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CancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CSU forward Tiel Daniels reacts after the Rams lost to San Diego State in the Mountain West tournament. The Rams were left out of the NCAA tournament Sunday, something they didn’t see coming.(Photo: AP)The NCAA tournament selection committee sent a message Sunday: RPI is no longer relevant.Debate has raged on for years about whether the Rating Percentage Index was an archaic metric for the selection committee to use, with critics pleading for KenPom, Sagarin and ESPN’s BPI to be the new go-to.A combination of those now are. Committee chair Scott Barnes, athletic director at Utah State, said Sunday the RPI will help pool which teams deserves to be in consideration together, but it’s not a determining factor for who gets in.Someone should have told CSU basketball coach Larry Eustachy that last offseason.Eustachy put together a brilliant schedule for CSU, one designed to boost the Rams’ RPI so that when selection Sunday arrived, he wouldn’t be sweating.Colorado State University was overconfident after losing in the semifinals of the Mountain West tournament Friday to San Diego State. It wasn’t on the bubble, Eustachy said, it was squarely in the NCAA tournament. Two days later, he learned how far from the truth that statement was.Sixty eight teams were announced as part of the tournament field and CSU wasn’t on the list. It wasn’t even the first team out.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThat schedule CSU touted to open the season 14-0 was a farce; the committee didn’t buy it.It brilliantly manipulated … – Click Here To Visit Article Source