RPI

Consensus Ranking: Alabama, Memphis Underrated

February 27th, 2012
Anthony Grant's Crimson Tide may need an automatic bid to danceDespite falling to 10th in the AP poll, Ohio St remains strong in the Consensus Ranking (CR). The computers were nonplussed by the Buckeyes loss to Wisconsin. Similarly, Missouri only fell two spots despite a pair of losses. The biggest losers this week were actually La Salle, West Virginia, and Marshall.

 

Poll: Who Will Be the Best RPI Team Not to Make the Tourney?

February 26th, 2012

Consensus Ranking: Michigan St Tied For 2nd

February 20th, 2012
Draymond Green leads charge towards Korie LuciousAfter missing last week's Consensus Ranking due to extensive travel, this week's list grows to include 7 new teams, the highest of which is #44 Belmont.

 

At the top of the ranking, Kentucky takes over #1, edging Syracuse who has slumped in the Sagarin & KenPom ratings (due to close wins).

 

College Basketball: Unbalanced Scheduling Leads to Unfair Respect

February 9th, 2012
Unlike the NBA, college basketball schedules are not equitable. In non-conference play, wealthy schools can host as many home games as they'd like, while other schools can go on the road to raise cash. Schools can choose to play cupcakes or challenge themselves in stacked pre-season tournaments. Even in conference play, some leagues have unbalanced scheduling that can alter the final standings substantially. (Georgetown will never get a chance to avenge last night's overtime loss to Syracuse.)

 

Consensus Basketball Ranking: Computers vs AP

January 9th, 2012

 

Nothing will rile up a fan more than thinking their team is under-rated, under-respected, and under-ranked in the national polls. As the voice behind CollegeHoops.net's Top 50 Ranking, I'm well aware of how mad fans get when they feel slighted. No doubt, I occasionally slip up, and no doubt the dozens of voters in the AP poll slip up even more often.

College Basketball: 5 Things We Learned This Week

December 23rd, 2008
Bruce Weber - Illinois

Kevin McNeill's weekly 5 Things column breaks down what's important in the world of college basketball.

 

This week, we learned that...