Posted by TwoDegreeDevil on April 28, 15 at 05:09:41:
In Reply to: Just in case anyone missed the point..... posted by ButterBall Devil on April 27, 15 at 17:45:06:
While it's true that the loss to Tenn (whatever) was costly, all is not necessarily lost. Boyd's World includes an RPI Needs Report daily. For ASU, today's report shows that we need 15 wins out of 17 remaining games to achieve the Top 8 RPI.
Of course, the RPI Needs Report is just a guesstimate, becuase which games you win or lose makes a difference, as well as the results for teams above you.
It's also true that the 8 seeded teams aren't necessarily just picked from the 8 highest RPIs.
All that said, it's best to have a higher RPI and it's also best to be one of the 8 seeds, in order to host a Super Regional. But, remembering that this started out as a transitional year, this team has overachieved and may continue to surprise.
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