Pretty much all the bracketology is telling us we will have to step up our game in conference. We definitely need to go on a run and win some away games.
Signs of encouragement with the performance at Kansas (win would have been Large; a road loss hurt nothing) and taking care of UT at home. The next 3 games are need-to-win strictly to skirt a bad loss. KSU would help. Then there's at OSU ... next chance to get quality road win.
That website that was posted preseason and that is updated weekly has us at an 80% chance of making the tournament. Obviously it just plays with the stats and gives us the percentage, but It's kind of fun to look at.
I can report that during the games @ Kansas, and vs Texas, Iowa St. jumped 3 spots from 49 to 46 in RPI.
The Pomeroy saw a dramatic drop, from 45 to 27.
I checked the numbers on Pomeroy & Sagarin a day or so ago, knew it moved up, didn't realize Pomeroy rose that much.
RPI has risen about 15 spots since Yale-game vicinity. Making a slow crawl upward by continuing to win the Shoulds, with extraneous nudge from opponents and opponents' opponents. Example: Cincy lost to St. John's, which seemed to weaken that loss; then SJ defeats ND ... Another example: UNLV won at San Diego State.
Have to get some high-end victories along the way, but for a team that "hasn't beaten anybody good," I can think of worse predicaments.
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