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On The Mark: The RPI Conundrum

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OK, I need to know which one is better, cauliflower or a wildebeest? How about comparing ice cream sundaes to duct tape? Or since this is a baseball outlet, compare a four-pitch walk to a popped-up sacrifice bunt.

We all have this need to compare items that often don’t naturally compare to one another. In college baseball terms, we need a way to evaluate teams, especially those from different parts of the country that do not play one another or even have common opponents. The Division I Baseball Committee chose a rating formula to perform this function,[…]

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