Here are your RPI reminders.
The most important RPI for 2A and 3A teams in District 1, is the District RPI. Those are now up and running, and can be found on the Northwest Conference and Wesco boys and girls basketball pages, by using the RPI link.
They are updated every weekend when games are completed for the week. Possibly more frequently as we get closer to season’s end. They are important because the top twelve 2A’s qualify for the district tournament. In 3A, the top ten qualify.
By now, the WIAA’s state RPI has enough data to be legitimate as a poll, but it does not qualify your team for anything. If you are one of the 16 teams that qualifies for state through district tournaments, then you will be assigned a seed of 1-16. So, if you are confident that your team will be there in the end, then you can certainly eyeball where you might end up, seed wise.
While the state RPI builds data in December, many people refer to those “rankings” when comparing teams. For a poll comprised of data, that is too early for it to be accurate. To me, I like the eye test much better, which is why I miss the banter of opinion polls, which have become very scarce.
Original post at NW Conference website