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  Thursday, March 10, 2005

Changes to the RPI and Future Bracket Changes
By Drew Barnette

Essentially, href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> site href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> calculating href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> incorrectly. href=/profile//> Changes href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> calculate href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> publish href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> calcuations href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> understood href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//> Well, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> didn't. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> puzzling href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> know href=/profile//> Jerry href=/profile//> Palm href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Warren href=/profile//> Nolan href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> reported href=/profile//> contacting href=/profile//> Gary href=/profile//> Johnson href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> supervises href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> charge href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> submitting href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee. href=/profile//> Johnson href=/profile//> reported href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> calcuations href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> correct. href=/profile//>

The href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> day, href=/profile//> Bob href=/profile//> Bowlsby href=/profile//> reported href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Pac href=/profile//> Ten href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fourth href=/profile//> rated href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI. href=/profile//> Everyone href=/profile//> else href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> calculating href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Pac href=/profile//> Ten href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> 2nd. href=/profile//> Another href=/profile//> clue href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> sheet href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Illinois' href=/profile//> information href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> submitted href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> media href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> kinds href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> tools href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> had. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> Illinois' href=/profile//> opponents, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> reported href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Indiana's href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> 49, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> significantly href=/profile//> different href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> calculations.

The href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> factors href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> win/loss href=/profile//> record, href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> opponents' href=/profile//> win/loss href=/profile//> record, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> opponents' href=/profile//> opponents' href=/profile//> win/loss href=/profile//> record. href=/profile//> When href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> changes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> announced href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> weighted href=/profile//> differently, href=/profile//> everyone href=/profile//> assumed href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> rated href=/profile//> differently href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> tiers. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> weighted href=/profile//> differently href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> tier, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> win/loss href=/profile//> record.

A href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> bracket href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> posted href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> tomorrow. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> knowledge href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> impact href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> seedings href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> possibly href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> out. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> cannot href=/profile//> say href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> drastic href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> changes href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> sit href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> guess href=/profile//> I'd href=/profile//> say href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> heavily href=/profile//> effected. href=/profile//> Basically, href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> ratings href=/profile//> system href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> used, href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> average href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> average href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> ratings href=/profile//> system href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> used, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> bad href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> bad href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> ratings href=/profile//> system href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> used. href=/profile//>

There href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> moments href=/profile//> peace!!

 
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