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Basketball: How Thursday altered the RPI

By Jeff Faraudo
Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 1:25 pm in Basketball, Rankings.

How did Thursday night’s Pac-10 result affect the computer rankings?

Here are Friday’s latest RealTimeRPI.com ratings for teams from the Pac-10:

18. Arizona, won at Stanford (improved one spot from the day before)
32. Washington, lost at Oregon State (dropped eight spots)
44. UCLA, idle (dropped three spots)
57. Cal, won vs. ASU at home (did not change)
74. WSU, lost at Oregon (dropped nine spots)
82. USC, idle (improved one spot)
142. Oregon, won vs. WSU at home (improved 15 spots)
143. Stanford, lost to Arizona at home (did not change)
157. ASU, lost at Cal (dropped three spots)
219. OSU, won vs. WSU at home (improved 16 spots)

Big winner: None, really. The Beavers made the biggest leap, but from nowhere to nowhere.

Big loser: WSU, which was falling off the NCAA bubble before this game and now is beginning to fade, at least as far as the computer is concerned.

Still in no No-Man’s Land: Cal. No. 57 ain’t’ bad, but it gets you nowhere on the big board, especially at just four games over .500. Lots of work still to do.

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  • rollonubears

    are we really 1-8 vs. top 50 rpi teams? that’s pretty bad. gotta turn that around starting tomorrow.

  • joey

    As long as we can finish above .500 and get to the NIT, I’ll be happy.

  • Uh Huh!

    Great review, JF.
    I’ll be more than happy with a .500 record in League and a trip to the NIT.
    I’m a bit dumbfounded that we can still even be talking about the NCAA’s at this point in the season.

  • ondal

    If we do make the tourney will you change your name again?

  • K1W

    We can make the NCAA field. If the Bears beat Arizona tomorrow, Cal will be just one game out of first place. And maybe we can catch Washington (the next game) when they are in a bit of a slide. This team seems to play BETTER when they are in a hostile environment; I think it makes them stay focused. In Berkeley, they get too comfortable, I guess… :)

  • milo

    I think the Bears finish above .500 (11-7) in conference but miss the NCAAs, a good but not great season but beyond expectations.

    If the Bears win 20 games altogether (conference + the tourney), they make it to the dance, maybe sneak in at 19 but unlikely unless the field is weak. Monty gets lots of respect and that could factor in it’s close but you still need 20 wins.

    All things considered, the NIT isn’t bad but the goal is higher. The future looks good however. At the least good, strong progress is being made.