3 of the top 4 RPI teams are from the MAAC!
I’m sure the pitching doesn’t compare to the sec.
You have to wonder what kind of weird mathematical gyrations can cause that
And Fairfield jumped from 278 to 2 compared to previous
With their 4-0 record
In baseball, RPI is pretty useless until late April. Kinda like NET is useless in basketball until February, and even longer in a pandemic (Colgate at #9 still???).
Remember that RPI is essentially a strength of schedule measure, in either sport. It’s 25 percent your record, 50 percent your opponents’ records, and 25 percent THEIR opponents’ records. Fairfield opened its season by sweeping a four-game weekend series with Canisius. Canisius is RPI #278, so not sure how a 4-game sweep vaulted Fairfield up so high, but it’s an early season glitch. The Stags will probably wind up with RPI around 185, which is where they finished 2019.
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