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RPI is Out

Post by byufan4ever » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:31 am

BYU SN mentioned yesterday that starting in the 2018-19 season that RPI will no longer be used in the NCAA tournament selection committee. Instead they will look at:

Home wins vs top 30 (BYU had zero last season)
Neutral site wins vs top 50 (BYU had zero)
Road wins vs top 75 (BYU had one - Gonzaga)

And to define top 30/50/75 they are looking at some other sort of composite ranking besides RPI. Are you guys happy or sad to say RIP to RPI?
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Re: RPI is Out

Post by dsmith1212 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:30 am

Does this skew the entire process towards the P5 conferences?

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Post by StatsCougar » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:07 pm

dsmith1212 wrote:Does this skew the entire process towards the P5 conferences?
Wondering the same thing.

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Re: RPI is Out

Post by Gunk » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:57 am

This sounds like some tea-leaf process they can use to basically pick who they want. The committee was starting to feel some heat from excluding teams that based on RPI should have been in the tournament and including teams that shouldn't. This sounds like a way to fix "the problem," not the problem of getting selections wrong but " the problem" of their selections getting criticized.
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Re: RPI is Out

Post by scott715 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:20 am

You guys are probably right.

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Re: RPI is Out

Post by BroncoBot » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:19 am

Could this potentially push some schools to play in the Marriott center since a win there would most likely be a pretty good resume builder with the new format?

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Post by byufan4ever » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:10 am

BroncoBot wrote:Could this potentially push some schools to play in the Marriott center since a win there would most likely be a pretty good resume builder with the new format?
Only if we're in the top 75...
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Re: RPI is Out

Post by BroncoBot » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:58 pm

Will be interesting to see how they rank the teams.

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