Not even in the top 20...in the Carolinas...

I hate to pile on as we recognize the abysmal state of our MBB program, but I was actually surprised at how low we have fallen amongst our peers in North and South Carolina. Would you believe that of all the D1 basketball programs in the Carolinas, Charlotte currently ranks [size=24pt]22nd[/size] in RPI?

The list of schools with a higher RPI than ours to date…

ACC
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Clemson

SEC
South Carolina

A-10
Davidson

AAC
East Carolina

CAA
UNC Wilmington
College of Charleston
Elon

Southern Conference
Furman
UNC Greensboro
Wofford

Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina

Big South
UNC Asheville
Winthrop
Gardner Webb
High Point

Atlantic Sun
USC Upstate

Mid-Eastern Athletic
NC Central

We could gain a few if we close out with a couple more wins than expected, but who would have thought we’d ever be the 22nd worst team in the Carolina’s???

[quote=“dmastinsc, post:1, topic:30797”]I hate to pile on as we recognize the abysmal state of our MBB program, but I was actually surprised at how low we have fallen amongst our peers in North and South Carolina. Would you believe that of all the D1 basketball programs in the Carolinas, Charlotte currently ranks [size=24pt]22nd[/size] in RPI?

The list of schools with a higher RPI than ours to date…

ACC
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Clemson

SEC
South Carolina

A-10
Davidson

AAC
East Carolina

CAA
UNC Wilmington
College of Charleston
Elon

Southern Conference
Furman
UNC Greensboro
Wofford

Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina

Big South
UNC Asheville
Winthrop
Gardner Webb
High Point

Atlantic Sun
USC Upstate

Mid-Eastern Athletic
NC Central

We could gain a few if we close out with a couple more wins than expected, but who would have thought we’d ever be the 22nd worst team in the Carolina’s???[/quote] we are not. All this does is show how “off” that even the RPI can be. Even with our disappointing squad, we are easily better than at least 6-8 of those teams. Heck, we beat 2 of them this year. 2-3 record against this group.

clt says our curtain game is top 3

[quote=“919R, post:2, topic:30797”][quote=“dmastinsc, post:1, topic:30797”]I hate to pile on as we recognize the abysmal state of our MBB program, but I was actually surprised at how low we have fallen amongst our peers in North and South Carolina. Would you believe that of all the D1 basketball programs in the Carolinas, Charlotte currently ranks [size=24pt]22nd[/size] in RPI?

The list of schools with a higher RPI than ours to date…

ACC
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Clemson

SEC
South Carolina

A-10
Davidson

AAC
East Carolina

CAA
UNC Wilmington
College of Charleston
Elon

Southern Conference
Furman
UNC Greensboro
Wofford

Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina

Big South
UNC Asheville
Winthrop
Gardner Webb
High Point

Atlantic Sun
USC Upstate

Mid-Eastern Athletic
NC Central

We could gain a few if we close out with a couple more wins than expected, but who would have thought we’d ever be the 22nd worst team in the Carolina’s???[/quote] we are not. All this does is show how “off” that even the RPI can be. Even with our disappointing squad, we are easily better than at least 6-8 of those teams. Heck, we beat 2 of them this year. 2-3 record against this group.[/quote]

The RPI isn’t perfect, but using the fact that it ranks teams ahead of other teams they have lost to is a pretty weak argument against it. We may have won 2 of 5 games against this group of 21 teams, but if we play the remaining 16 teams how many do you think we win? Another 2 or 3 if we’re lucky.

I wouldn’t bet money they we would beat any other D1 team. I don’t know how that fits into your rankings or not, but we bad.

Ohhhhh… The I remember the good old days when we’d get pissed at the Mempiss insult that we were only the 6th best team in NC…

Now we have an argument that the 22nd RPI ranking is wrong and that we are more like in the 16-18 rank… This may be the very definition of determining the clean end of a turd.

The fact that we split home games with 2 of the worst college basketball programs in America tells me we are at road kill, no matter what metric you want to use to rank… The only question at this point is how long it will take the road crew to scrape the carcass from the road.

The fact that we are arguing over whether we are the 22nd or 18th worst team in the Carolinas only underscores what a travesty this program has become.

[quote=“s9er, post:6, topic:30797”]Ohhhhh… The I remember the good old days when we’d get pissed at the Mempiss insult that we were only the 6th best team in NC

Now we have an argument that the 22nd RPI ranking is wrong and that we are more like in the 16-18 rank… This may be the very definition of determining the clean end of a turd.

The fact that we split home games with 2 of the worst college basketball programs in America tells me we are at road kill, no matter what metric you want to use to rank… The only question at this point is how long it will take the road crew to scrape the carcass from the road.[/quote]

I believe it was the 6th best in the CAROLINAS - North and South. And yes, look how far we have fallen.

The Falcons blew a 25 point lead…

Kenpom currently has us at 227. Last year we ended at 193.

[quote=“s9er, post:6, topic:30797”]Ohhhhh… The I remember the good old days when we’d get pissed at the Mempiss insult that we were only the 6th best team in NC…

Now we have an argument that the 22nd RPI ranking is wrong and that we are more like in the 16-18 rank… This may be the very definition of determining the clean end of a turd.

The fact that we split home games with 2 of the worst college basketball programs in America tells me we are at road kill, no matter what metric you want to use to rank… The only question at this point is how long it will take the road crew to scrape the carcass from the road.[/quote]

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[quote=“itsbraille49, post:4, topic:30797”][quote=“919R, post:2, topic:30797”][quote=“dmastinsc, post:1, topic:30797”]I hate to pile on as we recognize the abysmal state of our MBB program, but I was actually surprised at how low we have fallen amongst our peers in North and South Carolina. Would you believe that of all the D1 basketball programs in the Carolinas, Charlotte currently ranks [size=24pt]22nd[/size] in RPI?

The list of schools with a higher RPI than ours to date…

ACC
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Clemson

SEC
South Carolina

A-10
Davidson

AAC
East Carolina

CAA
UNC Wilmington
College of Charleston
Elon

Southern Conference
Furman
UNC Greensboro
Wofford

Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina

Big South
UNC Asheville
Winthrop
Gardner Webb
High Point

Atlantic Sun
USC Upstate

Mid-Eastern Athletic
NC Central

We could gain a few if we close out with a couple more wins than expected, but who would have thought we’d ever be the 22nd worst team in the Carolina’s???[/quote] we are not. All this does is show how “off” that even the RPI can be. Even with our disappointing squad, we are easily better than at least 6-8 of those teams. Heck, we beat 2 of them this year. 2-3 record against this group.[/quote]

The RPI isn’t perfect, but using the fact that it ranks teams ahead of other teams they have lost to is a pretty weak argument against it. We may have won 2 of 5 games against this group of 21 teams, but if we play the remaining 16 teams how many do you think we win? Another 2 or 3 if we’re lucky.[/quote]. Bull. I see 8-10 that would be toss-ups at least. We get it. You hate price.

[quote=“919R, post:12, topic:30797”][quote=“itsbraille49, post:4, topic:30797”][quote=“919R, post:2, topic:30797”][quote=“dmastinsc, post:1, topic:30797”]I hate to pile on as we recognize the abysmal state of our MBB program, but I was actually surprised at how low we have fallen amongst our peers in North and South Carolina. Would you believe that of all the D1 basketball programs in the Carolinas, Charlotte currently ranks [size=24pt]22nd[/size] in RPI?

The list of schools with a higher RPI than ours to date…

ACC
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Clemson

SEC
South Carolina

A-10
Davidson

AAC
East Carolina

CAA
UNC Wilmington
College of Charleston
Elon

Southern Conference
Furman
UNC Greensboro
Wofford

Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina

Big South
UNC Asheville
Winthrop
Gardner Webb
High Point

Atlantic Sun
USC Upstate

Mid-Eastern Athletic
NC Central

We could gain a few if we close out with a couple more wins than expected, but who would have thought we’d ever be the 22nd worst team in the Carolina’s???[/quote] we are not. All this does is show how “off” that even the RPI can be. Even with our disappointing squad, we are easily better than at least 6-8 of those teams. Heck, we beat 2 of them this year. 2-3 record against this group.[/quote]

The RPI isn’t perfect, but using the fact that it ranks teams ahead of other teams they have lost to is a pretty weak argument against it. We may have won 2 of 5 games against this group of 21 teams, but if we play the remaining 16 teams how many do you think we win? Another 2 or 3 if we’re lucky.[/quote]. Bull. I see 8-10 that would be toss-ups at least. We get it. You hate price.[/quote]

Have always hated Rpi. If I lose by 100 to a good team, why should my ranking get better just because I played them? Shouldn’t that be a bad lose either way.

It is just another tool to minimize loses against strong opponents. (See ACC top 25 teams beating themselves). They had to have a way to make Good teams that lose to good teams to not be penalized as much. The RPI accomplishes that. For the bottom 3/4 of the RPI rankings, you can just throw out any real comparison.

Losses to USC upstate and fau can be blamed for this current ranking.

Who cares about RPI if you don’t make the NCAA tournament? Whether you are 7th or 22nd you are still going to be sitting at home.

FUnny. WBB is 7th, MBB is 22nd.

clt says we loved the rpi in the good ol days.

I do, because if you’re 7th you will have a lot easier path and more opportunity to get back to the tournament than if you are 22nd. But I get your overall point, this type of NCAA drought has made us irrelevant, and NCAA appearances are more important than RPI.

And for those of you who don’t like RPI, kenpom says pretty much the same thing. Any way you slice it the answer is we suck.

Why are y’all talking MBB? The women are kicking butt! Judy said so! Go Title IXers!

[quote=“upperdeck, post:13, topic:30797”]Have always hated Rpi. If I lose by 100 to a good team, why should my ranking get better just because I played them? Shouldn’t that be a bad lose either way.

It is just another tool to minimize loses against strong opponents. (See ACC top 25 teams beating themselves). They had to have a way to make Good teams that lose to good teams to not be penalized as much. The RPI accomplishes that. For the bottom 3/4 of the RPI rankings, you can just throw out any real comparison.[/quote] RPI probably favors the power conferences the least out of all the ratings because it has a much greater home court correction than the other ratings do. This is especially true in the OOC, where most power conference schools play very few true road games. It’s not perfect, but I think the other ratings underrate the benefits of home court advantage. It’s difficult to accurately reflect how differently teams have to play when they are on the road (softer D to avoid fouls, close calls tend to go the other way, etc.), particularly when a lesser-known team is playing the well-known home team, and the better non-power teams rarely get very good teams to come play them on their own home court. It ends up being a little bit of a self-fulfilling prediction (the power conference team gets stronger numbers OOC because it plays at home more often with an undercorrection for homecourt advantage, it’s more likely to win it’s home games due to that advantage, and so the other power conference teams that beat them in conference play look stronger than they should). It’s no surprise that the selection committees have been using the rpi-SOS to evaluate teams but not individual rpi, because individual rpi takes home court into account and the SOS does not.

There’s obviously limitations to it and some teams probably end up with misleading ratings due to quirks in how the schedule played out. The more sophisticated ratings could be much better than rpi IMO if they just had a slightly larger correction for home court.