Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ACC RPI report for Feb. 24

Virginia Tech (No. 66 in the RPI) dropped out of bubble range with their third straight ACC loss, 67-65 at home to Florida State on Saturday.

Close losses are nothing new for the Hokies, who have lost seven games by four points or less. With one or two of those close losses breaking the other way, the Hokies wouldn't be in this position — on the outside looking in.

Maryland's (52) win over UNC jumped the Terps nine spaces from last week's RPI. With wins over the probable Big Ten champ (Michigan State) and ACC champ (UNC), how can the Terps be left out of the field of 65? I hear you, Morgan State, but in general, the committee values big wins more than bad losses.

Florida State (17) jumped Wake Forest (18), which is just 4-5 since starting 16-0.

And one parting thought on Georgia Tech's craptacular season: the Yellow Jackets are 1-12 against arguably the easiest ACC schedule.

They will play Duke (already lost) and UNC (on Saturday) only once each and they got three games against Virginia and N.C. State.

Truly an embarrassing effort, in a string of embarrassing efforts, for coach Paul Hewitt, who will finish with a losing record for the third time in four years.


top 50
UNC 3 10-3 6-1
Duke 4 8-4 6-3
Clemson 8 8-4 5-3
Florida State 17 8-4 4-5
Wake Forest 18 7-5 5-3


top 50
Miami 46 5-8 2-7
Maryland 52 6-6 3-7
Boston College 55 7-6 3-7


top 50
Virginia Tech 66 6-6 2-5
N.C. State 90 5-7 2-7
Virginia 100 3-9 1-8
Georgia Tech 161 1-12 1-6


Anonymous said...

I still do not understand how Miami is on the bubble?! Their record is worse than those with better RPIs.

Anonymous said...

Georgia Tech has lost 10 games by 9 points or less. No doubt, if they had won those games they'd be in a different position and it would be a better season for the Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately, on several occasions the ball just literally didn't bounce their way.

But they have some top recruits coming in next year that should be the difference for them.

They have a string of one and dones (Thaddeus Young, Jarvis Crittendon, Chris Bosh) that have made consistency a problem for them. Also, they have not had a TRUE point guard since Jarrett Jack.

They'll be back next year!

Anonymous said...

Miami will be in.....they most likely will end up at 8-8 in the ACC if they take care of business. They end up with State, Virginia, and GT. With those wins and a decent showing in the ACC tournament they should get in. VT needs a win vs Carolina or another big win.

Anonymous said...

who is jarvis crittendon??? i assume you mean Javaris Crittenton. you say no true pg since JJ? what a joke. what do you think crittenton was? in fact, he was the #1 pg coming out of high school.

by the way, the jackets truly SUCK and are a disgrace to the ACC!