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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 11/28/14

In which the Maui Invitational and MGM Grand Main Event come to an end, but the Battle 4 Atlantis, Las Vegas Invitational and Orlando Classic get under way.

More than any other team since our last RPI WATCH update, Oklahoma has improved its résumé by leaps and bounds.
More than any other team since our last RPI WATCH update, Oklahoma has improved its résumé by leaps and bounds.
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The Maui Invitational came to a disappointing end for the Wildcats with a deflating loss to Pittsburgh. That means K-State left the tournament with the second-longest losing streak after "host" Chaminade.

On the plus side, Arizona led almost wire to wire against San Diego State and proved to be the best team in the field. I want to believe K-State is the team that almost beat those Wildcats and not the one that quit Wednesday.

Purdue had to go to overtime, but was able to net a nice win against BYU and leave Maui with a two-game winning streak. I am hopeful that the Boilermakers can improve, make some noise in the Big Ten and become a quality win.

All in all, though, coming out of this road trip 1-3 was not very positive, and I'm not sure that sweeping Georgia, Tennessee and Texas A&M will be enough the offset the damage we just did to our résumé. But I hope I'm wrong.

In other tournament action, Oklahoma picked up a pair of nice wins and stormed to the Atlantis final, Oklahoma State beat Tulsa and actually saw its RPI drop, Baylor crushed Memphis, and Georgia was smacked by Gonzaga.

K-State's other two wins became even worse, with each team dropping its fourth game. And Texas Southern fell to 0-5. But there are three competent teams coming in the immediate future, so it's time to buckle up and win.

Overall Record = 3-3

Big 12 Record = 0-0

Top 50 Record = 0-1

RPI = 219

SOS = 221

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = none

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Long Beach State, Pittsburgh

  • Southern Utah (0-4, 0-0 Big Sky) | RPI = 318: Loss to Eastern Kentucky (64-73)
  • UMKC (2-4, 0-0 WAC) | RPI = 285: Loss at Youngstown State (63-66)
  • Long Beach State (3-3, 0-0 Big West) | RPI = 157: Win over Western Michigan (73-55) in the Wooden Legacy
  • Purdue (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) | RPI = 124: Win over Brigham Young (87-85) in overtime in the Maui Invitational
  • No. 3 Arizona (6-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | RPI = 23: Win over No. 15 San Diego State (61-59) in the Maui Invitational
  • Missouri (3-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 174: Win over Chaminade (74-60) in the Maui Invitational
  • Brigham Young (4-2, 0-0 West Coast) | RPI = 75: Loss to Purdue (85-87) in overtime in the Maui Invitational
  • Chaminade (2-3, 0-0 PacWest) | RPI = N/A: Loss to Missouri (60-74) in the Maui Invitational
  • Pittsburgh (4-2, 0-0 ACC) | RPI = 131: Win over Kansas State (70-47) in the Maui Invitational
  • No. 15 San Diego State (5-1, 0-0 Mountain West) | RPI = 26: Loss to No. 3 Arizona (59-61) in the Maui Invitational
  • Nebraska-Omaha (2-2, 0-0 Summit League) | RPI = 187
  • Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 286: Win over Santa Clara (64-57) in the Orlando Classic
  • Bradley (2-2, 0-0 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 302
  • Savannah State (2-2, 0-0 MEAC) | RPI = 155
  • Texas A&M (4-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 95
  • Texas Southern (0-5, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 334: Loss at Southern Methodist (59-72)
  • Georgia (3-2, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 111: Loss to No. 10 Gonzaga (76-88) in the NIT Season Tip-Off
  • Oklahoma State (6-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 73: Win over Tulsa (73-58) in the MGM Grand Main Event
  • TCU (5-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 143: Win over Radford (74-50)
  • Oklahoma (4-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 3: Wins over No. 22 UCLA (75-65) and Butler (59-46) in the Battle 4 Atlantis
  • Texas Tech (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 110
  • Baylor (5-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 116: Win over Memphis (71-47) in the Las Vegas Invitational
  • No. 13 Iowa State (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 37
  • No. 21 West Virginia (6-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 17: Win over Virginia Military (103-72)
  • No. 11 Kansas (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 159: Win over Rhode Island (76-60) in the Orlando Classic
  • No. 7 Texas (5-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 33