DU #11 In NCAA Basketball RPI Rankings

Denver (9-2) vs. The Citadel (2-8)
Thursday, Dec. 22
Magness Arena
TV: Pioneer Vision
Radio: AM 1510 & FM 93.7
Web: www.DenverPioneers.com

The University of Denver Men's basketball team is ranked #11 today out of 344 NCAA basketball teams in the RPI Rankings which mimics the formula used to select teams for the NCAA Tournament field.  DU has three wins over Top 100 teams including victories over #3 Southern Mississippi, #50 St. Marys & 87 Wyoming.  

St. Marys & Wyoming have only lost one game each this season and it was to DU.  Southern Mississippi's only other loss, besides to DU, was to undefeated Murray State.

DU is 9-2 for the first time since returning to NCAA Division I in 1998-99. DU is second in the nation in free throw percentage (.815), 14th in three-point field goal percentage (.412) and 23rd in field goal percentage (.490).


Anonymous said...

The RPI isn't yet reliable, as non-conference schedules vary so widely. Jeff Sagarin ratings have DU at #31 and the Ken Pomeroy rankings have DU at #69 nationally. I think DU is probably a little better than #69, but not yet #31 or #11.

Whatever it is, DU will still likely need to win the Sun Belt tourney to get an NCAA bid, as at-large bids don't happen very often fro SBC teams.

Most likely, DU will need to beat Middle Tenneessee (who has also had a hot start) and North Texas, who will be very good in the second half with the addition of Tony Mitchell, an NBA level talent.

C and G said...

Our Basketball team has a higher RPI than our hockey team has a PWR at X-Mas?


Anonymous said...

Too bad our RPI will go down win or lose against The Citadel

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Anonymous said...

Our RPI went down 15 spots with the win over The Citadel.

We are now at #25 as of Dec. 24