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12-08-17, 09:45 PM
Hofstra's game-winning three-pointer after an intentionally missed free throw to win 85-84 at Monmouth was on three ESPN shows including being SportsCenter's Play of the Night. I went to Hofstra. Conferences in the northeast are doing worse than usual in the Conference RPI. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which has 8 out of 11 teams within 2 hours of New York City, is 26th out of 32 conferences, which is much worse than its average rank of 17.2 in the last five complete seasons. Here are the RPIs of the 20 teams (the amount of teams depends on what areas you include*) from the New York City area in the RPI:

19. Saint John's
23. Seton Hall
48. Wagner
121. New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
127. Rutgers
133. Hofstra
135. Monmouth
163. Iona
203. Army
236. Fairfield
248. Sacred Heart
250. Stony Brook
257. Saint Peter's
284. Long Island University- Brooklyn
285. Fordham
295. Marist
298. Manhattan
305. Columbia
325. Saint Francis (NY)
327. Fairleigh Dickinson

The RPI has 351 teams, so the average rank is 176. The average rank for those 20 teams is 204.1. The NCAA Tournament has 68 teams. If you made a tournament with the bottom 68 teams in the RPI without automatic bids, 7 of those 20 teams would make it.

* I included Marist because the nearest big city to it is New York City. I excluded Rider, Princeton, and Yale; who might be closer to New York City than Marist is; but who are closer to Philadelphia or Hartford than they are to New York City.