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John Manuel thinks the RPI is biased against Western teams.
Bloomington: Indiana, Austin Peay, Florida, Valparaiso
All the changes are trying to do is to quantify something that everyone already knows, namely that it is harder to win a road game than a neutral site game and it is harder to win a neutral site game than a home game. Without looking into it too deeply, I can see arguing that the adjustment they are making is incorrect (I've made that argument about the basketball RPI for a long time), but surely everyone ought to be able to agree that there should be some adjustment for home games versus road games.
Hopefully they can even win a game this time.
- the Cardinals, for example, played midweek games at Indiana and Kentucky, both of which were top-50 RPI, plus at Ohio State which was top-100.
All of which are easier for Louisville than playing a road game against all but one Big East rival.
Woo-hoo! Go Crusaders!! Second year in a row in the tourney for my alma mater. Hopefully they can even win a game this time.
Mid-American: Bowling Green
Isn't the simplest argument that the RPI is biased against the west that other measures which better correlate w performance hold the west in higher esteem?
I assume you guys are familiar with boydsworld.com; a college baseball site.
The Towson as a #3 seed thing still just blows my mind.
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