KU is #1 in the RPI

According to Ken Pomeroy:


Rnk	Team	Conf	W-L	RPI	SOS
1	Kansas	B12	Sep-00	0.7485	0.6647
2	Washington	P10	1-Oct	0.6891	0.6088
3	Wake	Forest	ACC	1-Nov	0.6885
4	Boston	College	BE	Oct-00	0.6867
5	Arizona	P10	2-Oct	0.6845	0.6374
6	Oklahoma	St.	B12	1-Aug	0.6812
7	Wisconsin	B10	2-Sep	0.676	0.6221
8	Illinois	B10	14-0	0.6707	0.5609
9	Oregon	P10	1-Sep	0.6686	0.5998
10	Virginia	ACC	1-Aug	0.6668	0.5861

11	George	Washington	A10	2-Aug	0.6657
12	Duke	ACC	Aug-00	0.6575	0.5434
13	Gonzaga	WCC	2-Oct	0.6531	0.5908
14	Iowa	B10	1-Dec	0.6503	0.5665
15	Kent	St.	MAC	3-Jun	0.6453
16	North	Carolina	ACC	1-Nov	0.6274
17	Pacific	BW	2-Jul	0.6241	0.5697
18	Rice	WAC	3-Jun	0.6206	0.6052
19	Temple	A10	5-Apr	0.6203	0.6937
20	Michigan	St.	B10	2-Aug	0.618

21	Southern	Illinois	MVC	2-Sep	0.6173
22	Alabama	SEC	2-Oct	0.6161	0.5436
23	Connecticut	BE	1-Aug	0.6151	0.5239
24	Ohio	St.	B10	2-Nov	0.6136
25	Syracuse	BE	13-1	0.6122	0.5149
26	Richmond	A10	5-May	0.612	0.6215
27	Marquette	CUSA	1-Oct	0.6095	0.5363
28	Kentucky	SEC	1-Sep	0.6075	0.503
29	Pittsburgh	BE	Oct-00	0.6059	0.4745
30	South	Carolina	SEC	3-Aug	0.6051

And Jerry Palm as well:

SOS	Polls
Rank	School	W-L	RPI	Rank	Rating	AP	USA
1	Kansas	8-0	0.7320	5	0.6426	2	2
2	Wake Forest	10-1	0.7215	4	0.6509	5	4
3	Arizona	8-2	0.7047	3	0.6730	14	15
4	Oklahoma St	8-0	0.7040	15	0.6054	3	3
5	Washington	9-1	0.6975	10	0.6217	12	17
6	Boston College	9-0	0.6853	35	0.5804
7	Illinois	11-0	0.6846	36	0.5794	1	1
8	Wisconsin	7-2	0.6801	6	0.6380
9	George Wash	8-1	0.6791	21	0.5991	20	22
10	Michigan St	7-2	0.6741	8	0.6261	23	20
11	Duke	8-0	0.6729	53	0.5639	6	6
12	Virginia	8-1	0.6602	40	0.5773	25	25
13	Iowa	10-1	0.6557	39	0.5780	17	19
14	Oregon	7-1	0.6506	34	0.5805
15	Gonzaga	9-1	0.6466	46	0.5705	13	23
16	Kent St	6-2	0.6439	33	0.5808
17	Hawaii	8-0	0.6432	123	0.5243
18	Ohio State	9-2	0.6415	29	0.5870
19	Pacific	5-2	0.6409	18	0.6025
20	North Carolina	9-1	0.6381	65	0.5537	4	5
21	Alabama	9-1	0.6326	73	0.5498	19	14
22	Holy Cross	5-3	0.6313	14	0.6069
23	Temple	4-5	0.6241	1	0.6989
24	TAMU-CC	6-2	0.6226	77	0.5468
25	Bradley	7-1	0.6203	112	0.5294
26	Texas	7-2	0.6197	47	0.5692	15	12
27	Maryland	7-2	0.6179	43	0.5714	24	21
28	Kentucky	8-1	0.6159	137	0.5165	8	11
29	Princeton	5-3	0.6149	49	0.5655
30	UAB	7-3	0.6125	41	0.5751

On the other hand, KU is #5 in the latest Sagarin ratings, which will probably be different by the time you look at them. Also, Jeff Sagarin has us with the #71 rated schedule as opposed to a top 5 schedule, so there's probably a lot up in the err, or air, as it were.

I always was a sucker for the nerdy word play joke.

Happy New Year and congratulations to the Hawks for Bill Self's best win as Skipper at KU.

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