The New Non-Con Opponents / RPI Thread

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The New Non-Con Opponents / RPI Thread

Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:51 pm

on 11/29/04 DS Bruce wrote:
How about we keep tabs on what the RPI fodder is up to in one thread this year?. Now that I've got the ball rolling, I'll bet someone is enterprising enough to keep this updated with the games our non-conference foes are playing that night and the results the next morning. Right? Right??

Through games of November 28th:

Past:
Birmingham Southern (4-2) W: Alabama A&M, Northeastern, Marist, Tennessee Weslyan, L: Missisippi St, UMass
Yale (1-3) W: Hartford L: Radford, Wake Forest, UMass

Upcoming:
Northeastern (1-2) W: Cornell L: Birmingham Southern, Harvard
Gonzaga (3-1) W: Portland St., Montana, Idaho L: Illinios
uconn (1-0) W: Buffalo L: None
Miami (1-2) W: Wofford L: South Carolina St., Xavier
Davidson (2-2) W:Missouri, Maine-Farmington L: Duke, St. Joe's (PA)
Rider (1-1) W: Drexel, L: Bucknell
Boston University (2-1) W: Fordham, Youngstown St., L: Holy Cross
Boston College (3-0) W: Maine, New Hampshire, Clemson L: None
Florida St. (2-3) W: Texas Southern, Shawnee St. L: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Kent St., TCU

As of 11/29, UMass' RPI is #42

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:52 pm

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on 11/30/04 DS Bruce wrote: Results: 11/29
Miami (2-2) beat Florida Atlantic (0-3) 84-68. Robert Hite went for 38 for the Hurricanes and is averaging 21.8 a game.

UMass' RPI through 11/29 is #39.

Tonight's games:
Davidson (2-2) vs. Georgetown (1-1) 7pm.
uconn (1-0) vs. Florida International (3-1) 7:30pm
Boston College (3-0) vs. LIU Brooklyn (1-1) 7:30pm
Florida State (2-3) at Minnesota (2-2) 7:30pm
Boston University (2-1) at Rhode Island (1-3) 7:30pm
Rider (1-1) vs. Monmouth (N.J.) (1-2) 7:30pm

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:53 pm

on 12/1/04 DS Bruce wrote: UMass' Non-Conference opponents went 5-1 last night.

Through games of 11/30, UMass is ranked #34 in the RPI.

Tonight's games:

Gonzaga (3-1) vs. (16) Washington (3-0) 8:00pm,
Yale (1-3) at Sacred Heart (1-3) 7pm

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:55 pm

on 12/1/04 DS Bruce wrote: Gonzaga (4-1) 99
Washington (4-1) 87

Yale (2-3) 74
Sacred Heart (1-4) 64

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:56 pm

on 12/8/04 DS Bruce wrote: RPI: 157 SOS: 150

Tonight:

BU (5-1) 92, Harvard (1-5) 55
Miami (4-2) 80, Florida International 67
Gonzaga (6-1) 54, Washington St. (3-3) 52
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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:57 pm

on 12/10/04 DS Bruce wrote:
After the uconn game:
RPI: #50 SOS:# 48

Last night (1-1):
Boston College (6-0) 63, Holy Cross 60 (4-3) (OT) (BC is #1 in the RPI right now)
Fairleigh Dickinson (3-5) 76, Rider (4-2) 74

No non-conf. opponents play tonight

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:58 pm

on 12/11/04 DS Bruce wrote:
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RPI: #46 SOS: #45

Today's games:
Brandeis (??) @ Davidson (3-4)
Rider (4-2) @ Delaware (3-3)
Boston University (5-1) @ Boston College (6-0)
St. Louis (1-5) @ Gonzaga (6-1) Gonzaga's Doudney tears ACL, will miss rest of the season

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:59 pm

on 12/12/04 DS Bruce wrote: Going into the Miami game:

RPI: #49 SOS:#44

Last night's results (3-2):
Davidson (4-4) 69 Brandeis (??) 49
Delaware (4-3) 68 Rider (4-3) 66
Boston College (7-0) 80 Boston University (5-2) 74
Gonzaga (7-1) 75 St. Louis (1-6) 45

Today:
Florida International (4-3) @ Florida St. (4-3)

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:59 pm

on 12/13/04 DS Bruce wrote: Following Miami:

RPI: #68 SOS: #38

Yesterday's Result (0-1):
Florida International (5-3) 65 Florida State (4-4) 60

Tonight's games:
None
(Wake Forest @ Temple is on ESPN2 at 7pm though)

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:00 pm

on 12/14/04 DS Bruce wrote: RPI: #68 SOS:#38

No games last night.

Tonight's game:
Boston University (5-2) @ Michigan (6-3)

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:04 pm

on 12/15/04 DS Bruce wrote:
I'm sure BU is a fine team, but Michigan was missing 3 starters last night. However, Dion Harris, UMich's leading scorer only had 4 points on 1-11 shooting and this is the 2nd straight year BU has beaten Michigan in Crisler.

Now to this:

RPI: #69 SOS: #36

Last Night's Result (1-0):
Boston University (6-2) 63 @ Michigan (6-4) 52

Tonight's Games:
None. Geez.

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:05 pm

on 12/16/04 DS Bruce wrote: RPI: #67 SOS: #33

Last night (0-0):
Nuthin'

Tonight:
South Alabama (3-4) @ Florida State (4-4)

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:05 pm

on 12/17/04 DS Bruce wrote: RPI: #64 SOS: #30

Last night (1-0):
Florida State (4-4) 83 South Alabama (1-5) 52

Tonight (0-0 against D1):
Davidson (2-4 against D1) 87 Sewanee 42

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:06 pm

on 12/18/04 DS Bruce wrote: Dec. 18

The NCAA announced yesterday that the basic RPI formula has been changed. This is different than the announcement a couple of months ago that the secret adjustments had been changed.

They announced that the new formula will still use the 25-50-25 ratio as it has since 1994, but that all road wins are treated as 1.4 wins, all road losses are treated as .6 losses, all home wins are worth .6 wins and all home losses are valued at 1.4 losses. Neutral site games are still worth 1.

As such, the rankings have changed dramatically and not to our benefit.

RPI: #110 SOS: #40

Today's Games:
Stetson (2-3) @ Miami (5-2)
Georgia Tech (#3 7-0) vs. Gonzaga (7-1) in Las Vegas

As much as I think it's pretty weak to try to play to the inadequacies of the RPI by scheduling a certain way, it's pretty shitty to shift gears on such a crucial barometer during the season. The added emphasis given to road wins and deemphasis of home wins is working against UMass and will probably continue to work against them because of the way the schedule happens to be constructed.

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Post by UMass87 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:07 pm

on 12/18/04 DS Bruce wrote: Back on topic:

RPI: #110 SOS: #40

Today's Games:
Stetson (2-3) @ Miami (5-2)
Georgia Tech (#3 7-0) vs. Gonzaga (7-1) in Las Vegas

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