Originally posted on Cracked Sidewalks  |  Last updated 11/24/11
If you didn’t check Cracked Sidewalks yesterday, please first check out the great story on how Buzz, acting AD Mike Broeker, Jim McIlvaine, Jimmy Butler, Lazar Hayward and some of my colleagues here at Cracked Sidewalks teamed up to reach out to young Liam Kelly, who is thankfully free of cancer today. That was a real Thanksgiving story, that makes us remember how trivial basketball is by comparison...MU's tougher schedule results in projected RPI of 3On December 31, 2009, I noted that scheduling seven or eight non-Top 200 teams every year was killing Marquette’s RPI, and could cost us a bid. This season, Marquette is projected to play only two schools out of the top 200 (Mount Saint Mary’s, 280th and Winthrop, 263rd). MU is 53-1 against such teams since 2003, DePaul being the one loss. SeasonRPIvs. non-top 200 2012 Projected3rd 2-0201150th 7-0201054th 7-1200930th 8-0200820th 7-0200722nd 5-0200630th3-0200591st 4-0200475th6-020038th4-0Cutting down on the number of teams played ag...
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