BubbleBoard: Latest RPI Changes

    
March 11th, 2009

RPI #'s updated as of 3/11/09, 12:10 pm.

 

The BubbleBoard is a new feature on CHN that ranks at-large contenders using a variety of standard resume components. The core of the ranking is the RPI, and like the RPI, the better you are, the lower your total score is. Bonus points are awarded for Top 50 success (particularly) & Road/Neutral wins. Further bonuses are awarded for playing challenging schedules, and to a lesser extent, challenging schedules in non-conference play.

 

The key reason the BubbleBoard exists is to expose teams that have performed extremely poorly in Top 50 games and games away from home. Ultimately, you want tourney teams capable of competing with the best away from home.

 

Interesting changes since previous update on 3/08

- Siena is removed since they won their league. Butler was removed because they're simply a lock. Cincy, Georgetown, and George Mason were removed since they have no shot.

- Not too many games played in the last 2 days. St Mary's went one and one in the WCC tourney but the Gonzaga game helps their SOS. Similarly, Illinois St losing to Northern Iowa wasn't a major blow.

- Most of the changes are merely from team's competitors losing/winning, which indirectly helps their RPI. For example, Creighton lost a Top 50 win since George Mason dropped to 54th.

- The next update on the evening of the 12th should have much more movement.

 

Faker teams: Florida, Miami, Oklahoma St, Providence, San Diego St, South Carolina, Temple, UAB, USC, Virginia Tech (VT added over Maryland)

Dangerous teams: Boston College, BYU, Dayton, Northwestern, Penn St, UNLV

 

Blue = In CHN's Latest Bracketology

Team RPI SOS NCSOS Comp. = T50 W T50 L R/N W R/N L Bonus = Total = Was
Pittsburgh 1 8 17 2 8 2 9 3 51 -49 -55
BYU 21 59 66 22 4 3 10 4 25 -3 -3
Dayton 23 92 121 29 4 2 7 6 23 6 6
Texas A&M 29 39 142 29 4 5 7 6 17 12 13
Michigan 42 10 59 33 6 9 5 9 17 15 15
Ohio St 36 33 134 33 5 8 5 6 16 18 19
Oklahoma St 25 6 25 19 3 9 6 8 1 18 19
Minnesota 41 43 181 40 5 7 5 6 17 22 22
Wisconsin 38 15 39 29 4 9 6 8 7 22 17
Creighton 39 110 130 42 2 2 11 5 15 26 22
Utah St* 28 135 184 38 1 2 10 4 9 29 28
Arizona 54 32 67 43 5 8 5 9 13 30 28
Temple 40 36 21 32 1 5 10 9 0 32 25
Saint Mary's 46 148 88 48 2 3 13 5 16 33 37
Illinois St 47 103 174 48 2 1 11 7 16 33 32
UNLV 56 88 154 53 4 4 6 6 18 35 34
Boston College 58 68 230 55 4 4 6 6 18 38 34
San Diego St 43 61 93 39 1 5 7 6 -1 40 41
Northwestern 70 52 208 62 6 9 4 7 18 44 42
Penn State 64 101 314 66 6 8 6 7 22 44 41
New Mexico 59 85 175 55 3 5 6 8 9 47 44
UAB 44 69 54 39 0 5 8 9 -8 47 46
Miami 52 26 220 47 2 7 6 7 0 48 47
Rhode Island 65 138 132 62 3 5 10 7 13 49 54
Florida 48 89 246 51 2 6 6 8 1 50 51
Kentucky 78 63 180 67 4 6 7 6 15 52 52
Maryland 67 29 136 55 3 7 4 8 3 52 52
Virginia Tech 63 22 152 52 2 8 8 7 0 52 48
Davidson 69 166 19 63 1 4 13 4 9 54 53
USC 61 28 60 47 2 8 3 10 -8 55 53
South Carolina 49 95 273 53 1 5 5 6 -3 56 55
Auburn 66 67 196 60 2 5 5 7 2 57 56
Providence 72 49 163 61 2 7 5 8 -2 63 64

 

*Teams leading their leagues

 

NC-SOS = Non-conference strength of schedule

Comp. = Modified RPI taking into account SOS/NCSOS a bit more

R/N = Road/neutral