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EC GrapeApe

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We’ve all spent year after year criticizing the faults of the rpi in


Baseball....... so now we shift to criticizing an evolution of it that looks well beyond simply the win/loss records of opponents?

By no means is it perfect, but net accounts for w/l, location, scoring margins, as well as digging deeper into the actual stats on offense and defense that lead to the results.

Simultaneously complaining about the rpi, the net, and voted polls (which you haven’t done above, but everyone always does) pretty much means that you ain’t happy unless you ain’t happy or that you just don’t like the outcomes.....

The differences between the two are the acc, big east, and pac 12 based on my quick glance. While the teams towards the top of each of those 3 and the American are somewhat comparable....... the difference is the bottom halfs of the conferences. Nearly half of our conference looks only marginally bad on the more simplistic stats(like w/l %), but we’ve looked like pure garbage once you open up the hood.

Temple is a good example of the differences between the two. Their RPI is 97..... their net is 147.

The RPI is somewhat inflated because they’ve only played 2 games against teams with losing records all season and their data set includes 4 games with Houston and SMU’s gaudy records.

Looking deeper, their 4 loses to SMU and Houston are by an average of nearly 16 points. And then they added a 17 point shellacking at the hands of Tulane. You can only imagine what the more in-depth stats of those loses look like.....

They bring 2 decent wins to the table...... does that resemble a top 100 team?

(In response to this post by PirateJP)

Posted: 02/04/2021 at 1:26PM



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