by Ken Pomeroy on Friday, October 14, 2005
I love it when data speaks for itself. It doesn’t happen often, but I believe I’ve found one of those cases.
When it was revealed last summer that the RPI would be altered to give an undisclosed bonus to road wins and then when the formula was announced last summer, it was hailed as a boon for teams in non-power conferences. Not only would they be rewarded with a boost in the RPI for all of the non-conference road games they have to play, but they would also reap the benefit of power conference teams that want to take advantage of the road win component of the RPI. Power conference teams would in turn schedule a few more road games because of the new formula. Life would be great.
I recall this claim being rather common. Unfortunately, the only example I can find at the moment is from Dick…