Definitely Friday the 13th, USC, Texas lose

September 13th, 2013
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Thanks for posting some scores on another link. will update here

AVCA is so lazy. have half their top 25 idle when all are playing

9. USD (H) def. USC, 3-1

Arizona State (N) def. 2. Texas, 3-0

3. Penn State def. Marquette (N), 3-0

4. Minnesota def. Louisville (N), 3-0

5. Florida (H) def. Iona, 3-0; def. Georgetown 3-0

6. Washington def. Illinois (H), 3-1

7. Michigan def. Siena (N), 3-0; def. Texas A&M (H), 3-2

8. Stanford (N) def. Army, 3-0' def. Yale, 3-0

11. UCLA def. CSUN, 3-2

No. 12 Nebraksa (H) def. Dayton, 3-0.

No. 13 Ohio State (H) def. IUPUI, 3-0

No. 14 Illionis (H) def. Arizona State 3-2; lost to No. 6 Washington 3-1

No. 15 Michigan State (A) def. IPFW 3-0

No. 16 Florida State (N) def. Siena, 3-0; lost to Texas A&M (H). 3-0

St. Mary's def. No. 17 Iowa State (N), 3-1

No. 18 North Carolina (H) def.  George Washington 3-0

Pepperdine def. No. 19. Kentucky (H), 3-0

20. Oregon (N) def. CSU Bakersfield 3-0,

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22 Responses to “Definitely Friday the 13th, USC, Texas lose”

  1. Maverick:

    Great news for UH's RPI. Toreros can win out the rest of the way.


  2. LC:

    I guess Haley had a premonition when he voted San Diego # 1.


  3. LC:

    Some of those guys are playing some real cupcakes.


  4. Warriorfan:

    Unfortunately the conference will drag UH's rpi way down.


  5. LC:

    But not as far down as the new WAC. :-)


  6. Cindy Luis:

    2. Shoji said he saw Haley's vote as playing politics since he was playing them this week.
    Haley asked me what I thought about USD. told him legit.


  7. Maverick:

    4. Yup. Unfortunately, the Big West's preseason has been rather disappointing, and having a good preseason was the only way to help UH's RPI.


  8. Lina:

    USD'S loss will be very good for Hawaii's RPI, BUT, I question how bad the loss of Texas will be for Hawaii's RPI. Up to this point, this was Hawaii's "greatest" win on their resume to the RPI, but with their loss to unranked ASU...., i'm cautious.


  9. Maverick:

    8. The RPI doesn't distinguish between "good" and "bad" losses. It's just a mathematical formula based on teams' win-loss records. Texas' loss will decrease the 50% component of the RPI calculation, but that loss is averaged against all other UH opponents' results. So the result is small. You should be concerned if Texas tanks it this season.

    Also, not clear what you mean by USD's loss will be very good for Hawaii's RPI. If you mean USD's loss to Texas, it is a wash because UH played both teams. If you mean UH's loss to USD, clearly not.

    The only way "good" and "bad" losses may be factored is when the committee determines the bracket and considers items other than RPI.


  10. Warriorfan:

    Well a loss to ASU won't hurt Texas much if ASU does well in the Pac 12.
    I think ASU is better than UCLA and can knock off Washington as well. Maybe finish third behind USC and Stanford.


  11. jmy:

    Could USD end up as no. 1 this week? If so, they'll probably lose next week because #1 has been a curse so far this season...


  12. Maverick:

    10. Actually, the loss negatively impacts the 25% component of Texas' RPI--its W-L record. Regardless of how ASU performs the rest of this season, this impact won't change. However, you are correct with regard to the 50% component. The better ASU's record, the better Texas' RPI, all other things being equal.

    Every team's priority is to win as many of its matches as possible. Then, each team must root for its opponents to win as many matches as possible. Regarding conference opponents, a team must hope that their conference foes win as many non-conference matches as possible.


  13. Maverick:

    11. My gues is the BCS bias will propel Penn St. to #1. USD should be no lower than 5 in my opinion.


  14. kaleiboy:

    All this talk about RPI, when does it come out?


  15. Maverick:

    From what I understand, next month


  16. Cubicle1126:

    all of these results are showing that this season is more wide open than people thought. i think the conventional thinking going into this season was that it was a 3-way race between texas, penn st and stanford. all those teams have lost. of the 3, penn st looks to be the strongest, or at least the most consistent, imo.

    but i think it's a wide open season. whoever gets hot and a good draw tourney time could end up winning (kinda like ucla a couple seasons ago).


  17. Maverick:

    Nikki Taylor doesn't start this match.


  18. Cubicle1126:

    kaleiboy -- in the past, the first official RPI has been released mid-October. Rich Kern's site may put out his RKPI sooner than that though. he tries to mimic the results of the RPI, and his result is usually close, though not always ...


  19. Cindy Luis:

    17. see new thread. they went with a different starting lineup. Mendoza as DS. Taylor came in on the next rotation.


  20. Cindy Luis:

    depends on how Saturday's matches play out. Penn State probably No. 1 then Minnesota.


  21. LanaiBoy:

    A mild upset. Florida State (#16) beat unbeaten Michigan (#7) today. Florida State has impressive sisters, Nicole and Elise Walch. Two-person wrecking crew. Both had 22 kills in five sets.


  22. kaleiboy:

    thanks Maverick & Cubicle1126