The Mountaineers haven't done enough with that to make themselves obvious among 37 at-large participants. They played 20 games against the RPI top 100, but won just nine of those games.
There were just 12 games against teams above 100 in the RPI. Two were inside the top 140 and only two were above 200.
They also played 16 road or neutral-site games and went 8-8. In non-conference games, WVU was 4-2 in road/neutral games. There is just one bad loss, but that blowout at St. John's started a sequence in which the Mountaineers lost 8 of 12 games.
Recent performance can be a factor the committee considers and WVU hasn't been very inspiring after starting the season 15-5.
The Mountaineers will be a tough team to evaluate because their data is average - 9-10 in top-100 games, 9-10 against Big East, 8-8 in road-neutral games, 15-5 start and a 4-8 finish - doesn't provide clarity.
"I'm not worried about Sunday night," senior guard Truck Bryant said. "I think we'll be in. We've got a good body of work besides the couple games we gave away and the way we finished, but I think we've got a good body of work."
With so many losses, it may be that the wins will be examined. WVU was 1-4 against the RPI top 25 and 3-4 against Nos. 26-50, but 5-3 against Nos. 51-100, meaning the Mountaineers had more success against teams about as good as they are, but struggled to beat the teams better than them.
The top-50 wins were at home against Georgetown (10), on a neutral floor in Wichita, Kan., against Kansas State (40), at South Florida (43) and at home against Oral Roberts (50). The first three are quite likely NCAA Tournament teams. Oral Roberts was upset in the Summit League's tournament, but could still get invited and possibly at the expense of a team like WVU.
The wins against Nos. 51-100 were at home against Miami (55), Akron (63) and Cincinnati (70), at Pitt (95) and against Marshall (64) at the Charleston Civic Center. The only sure thing there is that Pitt won't be in the NCAA Tournament.
"I hope we did enough," forward Dominique Rutledge said. "I think we could have done more, but I hope it's enough. Right now, we can't say for sure."
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