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    UL Baseball A few things RPI related and scheduling ...

    #1 Regarding scheduling and the need to fill an opponent for a weekend ... there are alternatives to scheduling teams that are going to inflict significant damage on your RPI. If you are absolutely in a bind and cannot find one of the myriad of D1 teams (especially northern teams) to fill a weekend ... go the non-D1 route. There are many non-D1 teams that will provide an equal or better challenge vs. a Saint Peter's ... without the RPI damage.

    You are afforded as many as three non-D1 games without an RPI penalty. The fourth non-D1 game will result in an RPI penalty of .0022. You can then play a fifth non-D1 game without additional penalty. But the sixth non-D1 game will cost you an additional .0022 plus .0022 for each non-D1 game after six. Now ... you will want to ensure you win these games ... because there is a .0022 penalty for each home loss (.0017 for neutral site loss ... .0011 for road loss). A penalty is not assessed for a tie.

    As such, scheduling a non-D1 opponent in lieu of Saint Peter's for a weekend series would result in no damage to the RPI (no effect at all), provided you take care of business on the field. Even if you did lose a game, the penalty is considerably less severe than adding a bad D1 team to your SOS (RPI).

    #2 The Cajuns' RPI currently sits at ...

    WP -> .67544
    OWP -> .54006
    OOWP -> .49547
    SOS -> .52520
    --
    RPI -> .56276

    This is actually an RPI ranking of about #63 ... not the #56 shown in Warren Nolan.

    Warren Nolan has a mistake in his RPI. For some reason he is excluding LIU-Brooklyn (Long Island in his system) from Saint Peters' results. Saint Peter's lost that game at home. Strangely enough, he has the game result on the Long Island page ... but incorrectly as a non-D1 game. I sent him a correctional note.

    #3 If you were to exclude the Saint Peter's weekend series from the RPI calculations you would have ...

    WP -> .63000
    OWP -> .64808
    OOWP -> .49639
    SOS -> .59751
    --
    RPI -> .60563 (RPI ranking of #22)

    Of course, the effect of adding Saint Peter's to the Cajuns' RPI is rather dramatic at this stage since they have an OWP contribution of .00000 and not many games have been played. But at the end of the season the damage will still be real, unless Saint Peter's can muster a somewhat respectable winning percentage (well above the .19231 of 2016).

    Brian


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    Thanks Brian.. Appreciate the knowledge


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneGolfin View Post
    #1 Regarding scheduling and the need to fill an opponent for a weekend ... there are alternatives to scheduling teams that are going to inflict significant damage on your RPI. If you are absolutely in a bind and cannot find one of the myriad of D1 teams (especially northern teams) to fill a weekend ... go the non-D1 route. There are many non-D1 teams that will provide an equal or better challenge vs. a Saint Peter's ... without the RPI damage.

    You are afforded as many as three non-D1 games without an RPI penalty. The fourth non-D1 game will result in an RPI penalty of .0022. You can then play a fifth non-D1 game without additional penalty. But the sixth non-D1 game will cost you an additional .0022 plus .0022 for each non-D1 game after six. Now ... you will want to ensure you win these games ... because there is a .0022 penalty for each home loss (.0017 for neutral site loss ... .0011 for road loss). A penalty is not assessed for a tie.

    As such, scheduling a non-D1 opponent in lieu of Saint Peter's for a weekend series would result in no damage to the RPI (no effect at all), provided you take care of business on the field. Even if you did lose a game, the penalty is considerably less severe than adding a bad D1 team to your SOS (RPI).

    #2 The Cajuns' RPI currently sits at ...

    WP -> .67544
    OWP -> .54006
    OOWP -> .49547
    SOS -> .52520
    --
    RPI -> .56276

    This is actually an RPI ranking of about #63 ... not the #56 shown in Warren Nolan.

    Warren Nolan has a mistake in his RPI. For some reason he is excluding LIU-Brooklyn (Long Island in his system) from Saint Peters' results. Saint Peter's lost that game at home. Strangely enough, he has the game result on the Long Island page ... but incorrectly as a non-D1 game. I sent him a correctional note.

    #3 If you were to exclude the Saint Peter's weekend series from the RPI calculations you would have ...

    WP -> .63000
    OWP -> .64808
    OOWP -> .49639
    SOS -> .59751
    --
    RPI -> .60563 (RPI ranking of #22)

    Of course, the effect of adding Saint Peter's to the Cajuns' RPI is rather dramatic at this stage since they have an OWP contribution of .00000 and not many games have been played. But at the end of the season the damage will still be real, unless Saint Peter's can muster a somewhat respectable winning percentage (well above the .19231 of 2016).

    Brian
    Warren Nolan has applied the corrections mentioned above.

    Brian

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    Brian. SPU does not look too bad. Granted we totally outclass them but they seem to have the ability to compete going forward. I saw they Pitt in 2 game series next. Here's to hoping they go on a tear


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    Brian. SPU does not look too bad. Granted we totally outclass them but they seem to have the ability to compete going forward. I saw they Pitt in 2 game series next. Here's to hoping they go on a tear
    We will see ... but I do not have the same take. I think they are going to lose a lot of games this year.

    I think against a mediocre team, Harris would have been tagged for several runs in the first two innings.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneGolfin View Post
    We will see ... but I do not have the same take. I think they are going to lose a lot of games this year.

    I think against a mediocre team, Harris would have been tagged for several runs in the first two innings.

    Brian
    Agreed and we are still not hitting well against mediocre pitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Agreed and we are still not hitting well against mediocre pitching.
    You are correct. I was quite disappointed at our performance at the plate this weekend ... notably Saturday and Sunday.

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    damn it having issues error code through cox crap


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    Missouri won 3-2


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    Brian, your posts are very informative. I for one would not only appreciate your continued updates on the Cajuns, but also updates on key matches that will have a significant effect on our RPI.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunfanatico View Post
    Brian, your posts are very informative. I for one would not only appreciate your continued updates on the Cajuns, but also updates on key matches that will have a significant effect on our RPI.
    Negative. Massey updates should be sufficient enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    Brian. SPU does not look too bad. Granted we totally outclass them but they seem to have the ability to compete going forward. I saw they Pitt in 2 game series next. Here's to hoping they go on a tear
    I think it's very unlikely they will have the horrible record they had last year - that is based on my seeing them improve in front of my eyes this weekend, the perspective of player's fathers and the unlikelihood that a team's record could be THAT bad consistently (especially in baseball when the worst team can beat the best team in a given game).

    That's said, they are not very good. I'm guessing that .500 is their ceiling. Let's hope they get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    Negative. Massey updates should be sufficient enough.
    Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    Negative. Massey updates should be sufficient enough.
    Did I say something wrong?

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    Default Re: A few things RPI related and scheduling ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoneGolfin View Post
    #1 Regarding scheduling and the need to fill an opponent for a weekend ... there are alternatives to scheduling teams that are going to inflict significant damage on your RPI. If you are absolutely in a bind and cannot find one of the myriad of D1 teams (especially northern teams) to fill a weekend ... go the non-D1 route. There are many non-D1 teams that will provide an equal or better challenge vs. a Saint Peter's ... without the RPI damage.

    You are afforded as many as three non-D1 games without an RPI penalty. The fourth non-D1 game will result in an RPI penalty of .0022. You can then play a fifth non-D1 game without additional penalty. But the sixth non-D1 game will cost you an additional .0022 plus .0022 for each non-D1 game after six. Now ... you will want to ensure you win these games ... because there is a .0022 penalty for each home loss (.0017 for neutral site loss ... .0011 for road loss). A penalty is not assessed for a tie.

    As such, scheduling a non-D1 opponent in lieu of Saint Peter's for a weekend series would result in no damage to the RPI (no effect at all), provided you take care of business on the field. Even if you did lose a game, the penalty is considerably less severe than adding a bad D1 team to your SOS (RPI).

    #2 The Cajuns' RPI currently sits at ...

    WP -> .67544
    OWP -> .54006
    OOWP -> .49547
    SOS -> .52520
    --
    RPI -> .56276

    This is actually an RPI ranking of about #63 ... not the #56 shown in Warren Nolan.

    Warren Nolan has a mistake in his RPI. For some reason he is excluding LIU-Brooklyn (Long Island in his system) from Saint Peters' results. Saint Peter's lost that game at home. Strangely enough, he has the game result on the Long Island page ... but incorrectly as a non-D1 game. I sent him a correctional note.

    #3 If you were to exclude the Saint Peter's weekend series from the RPI calculations you would have ...

    WP -> .63000
    OWP -> .64808
    OOWP -> .49639
    SOS -> .59751
    --
    RPI -> .60563 (RPI ranking of #22)

    Of course, the effect of adding Saint Peter's to the Cajuns' RPI is rather dramatic at this stage since they have an OWP contribution of .00000 and not many games have been played. But at the end of the season the damage will still be real, unless Saint Peter's can muster a somewhat respectable winning percentage (well above the .19231 of 2016).

    Brian
    Educational reference for future seasons.

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