RPI doesn't tell whole story

March 1, 2002
By Jay Bilas
As the regular season winds down and Selection Sunday approaches, few terms of art in college basketball are as ubiquitous as "RPI" -- the short form usage for Ratings Percentage Index.

A team's RPI ranking tends to connote that team's worth in the eyes of the NCAA Tournament selection committee. It conjures up images of a team's I.Q., heart rate, Blue Book Value, cholesterol level, SAT score, growth potential, employment history, and inkblot test results all rolled up into one convenient, ...

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