Several conferences use CBN's RPI data to break conference tournament seeding ties

Administrators have complete confidence in CBN's Adjusted RPI

Nearly all conference offices subscribe to both The RPI Report and The Women's RPI Report because they know they can count on the most accurate weighted RPI data available anywhere this side of the NCAA tournament selection committees. CBN first made the Adjusted RPI ratings available to The RPI Report and The Women's RPI Report subscribers during the 1998-99 season. The NCAA used the Adjusted RPI ratings from 1993-94 for both the men and women through the 2004-05 season for the men and the 2010-11 season for the women. The weighted RPI gives more credit for winning games on the road than at home, and more of a penalty for losing home games than losing on the road.

It should come as no surprise, then, that several conferences use CBN's RPI to break conference standing ties for the seeding of their conference tournaments. It is common knowledge to basketball fans that all conferences use tiebreakers in order to seed their conference tournaments when teams tie in the final conference standings. Several conferences use the RPI as one of their tiebreakers. The RPI tiebreaker in almost all cases is last on the list of seeding tiebreakers, which is good, because head-to-head competition against other conference members certainly should take carry the most weight in such matters. Conferences that use the RPI as a tiebreaker state in their guidelines that they use the RPI produced by CBN, which is mentioned by name in their tiebreaking procedures. There is a reason that they specifically use the RPI that is produced by CBN.