ESPN.com: UMass Among Most Consistent Teams Nationally - UMass Athletics

ESPN.com: UMass Among Most Consistent Teams Nationally

A few years ago ESPN developed the BPI, which is a lot like the RPI but also takes margin of victory into account, among other items. In the latest BPI release, UMass is No. 5 with the second most difficult schedule nationally. Here's what Ryan Feldman of ESPN.com had to say about the consistent play of the Minutemen. 

UMass stays consistent 
Massachusetts lost to Florida State on Saturday, but the Minutemen -- ranked No. 2 in BPI entering Saturday's game -- are still No. 5 in BPI. 

The Minutemen have played the second-toughest schedule according to BPI, and they've been quite successful against that schedule. They're 7-1 against the BPI top 100, including 4-1 against the top 50. Only Wisconsin has more top-50 wins this season, with five. 

UMass has faced three teams outside the BPI top 100, each of which ranks between 150 and 200, and has defeated each of those teams by at least 13 points. 

UMass ranks as the fourth-most consistent team in the country in terms of variance, in relation to variance in BPI game score. 


Read the full ESPN Insider article here...

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