The Washington Times - December 17, 2008, 03:04PM

It’s amusing to see RPI numbers tossed around early in the season, mainly because there isn’t enough evidence on anyone to really suggest much of anything.

Well, North Carolina is good. Really good. Maybe better than any team to come down the pike since the Duke team that went wire-to-wire at No. 1 in 1991-92.

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But not much else is really known.

Still, since this is a sloooow week, and there’s time to compare irrelevant numbers to each other, I’ve cobbled together a chart contrasting the records and RPIs that Maryland has posted through Dec. 16 over the last 15 years.

Thanks, of course, goes to Jerry Palm’s ultra-useful collegerpi.com, which is well worth the $20 every year.

Year 12/16 record
RPI
2008-09 
7-2 28
2007-08 6-5 134 
2006-07 10-2 17
2005-06 7-2 19
2004-05 5-2 35
2003-04 6-2 13
2002-03 4-3 54
2001-02 8-1 9
2000-01 6-3 72
1999-00 8-2 12
1998-99 10-1 4
1997-98 5-3 17
1996-97 7-0 18
1995-96 4-3 53
1994-95 7-2 102

Patrick Stevens