The New Mexico Scenario: A Top-Five RPI but Not a No. 1 or No. 2 Seed?

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The New Mexico Scenario: A Top-Five RPI but Not a No. 1 or No. 2 Seed?
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There is a potentially interesting test case brewing near the top of the NCAA tournament bracket as Selection Sunday draws closer. New Mexico ranks No. 2 in the RPI, according to CBSSports.com. The Lobos entrenched themselves in the top 10 of the metric about a month and a half ago and have remained there, rising steadily as they've pieced together a 26-4 record overall and 13-2 in the feisty and deep Mountain West.

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