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RPI WATCH: 2/20/2011

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Saturday was a mixed bag of results for K-State's resume that I would characterize as largely negative.

The few bright spots were Gonzaga completing another stop on its WCC revenge tour (next stop: St. Mary's); James Madison's one-point BracketBusters win; Texas Southern beating our old favorite, UAPB; and UNLV avoiding a sweep by Colorado State, which keeps the Runnin' Rebels in contention for an at-large NCAA berth.

That was more than balanced out, however, with typical losses by Alcorn State, North Florida and Presbyterian; disappointing losses by Loyola and UMKC; and absolutely crushing losses by Virginia Tech and Washington State.

The Hokies seemed to have put things together and were cruising toward a likely NCAA spot in a weaker conference, only to lose in Charlottesville for the season sweep by Virginia, a sub-150 RPI team. Fugly.

And I don't even have words for Wazzu's loss at Arizona State, which was only the Sun Devils' second Pac-10 win of the entire season. At this point, the Cougars are playing themselves off the NIT bubble.

Overall Record = 18-9

Big 12 Record = 6-6

RPI = 31

SOS = 11

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Kansas

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

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • James Madison (20-9, 9-7 CAA) | RPI = 75: Win over Miami University (70-69 in BracketBusters)
  • Virginia Tech (17-8, 7-5 ACC) | RPI = 64: Loss at Virginia (54-61)
  • Presbyterian (12-17, 6-10 Big South) | RPI = 206: Loss to Davidson (65-71)
  • Gonzaga (19-9, 9-3 WCC) | RPI = 71: Win over San Francisco (70-53)
  • No. 5 Duke (24-2, 11-1 ACC) | RPI = 6
  • Texas Southern (14-10, 12-1 SWAC) | RPI = 177: Win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (71-68)
  • Emporia State (13-13, 10-10 MIAA*): Win over Lincoln* (84-70)
  • Washington State (17-10, 7-8 Pac-10) | RPI = 81: Loss at Arizona State (69-71)
  • Alcorn State (3-22, 3-12 SWAC) | RPI = 339: Loss to Alabama A&M (68-70)
  • Loyola-Chicago (15-13, 6-10 Horizon League) | RPI = 212: Loss to St. Peter's (67-71 in BracketBusters)
  • No. 14 Florida (20-5, 9-2 SEC) | RPI = 13
  • UNLV (20-7, 8-5 Mountain West) | RPI = 26: Win at Colorado State (68-61)
  • UMKC (16-11, 9-7 Summit League) | RPI = 198: Loss at IUPUI (69-84)
  • North Florida (10-18, 7-10 Atlantic Sun) | RPI = 175: Loss to Mercer (75-78 on Friday)
  • Savannah State (9-18) | RPI = 263
  • Oklahoma State (16-10, 4-8 Big 12) | RPI = 59: Loss to No. 21 Texas A&M (66-67)
  • Colorado (16-11, 5-7 Big 12) | RPI = 93: Loss at No. 1 Kansas (63-89)
  • Texas Tech (12-15, 4-8 Big 12) | RPI = 139: Win at Baylor (78-69)
  • No. 20 Missouri (21-6, 7-5 Big 12) | RPI = 28: Win at Iowa State (76-70)
  • No. 21 Texas A&M (21-5, 8-4 Big 12) | RPI = 27: Win at Oklahoma State (67-66)
  • Baylor (17-9, 6-6 Big 12) | RPI = 78: Loss to Texas Tech (69-78)
  • No. 1 Kansas (25-2, 10-2 Big 12) | RPI = 1: Win over Colorado (89-63)
  • Nebraska (18-8, 6-6 Big 12) | RPI = 78: Win over No. 3 Texas (70-67)
  • Iowa State (14-13, 1-11 Big 12) | RPI = 147: Loss to No. 20 Missouri (70-76)
  • Oklahoma (12-14, 4-8 Big 12) | RPI = 132: Loss at Kansas State (62-77)
  • No. 3 Texas (23-4, 11-1 Big 12) | RPI = 7: Loss at Nebraska (67-70)

*Division II