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RPI is no longer to be used for NCAAT selection

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  1. ESPNjacket

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    I actually put the NET standings in the NET thread as an update to it, rather than the NW game. The Vegas line for NW is likely to be about the same as the 7 that the kenpom has.
     
  2. Peacone36

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    Loyola Marymount at 10

    Too early for this metric to be released
     
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    The Net rankings are fairly hilarious right now.
    How about Ga Southern (not State) at #26, one ahead of TN.
    Pitt is at #23.
     
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    Jeff Capel dropping bags on the NET!

    I mean, the NCAA said the NET is purer than the hypothetical birth child of Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi. Therefore it must be true. Don't be upset that Georgia Southern is better than Tennessee. Just need someone to make sure @MikeJackets1967 is ok.

    In all seriousness, I imagine this formula takes time i.e., a month or two of games to sort out. So, no big deal as others have suggested.

    Of course, the NCAA can change the formula midseason too if they feel like it, since no one knows what the hell it is. Taking shelter from @ESPNjacket now...
     
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    I think Tennessee will be 27-5 this season and will win the SEC and have no problems going into the NCAA Tournament:);)(y):cool::D:smuggrin:
     
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    Barnes and Sean Miller can talk about their great regular season success starting March 30.
     
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    FWIW i have Loyola Marymount at 13 in my computer rankings and Southern at 26. Being one of the few undefeated teams left helps a ton this early into the season (I'm only updated through Friday though). Should pull a CFP and not release them till Confrence play IMO
     
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    ESPN: No. 1 Ohio State? NCAA's initial NET basketball ratings raise questions
     
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    Any insight on how these are weighted? I see the 5 items are in descending order; looking for more specifics.

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    This article is a couple of weeks old, but I thought it was still interesting.

    compares the NET ratings with RPI.
    The biggest takeaway - you want to schedule as many cupcakes as you can and pound the crap out of them.
    Since the NET has a per-possession efficiency margin component and no penalty for playing bad teams (like the RPI does), the more bad teams you can beat by really large margins, the better your NET ranking will be.

    https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/01/23/ncaa-net-rankings-rpi-ncaa-tournament-march-madness

    The most extreme example is NC ST. As of today, in the current NET rankings they are #34. in the current RPI rankings they are #126.
    So in the system they used last year, they would have little chance of making the NCAA without winning alot of ACC games. But in the NET system this year they have a solid shot because they played an awful OOC but won all the games by huge margins.
     
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