Basketball: Big win means zip in latest RPI

Cal’s 81-78 overtime win vs. USC on Thursday night vaulted the Bears from No. 31 all the way to . . . No. 31 in today’s RPI computer ratings.

Of course, that beats USC’s downward path from No. 47 to No. 53.

And it beats what happened to Saint Mary’s College, which won by 13 points on the road against Pepperdine and dropped two spots to No. 52.

Jeff Faraudo