What's the deal with the Mid-Major Top 25?

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What's the deal with the Mid-Major Top 25?

Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:42 pm

http://www.collegeinsider.com/mmpoll/

How is it that teams below us in Real Time RPI are above us in the rankings? Do the voters vote on reputation alone when they give Gonzaga a vote for #1?

http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

Seriously??? I don't get it! scratch

I'm having a Seinfeld moment here. What's the deal???

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Re: What's the deal with the Mid-Major Top 25?

Post by RiseUP on Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:04 am

That's just ridiculous.

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Re: What's the deal with the Mid-Major Top 25?

Post by Stonehouse on Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:49 am

Well, I would agree that Gonzaga's #1 vote is ridiculous.

Having said that, RPIs really don't mean anything at this point, and they really won't mean anything until February. Too small of a sample of games, and it's too early to tell what's a good win and what's not.

Personally, at points like this in the season, I would say that human polls more accurately reflect the current best teams than RPI ratings do.

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Re: What's the deal with the Mid-Major Top 25?

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:41 pm

onetouchfutbol wrote:http://www.collegeinsider.com/mmpoll/

How is it that teams below us in Real Time RPI are above us in the rankings? Do the voters vote on reputation alone when they give Gonzaga a vote for #1?
They do vote on reputation. Polls are popularity contests and I would rather look at stats like the ones on kempom.com to see which teams are the strongest.

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Re: What's the deal with the Mid-Major Top 25?

Post by onetouchfutbol on Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:26 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:
onetouchfutbol wrote:http://www.collegeinsider.com/mmpoll/

How is it that teams below us in Real Time RPI are above us in the rankings? Do the voters vote on reputation alone when they give Gonzaga a vote for #1?
They do vote on reputation. Polls are popularity contests and I would rather look at stats like the ones on kempom.com to see which teams are the strongest.

It seems like it's all based on reputation and the pre-season conference voting. That's the only way I can explain it... But, yeah, Stoney is correct, RPI doesn't mean anything yet...

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