Northwestern's RPI this week stands at 36. If the Wildcats were to get into the NCAA tournament it would probably be because of their RPI -- or if they win the Big Ten tournament in March.
But NU coach Bill Carmody isn't really a fan of the RPI. He was asked Monday about Murray State and whether or not they should get a high seed in the tournament, since the No. 11 Racers are the last team in college basketball with an undefeated record (20-0). Murray State's RPI is 33.
"I had some Princeton teams that had pretty good records and one was seventh in the country in the second-to-last poll [in 1998]," Carmody said. "We had a horrible seed and were not treated with much repsect. Things have changed in a half dozen years. Maybe people don't give them a chance with their schedule and maybe their RPI drops.
"The whole RPI thing is really outdated and wrong. I hope -- for all teams -- if they deserve [a high tournament seed] they get what they deserve. Teams should get what they deserve."