Riddle me this re: quality wins, basketball vs football
CC just tweeted Washington, who we beat in November, is up to 33 in the RPI and it's a quality top 50 win that we may end up sorely needing in the eyes of the committee. That's awesome and don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled we have it.
But Washington wasn't RPI 33 in November. Why is it a team (VT) gets credit now, for winning over a team that wasn't at that level when we beat them?
Maybe it further proves RPI is irrelevant, b/c it's not a metric of team strength (FWIW, Wash is 90 in KenPom today). Maybe the committee is well aware and the top 50/top 100 win stuff matters less and less on Selection Sunday.
Versus in college football, perfect example: Alabama got credit all season for beating the #3 team in the nation when they beat FSU in the opener, yet within a few weeks FSU was unranked. Obviously, losing Francois largely derailed their season, but it's not a stretch either to say they weren't a Top 10 even if he doesn't get hurt.
It's just a contradiction I can't wrap my head around. But I'll take it given the current circumstances.