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More fun with numbers. LOSING TO A GOOD TEAM especially on the road increases your RPI. The math backs up Bilas' point about some of the mid majors who are getting credit for playing good teams and not winning. I checked and adding 1 more road game against duke and assuming a loss would increase our RPI by 3 spots. I then had some more fun and replaced the 6 crappy home wins with 6 losses at Duke and found that our RPI shoots up to .5907 or 42 overall (tied with Oregon).
So for those following at home, replace the 6 worst WINs with 6 good losses and your RPI goes from 64 to 42 and I'm sure you are praised for having one of the toughest non conference schedules in the country. This whole thing really sickens me.
Anyway, I'm having so much fun crunching numbers I'd actually like to create a website which not only tracks the RPI but also uses a new formula I've created which does not help teams for good losses or hurt teams for bad wins. I'm good with statistics and spreadsheets but have 0 web skills. Does anyone know how to pull in win loss results from a website like NCAA.com or if there is some database out there which captures all the wins and losses from teams that I could use to populate a new formula?
It seems to me like an obvious revision to the RPI formula should be to eliminate any games from the calculation that either:
- are wins that lower your RPI
- are losses that raise your RPI
Our RPI goes up if you eliminate all of the following wins:
South Carolina State
Wake Forest (home)
Similarly, the Duke and Miami road losses helped us. They shouldn't count either.
This post was edited by UMTerp on 3/18/2013 at 10:12 AM
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
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