U of O Rained Out, Still Need Baseball

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U of O Rained Out, Still Need Baseball

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:16 pm

So, our game against U of O was rained out and will be played May 23rd instead at PK Park in Eugene.

But, I still needed my fix of college baseball so I went to ESPN, found a nice article, and the world "Portland" twice. Here's the link, but I will highlight below what was said specifically: ESPN Article

Raised an eyebrow: The Top 10 of the RPI

Yeah, yeah, I know, it's too early to put any stock in an RPI ranking at this time. But a quick peruse of the top 10 of Warren Nolan's new RPI shows no Stanfords, no South Carolinas and no Floridas. Check out who IS in there, though:

Maryland is ranked No. 1 with the No. 5 strength of schedule in the country.
Gonzaga is No. 2, coming off a 4-0 weekend vs. Illinois and Lamar.
Maryland's opening weekend victim, UCLA, is ranked at No. 3.
Southeastern Louisiana, which is 7-0 so far, is fourth.
Creighton is eighth, despite having its three wins come against Central Arkansas.
Portland, which beat the Bluejays twice this weekend, is No. 9.
Rounding out the top 10 is Cal Poly. More on that team below.

In case you were wondering, South Carolina checks in at No. 11, Florida is No. 13 and Stanford is way down at No. 60. Yep, no real reason to think these early RPIs are wholly accurate or anything, but it is fun to talk about.

As well as Power Rankings...
20. Pepperdine (6-2)

Of note: It's almost as if the entire top-half of the WCC could be placed in this 20-spot, but series wins over Oklahoma and Fresno State give the Waves the drop over teams like Gonzaga, San Francisco and Portland.

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Re: U of O Rained Out, Still Need Baseball

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:21 pm

Also here is the RPI site that was specifically mentioned. I agree with the author, though. It's too early to care about rankings and it's too early for them to mean anything.

http://warrennolan.com/baseball/2012/rpi
http://warrennolan.com/baseball/2012/conferencerpi

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