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Cleaning up those RPI numbers

Take away home wins and several major conference teams' NCAA résumés aren't so squeaky clean.

Updated: February 9, 2004, 6:20 PM ET
By Joe Lunardi | Special to ESPN.com

I've been working up to this article for a long, long time. It just took an astute reader named Brian Kasbar to provide the perfect lead-in:

"I get sick of hearing ACC or SEC fans saying that Ole Miss, Georgia, Maryland or other middle-of-the-road teams (in those leagues) could clean up in the WCC and, therefore, Gonzaga's undefeated record in its conference is no big deal. Have they stopped to look at what happens to TOP teams in their conference that try WCC road games?

"Mississippi ...

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