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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 12/09/14

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In which the Big 12 wins the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, with no help from Kansas State or Oklahoma State, and Arizona, Georgia and Texas A&M all net huge intersectional wins at home.

Texas give a great effort Friday night in a loss at Kentucky, but the Big 12 still won the interconference challenge 6-4.
Texas give a great effort Friday night in a loss at Kentucky, but the Big 12 still won the interconference challenge 6-4.
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Note: This entry recaps games played through Sunday. What little action there was Monday night will be recounted in the next installment of RPI WATCH.

Late last week was good for former K-State coaches, with Frank Martin blowing out Oklahoma State to give the Pokes their first loss and Brad Underwood blasting Long Beach State by an even bigger margin.

Unfortunately, it was not so good for K-State's RPI and strength of schedule. In addition to those setbacks, UMKC was blistered again, Purdue was stunned at home by North Florida and Memphis obliterated Bradley.

On the positive side, Arizona picked up a huge quality win in overtime against Gonzaga, while Georgia and Texas A&M each topped Pac-12 opponents. Savannah State and Southern Utah had rare wins, as well.

The Big 12 won the SEC-Big 12 Challenge with a 6-4 record, but I thought we really could have done better. 8-2 was attainable. The pair of road flops on Saturday notwithstanding, West Virginia has to be kicking itself right now.

Overall Record = 4-4

Big 12 Record = 0-0

Top 50 Record = 0-1

RPI = 200

SOS = 201

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = none

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = vs. Pittsburgh, at Tennessee

  • Southern Utah (2-4, 0-0 Big Sky) | RPI = 340: Win over Saint Katherine College (92-45)
  • UMKC (3-6, 0-0 WAC) | RPI = 338: Loss at South Dakota State (61-81)
  • Long Beach State (5-5, 0-0 Big West) | RPI = 77: Loss at Stephen F. Austin (45-74)
  • Purdue (6-2, 0-0 Big Ten) | RPI = 122: Loss to North Florida (70-73)
  • No. 3 Arizona (8-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | RPI = 12: Win over No. 9 Gonzaga (66-63) in overtime
  • Pittsburgh (5-3, 0-0 ACC) | RPI = 124: Win over Duquesne (76-62)
  • Nebraska-Omaha (3-3, 0-0 Summit League) | RPI = 208
  • Tennessee (3-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 149: Win over Kansas State (65-64) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • Bradley (3-5, 0-0 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 247: Loss at Memphis (45-73)
  • Savannah State (3-6, 0-0 MEAC) | RPI = 281: Win over Middle Georgia State (75-62) and loss at Indiana (49-95)
  • Texas A&M (6-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 57: Win over Arizona State (72-71)
  • Texas Southern (1-6, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 241
  • Georgia (5-3, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 79: Win over Colorado (64-57)
  • Oklahoma State (7-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 55: Win over North Texas (87-61) and loss at South Carolina (49-75) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • TCU (8-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 49: Win at Mississippi (66-54) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • No. 22 Oklahoma (5-2, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 4: Win over Missouri (82-63) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • Texas Tech (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 64
  • Baylor (7-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 33: Win at Vanderbilt (66-63) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • No. 20 Iowa State (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 16: Win over No. 18 Arkansas (95-77) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • No. 16 West Virginia (8-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 72: Loss to LSU (73-74) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge and win at Northern Kentucky (67-42)
  • No. 11 Kansas (6-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 7: Win over Florida (71-65) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge
  • No. 6 Texas (7-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 15: Loss at No. 1 Kentucky (51-63) in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge