Let’s say you were given the following task: From a list of 320 college basketball teams, pick the 34 best. Not the most deserving, not the most difficult to play against, not the ones with the best athletes or the cutest stories. You had to pick the best teams. How would you do it? Would you use the RPI? Except, you wouldn’t actually use a team’s RPI rank, but you’d look at the ranks of the opponents that each team had beaten and lost to. Who would do that? Please e-mail me if you are one of those people. Just wondering if I am nuts for thinking that this is not the best way to accomplish this task.