With nine games remaining in the second half of the Pac-12 season, there’s seven teams within three games of conference leader Arizona. The Wildcats (21-1, 8-1) have a two-game lead over UCLA (17-5, 6-3) and California (15-7, 6-3). Five teams (Washington, Stanford, Arizona State, Colorado and Oregon State) are tied for fourth place. Oregon and…More
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Last week the Huskies returned home after a pair of defeats in New York and their RPI was 196th in the CBS Sports Ranking. After two close wins at home to a pair of mid-major teams, Washington fell to 206th in the CBSsports.com RPI. MONDAY MORNING LINKS: — The Oregonian breaks down Oregon coach Dana Altman’s More
The NCAA is making the information it uses to field the 68-team men’s basketball tournament more available to the public. Here’s a link to the official Rating Percentage Index (RPI) page on the NCAA website and an explanation why the NCAA uses it as the top criteria in determining who makes the tournament. Perhaps…More
A split at home against the Arizona schools pushed the Washington men’s basketball team to 69 in the RPI. The Huskies were 73 last week. There’s still enough games (nine in the regular season), big-name opponents and road games on UW’s schedule for it to make a serious climb in the index. The NCAA awards…More
So who’s No. 1 in men’s college basketball? Well that depends on who you ask. Fifty-one of the 65 national media panelists who vote in the Associated Press poll picked Michigan (19-1), which is the first time the Wolverines have held the top spot since the Fab Five days 20 years ago. Here’s a look…More
If you look solely at the Pac-12′s RPI rating, then it seems as if the conference has gotten off to a great start. And yet other metrics such as Jeff Sagarin’s ratings draw a different conclusion and rates the Pac-12 fifth in the nation. Ken Pomeroy, who claims to use advanced analysis, also…More
As expected, the pollsters punished Colorado after its loss at Wyoming and dropped the Buffaloes out of the top 25 rankings. CU was No. 19 last week in the AP and coaches’ polls. Arizona (5-0) is the only Pac-12 team in the polls and the Wildcats climbed to No. 8 in both rankings, which is…More