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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 02/01/15

In which OU gets its groove back, Drew and Ford continue to surprise, Iowa State beats down/scrapes by Texas and the Cats pretty much seal their NIT fate.

Monday's night clash of ranked teams in Ames was entertaining, to say the least.
Monday's night clash of ranked teams in Ames was entertaining, to say the least.
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I don't have too much to say about the midweek action, considering the Saturday games already are over and K-State's home loss to West Virginia might have been the last one the Cats couldn't afford to lose.

Arizona, Long Beach State and Purdue all continued nice winning streaks in conference play, with the Boilermakers knocking off their second straight ranked opponent. Georgia and Texas A&M control second place in the SEC.

Texas Southern got back on the winning side in the SWAC with a thrilling triple-overtime road win at MVSU.

In conference play, OU gained some of its confidence back by setting a new Big 12 defensive scoring record against Tech, Iowa State survived a huge lead against Texas and KU just plain survived at TCU's high school gym.

Perhaps the most surprising win, in my eyes, was Oklahoma State over Baylor.

I figured this was about the time Travis Ford's team would give up the ghost and Scott Drew's would start rolling, but the leagues two worst coaches always find ways to surprise me.

Still major losers: Bradley, Nebraska-Omaha, Savannah State, UMKC and, increasingly, Pittsburgh, which lost its third in a row, this time to a pathetic Virginia Tech squad. Tennessee also lost, but it was at a formerly ranked team.

Overall Record = 12-9

Big 12 Record = 5-3

Top 50 Record = 4-5

RPI = 87

SOS = 30

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Oklahoma, Baylor

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Purdue, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Texas Southern

  • Southern Utah (5-13, 2-5 Big Sky) | RPI = 329
  • UMKC (8-14, 3-2 WAC) | RPI = 304: Loss at Grand Canyon (57-78)
  • Long Beach State (11-11, 5-1 Big West) | RPI = 67: Win at Cal State Fullerton (91-85) in overtime
  • Purdue (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) | RPI = 90: Win over No. 22 Indiana (83-67)
  • No. 6 Arizona (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12) | RPI = 4: Win over Oregon (90-56)
  • Pittsburgh (13-8, 3-5 ACC) | RPI = 75: Loss at Virginia Tech (67-70) in overtime
  • Nebraska-Omaha (8-12, 2-6 Summit League) | RPI = 334: Loss at South Dakota State (64-86)
  • Tennessee (12-7, 4-3 SEC) | RPI = 57: Loss at Arkansas (64-69)
  • Bradley (7-15, 2-7 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 290: Loss to Drake (57-69)
  • Savannah State (5-15, 1-5 MEAC) | RPI = 300: Loss to Norfolk State (54-70)
  • Texas A&M (14-5, 5-2 SEC) | RPI = 36: Win at Auburn (71-61)
  • Texas Southern (9-11, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 137: Win at Mississippi Valley State (85-84) in triple overtime
  • Georgia (14-5, 5-2 SEC) | RPI = 24: Win over Vanderbilt (70-62)
  • Oklahoma State (14-6, 4-4 Big 12) | RPI = 33: Win over No. 20 Baylor (64-53)
  • TCU (14-6, 1-6 Big 12) | RPI = 122: Loss to No. 9 Kansas (61-64)
  • No. 24 Oklahoma (13-7, 4-4 Big 12) | RPI = 29: Win over Texas Tech (81-36)
  • Texas Tech (11-10, 1-7 Big 12) | RPI = 173: Loss at No. 24 Oklahoma (36-81)
  • No. 20 Baylor (15-5, 3-4 Big 12) | RPI = 21: Loss at Oklahoma State (53-64)
  • No. 15 Iowa State (15-4, 5-2 Big 12) | RPI = 15: Win over No. 19 Texas (89-86)
  • No. 17 West Virginia (17-3, 5-2 Big 12) | RPI = 17: Win at Kansas State (65-59)
  • No. 9 Kansas (17-3, 6-1 Big 12) | RPI = 1: Win at TCU (64-61)
  • No. 19 Texas (14-6, 3-4 Big 12) | RPI = 30: Loss at No. 15 Iowa State (86-89)