#### 99topdawg

##### Well-Known Member

One thing I don't understand, and I mean that literally, is exactly how the RPI/NET works. I get the quad 1 wins, road, home, neutral, etc.

My thing is, if a conference plays against each other all season long, you either beat each other up and get a bunch of .500 teams or get an even split of great and bad teams. At no time can that conference change from good to great, good to average, etc.

It seems that you establish yourself as great, good, average, etc. in your non-conference season, which is mostly in November and December. Are those the games that determine how you’re seeded 3 months later?

For example, how does the Big 12 get so many quad 1 teams when the bottom 8 teams have a total of 5 Q1 non-conference wins?

I went through each team/conference’s schedule for a comparison of the 2 conference. I didn’t start doing to try to make an argument for which conference is best. I just wanted to see why the Big 12 has so many teams in Q1. I also understand how parts of this comparison could be considered "bad stats" because I don't understand exactly how RPI, etc, works (is losing/winning by 20 in the road vs. #1 the same as vs. #75, or how much difference is there between the 2 even though they're both Q1 wins) .

I do understand a lot of the above without doing this, like how conference games do establish this, but I wanted to see how much difference there is between the 2 conferences and their non conference wins that seem to help establish a foundation for a conference and their teams' strength.

Here's what I came up with:

My thing is, if a conference plays against each other all season long, you either beat each other up and get a bunch of .500 teams or get an even split of great and bad teams. At no time can that conference change from good to great, good to average, etc.

It seems that you establish yourself as great, good, average, etc. in your non-conference season, which is mostly in November and December. Are those the games that determine how you’re seeded 3 months later?

For example, how does the Big 12 get so many quad 1 teams when the bottom 8 teams have a total of 5 Q1 non-conference wins?

I went through each team/conference’s schedule for a comparison of the 2 conference. I didn’t start doing to try to make an argument for which conference is best. I just wanted to see why the Big 12 has so many teams in Q1. I also understand how parts of this comparison could be considered "bad stats" because I don't understand exactly how RPI, etc, works (is losing/winning by 20 in the road vs. #1 the same as vs. #75, or how much difference is there between the 2 even though they're both Q1 wins) .

I do understand a lot of the above without doing this, like how conference games do establish this, but I wanted to see how much difference there is between the 2 conferences and their non conference wins that seem to help establish a foundation for a conference and their teams' strength.

Here's what I came up with:

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