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This weekend, UK was #1 in men’s and women’s basketball RPI

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UK’s men’s and women’s basketball programs are rolling right now, with 11-0 and 10-1 records respectively. In fact, at one point this weekend, both programs were #1 in the RPI basketball rankings, which is pretty rare and awesome.

After Sunday’s games, the ladies are back down to #3 in the RPI, but if they keep up their strong play, it’s only a matter of time before both teams are back on top.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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13 Comments for This weekend, UK was #1 in men’s and women’s basketball RPI



  1. Mc12
    11:27 am December 15, 2014 Permalink

    This is cool and all, but I stopped taking the RPI seriously after the 2012-2013 New Mexico Lobos finished 3rd. There was so much love for the Mountain West. They were then given a high seed and shockingly lost in the first round to Harvard. I don’t think anyone in that conference made it to the Sweet 16, but they were “better” than the SEC.



  2. KevinM
    11:29 am December 15, 2014 Permalink

    Kansas at 2 is crazy…..they almost lost at home more than once.

    Their schedule has been very favorable to them.



    • RUPPS.rhetoric
      11:41 am December 15, 2014 Permalink

      Kansas has played a pretty decent schedule so far. Look at who they’ve played: UK, Tenn, Michigan State, Florida, Georgetown, and Utah. Only 3 “Cupcakes” so far. They’ve played a tough schedule man, probably the toughest so far this season.



    • RUPPS.rhetoric
      11:42 am December 15, 2014 Permalink

      Kenpom has them at the 4th toughest NCSOS. No one else in the top 10 even close to that.



    • satcheluk
      8:50 am December 17, 2014 Permalink

      In its current formulation, the index comprises a team’s winning percentage (25%), its opponents’ winning percentage (50%), and the winning percentage of those opponents’ opponents (25%). The opponents’ winning percentage and the winning percentage of those opponents’ opponents both comprise the strength of schedule (SOS). Thus, the SOS accounts for 75% of the RPI calculation and is 2/3 its opponents’ winning percentage and 1/3 its opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage.

      It measures exactly what it is supposed ot meassure and your opinion is not included in that measurement.



  3. wu slang
    12:01 pm December 15, 2014 Permalink

    The RPI isn’t accurate. Look at Geen Bay ranked #6th in both men and women.



    • satcheluk
      8:50 am December 17, 2014 Permalink

      In its current formulation, the index comprises a team’s winning percentage (25%), its opponents’ winning percentage (50%), and the winning percentage of those opponents’ opponents (25%). The opponents’ winning percentage and the winning percentage of those opponents’ opponents both comprise the strength of schedule (SOS). Thus, the SOS accounts for 75% of the RPI calculation and is 2/3 its opponents’ winning percentage and 1/3 its opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage.

      It measures exactly what it is supposed ot meassure and your opinion is not included in that measurement.



  4. jasonwells1982
    12:19 pm December 15, 2014 Permalink

    Sorry but the Women RPI has Kentucky #3 behind Connecticut and Notre Dame.

    http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-women/d1/ncaa-womens-basketball-rpi



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      12:30 pm December 15, 2014 Permalink

      Did you even read the post?



    • trojancam08
      12:32 pm December 15, 2014 Permalink

      You clearly missed the boat, Jason…the article clearly said “at one point this weekend.” C’mon champ.



  5. jasonwells1982
    12:38 pm December 15, 2014 Permalink

    They was #3 yesterday too



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:23 pm December 15, 2014 Permalink

      They was…….?



    • satcheluk
      8:51 am December 17, 2014 Permalink

      …banjos playing in the background