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Checking in with the College Basketball RPI: 2/12/10

Editors Note: This post is being promoted from a fan post to the front page.

I'm not taking anyone's job here; I just started playing around because I wanted to look at the league as a whole, and so I am posting just to share.  You'll notice that I altered Jeremy's format to fit my own needs.  Thank you, Jeremy.  Essentially what I have done is changed the information that I use.  I see no need to count wins against teams that should definitely be beaten so I changed that (see: Other Potentially Notable Wins, it's different depending on the team's RPI).  I also put the teams in order of their RPIs.  This paints a much more accurate picture of postseason prospects for each school.

As a league the Mountain West is still rated 7th in the RPI above the Pac-10 and below the A-10.  I assume that is probably where we will stand,at the end of the season given the bottom half of the conference this year. 

Not much is changing in the RPI with all of the teams, but we can clearly see each team's body of work below.  There are distinct divisions, which will probably see us being a 3-bid NCAA, 2-bid NIT team - pending major upsets of course.  UNM, BYU and UNLV are clearly going dancing.  SDSU and Colorado State are most likely going to the NIT, but it is possible that CSU falls into that other postseason tourney.  It is also possible that SDSU makes the dance given the RPI and SOS, but take a look at the key wins/losses.  Then, there is the rest.  Not to knock on the rest, but they are substantially behind the top of the conference.  That being said, you'll notice that no team in the conference has a SOS lower than 127 - thanks, top half - and there is a lot of potential in the bottom teams for years to come, especially when you consider the consistency (or lack there)of Utah and Wyoming.  I look forward to an exciting finish to the season and March Madness!

I wanted to report more in-depth analysis and explain why I wanted to look at certain things, but this "Checking in with the College Basketball RPI" takes a lot of work.  So, figure it out for yourself, and thank Jeremy for the time he has been putting into this.  Hopefully, I gave him some time off.

 

 

9-New Mexico (22-3)

SOS = 29

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = California, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Dayton, BYU, San Diego State, UNLV

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) = New Mexico State (x2), Louisiana Tech, Colorado State

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-120) =  Creighton

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = SDSU, UNLV

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) =

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) = Oral Roberts (121)

 

21-BYU (21-3)

SOS = 111

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = UNLV, San Diego State

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) = Nevada, Arizona, Weber State, Arizona State, Colorado State, UTEP

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-120)=

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = New Mexico, UNLV, Utah State

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) =

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) =

 

34-UNLV (18-5)

SOS = 58

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = SDSU, New Mexico, Louisville, BYU

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) =  Arizona, Weber State, Nevada, Colorado State

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-120) =

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = Kansas State, BYU, New Mexico

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) = USC

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) = Utah

 

46-San Diego State (15-7)

SOS = 72

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = New Mexico

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) = Arizona, Colorado State

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-120) =

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = St. Mary's, BYU, UNLV, New Mexico

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) = Arizona State

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) =  Pacific (128), Wyoming

 

91-Colorado State (14-9)

SOS = 125

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) =

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) = Montana

Bad Wins (RPI 100-120) =

Good Losses  (RPI 1-50) BYU, New Mexico, UNLV, San Diego State

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) = Northern Colorado, Indiana State

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) = UCLA (132), Oregon (145), Fresno State 

 

164-Utah (11-12)

SOS = 114

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = Utah State, UNLV

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) =  Illinois

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-163) = Michigan

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = Oklahoma State, New Mexico, SDSU, BYU

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) = Colorado State, Oklahoma, Weber State

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) = Illinois State (110), Idaho, Seattle, Pepperdine, Wyoming

 

190-TCU (9-14)

SOS = 103

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) =

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) =

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-189) =

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = Texas Tech, Wichita State, San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico, BYU

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) = Arizona State, Northern Colorado, Louisiana Tech

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) = Nebraska (134), Houston (141), Utah (x2)

 

202-Wyoming (7-15)

SOS = 50

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) = San Diego State

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) = Northern Colorado

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-201) = Utah

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = Northern Iowa, Tennessee, New Mexico, BYU, SDSU, UNLV

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) = Colorado State (x2)

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) = Akron (123), South Dakota State, Denver, Monmouth, Hampton, TCU, Air Force,

 

240-Air Force (7-14)

SOS = 127

Great Wins (RPI 1-50) =

Solid Wins (RPI 51-100) =

Other Potentially Notable Wins (RPI 100-239) = Niagara, Wyoming

Good Losses (RPI 1-50) = BYU, New Mexico, UNLV, San Diego State

Eh Losses (RPI 51-100) =Northern Colorado, Missouri State, UTEP, Colorado State

Bad Losses (RPI 100 or greater) =  Washington State (108), TCU (twice), Utah, Northern Arizona

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