Updated MBB RPI Rankings

Submitted by M Ascending on January 15th, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Here are the updated RPI rankings of all B1G schools, courtesy of ESPN.  Nice work by the unbeatable  Spartans!  Tonight's Maryland game is huge, as is the Nebraska game on Thursday.

1 (10) Purdue .6528 17-2                          
2 (24) Ohio State .6256 15-4                          
3 (30) Michigan .6083 14-4                          
4 (34) Michigan State .6073 16-3                          
5 (47) Maryland .5876 13-5                          
6 (74) Nebraska .5591 12-7                          
7 (80) Minnesota .5549 13-6                          
8 (97) Indiana .5451 11-7                          
9 (100) Northwestern .5443 10-8                          
10 (108) Penn State .5389 13-6                          
11 (130) Iowa .5245 10-9                          
12 (135) Wisconsin .5200 9-9                          
13 (145) Illinois .5163 9-8                          
14 (184) Rutgers .4902 10-8                          




January 15th, 2018 at 9:23 AM ^

My apologies if your question was a subtle joke that went over my head, but on the assumption your question is serious, the answer is:

We didn't schedule Chaminade. We had to play them after losing to LSU in Maui, since that's the way the loser's bracket wound up. John Beilein even joked that he had hoped never to play Chaminade in his career, because the implication was that you'd lost in Maui's first round. It was much discussed at the time: the LSU loss was a double whammy: a loss to a mediocre team that also removed a game against a D1 team from the schedule. Michigan definitely would not have chosen to play Chaminade.


January 15th, 2018 at 1:57 PM ^

I believe that Chaminade gets a game with someone regardless in the Hawaii Invitational because they are the school hosting the event. It has always been like that since the inception of that invitational as well, and I think they've even upset a decent team or two in the past - not very many though. 


January 15th, 2018 at 10:01 AM ^

Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t we need State to win the big games going going forward? I’m not sure if we “want” Purdue to beat MSU at this point right? I mean we don’t play MSU again and already won the head to head. I am assuming we need Purdue to lose a couple more games and then we need to beat them. Plus as much I hate to say this, state needs to keep winning to stay a quality win for us.


January 15th, 2018 at 10:35 AM ^

Just like six years ago, Michigan needed OSU to beat MSU at Breslin so that OSU, MSU, and UM would share the regular season crown.  Rooting for OSU doesn't exactly warm my heart but you bet your ass I was pulling hard for them in that game.  When William Buford made a tough jumper to seal victory I jumped off the couch and fist pumped, then felt sheepish as I remembered my best friend just watched his team lose an outright B1G title (sorry, buddy).


January 15th, 2018 at 10:18 AM ^

I mean we are 2 back of both Purdue and OSU right now and play them both still so we would need to win those. Then they have a head to head so one will lose. That leaves one loss needed by whichever team won that head to head.

The easiest route is probably Purdue best OSU and MSU beat Purdue. But with only 1 loss technically needed between the two teams I wouldnt say MSU beating Purdue is a requirement.