Monday, January 3, 2011

N.C. State, ACC down in RPI rankings

With one game left on its nonconference schedule, N.C. State sits No. 111 in the RPI. Normally, the strength of the ACC schedule would boost that number but half of the ACC teams rank 111 or lower in the latest RPI.

The Wolfpack went 0-4 against the major conference teams on its nonconference schedule and Wednesday's game with Elon (No. 227) is unlikely to help the Pack's computer cause.

N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe noticed the sagging RPI numbers for the ACC but said his team can't worry about that.

"We have to just concentrate on what we're doing and win as many games as we can," Lowe said. "I know earlier [this season], our RPI was pretty good, and now it's gone down. If we do what we're capable of doing, then that will take care of itself."

State's first ACC game is Saturday against Wake Forest, which ranks No. 270 in the RPI. The good news for the Pack is it has nine games against the six teams ranked in the top 100.

Lowe said despite only one ACC being ranked in the top 25 polls and with four ACC teams in the top 30 of the RPI, the league is still formidable.

"[ACC] games are still important," Lowe said. "Our conference is still tough."

ACC in the RPI:

7. Duke

25. BC

26. Miami

29. UNC

59. VT

86. FSU

111. N.C. State

117. Maryland

123. Virginia

136. Clemson

176. GT

270. Wake Forest

Rankings from

-- J.P. Giglio


Anonymous said...

ACC hoops is a joke. Big East hoops is the king of college b-ball

Anonymous said...

5 of the last 10 NCAA championship belong to the ACC. 1 from the Big East. 3 ACC teams have won one since the Big East did it last.

you're right, its a joke.

Anonymous said...

"ACC hoops is a joke. Big East hoops is the king of college b-ball".......Children often make stupid comments but we forgive them because we know they are really stupid......the schools in the Big East didn't even know what B-ball was until recently....the ACC - and specifically Tobacco Road -- are the right stuff of b-ball......

Anonymous said...

NC State basketball is the joke

Anonymous said...

You mean the same NC State that gave Duke one of their losses last year?

Anonymous said...

Why do state fans continue to talk trash? Your basketball team is horrible and your football is irrelevant. Duke won the NCAA championship last year and you are talking about one game. Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

I love it when other team fans rile themselves up over NC State. The fact that State beat Duke last year isn't talking trash. It's just a fact. No one claimed State is on Duke's level in basketball, just that Duke is as capable of losing as the next team.
As far as football is concerned, if post-season play (and winning) qualifies as irrelevant, I hope NC State gets more and more irrelevant every year.

Anonymous said...

Duke's fan's arrogance is the joke....That's why you play the game won a national title and one game let's you know that to get some you got to bring some....see you in Raleigh & Durham SOON punk!

Anonymous said...

Oh and FB....lmao! Don't even go there.......