The Gory Details - 1996-1997

The NCAA Selection Committee receives what's called a "Nitty-Gritty" report on the top 105 teams in the RPI to help them decide on the teams invited to and seeding for the NCAA Tournament. Much of the information on that report is duplicated here, in it's unadjusted form. I have included current conference leaders ranked below 105. I have also omitted teams currently under .500 unless they lead their conference. No such team has ever been invited to the tournament as an at-large team. Ineligible teams are also not listed.

* - Conference Champion/Current Leader. Conference leader defined as highest rated team in the RPI among those with the fewest losses, or if regular season play is over in a conference, the highest remaining seed in the conference tournament.

Shaded teams made the tournament.


Division INon-ConferenceConferenceRecord vs Teams Ranked
RankSchoolW-LPctRPIW-LPctRPIRankW-LPctRPIRankRoadLast-101-2526-5051-100101-150151+
1*Kansas31-10.9690.674213-01.0000.6632318-10.9470.6679110-110-04-010-08-17-02-0
2*Kentucky29-40.8790.657213-10.9290.6632416-30.8420.642368-29-17-33-18-07-04-0
3*North Carolina24-60.8000.656910-10.9090.6487514-50.7370.648856-410-09-52-08-11-04-0
4*Minnesota26-30.8970.652210-10.9090.61481416-20.8890.664829-39-17-16-15-14-04-0
5*Utah25-30.8930.63807-20.7780.56046418-10.9470.6629311-110-04-34-05-06-06-0
6Wake Forest23-60.7930.634411-01.0000.61911212-60.6670.6315810-25-58-41-06-23-05-0
7Duke23-80.7420.627111-30.7860.60082412-50.7060.637077-47-39-61-16-11-06-0
8Villanova22-90.7100.62308-20.8000.6648214-70.6670.5962216-56-41-24-310-44-03-0
9South Carolina23-70.7670.62027-50.5830.55018016-20.8890.6593410-18-24-54-04-05-26-0
10*UCLA21-70.7500.61646-40.6000.58683715-30.8330.626198-39-14-51-16-12-08-0
11Clemson21-90.7000.615912-10.9230.628299-80.5290.5951236-44-67-70-05-23-06-0
12*St. Joseph's24-60.8000.61248-30.7270.58753616-30.8420.6203108-59-13-33-23-14-011-0
13Cincinnati25-70.7810.611112-40.7500.62231013-30.8130.5919268-27-30-32-210-23-010-0
14New Mexico23-70.7670.608910-10.9090.60751913-60.6840.6005184-66-43-34-33-15-08-0
15Tulsa23-90.7190.601710-40.7140.60312213-50.7220.5922258-56-42-55-15-16-25-0
16Indiana22-100.6880.601413-10.9290.665219-90.5000.5450795-65-51-64-27-15-15-0
17Arizona19-90.6790.59938-20.8000.6479611-70.6110.5667493-86-43-42-24-33-07-0
18Louisville23-80.7420.597813-20.8670.6378710-60.6250.5526686-45-54-15-23-44-07-1
19Georgia24-80.7500.596511-10.9170.57714713-70.6500.6009175-57-33-42-25-27-07-0
20Maryland21-100.6770.596311-20.8460.57255510-80.5560.6027145-54-66-71-17-20-07-0
Division INon-ConferenceConferenceRecord vs Teams Ranked
RankSchoolW-LPctRPIW-LPctRPIRankW-LPctRPIRankRoadLast-101-2526-5051-100101-150151+
21California21-80.7240.59639-20.8180.61111712-60.6670.5811354-57-33-43-15-13-17-1
22Purdue17-110.6070.59465-50.5000.54568812-60.6670.6164116-67-34-42-62-13-06-0
23Rhode Island20-90.6900.59396-40.6000.56655814-50.7370.6033137-58-21-35-41-05-28-0
24Illinois21-90.7000.593410-20.8330.58963411-70.6110.5892295-67-33-53-43-06-06-0
25Virginia18-120.6000.593211-20.8460.6067217-100.4120.5737424-74-63-101-05-22-07-0
26Wisconsin18-90.6670.59197-20.7780.58454111-70.6110.5899285-77-35-33-21-35-14-0
27UNC Charlotte21-80.7240.59179-30.7500.58224312-50.7060.5930249-38-21-40-06-48-06-0
28Xavier22-50.8150.59079-10.9000.60062513-40.7650.5789398-28-22-12-14-14-010-2
29Texas Tech19-90.6790.58948-20.8000.59622811-70.6110.5791379-46-41-14-65-26-03-0
30Stanford18-70.7200.58866-10.8570.59313012-60.6670.5810365-67-33-30-04-34-07-1
31*Boston U25-40.8620.58715-30.6250.54479020-10.9520.59582211-49-10-10-13-23-019-0
32*Princeton23-30.8850.58559-30.7500.55606814-01.0000.59881912-110-00-20-02-08-013-1
33*Boston College21-80.7240.58536-20.7500.525611115-60.7140.6023167-58-21-21-311-33-05-0
34Vanderbilt18-110.6210.58478-30.7270.60112310-80.5560.5688476-67-31-61-27-13-26-0
35*Illinois St24-50.8280.58427-10.8750.54578717-40.8100.5914279-48-20-02-15-27-110-1
36Iowa State20-80.7140.58299-10.9000.531010311-70.6110.6067125-45-50-35-35-23-07-0
37Iowa20-90.6900.58268-30.7270.54648512-60.6670.5967205-56-44-42-32-15-17-0
38Temple19-100.6550.58187-30.7000.59872712-70.6320.5690464-57-34-41-43-13-18-0
39Texas16-110.5930.58076-40.6000.57385410-70.5880.5791384-95-51-45-44-33-03-0
40Michigan19-110.6330.580510-20.8330.6128169-90.5000.5540677-64-64-61-23-27-14-0
Division INon-ConferenceConferenceRecord vs Teams Ranked
RankSchoolW-LPctRPIW-LPctRPIRankW-LPctRPIRankRoadLast-101-2526-5051-100101-150151+
41TCU21-120.6360.579811-20.8460.61561310-100.5000.5513702-66-43-72-03-35-28-0
42SW Missouri St24-80.7500.579710-10.9090.60981814-70.6670.5570597-57-30-11-24-29-210-1
43Colorado21-90.7000.578510-30.7690.53889711-60.6470.6026156-65-50-44-36-14-07-1
44Mississippi19-80.7040.57857-20.7780.55037912-60.6670.5876314-68-22-31-14-26-26-0
45UMass18-130.5810.57856-70.4620.57664912-60.6670.5757408-47-33-63-12-44-16-1
46Providence20-110.6450.57718-20.8000.57704812-90.5710.5730445-64-61-35-16-55-13-1
47Oklahoma19-100.6550.57528-20.8000.57505311-80.5790.5710453-66-41-25-43-35-15-0
48Oklahoma St16-140.5330.57488-40.6670.5993268-100.4440.5557621-115-50-32-67-34-03-2
49West Virginia19-90.6790.57247-10.8750.58094412-80.6000.5636506-56-41-22-26-46-14-0
50Hawaii20-70.7410.57218-20.8000.54189412-50.7060.5831345-36-41-30-05-33-011-1
51*Marquette22-80.7330.57129-30.7500.56096313-50.7220.5731436-48-22-23-22-22-113-1
52Southern Cal17-100.6300.56925-40.5560.521611612-60.6670.5886306-77-32-62-13-23-17-0
53*Coll of Charleston26-20.9290.56867-20.7780.58514019-01.0000.5494749-110-00-11-11-01-023-0
54Florida St16-110.5930.567510-01.0000.5690576-110.3530.5581583-74-64-90-03-22-07-0
55Nebraska16-140.5330.56709-40.6920.5931297-100.4120.5409823-85-50-44-54-45-13-0
56Oral Roberts19-60.7600.566519-60.7600.5622620-00.0000.00003046-69-10-21-03-13-112-2
57Georgetown19-90.6790.56557-10.8750.55087712-80.6000.5669487-48-21-04-27-62-15-0
58UNLV20-90.6900.56398-30.7270.55387312-60.6670.5627526-67-30-12-34-54-010-0
59Tulane18-100.6430.56377-60.5380.54998111-40.7330.5744416-35-52-32-12-63-09-0
60Syracuse19-120.6130.56249-20.8180.57595110-100.5000.5514697-46-41-32-36-64-06-0
Division INon-ConferenceConferenceRecord vs Teams Ranked
RankSchoolW-LPctRPIW-LPctRPIRankW-LPctRPIRankRoadLast-101-2526-5051-100101-150151+
61Fresno St19-110.6330.56097-60.5380.55287512-50.7060.5633516-77-30-03-44-36-26-2
62North Carolina St15-140.5170.56058-10.8890.5550717-130.3500.5565602-87-34-120-04-21-06-0
63Oregon16-100.6150.56058-01.0000.630388-100.4440.5250995-75-52-41-23-32-18-0
64Drexel22-80.7330.56034-50.4440.495414718-30.8570.5837338-88-20-11-30-24-017-2
65*Valparaiso22-60.7860.55936-30.6670.55427216-30.8420.5545669-38-20-10-10-15-117-2
66Arkansas15-120.5560.55777-30.7000.5910328-90.4710.5355883-85-51-50-36-13-25-1
67*Miami-Ohio21-80.7240.55665-30.6250.529210716-50.7620.5615546-79-10-10-14-35-112-2
68Pittsburgh16-140.5330.55625-50.5000.536810011-90.5500.5618534-86-41-22-57-42-24-1
69Colorado St17-90.6540.55617-20.7780.54449110-70.5880.5554646-55-50-20-35-12-210-1
70New Orleans22-60.7860.55547-10.8750.61281515-50.7500.5255987-47-30-00-02-16-314-2
71Bowling Green21-90.7000.55497-30.7000.55836614-60.7000.5475767-66-41-00-14-55-111-2
72Memphis16-140.5330.55466-90.4000.519811810-50.6670.5859324-75-53-12-62-52-27-0
73Michigan St16-110.5930.55397-20.7780.5449899-90.5000.5551654-75-51-73-21-06-05-2
74Eastern Mich19-100.6550.55096-20.7500.57645013-80.6190.5366867-74-60-10-05-53-411-0
75George Wash15-130.5360.55056-40.6000.5803459-90.5000.5323914-75-50-52-61-02-210-0
76Nevada19-90.6790.55005-40.5560.514412114-50.7370.5610555-67-30-00-14-73-012-1
77*Pacific22-50.8150.54877-10.8750.531710115-40.7890.5474779-57-30-00-05-24-013-3
78Notre Dame14-130.5190.54776-20.7500.5653608-110.4210.5374852-95-50-42-45-32-25-0
79*South Alabama21-60.7780.54734-20.6670.497014417-40.8100.5564617-59-10-00-02-25-214-2
81*Long Island21-80.7240.54713-50.3750.503113518-30.8570.5555638-88-20-10-21-14-216-2
Division INon-ConferenceConferenceRecord vs Teams Ranked
RankSchoolW-LPctRPIW-LPctRPIRankW-LPctRPIRankRoadLast-101-2526-5051-100101-150151+
82Northern Iowa16-120.5710.54654-40.5000.530410512-80.6000.5507735-85-50-03-33-45-45-1
83Washington16-100.6150.54626-20.7500.511012410-80.5560.5589575-75-51-61-12-33-09-0
84New Mexico St18-90.6670.54605-40.5560.530710413-50.7220.5476754-78-20-21-04-42-211-1
85UConn14-140.5000.54417-20.7780.6067207-120.3680.51131244-63-71-34-12-93-14-0
86Alabama16-140.5330.54359-30.7500.5896357-110.3890.51071273-75-51-42-11-46-46-1
88Evansville17-140.5480.54186-60.5000.54688411-80.5790.5355875-66-40-32-32-46-47-0
89*Butler21-90.7000.53926-50.5450.55776715-40.7890.5276957-79-10-20-02-11-218-4
90Miami-Florida16-120.5710.53816-20.7500.509212810-100.5000.5452784-84-61-01-36-74-24-0
91*Old Dominion22-100.6880.53729-40.6920.526711013-60.6840.5388836-77-30-01-02-46-313-3
92UAB18-130.5810.53589-50.6430.5375999-80.5290.5316924-66-40-20-35-34-49-1
93*St. Mary's21-70.7500.53428-30.7270.54818213-40.7650.51841077-59-10-01-10-14-316-2
94Ohio16-100.6150.53324-30.5710.53969612-70.6320.5258975-87-30-10-24-21-411-1
95Baylor17-120.5860.532911-10.9170.5530746-110.3530.51761082-75-50-13-82-14-28-0
96Utah St17-90.6540.53184-40.5000.476817313-50.7220.5509715-66-40-10-02-53-112-2
97East Carolina16-100.6150.53137-20.7780.5858399-80.5290.49771457-75-51-10-11-12-512-2
101Iona22-70.7590.528011-30.7860.53839811-40.7330.511512310-56-41-00-00-13-118-5
102Marshall19-90.6790.52797-40.6360.55536912-50.7060.50841326-76-40-10-10-14-315-3
103St. Bonaventure14-140.5000.52708-20.8000.5783466-120.3330.49791433-83-70-51-52-02-29-2
104Northern Ariz19-50.7920.52666-30.6670.481816913-20.8670.5448808-38-20-10-00-13-116-2
105Bradley16-120.5710.52503-50.3750.453720413-70.6500.5508724-78-20-02-54-14-56-1
Division INon-ConferenceConferenceRecord vs Teams Ranked
RankSchoolW-LPctRPIW-LPctRPIRankW-LPctRPIRankRoadLast-101-2526-5051-100101-150151+
123*Montana17-100.6300.51175-50.5000.510812512-50.7060.50871316-47-30-00-00-32-415-3
131*Chattanooga18-100.6430.50564-70.3640.450521214-30.8240.5418814-67-30-00-01-24-313-5
136*Coppin St21-80.7240.50203-50.3750.462319018-30.8570.51541157-69-10-10-10-10-221-3
147*Charleston So15-120.5560.49695-50.5000.498614210-70.5880.49451527-77-31-10-00-13-311-7
156*Navy18-80.6920.49246-60.5000.464518712-20.8570.51491186-79-10-00-11-01-316-4
166*Murray St17-90.6540.48882-30.4000.437123515-60.7140.50141374-97-30-00-00-10-017-8
181*SW Texas St15-120.5560.47703-60.3330.446022312-60.6670.49461512-96-40-10-00-10-115-9
213*Jackson St13-150.4640.45261-100.0910.414426012-50.7060.48251752-129-10-30-00-30-113-8
232*Fairfield11-180.3790.44046-60.5000.45502015-120.2940.43282555-105-50-00-10-22-59-10