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Baseball RPI Surprisingly Lower Than Expectations

mollauttmollautt Wealthy Alum
=>Miami's baseball's current RPI of #149 out of 299 teams is not as high as one would think for a team with a 21-5-0 record.  That is barely in the top half (top 48.8%).  Kent is 10-14-0 and ranked 34 spots better at #115 (best in MAC).  Xavier is ranked #42 with a 9-18-0 record.  Oregon (19-5-1) and UCLA (20-5-0) are ranked #1 and #2 in the RPI with records worse than Miami.

I get SOS is a major factor in 'puter rankings, but is Miami's schedule really THAT weak?


Compare that to Miami basketball which had a 13-17 record vs. D1 teams this year.  Coincidentally, Miami hoops also had a RPI of #149, but it was out of 353 teams (top 42.2%).  


(Yes, I know RPI is not a consideration of the NCAA basketball anymore)

Comments

  • QuinoaburgerQuinoaburger Wealthy Alum
    Yes, Miami's schedule is actually that weak this season. 149 is still deceptive and too low. One of the limits of RPI is that it doesn't consider margin of victory. So it just sees that Miami has been beating bad teams and it doesn't see that Miami has mostly been crushing those bad teams. The Massey rankings (which include MOV) have Miami at #80 in the country and best in the conference right now. With that being said, generalized team computer rankings aren't super valuable in baseball because of the day to day fluctuation that you get from having multiple starting pitchers.
    Re6H5wk
  • MooreHawkMooreHawk Off-Campus Slummer
    Of 299 teams we have the 290th SOS by RPI (http://warrennolan.com/baseball/2019/rpi-live)

    13 of our wins are against EMU, YSU, Oakland and St. Bonaventure who are a combined 18-76-1, which includes a 3 game series between YSU and Oakland. The three other teams we played more than a single game against (St. Louis, Murray St, Kent State) are all under .500
  • RenmancoRenmanco Wealthy Alum
    MooreHawk said:

    Of 299 teams we have the 290th SOS by RPI (http://warrennolan.com/baseball/2019/rpi-live)


    13 of our wins are against EMU, YSU, Oakland and St. Bonaventure who are a combined 18-76-1, which includes a 3 game series between YSU and Oakland. The three other teams we played more than a single game against (St. Louis, Murray St, Kent State) are all under .500
    So what you're sayin' is that this is the type of schedule even John Cooper couldn't get over 13 wins playing.
  • DICKDICK Wealthy Alum
    Kent has a losing record, but have played a strong schedule.  They have 4 Big Ten wins. 

    We have not had a good baseball record for awhile, so I think this was brilliant scheduling, a real confidence builder.  Instead of going South every weekend and playing teams who have been outside for months and have already played 20 games, this year we went South and played neutral field weekend series vs other teams from the North who have not been winning lately.  Then we came home and played other Northern teams who were not supposed to be very good. But as Quinoaberger mentioned, we did not just beat these teams, we hammered most of them.

    Anyway, we finally had a stretch of 4 tough games, with 3 at Kent and one at #11 Louisville.  Well, we went 2-1 at Kent and lost at Louisville, so against good teams we went 2-2 on the road, which does indicate we are a much better team than we have been for awhile. 
    Quinoaburgerkillgas20
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Just win, baby.
    killgas20AORedHawk33
  • Spanks004Spanks004 Wealthy Alum
    Miami received votes in the National College Baseball Writers Poll. They currently sit at #37!

    QuinoaburgerBash_RiprockRe6H5wkTruckCrewDICK
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