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Final Regular Season RPI Standings for 2019


Anyone surprised that two-time defending champions Pittsburgh enter the tournament with the #1 RPI? Another undefeated regular season for the Panthers!

Good luck to everyone at the tournament. Have a great time and "don't be a douche!"

1) Pittsburgh 0.61949345
2) Virginia Tech 0.603551497
3) Catholic 0.602111061
4) Rutgers 0.601429864
5) Maryland 0.593940631
6) Tufts 0.587373847
7) Georgia 0.582640027
8) North Carolina State 0.578718796
9) Wake Forest 0.569151274
10) Ohio 0.556079637
11) UCLA 0.554574346
12) Michigan 0.550299365
13) Massachusetts 0.548032093
14) James Madison 0.543815198
15) Virginia 0.543144912
16) Richmond 0.54277729
17) Northwestern 0.541435457
18) George Mason 0.54095593
19) Penn State 0.537275345
20) Tulane 0.532071034
21) Boston College 0.531419695
22) Notre Dame 0.531325934
23) Vanderbilt 0.530384059
24) George Washington 0.523970282
25) Elon 0.523579223
26) Georgetown 0.520453834
27) American 0.518331179
28) North Carolina 0.516720872
29) Duke 0.513215031
30) Florida 0.507470313
31) Navy 0.505154639
32) Colorado 0.495464625
33) Villanova 0.49331357
34) Michigan State 0.491932588
35) Johns Hopkins 0.489385484
36) Cornell 0.487817819
37) Connecticut 0.485805794
38) Auburn 0.484554274
39) Wisconsin 0.483563197
40) Providence 0.471460774
41) Illinois 0.467259668
42) Indiana 0.466159223
43) Boston 0.45810485
44) Dayton 0.456180173
45) Yale 0.455843636
46) Delaware 0.454570959
47) Central Florida 0.448201535
48) Stanford 0.445561467
49) Xavier 0.43876992
50) Texas 0.434978339
51) Arizona State 0.434338638
52) William & Mary 0.432349994
53) Air Force 0.42860405
54) California 0.422511009
55) Ohio State 0.421066308
56) Georgia Tech 0.41973596
57) Louisiana State 0.416631236
58) Arizona 0.404285176
59) Washington 0.395088937
60) Texas A&M 0.377407485
61) South Carolina 0.371535237
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Re: Final Regular Season RPI Standings for 2019


I think these RPI numbers are pretty reflective of the teams this year. Always a bit of a crap shoot when you have different people showing up for every game and what not, but if I was just ranking the teams on what I've seen, heard, and based on past tournaments. I think this is probably close.

If I was doing some sort of tournament Power Rankings from this, I might switch Georgia and Maryland at 5 and 7. Probably move JMU and GW up a couple spots. Only one who I think is a lot different from there RPI is Penn State at 19. You could probably put them as high as 5 or 6.
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Re: Final Regular Season RPI Standings for 2019


It seems that JMU could end up as a 3 seed if elyanqui's brackets hold true-- definitely tough break. ND is going to be a three and will be a tough draw based on RPI. Could be true that whomever draws ND will be the toughest pod. Looks like the two seed will be either UNC, Florida, Vandy, Colorado, or Georgetown. So based on RPI, potential pod of death could be Rutgers/Tufts, Vandy, & ND. I don't know much about Tufts-- heard they added some new players. I don't know much about Rutgers either. RU seems to be a good regular season team, but can't remember if they have made a deep run in 2nd weekend. So perhaps Rutgers/Tufts may be a bit overrated and Vandy/ND are underrated. Don't really see any other really challenging pods based on RPI...
Sidenote: thanks for doing this each year-- always fun to keep track!
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There are five 7-7 teams which will correspond to seeds 30-34. The tiebreaker will basically come down to a lottery. Those seeds will either get Pitt, Catholic, or VT.

JMU is going to be a #2 or #3 seed in a pod with Pitt, Catholic, or VT as their #1 seed. JMU is always a good tournament team so that's a tough draw for any of the top 3 seeds to have.

Tufts is always good. Definitely not overrated. They are scrappy and play great defense. We'll see if Rutgers turns the corner in the tournament this year. Have heard they have added some power to their lineup.
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Re: Final Regular Season RPI Standings for 2019


There are a few potential pods of death this year, with the common team being ND as the 3 seed:
--VT/JMU/ND/4 seed
--Tufts or Rutgers/FLA or Vandy/ND/4 seed

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In addition to the big JMU question mark, which is the biggest story to me because if JMU beats a Pitt, Catholic, or VT in pod play, it changes all the seeds for 2nd weekend...

there are other potentially killer pods/matchups early. NC State can be anywhere from 11 to 17 and I think they're a top 10 tournament team for sure. Penn State is somewhere between 18 and 24, and they were runner ups last year a top 10 or even top 5 tournament team in my opinion.

Such a big range for some very strong teams. NC State and Penn State could even get matched up against each other. GW, Ohio, American all in that mess between 11 and 24 as well.
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Now imagine how much fun this would be if we would adopt the choose your own pod adventure for the 1 seeds.
Game times included
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I like that proposal-- the current method seems outdated and should be revisited. Seems the snake (or S) benefits Low 1 seeds whereby they would get a tougher 2 but a weaker 3 (of course based on record), whereas division winners get a bit of an easier 2 (as opposed to a lower 1), yet a harder three. Seems fair that division winners should get 5-9 or 4-10 teams as 3s as opposed to 6-8 or 7-7 as 3 seeds. Not sure it's fair that an undefeated team will get two 7-7 seeds whereas a Low 1 (with a 10-4 record) will get 9-5 as 2 (sure much harder potentially than a 7-7) and then a 4-10 as a 3. I'm not saying record is the only metric that reflects a team's ability, but seems reasonable that division winners should have easier paths to weekend 2 than non-division winner 1 seeds...
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Sledgehammer is spot on. Additionally, and maybe more important, would be to give the top teams first choice of game times. I'll take a harder draw over playing at 7am or 5pm
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To add on-- doesn't make much sense for division winners to be exempted from a 3-team pod. If I read elyanqui's bracket projection correctly, a 10-4 1-seed and a 9-5 2-seed will get a 5-9 or 4-10 3-seed with the top two teams moving on to weekend 2. Call me bias but I would feel pretty confident if I were in 1 or 2 in a 3-team pod. In this case, and the outlined above, it is a huge disadvantage to win your division-- which ultimately begs the question-- what is the incentive to win your division if path to 2nd weekend is easier if you finish as low 1-seed?? Could this perhaps be the reason that some of the traditionally strong tourney teams don't always have strong regular seasons-- because there is little incentive to win division?
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