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    More RPI

    by Ken Pomeroy on Sunday, March 13, 2005


    Luke Winn has followed through on the RPI fiasco, and has an excellent summary of things here. ESPN is apparently going to pretend that this never happened. It's all pretty hilarious for the most part, and I'll have some more things to say on it later. In the meantime, must get some sleep.

    By the way, if anyone from inside the ESPN compound wants to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on exactly what has been going on behind the scenes over there in the last couple of days, your secrets are…

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    Confirmed

    by Ken Pomeroy on Saturday, March 12, 2005


    Regarding the previous post on the RPI formula: I got some unexpected confirmation that indeed, the formula I am now posting is the one being used by the selection committee. Makes me glad I never charged for this stuff.


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    Breaking RPI News

    by Ken Pomeroy on Thursday, March 10, 2005


    After seeing the 'team sheet' that Luke Winn posted, the alarm bells sounded in my head (see previous post). But then I read Gregg Doyel's piece this morning, and noticed this...

    Until Wednesday, the Pac-10 had been the country's No. 2-rated RPI league for months. Bowlsby himself thought the Pac-10 remained the No. 2 league, referring to that league as second behind the ACC, until Hancock informed him of the change.

    The ACC remains No. 1. The Pac-10? It's now fourth. In between are the Big 12 (second) and the Big East (third), which had been third and fourth behind the Pac-10 until Wednesday.

    In the computation you have been seeing on my page, the Pac-10 has remained number two all week, and comfortably so. But now I am fairly certain this computation is wrong based on the above the information.

    Back in January, when the RPI changes…

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    Tourney Talk

    Andy Katz has an article detailing the hopes of bubble teams after talking to some people close to the committee. (But I think it's hard to believe Notre Dame, with an RPI of 92, still has a bid after a stinker of a performance against Rutgers). Katz knew the field before CBS did last March, and if you want to know who is in and who is out before anyone else on Sunday, you would be advised to listen to your local ESPN affiliate as I am sure Andy will be dropping some hints Sunday afternoon.

    Elsewhere, Luke Winn has a comprehensive look at the selection process. What caught my eye about this is the 'team sheet' example presented for Illinois. All of the data looks factual...except that it lists Illinois as having played two home games against Ohio State and two road games against Purdue.…

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