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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 11/25/14

In which West Virginia wins the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, but UMKC gets swept and Long Beach State drops one at UCLA.

With a 3-0 record in a Puerto Rico and an upset win of UConn, West Virginia just served notice that it's not content to finish tied for sixth in the Big 12.
With a 3-0 record in a Puerto Rico and an upset win of UConn, West Virginia just served notice that it's not content to finish tied for sixth in the Big 12.
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Note: This entry covers games played from Saturday through Sunday. Monday's action will be recapped Wednesday.

Let's start this entry off with the bad news: UMKC lost ugly games at UALR and at home to Samford, dropping its record to 2-3 with wins against Missouri S&T and ... just plain Missouri. Struggling against the Roos was not good.

Just as painful was watching Long Beach State follow up its upset win over K-State with a 15-point loss at UCLA. Granted, the Bruins now are ranked, but the 49ers still fell to an unimpressive 2-3. We'll see where they go.

More positive were Bradley netting its first win, Savannah State winning two in a row and Nebraska-Omaha collecting its biggest win in five years by beating Marquette at Milwaukee.

But the best win by far came from West Virginia, which upset the defending national champion to win the Puerto Rico tournament, improve to 5-0 and vault into the rankings itself. The Mountaineers will be a handful.

Overall Record = 2-1

Big 12 Record = 0-0

Top 50 Record = 0-0

RPI = 255

SOS = 297

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = none

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Southern Utah (0-3, 0-0 Big Sky) | RPI = 335: Loss to Utah Valley State (85-75)
  • UMKC (2-3, 0-0 WAC) | RPI = 157: Losses at Arkansas-Little Rock (68-73) and to Samford (55-64)
  • Long Beach State (2-3, 0-0 Big West) | RPI = 67: Loss at UCLA (63-77)
  • Purdue (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) | RPI = 126
  • No. 2 Arizona (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | RPI = 42
  • Missouri (2-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 141
  • BYU (3-0, 0-0 West Coast) | RPI = 49
  • Chaminade (2-0, 0-0 PacWest) | RPI = N/A
  • Pittsburgh (2-1, 0-0 ACC) | RPI = 201
  • No. 16 San Diego State (3-0, 0-0 Mountain West) | RPI = 35
  • Nebraska-Omaha (2-1, 0-0 Summit League) | RPI = 206: Win at Marquette (97-89)
  • Tennessee (1-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 232
  • Bradley (1-2, 0-0 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 299: Win over North Carolina A&T (58-50)
  • Savannah State (2-2, 0-0 MEAC) | RPI = 167: Win over Cleveland State (87-83) in overtime
  • Texas A&M (4-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 249: Win over New Mexico (64-51) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off
  • Texas Southern (0-4, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 318: Loss at Norfolk State (66-76)
  • Georgia (3-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 136: Win over Florida Atlantic (74-61)
  • Oklahoma State (4-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 236
  • TCU (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 129
  • No. 18 Oklahoma (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 248: Win over Northwestern State (90-68)
  • Texas Tech (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 48: Win over Missouri State (80-68)
  • Baylor (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 81
  • No. 14 Iowa State (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 161
  • West Virginia (5-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 25: Win over No. 17 Connecticut (78-68) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off
  • No. 5 Kansas (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 198
  • No. 10 Texas (4-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 56