Etheridge: Even In Unique Year, RPI Still Looms Large In Selections


“Man, the RPI is garbage. It’s the worse thing ever. It’s broken and they should let people who know baseball pick the teams.” – my Twitter timeline today

We’ve all heard similar themes on selection day. People outside the power leagues hate the RPI. People inside the power conferences hate the RPI. The RPI is getting no Christmas cards this year. Well, maybe there will be a couple from Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa.

The Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) are designed to mitigate the impact of a flawed rating system, allowing those who know the game best to provide input[…]