Where Hogs stand after 10 games . . .

According to Jeff Sagarin, we currently rank #37


. . . while RPI ranks us at #26


In both rankings, we are the 4th highest rated SEC team.

As is the case with all such results-based rankings, they will mean more after we have more results posted. But the early returns show that we appear to be about what most thought we would be - around the 4th or 5th best team in the conference, and on-track for an NCAA bid.

Of course, conference play is looming, and will ultimately tell the tale. It would be huge to get off to a good start against highly rated Florida in our SEC opener.


You know, instead of looking at RPI simulation sites, at least on Mondays you can look at the real thing. It doesn’t include any numbers (the better to hide whatever tweaks they make), but we know this is exactly where the Hogs stand. Obviously, the NCAA is not doing exactly what ESPN is doing with the formula, since we’re 26th with the NCAA and 25th with ESPN. FWIW, both rpiforecast.com and Warren Nolan also have us 26th.

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The more RPIs, the merrier.

The thing I like about the Nolan site is that they update it pretty quickly, sometimes even as game results come in. And the difference between it and the “real” RPI is negligible, anyway. For all intents and purposes, they are the same. So, it’s my “go to” place to get a quick snap-shot of what our RPI is doing.

Oh I agree. If I want to see what the Sam Houston game does to our RPI tomorrow night around 9:30, I’ll go to Nolan or to live-rpi.com, which even has a feature of what games in progress are likely to do to our RPI when completed. But when you want to know unequivocally where we stand, the NCAA site is the place to go. And it is now updated daily, unlike the old days where it was once a week.