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College Basketball Rankings, RPI Update: Colorado State Drops To No. 30

One factor that could help the Colorado St. Rams make a case for an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament should they not win the Mountain West Tournament (it could happen, but don't bet anything valuable on that happening) would be the team's RPI ranking. In the latest update from NCAA.com, the Rams dropped from No. 24 to No. 30.

A loss to the TCU Horned Frogs hurt the Rams' chances at an at-large bid, but there are still several big games the Rams could win to bolster its postseason resume. The Rams close out February with games against ranked opponents: San Diego State and UNLV. The Rams did upset the former team earlier in the season, but that was at home.

Among the rest of the local teams, the Colorado Buffaloes check in at No. 74, the Denver Pioneers come in at No. 94, the Air Force Falcons find its place at No. 193 and the Northern Colorado Bears are at No. 257.

Here is the current top 25 in RPI:

1 Syracuse
2 Duke
3 Kentucky
4 Michigan State
5 Kansas
6 Missouri
7 Baylor
8 North Carolina
9 UNLV
10 Ohio State
11 Southern Miss
12 Marquette
13 Georgetown
14 Michigan
15 Indiana
16 Gonzaga
17 Wichita State
18 Temple
19 Memphis
20 Louisville
21 Connecticut
22 San Diego State
23 Saint Louis
24 Wisconsin
25 St. Mary's (Calif.)

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