Dukes Now 58th in Unofficial RPI

The updated ranking by Jerry Palm's collegerpi.com shows that Duquesne dropped to 59th while the Atlantic 10 Conference holds onto the eighth spot in the conference list. A look at RPI info for Duquesne's schedule, a list of the similar data for the league's 14 teams and the conference numbers follow.

All data from CollegeRPI.com. The first release from the NCAA is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2008.


The Dukes ended the 2005-06 season with an RPI above the 300 threshold at 308. Improvement started last season when they finished at 217.

This year the Dukes were 16th six games into the season when 6-0 with an RPI of 0.6708. The number started following after that and is now 0.5708.

Duquesne now has an RPI of 59, a gain of 158 over 2006-07 and plus 249 compared to 05-06.

The strength of schedule (SOS) at the end of the season was 153 in Mar. 2006 and 141 the following spring. It is currently 118.

The play of three teams (plus Pitt and WVU) has helped those numbers. Cal Sate Northridge, Drake and Niagara all have winning records. Drake and Niagara are first in the Missouri Valley and Northeast Conferences, respectively. CS Northridge is second in the Big West.

Here are the current records, RPI and SOS for the Dukes non-conference schedule, followed by the RPI/SOS info for all A-10 teams, and the conference list.

Note: Three Atlantic 10 teams are below .500 by a total of eight (8) games. Two teams are right at .500, and the remainder (9) have winning records.


Duquesne 2007-08 Schedule


Date    School           Score   Rec.  RPI  SOS
Nov.  9 Howard         W 129-59   3-11 286  213
Nov. 12 Winston-Salem  W  93-63   3- 7 262  203
Nov. 17 Rice           W  86-59   3- 7 287  249
Nov. 20 Oakland        W  92-77   4- 7 214  138
Nov. 24 Niagara        W  76-65   8- 3  52  148
Nov. 30 CS Northridge  W  97-74   7- 3 114  250
Dec.  1 Drake          L  77-73   8- 1  20  131
Dec.  5 Pittsburgh     L  73-68  10- 1   8   54
Dec.  8 West Virginia  L  92-68   9- 2  57  135
Dec. 21 Saint Francis  W  99-80   2- 9 292  228
Dec. 28 Robert Morris  W  86-70   8- 5 185  294
Dec. 30 SC Upstate     W  84-66   2-11 233   52
Jan.  2 Bowling Green             5- 6 288  332
Jan.  9 Fordham                   5- 5 215  243
Jan. 13 Rhode Island             13- 1  15   99
Jan. 19 Fordham
Jan. 23 St. Bonaventure           5- 8 267  298
Jan. 26 George Washington         4- 6 218  187
Jan. 30 Massachusetts            10- 2  22  113
Feb.  2 St. Bonaventure
Feb.  6 Saint Joseph's            6- 4  89   91
Feb.  9 La Salle                  3- 7 256  211
Feb. 13 Dayton                   11- 1   9   59
Feb. 16 Richmond                  6- 6 192  217
Feb. 21 Xavier                    9- 3  25   27
Feb. 24 La Salle
Mar.  2 Charlotte                 8- 4 153  227
Mar.  5 Temple                    6- 6  53   10
Mar.  8 Saint Louis               8- 5 105  104

Atlantic 10 Conference


Rank School                W   L  %      RPI     SOS
   9 Dayton               11   1  0.917  0.6459   59
  15 Rhode Island         13   1  0.929  0.6359   99
  22 Massachusetts        10   2  0.833  0.6134  113
  25 Xavier                9   3  0.750  0.6093   27
  53 Temple                6   6  0.500  0.5778   10
  59 Duquesne              9   3  0.750  0.5756  118
  89 Saint Joseph's        6   4  0.600  0.5541   91
 105 Saint Louis           9   5  0.643  0.5420  104
 153 Charlotte             8   4  0.667  0.5118  227
 192 Richmond              6   6  0.500  0.4801  217
 215 Fordham               6   5  0.545  0.4656  243
 218 George Washington     4   6  0.400  0.4625  187
 256 La Salle              4   7  0.364  0.4388  211
 267 St. Bonaventure       5   8  0.385  0.4284  298

Current Conference RPI
December 30, 2007
Top 15 plus other eastern conferences


                                   OVERALL
Rk Conference       W   L   Pct    RPI    SOS
 1 ACC	          110  31   0.7801 0.5823 0.5137
 2 Big 12	  105  37   0.7394 0.5747 0.5198
 3 Pac-10	   93  24   0.7949 0.5694 0.4943
 4 Big East	  132  50   0.7253 0.5689 0.5167
 5 SEC	          108  35   0.7552 0.5493 0.4807
 6 Big Ten	   91  40   0.6947 0.5476 0.4986
 7 Mo. Valley      62  38   0.6200 0.5447 0.5176
 8 Atlantic 10    103  91   0.6280 0.5386 0.5088
 9 Horizon         52  42   0.5532 0.5306 0.5233
 9 West Coast      36  37   0.4932 0.5472 0.5337
10 Mountain West   71  36   0.6636 0.5204 0.4727
11 West Coast      47  56   0.4563 0.5204 0.5408
12 Conference USA  78  50   0.6094 0.5125 0.4802
13 Mid-American    63  75   0.4565 0.5121 0.5306
14 Colonial        58  64   0.4754 0.4918 0.4979
15 Southern        32  52   0.3810 0.4909 0.5411
17 Metro Atlantic  43  54   0.4433 0.4843 0.4987
23 Patriot         51  43   0.5426 0.4710 0.4472
24 Ivy             32  57   0.3596 0.4693 0.5059
25 Mid-Eastern     26  88   0.2281 0.4510 0.5331
27 Northeast       49  68   0.4188 0.4495 0.4572


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