since the home team wins so much more in baseball. If you take a matchup of 2 equal teams, the home team is expected to win 2 out of 3.
But the real weakness of the RPI is out west where they have a glorified round robin because of distance and so few teams that play major D1 baseball. Unlike in the east where we can play different teams on weekday games, the west is pretty much total series with the same 20 or so teams.
Florida getting in with a sub .500 record vs teams RPI 200+ is a complete joke. I don't care how difficult your schedule is. I could understand if they made a run in the SEC tournament but they were 1 and done against another sub par team in A&M. I know it is hard to put much on one game in baseball but no way both teams in that game should have made a regional.
Yes because winning a National Title is the key factor in how good a conference is. Last I checked they only give the trophy to one team, well except in the SEC. The ACC is the best baseball conference by far this year. Does that mean they will win a Championship? No, but I am sure Fresno St. was the best team in the country in 2008 also.