[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…
College of Charleston
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.