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Why it's important to not play Sub-300 RPI ranked teams:

You schedule someone like UAB, Hofstra, Rider, Stony Brook, Liberty, Lipscomb or Wofford in 2016-17 instead of playing: Maine, VMI, UMES, Citadel, Charleston Southern and the Big Dance suddenly looks a lot different.

If VT would have played someone like NC A&T (who only won ONE game last year) last year instead of say, UMBC, VT would have finished with an RPI rank of 53 instead of 48.

Now, conversely, if you replace one of those terrible teams (VMI) with someone with a UMBC record (16-12), VT would've moved up to RPI rank 40, and most likely would not have received a 9 seed vs Wisconsin.

If VT could've replaced 2 games instead of one with middling RPI ranked teams (roughly .500 records), they could've easily finished #36 in RPI AHEAD of Wisconsin. How different could VT's run in the Big Dance have been if they were seeded as a 7?

These games against the dregs of the basketball world only hurt VT. There is absolutely no benefit whatsoever of playing them. And yes, intelligent bball people can predict roughly who will have an okay season, and who will win
[Post edited by hoosnowahokie at 09/11/2017 10:34AM]

(In response to this post by kingofcassell)

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 10:33AM


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  Any reason we shouldn't be 12-1 at least OOC? ** -- RapmasterAC 09/11/2017 12:12PM
  Expect 11-2, hope for 12-1, delight in 13-0 -- hoosnowahokie 09/11/2017 2:17PM
  I'm still baffled by the UK game. -- StudentHokie 09/08/2017 12:27PM
  We have the @ UK game and the 2K sports tournament in NY -- kingofcassell 09/08/2017 11:28AM
  Why it's important to not play Sub-300 RPI ranked teams: -- hoosnowahokie 09/11/2017 10:33AM
  I agree with you...but if we win the 2k tournament -- kingofcassell 09/11/2017 7:18PM
  I'm not saying that it won't help playing UK this year -- hoosnowahokie 09/12/2017 08:24AM
  It puts so much pressure on the U.K. Game -- st_andrew 09/08/2017 8:14PM
  I think it's par for the course -- VTECHFAN 09/07/2017 9:49PM
  VT @ Miami on Thursday, March 1 at Noon??? ** -- HoHumHokie 09/07/2017 3:44PM
  Looks like March 3 to me? ** -- Nova Hokie 95 09/07/2017 3:56PM
  ACC Schedule is stacked: 11 of 18 games on ESPN/ESPN2/U -- hoosnowahokie 09/07/2017 3:18PM
  Annnnnd RPI OOC SOS is putrid -- hoosnowahokie 09/07/2017 3:14PM
  I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER GET THE CRAP SCHEDULING -- Hokie4Life84 09/07/2017 7:05PM
  Re: I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER GET THE CRAP SCHEDULING -- surroundedbyhokies 09/07/2017 7:16PM
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  Well could someone be trying to build a better resume? ** -- Maroon Doom 09/10/2017 08:06AM
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