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November 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

UW recovering from Albany hangover; Colorado enters top 25

Coach Lorenzo Romar promised the upset defeat to Albany won’t define Washington’s season and nearly a week later it appears as if he’s right.
The 63-62 is a glaring blemish on the Huskies’ 2-2 record, however they’re 46th in the latest RPI.
The fairly respectable RPI is a result of UW’s win over Seton Hall and Albany’s surprising success. The Great Danes (3-2) are 76th in the RPI, which helps the Huskies. Albany’s losses are against No. 3 Ohio State and Loyola Maryland. Washington trounced Loyola in the season opener.
The RPI is a complicated system, but the Huskies are rooting for everyone it plays to do as well as possible. Wins and losses against teams outside the top 100 RPI is a determining factor in choosing at-large NCAA tournament teams.
MONDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Fresh off of its Charleston Classic tournament victory, Colorado crashes into the Associated Press poll at No. 23. The Buffaloes (4-0) join No. 10 Arizona (2-0) and No. 11 UCLA (3-0) giving the Pac-12 three ranked teams. The last time the conference had three teams in the polls during the season was the 2008-09 season when Washington, UCLA and Arizona State were made frequent appearances in the top 25.
— UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad, who many feel is the best player in the Pac-12, makes his long-awaited and much-anticipated college basketball debut tonight against Georgetown.
— Oregon State lost senior center Angus Brandt to a season-ending knee injury. He plans to petition for a medical hardship waiver and return next season.
— After a 2-0 start, USC coach Kevin O’Neill told the Los Angeles Times: “I like how our team is playing.”
Seth Davis at SI.com believes the off-season practices has raised the level of play early in the season.

Comments | Topics: Albany, Colorado, top 25

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