss at Creighton (78-58)
  • Western Illinois (13-14, 6-10) | RPI = 266: Win over UMKC (64-59)
  • Boston University (16-12, 10-5) | RPI = 165: Win at Delaware (78-65)
  • Ole Miss (17-9, 5-7) | RPI = 60: Loss to Florida (64-61)
  • Dayton (18-7, 7-4) | RPI = 34
  • IUPUI (20-9, 13-3) | RPI = 102: Win over Southern Utah (77-61)
  • No. 12* FHSU (19-5): Loss at Missouri Southern (76-57)
  • Washington State (16-11, 6-9) | RPI = 127: Win over USC (51-47)
  • Xavier (19-7, 10-2) | RPI = 19: Win at Charlotte (81-67)
  • UNLV (20-7, 8-5) | RPI = 43: Win over Colorado State (70-39)
  • Alabama (14-12, 4-8) | RPI = 103: Loss at Georgia (76-70)
  • UAPB (11-14, 11-3) | RPI = 209: Win over PVAMU (57-55 in overtime)
  • Cleveland State (14-15, 9-7) | RPI = 161: Win over Toledo (87-63)
  • South Dakota (15-9) | RPI = 234
  • Missouri (20-7, 8-4) | RPI = 39: Win at Nebraska (74-59)
  • No. 24 Texas A&M (19-7, 8-4) | RPI = 13: Win at Iowa State (60-56)
  • Colorado (12-14, 3-9) | RPI = 131: Loss at No. 1 Kansas (94-74)
  • No. 15 Texas (21-6, 7-5) | RPI = 25: Win at Texas Tech (71-67)
  • Oklahoma State (19-7, 7-5) | RPI = 29: Win over No. 22 Baylor (82-75)
  • No. 22 Baylor (20-6, 7-5) | RPI = 15: Loss at Oklahoma State (82-75)
  • No. 1 Kansas (26-1, 12-0) | RPI = 1: Win over Colorado (94-74)
  • Nebraska (13-14, 1-11) | RPI = 137: Loss to Missouri (74-59)
  • Iowa State (13-14, 2-10) | RPI = 120: Loss to No. 24 Texas A&M (60-56)
  • Oklahoma (13-13, 4-8) | RPI = 105: Loss to No. 7 Kansas State (83-68)
  • Texas Tech (16-10, 4-8) | RPI = 46: Loss to No. 15 Texas (71-67)

*Division II Top 25