It's too early to rely on the RPI, but it's still fun to look at.
Unless you're a Zips fan.
Akron sits at No. 188 with the 335th best strength of schedule. There are only 336 Division I teams.
Look for this to improve as the Zips will face Loyola Marymount (81) and Nevada (31) at home. Unfortunately, there are more clunkers too, such as Illinois-Chicago (191), Youngstown State (228) and St. Francis Pa. (322).
No other MAC school is doing particularly well, either. Akron done nothing to show it won't beat Toledo (84), Ohio (99), Buffalo (102), Western Michigan (108), Miami (115), Kent State (130) and Ball State (176).
I'll start worrying about the RPI if it's this awful once the conference schedule begins.
In what appears to be a slow Zips news day, I'll update you on how my Monday has gone...