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RPI WATCH: 1/9/2011

Lots to recap, so let's go rapid-fire style:

Wins

  • Baylor and Texas A&M took care of business and did what they had to do, but they didn't prove anything one way or the other.
  • Colorado shocked the world and made my conference preview for the Buffaloes look pretty stupid.
  • Florida and Gonzaga won their conference openers.
  • James Madison and Texas Southern each won a third conference game.
  • Nebraska won, but I'm not sure it deserved to. Enjoy it while it lasts...
  • We all know what Oklahoma State did. Could be its best win of the season when all is said and done.
  • UMKC won its second conference game.
  • UNLV and Virginia Tech each won their first conference game.
  • Washington State climbed back to .500 in conference play with its second home win in a row.

Losses

  • Alcorn State still is winless and probably will stay that way all season. No Arkansas-Pine Bluff, they.
  • Emporia State lost its third conference game on the road.
  • Iowa State dug a huge early hole for itself and almost climbed out before losing the game with a stupid turnover and a stupid foul. Ouch. Welcome to the Big 12, Mr. Mayor.
  • Loyola is falling apart. The Ramblers fell to 1-5 in conference play and I'm damn glad we beat them.
  • WTF, Missouri?
  • North Florida fell to .500 in conference play and .333 overall.
  • Oklahoma and Texas Tech are what we thought they were — really, really bad.
  • Presbyterian lost its third conference game in an obscene blowout at home and subsequently fell out of the RPI Top 100. So much that quality win.
  • Connecticut and Texas put on an epic display of alternating brain farts and circus shots. In the end, it came down to this simple fact: Texas doesn't have a Kemba Walker. Sorry, Rick.

Associated Press Ranking = 17

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 17

Overall Record = 12-4

Big 12 Record = 0-1

RPI = 25

SOS = 24

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = James Madison, Virginia Tech, Gonzaga, Washington State

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • James Madison (13-3, 3-1 CAA) | RPI = 63: Win at William & Mary (84-79)
  • Virginia Tech (10-4, 1-1 ACC) | RPI = 62: Win over Florida State (71-59)
  • Presbyterian (8-9, 2-3 Big South) | RPI = 131: Loss to UNC Asheville (48-74)
  • Gonzaga (11-5, 1-0 WCC) | RPI = 34: Win over Portland (74-61)
  • No. 1 Duke (14-0, 1-0 ACC) | RPI = 10
  • Texas Southern (5-9, 3-0 SWAC) | RPI = 155: Win at Prairie View (58-51)
  • Emporia State (8-6, 5-3 MIAA*): Loss at Pittsburg State* (61-80)
  • Washington State (12-4, 2-2 Pac-10) | RPI = 57: Win over Oregon (77-63)
  • Alcorn State (0-13, 0-3 SWAC) | RPI = 299: Loss at Jackson State (64-90)
  • Loyola-Chicago (10-7, 1-5 Horizon League) | RPI = 197: Loss to Wright State (41-58)
  • Florida (12-3, 1-0 SEC) | RPI = 14: Win over Ole Miss (77-71)
  • No. 25 UNLV (13-3, 1-1 Mountain West) | RPI = 27: Win over TCU (83-49)
  • UMKC (9-7, 2-3 Summit League) | RPI = 213: Win over Southern Utah (82-76)
  • North Florida (5-10, 2-2 Atlantic Sun) | RPI = 114: Loss at Belmont (59-91)
  • Savannah State (2-16) | RPI = 297
  • Oklahoma State (13-2, 1-0 Big 12) | RPI = 35: Win over No. 17 Kansas State (76-62)
  • Colorado (12-4, 1-0 Big 12) | RPI = 105: Win over No. 9 Missouri (89-76)
  • Texas Tech (8-8, 0-1 Big 12) | RPI = 215: Loss to Baylor (59-71)
  • No. 9 Missouri (14-2, 0-1 Big 12) | RPI = 46: Loss at Colorado (76-89)
  • No. 16 Texas A&M (14-1, 1-0 Big 12) | RPI = 26: Win at Oklahoma (69-51)
  • Baylor (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) | RPI = 122: Win at Texas Tech (71-59)
  • No. 3 Kansas (14-0) | RPI = 1
  • Nebraska (13-2, 1-0 Big 12) | RPI = 118: Win over Iowa State (63-62)
  • Iowa State (13-3, 0-1 Big 12) | RPI = 95: Loss at Nebraska (62-63)
  • Oklahoma (8-7, 0-1 Big 12) | RPI = 218: Loss to No. 16 Texas A&M (51-69)
  • No. 12 Texas (12-3) | RPI = 32: Loss to No. 8 Connecticut (81-82 in overtime)

*Division II