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What The Early RPI Figures Tell Us


We’re not far from the midway point in the season, and as a result, the RPI is finally starting to take some shape. With that in mind, what are some of the interesting trends we’re seeing in the RPI eat this early juncture?

It’s time to find out.

Tulane entered the season with high hopes and still has plenty of time to turn things around, but the RPI isn’t too kind to the Green Wave now. Despite winning five of their last six games entering the weekend, they’re still 223 in the RPI with a No. 187 SOS. It’s not panic time in the Big Easy, but it’s time to get on a roll.

UC Santa Barbara (certainly) and Cal Poly were expected to compete for postseason berths this season. However, both have gotten off to a horrible start and are sitting at 175 and 174, respectively, in the latest RPI. That’s with both teams well into the 100s in terms of SOS, too. Basically, both of those teams need to take care of business the second half of the season, while earning series against high RPI teams such as Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State.

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