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RPI WATCH: 3/7/2010

Boston U. and IUPUI survived and advanced in their respective conference tournaments Saturday, while Ole Miss and UNLV netted important conference wins to keep their at-large hopes alive.

Alabama climbed back into the Top 100 of the RPI with a home win over Auburn. With the win, it positioned itself for a potential NIT bid.

By defeating St. Bonaventure, Xavier claimed a share of the A-10 championship and a No. 2 seed in the A-10 Tournament, and ensured that it will remain in the rankings for another week.

Dayton was swept by Saint Louis to finish 8-8 in the same conference, which is was predicted to win before the season. The Flyers' descent toward pure underachievement now is complete.

And Washington State was swept by Oregon, a team likely to fire its coach soon, and finished at .333 in the woeful Pac-10. Netting a win in Pullman won't be a very daunting proposition next year.

AP Ranking = 5

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 5

Overall Record = 24-6

Big 12 Record = 11-5

Big 12 Seed = 2

Projected NCAA Seed = 2

RPI = 6

SOS = 5

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

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

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Iowa State

  • Loyola Chicago (14-16, 5-13) | RPI = 208
  • Western Illinois (13-17, 6-12) | RPI = 280: Loss to IUPUI (77-68 in the Summit League Tournament)
  • Boston University (18-12, 11-5) | RPI = 151: Win over Hartford (87-46 in the America East Tournament)
  • Ole Miss (21-9, 9-7) | RPI = 56: Win at Arkansas (68-66)
  • Dayton (19-11, 8-8) | RPI = 51: Loss to Saint Louis (71-66)
  • IUPUI (23-9, 15-3) | RPI = 92: Win over Western Illinois (77-68 in the Summit League Tournament)
  • No. 15* FHSU (21-6)
  • Washington State (16-14, 6-12) | RPI = 157: Loss at Oregon (74-66)
  • No. 25 Xavier (23-7, 14-2) | RPI = 21: Win over St. Bonaventure (93-72)
  • UNLV (23-7, 11-5) | RPI = 47: Win over Wyoming (74-56)
  • Alabama (16-14, 6-10) | RPI = 98: Win over Auburn (73-61)
  • UAPB (14-15, 14-4) | RPI = 197
  • Cleveland State (16-17, 10-8) | RPI = 159
  • South Dakota (19-9) | RPI = 224: Win over Houston Baptist (97-84)
  • Missouri (22-9, 10-6) | RPI = 36: Loss to No. 2 Kansas (77-56)
  • No. 23 Texas A&M (22-8, 11-5) | RPI = 12: Win at Oklahoma (69-54)
  • Colorado (15-15, 6-10) | RPI = 103: Win over Texas Tech (101-90)
  • Texas (23-8, 9-7) | RPI = 27: Loss at No. 21 Baylor (92-77)
  • Oklahoma State (21-9, 9-7) | RPI = 28: Win over Nebraska (74-55)
  • No. 21 Baylor (24-6, 11-5) | RPI = 8: Win over Texas (92-77)
  • No. 2 Kansas (29-2, 15-1) | RPI = 1: Win at Missouri (77-56)
  • Nebraska (14-17, 2-14) | RPI = 155: Loss at Oklahoma State (74-55)
  • Iowa State (15-16, 4-12) | RPI = 113: Win at No. 5 Kansas State (85-82 in overtime)
  • Oklahoma (13-17, 4-12) | RPI = 108: Loss to No. 23 Texas A&M (69-54)
  • Texas Tech (16-14, 4-12) | RPI = 72: Loss at Colorado (101-90)

*Division II Top 25