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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 12/04/14

In which the ACC-Big Ten Challenge wraps up and the SEC-Big 12 Challenge gets under way, while Long Beach State breaches .500 and UMKC continues swirling down the drain.

Purdue's home win over North Carolina State has vaulted the Boilermakers into the quality win category for Kansas State.
Purdue's home win over North Carolina State has vaulted the Boilermakers into the quality win category for Kansas State.
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So far, so good this week as the Big 12 has swept its opponents entering the second annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge, which tipped off with Texas Tech's not-so-exciting home squeaker over rebuilding Auburn. Hey, a win is a win.

In common-opponent action, Baylor demolished a putrid Texas Southern team that will be dragging down our RPI in the near future, so that's nice. Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Texas also beat bad teams from the state of Texas.

The ACC-Big Ten Challenge, which the Big Ten won 8-6, was a mixed bag for us, with Purdue netting a nice home win against N.C. State, but Pittsburgh dropping its third game of the season to an average Indiana squad.

Georgia and Texas A&M both won, as did Arizona and Bradley, while Long Beach State continues to right the ship and appears to be the favorite to win its conference. But Savannah State and UMKC continued to slide and slide.

Overall Record = 4-3

Big 12 Record = 0-0

Top 50 Record = 1-2

RPI = 144

SOS = 141

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Purdue

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Pittsburgh

  • Southern Utah (1-4, 0-0 Big Sky) | RPI = 319
  • UMKC (3-5, 0-0 WAC) | RPI = 293: Loss at Milwaukee (56-65)
  • Long Beach State (5-4, 0-0 Big West) | RPI = 56: Win over Nevada (68-57)
  • Purdue (6-1, 0-0 Big Ten) | RPI = 65: Win over North Carolina State (66-61) in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge
  • No. 3 Arizona (7-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | RPI = 17: Win over Gardner-Webb (91-65)
  • Pittsburgh (4-3, 0-0 ACC) | RPI = 111: Loss at Indiana (69-81) in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge
  • Nebraska-Omaha (3-3, 0-0 Summit League) | RPI = 161: Loss at Kansas State (66-84)
  • Tennessee (2-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 190
  • Bradley (3-4, 0-0 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 223: Win over Central Michigan (84-73)
  • Savannah State (2-4, 0-0 MEAC) | RPI = 285: Loss at Winthrop (47-68)
  • Texas A&M (5-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 126: Win over Sam Houston State (66-63)
  • Texas Southern (1-6, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 277: Loss at Baylor (49-75)
  • Georgia (4-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 86: Win at Chattanooga (86-55)
  • Oklahoma State (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 59: Win over North Texas (87-61)
  • TCU (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 82
  • No. 22 Oklahoma (4-2, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 5
  • Texas Tech (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 90: Win over Auburn (46-44) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • Baylor (6-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 109: Win over Texas Southern (75-49)
  • No. 20 Iowa State (4-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 41: Win over Lamar (96-59)
  • No. 16 West Virginia (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 39
  • No. 11 Kansas (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 18
  • No. 6 Texas (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 8: Win over Texas-Arlington (63-53)