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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 12/01/14

In which Kansas and TCU win their holiday tournaments, while Texas nets a huge road win and Long Beach State avenges a loss.

Kansas' victory of the Orlando Classic capped a successful weekend for the Big 12 Conference.
Kansas' victory of the Orlando Classic capped a successful weekend for the Big 12 Conference.
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The Big 12 Conference had an extremely successful weekend. Kansas won the Orlando Classic and collected a quality win over a ranked Michigan State team, while TCU stayed undefeated and won the Corpus Christi Classic.

On Sunday, Texas snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a last-second Jonathan Holmes 3 (sound familiar?) at Connecticut, the conference's second straight over the defending national champions.

And Texas Tech, which was doubled up on at half by Air Force, came roaring back to win, also by one point.

None of that really helped K-State at this point, though. Far more concerning is the state of our non-conference slate, which improved incrementally during the weekend.

Southern Utah collected its first win, a surprise one-pointer at UTSA, while Long Beach State avenged a prior loss to Xavier to place third in the Wooden Legacy. Tomorrow night's opponent, Omaha, absolutely crushed Nevada at home.

Even UMKC got in on the winning act, easily dispatching a Division II opponent in William Jewell. The Roos might not be that good, but at least they're undefeated in the state of Missouri!

More concerning were even more losses by upcoming opponents Bradley and Tennessee, who won't help much at all.

Overall Record = 3-3

Big 12 Record = 0-0

Top 50 Record = 0-1

RPI = 176

SOS = 163

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = none

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Pittsburgh

  • Southern Utah (1-4, 0-0 Big Sky) | RPI = 326: Win at UTSA (93-92)
  • UMKC (3-4, 0-0 WAC) | RPI = 284: Win over William Jewell (84-4)
  • Long Beach State (4-4, 0-0 Big West) | RPI = 83: Win over Xavier (73-73) in the Wooden Legacy
  • Purdue (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) | RPI = 127
  • No. 3 Arizona (6-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | RPI = 14
  • Pittsburgh (4-2, 0-0 ACC) | RPI = 128
  • Nebraska-Omaha (3-2, 0-0 Summit League) | RPI = 125: Win over Nevada (78-54)
  • Tennessee (2-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 185: Loss to Marquette (59-67) in the Orlando Classic
  • Bradley (2-4, 0-0 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 278: Loss to Saint Louis (57-60) in the Corpus Christi Coast Classic
  • Savannah State (2-3, 0-0 MEAC) | RPI = 252
  • Texas A&M (5-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 160
  • Texas Southern (1-5, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 285
  • Georgia (3-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 193
  • Oklahoma State (6-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 88
  • TCU (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 79: Win over Mississippi State (61-52) in the Corpus Christi Coast Classic
  • Oklahoma (4-2, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 8
  • Texas Tech (4-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 162: Win over Air Force (63-62)
  • Baylor (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 70
  • No. 13 Iowa State (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 15
  • No. 21 West Virginia (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 35: Win over Charleston (86-57)
  • No. 11 Kansas (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 21: Win over No. 20 Michigan State (61-56) in the Orlando Classic
  • No. 7 Texas (6-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 9: Win at No. 24 Connecticut (55-54)