TO KNOW LIST 5: It's the year of the real RPI

DeCourcy, Mike
December 2005
Sporting News;12/2/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 48, p5
The article reports that the National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Tournament selection committee will not be broadcasting its March deliberations on cable access. College basketball's Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) is a simple formula based on teams' winning percentages, those of their opponents and those of their opponents' opponents. Official RPI numbers will be released for the first time later this season, after enough games have been played to provide legitimate data.


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