RPI and Pomeroy Rankings (02/05/08)

As of Tuesday the 5th, Penn State’s Pomeroy Ranking was 102nd while their RPI Ranking was 129.

Penn State’s performance against Ohio State last week flattened their Pomeroy Ranking downward spiral since Claxton’s injury. That’s an indicator that the team may be over the devastating loss of their star and also that the power rankings may have been sufficiently adjusted to reflect Claxton’s injury.

The huge jump in the RPI following PSU’s upset over Michigan State demonstrates what a powerful impact the addition of MSU’s 19-2 record had on PSU’s strength of schedule.