11/6/2012 7:28 PM
Tonight #1 Sonoma St (9-1) is a 101 point favorite in the CCAA in Rupp! Has anyone ever seen anything like this?
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11/6/2012 10:45 PM
I had a team that seemed to be penalized too for not covering the spread.  I dominated games, but because teams ran a slow down against me, it was almost impossible to cover the spread.
11/6/2012 10:52 PM
I *think* Millsaps in D3 Rupp was a 103-ish point favorite over a conference mate last season.  Couldn't believe it when I saw it.
11/24/2012 3:22 PM
I'm a 107 point favorite at my Pittsburg St team in Iba tonight.  I know my RPI will take a hit due to my opponent and margin of victory isn't taken into consideration regarding RPI, but will my ranking take a hit if I don't cover?  I think the only way that I cover is if I can pitch a shutout....
11/25/2012 8:56 PM
I had no idea that the spread played into RPI. My wins often don't beat the spread.
11/25/2012 11:06 PM
How much of a plus is it when you win as an underdog? What kind of RPI hit do you take as a favorite if you don't cover? How is the spread determined?
11/26/2012 1:00 AM
Covering or failing to cover the spread has absolutely no effect whatsoever on a team's RPI, unless you fail to cover because you lost.
11/26/2012 6:27 AM
Posted by emy1013 on 11/26/2012 1:00:00 AM (view original):
Covering or failing to cover the spread has absolutely no effect whatsoever on a team's RPI, unless you fail to cover because you lost.
This is true...spread may effect ranking but it still is mostly window dressing since rpi is more important
11/26/2012 7:10 AM
Even on ranking I believe spread is capped at a certain level, so the 100 plus spreads really aren't affecting much.
11/26/2012 10:38 AM
I thought it was ridiculous when I was a 50 point favorite against some SimAI teams. 100+ is absolutely insane and tells me the model used to do the spread calculations could probably use an adjustment.
11/26/2012 8:27 PM
I don't know bistiza. keep an eye on Virginia State in the central conference of Knight DII.  There will be some well deserved 100 point spreads.  They could get shut out in a game this season
11/27/2012 12:39 PM
emy is right, spreads have no impact on RPI. i would also argue they have no impact on ranking. i believe margin of victory impacts ranking, but not if you beat some arbitrary spread. i think WIS knows those spreads sucks and would not use them in ranking teams, but i could be wrong...

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