For You Wake Hoops Fans

Remember how bad you felt when Wake lost to William & Mary?  Well, this might help you feel a little better.  The current RPI rankings have William & Mary at #2 in the country behind only West Virginia. Wake is ranked 29 and Duke, at #3 is the only ACC team with a higher RPI.

As a George Mason alum I'm intrigued that the CAA has three teams in the top 40: William & Mary at #2, Virginia Commonwealth at #14 and Old Dominion at #39.  The ACC only has Duke and Wake in the top 40, but it has NC (49), Clemson (50) and Florida State (51) just below.  Sadly my alma mater, the boys who were seconds away from beating Villanova (15) at the beginning of the year and played Georgia Tech (65) tough, yet managed to recently lose to Radford (89) by 27 points, is ranked #131.

2 thoughts on “For You Wake Hoops Fans

  1. Yarddawg

    The RPI rankings actually favor the “major” conferences. Many prefer to schedule non-conference cream puffs and the “mid majors” or even lower oblige by taking these tougher games because of bigger payoffs and higher RPI scores.
    Currently under the RPI a home win now counts as 0.6 win, while a road win counts as 1.4 wins. Inversely, a home loss equals 1.4 losses, while a road loss counts as 0.6 loss.

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  2. Jon Lowder

    Good info Doug.  I guess that makes the ACC look even worse, huh?  I do think theyll all rise in the rankings as they start to play their ACC schedules, but Im not sure how much since I dont think the conference is as head and shoulders above the others as its been in the past.  BTW, I think the CAA holds some very good mid-major talent and the big conferences better be awake when they play them.

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