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Outside Looking In Team Profiles: 01/25/2011

RPI and schedule data from Basketball State (subscription), accessed on January 24, 2011. This information only reflects games played against Division I opponents through Monday, January 24, 2011.

First Four Out

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38. Penn St. Nittany Lions
Record: 10-8 overall; 3-4 conference; 2-3 vs. RPI Top 50; 1-4 vs. RPI 51-100; 5-1 vs. RPI 150+; 1-5 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 136 Loss: 61
RPI: 61
SOS: 6
RPI 1-50 Wins: Michigan State, Illinois
RPI 51-100 Wins: Duquesne
Bad (RPI 150+) Losses: Maine
Other Losses: at Ohio State (No. 6), at Purdue (No. 11), Purdue (No.11), Florida (No. 19), at Virginia Tech (No. 62), at Mississippi (No. 72), Maryland (No. 78), at Michigan (No. 88)
Last Week: lost at Purdue 63-62
This Week: Iowa (Wed.), Wisconsin (Sat.)
The Nittany Lions almost grabbed a huge road win in West Lafayette Wednesday night, but JaJuan Johnson's game winner, on a possession that probably should have belonged to PSU, means they've still only won once on their travels this year.

39. Washington St. Cougars
14-6 overall; 4-4 conference; 0-4 vs. RPI Top 50; 3-2 vs. RPI 51-100; 9-0 vs. RPI 150+; 6-4 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 185 Loss: 50
RPI: 68
SOS: 89
RPI 1-50 Wins: None
RPI 51-100 Wins: Portland (N), Gonzaga, Baylor (N)
Losses: Arizona (No. 25), Butler (N) (No. 27), at UCLA (No. 49), Kansas State (No. 50), at California (No. 56), at USC (No. 93)
Last Week: def. Arizona State 78-61, lost to Arizona 65-63
This Week: Washington (Sun.)
The Cougars missed a golden opportunity to improve their resume when they let Arizona back into Saturday's game at Pullman, which turned into Wazzu's fourth Pac-10 loss of the season. They'll have another chance to make an impact on Sunday, if they can knock off league leader Washington at home.

40. Baylor Bears
Record: 13-6 overall; 3-3 conference; 1-2 vs. RPI Top 50; 0-3 vs. RPI 51-100; 10-0 vs. RPI 150+; 2-5 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 193 Loss: 54
RPI: 87
SOS: 111
RPI 1-50 Wins: Oklahoma State
RPI 51-100 Wins: None
Bad (RPI 150+) Losses: None
Losses: Kansas (No. 1), Florida State (N) (No. 44), at Kansas State (50), Gonzaga (N) (No. 67), Washington State (N) (No. 68), at Iowa State (No. 90)
Last Week: def. Oklahoma State 76-57, lost at at Kansas State 69-61
This Week: Colorado (Sat.)
The Bears picked up a convincing home win over Oklahoma State, another Big 12 bubble team on Saturday, but couldn't come back against Kansas State two days later, which deprived them of a true road win. That keeps the Bears out for now.

41. Central Florida Knights
Record: 14-4 overall; 1-4 conference; 2-0 vs. RPI Top 50; 2-1 vs. RPI 51-100; 6-2 vs. RPI 150+; 4-2 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 146 Loss: 136
RPI: 64
SOS: 107
RPI 1-50 Wins: Florida (N), Miami (N)
RPI 51-100 Wins: Princeton, Marshall
Bad (RPI 150+) Losses: Rice, at Houston
Other Losses: at Southern Miss (No. 76), East Carolina (No. 121)
Last Week: lost to East Carolina 74-62, lost to Rice 57-50
This Week: at Memphis (Wed.), UAB (Sat.)
The air is officially out of the UCF balloon after a 12-point home loss to ECU on Wednesday, a game the Knights were never really in, and a seven-point setback to Rice. That's four straight losses, and two at home.

Next Four Out

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42. Dayton Flyers
15-5 overall; 3-2 conference; 1-3 vs. RPI Top 50; 3-0 vs. RPI 51-100; 9-0 vs. RPI 150+; 3-4 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 170 Loss: 61
RPI: 58
SOS: 118
RPI 1-50 Wins: George Mason
RPI 51-100 Wins: at Mississippi, New Mexico, Miami (OH)
Losses: at Xavier (No. 26), at Old Dominion (No. 34), at Cincinnati (No. 38), East Tennessee State (No. 102), at Massachusetts (No. 103)
Last Week: def. Fordham 91-57
This Week: Richmond (Tue.), at Duquesne (Sun.)
The Flyers may need to take care of business in the league to get in, and this week's pair of games against the one-loss Spiders and unbeaten Dukes will help in that regard. Out of conference, Dayton's best win is a home triumph over George Mason, and the amount of boost they get out of that will depend on how the CAA race shakes out. Victories over New Mexico and Ole Miss provide little bump, given how those teams are struggling at the moment.

43. Colorado Buffaloes
Record: 13-6 overall; 3-2 conference; 3-1 vs. RPI Top 50; 1-3 vs. RPI 51-100; 9-1 vs. RPI 150+; 3-6 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 194 Loss: 89
RPI: 84
SOS: 162
RPI 1-50 Wins: Missouri, Oklahoma State, at Kansas State
RPI 51-100 Wins: Colorado State
Bad (RPI 150+) Losses: at Oklahoma (No. 158)
Losses: at Georgia (No. 42), at Harvard (No. 52), New Mexico (N) (No. 77), at San Francisco (No. 97), at Nebraska (No. 108)
Last Week: lost at Nebraska 79-67, lost at Oklahoma 67-60
This Week: Kansas (Tue.), at Baylor (Sat.)
The Buffaloes slide out after dropping two games they really shouldn't have, particularly a seven-point decision at a bad Sooner team.

44. Wichita St. Shockers
Record: 15-4 overall; 7-2 conference; 0-3 vs. RPI Top 50; 1-1 vs. RPI 51-100; 10-0 vs. RPI 150+; 6-2 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 184 Loss: 29
RPI: 47
SOS: 69
RPI 1-50 Wins: None
RPI 51-100 Wins: Indiana State
Losses: at San Diego State (No. 3), Connecticut (N) (No. 4), Missouri State (No. 36), Northern Iowa (No. 71)
Last Week: lost to Northern Iowa 77-74, def. Indiana State 93-83 (3OT)
This Week: at Southern Illinois (Wed.), Bradley (Sat.)
The Shockers slim at-large hopes took a hit when they lost to defending champ UNI at home. That defeat was a lost opportunity, as Missouri State also fell on Wednesday night. However, the Shockers did take out the conquerors of the Bears, Indiana State on Saturday, even if they needed three OTs to do so.

45. Maryland Terrapins
Record: 12-7 overall; 2-3 conference; 0-6 vs. RPI Top 50; 3-1 vs. RPI 51-100; 8-0 vs. RPI 150+; 2-5 Road/Neutral
Average RPI win: 203 Loss: 26
RPI: 78
SOS: 45
RPI 1-50 Wins: None
RPI 51-100 Wins: at Penn State, College of Charleston, Clemson
Losses: Pittsburgh (N) (No. 5), at Villanova (No. 7), at Duke (No. 10), Illinois (N) (No. 28), Boston College (No. 35), Temple (N) (No. 37), Virginia Tech (No. 62)
Last Week: lost to Virginia Tech 74-57, def. Clemson 79-77
This Week: at Virginia (Thu.), at Georgia Tech (Sun.)
The Terrapins are lacking quality wins at the moment, along with wins away from College Park. They can grab two of those this week, but their quality will be dubious.

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