Back, sort of … RPI

October 24th, 2012

Settling in at home. Can I suggest a new app? Angry Babies. I’d toss a few blankets to blow a castle up. amazing how parents won’t take care of their kids. Letting them cry and scream for almost all of the 5 plus hours a bit much for me. Of course, those of us who had great traveling toddlers are the first to complain.

Thank you all again for the kind thoughts and words. Mom up in Washington today. it will be quite the change for her. She hasn’t lived in snow since maybe 1949, when she moved to California.

anyway, was doing a bunch of stuff and tying up loose ends so never got back to Monday’s RPI.

Hawaii at No. 18.

Still think that’s a good position. some don’t think they’ll move up but i think they will, especailly if Stanford (No. 1) keeps winning.

1. Stanford. 2. Penn State. 3. Nebraska. 4. Texas. 5. UCLA. 6. Oregon. 7. Louisville. 8. Kansas. 9. Minnesota. 10. Florida. 11. Washington. 12 Kansas State. 13. Florida State. 14. USC. 15. BYUU. 16. Tennessee. 17. Miami (FLA)

so much time left and you never know who will put in a bid. Top 16 get preference but still some other factors to take into account.

A little surprised by Tennessee at 16 with a 14-5 mark but computer doing what it did for the past few years. giving the SEC huge points for being the SEC.

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  • Beauston October 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Welcome back Cindy, Good to hear your mom is doing well. Had the same experience of a toddler crying relentlessly pretty much the whole trip back from HNL last month. And yes, I was with my 2 year old who was busy breaking my new Ipad and my 2 months old who was asleep the whole time.

  • RedZone October 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Welcome back Cindy. According to Ann’s article Croson could be back playing next week if all goes well. I hope so. I really miss her serves.

  • Warrior15 October 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Hawaii’s RPI isn’t dependent just on Stanford …. but on all the other teams on the schedule (especially the nonconference schedule) winning. Stanford being number 1 on the RPI isn’t given greater weight on Hawaii’s RPI, at least not anything greater than all the other teams. Teams like St. Mary’s and Albany have started to turnaround the wins on their win-loss records. That, plus Stanford continuing to win, will all help Hawaii’s RPI.

    • Cindy Luis October 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      W15, didn’t say UH’s RPI totally dependent on Stanford but if the Cardinal continues to win, UH’s victory counts more.

      • Warrior15 October 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        i would argue with respect to the RPI, it matters less whether whether Hawaii won or lost against Stanford, than just having the benefit of Stanford’s win/loss percentage factored into Hawaii’s RPI formula. the win against Stanford helps, of course, in making sure that Hawaii’s own win/loss percentage is a good one.

        But in terms of improving Hawaii’s RPI going forward, i don’t see how the win against Stanford “counts more” in Hawaii’s RPI formula. there’s no way to factor in a single win more than any other win in the formula.

        realistically, whether Hawaii’s RPI improves depends on all of the teams on the schedule (particularly the nonconference teams) racking up more wins. teams like albany, st. mary’s and idaho — who had losing records before their conference season began, and who have started to turn their losing records into winning ones as they rack up conference wins.

        just throwing it out there … and offering a different perspective on the RPI … :)

    • OrbitalripZ October 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Welcome back Cindy. Really miss you and your blog’s colorful POV.
      These are the facts related to D-1 Women’s Volleyball RPI”

      1. RPI is a measure of STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE and how a team does against that schedule. Thus, it is possible to have a higher RPI after playing a good team, even if you lose. Also, a team could have its RPI move down by playing a bad team, even if you win. A team’s RPI can also change when it doesn’t even play if one of the teams on its schedule played.

      2. The RPI ‘puter formula does not take into account the margin of victory. Thus, it doesn’t matter if you won 3-2 or 3-0.

      3. The RPI ‘puter formula does not take into account where game location. Thus, it doesn’t matter if you won or lost at home, on the road, or on a neutral court. (Neutral is open to different interpretations, which results in slightly different RPIs.)

      4. Any match, win or lose, against a team that is not a full-fledged Division 1 team does not count in the ‘puter’s formula.

      5. Unlike men’s and women’s basketball RPI, where the NCAA has stated that “secret adjustments” to the RPI no longer exist under the new formula, as far as I know the NCAA [Selection] Committee has not denied or confirmed “secret adjustments” to women’s vball RPI.

      6. “Rankings are relative, meaning that a team’s ranking is affected by the results of teams around them in the rankings. A team could move in the rankings without even playing if the teams around them played. This is the way computer models can work and is often the most confusing difference for people used to following polls.”

  • Grammy October 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Television report. think it was Hawaii News Now, had report with video of her practicing her serve. Have you heard anything? I’d love to think she’s baaaaack! Heck and I didn’t even have to go Trick-or-Treating and knock on Coach’s Door. Yay! Jane!

    • Cindy Luis October 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      sorry just got back. my understanding was she had been working out. perhaps not officially in practice but she’s been in warmups since she was suspended.
      if i had been able to plan it better, i would have stayed and gone up to LBSU. but it didn’t work out.
      have not heard if she is on the travel roster. sorry.

      • Grammy October 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        Excuse me, I should have checked breaking news first and also remembered that Wahine practice in the A.M. and you weren’t coming in til P.M. Going to check out KFive now!

  • Diogenes Sinope October 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hi Cindy:

    Welcome back and happy to hear that your Mom is OK.

    There was a story on the SA web today by Ann Miller confirming that Jane is practicing with the squad and Coach Shoji confirming it. It’s on the front page of the web -

    • Cindy Luis October 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

      so then it’s confirmed. I hadn’t talked to Ann or Dave when I posted that last night.

  • roofer68 October 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Saint Marys 2-0 up on Santa Clara, hope they can wrap it up. Santa Clara beat BYU last time out.

    Interesting statement quoting Shoji on Ann’s article, “It didn’t look like she had missed a beat. If that’s the case next week, Shoji said, she’ll start”.

    • Warrior-15 October 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Also, San Diego St got a critical win in the MWC last night over Colorado St. It seems they had been on a slide lately, and the win over CSU keeps SDSU in the hunt for the MWC title.

      • Cindy Luis October 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        Deitre said the team played to its potential and she was pleased. it should help with UH’s RPI.

  • Turfwar October 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    If anyone is interested in getting a look at a possible future Wahine check out the coverage of the girls volleyball playoffs on OC16. Kahuku’s Adora Anae who’s a 6’1″ junior outside hitter may just earn an offer from the home team yet. Trust me when I say Dave has noticed her play. Athletic, quick, with a great arm swing.

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