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Big-12 Baseball RPI Needs Report, April 24 2009

Here is how the Big-12 stands today according to Boyd's most recent "RPI Needs Report." 

 

 

Team

Current

RPI

Likely record

needed to finish

in RPI top-8

Top-16

Top-32

Top-45

Remaining

Opponents

Winning %

Texas  7  10-3 5-8 1-12 0-13 .591
Baylor 14  12-0 7-5 3-9 1-11 .606
Oklahoma 21  15-0 10-5 5-10 3-12 .633
Oklahoma State 24  --- 10-3 5-8 3-10 .628
Texas A&M 30 15-0 10-5 5-10 2-13 .697
Kansas State 39  --- 16-0 11-5 8-8 .572
Missouri 42  ---  --- 13-2 11-4 .487
Kansas 50  ---  --- 13-2 11-4 .521
Texas Tech 87  ---  ---  --- 11-0 .611
Nebraska 98  ---  ---  --- 15-0 .535

 

To read this chart, the columns record the record each team would likely need to obtain in their remaining games to finish in the RPI top 8, 16, 32 and 45.  The final column is the winning percentage of the team's remaining opponents.

Finishing in the RPI top-8 would put a team in a good position to be awarded a super regional host slot.  A top-16 finish would give the team a good shot at a regional host slot.  Top-32 would make the team very likely of making the tournament as an at-large bid.  A finish between the RPI top-32 and top-45 would put the team on the "bubble" to one degree or another.

For Kansas fans, the Jayhawks need to stay hot down the strech run if they hope to dance.  The team has little margin for error.  I sense the Hawks are going to make it, but most likely it is going to be a close run thing.  KU still has an eight game road trip (3 at OU, 3 at MU, 1 at Wichita and 1 at K-State) coming up this season.  That is when all this will likely be decided.

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