When a loss is not a loss

Updated: February 23, 2007, 3:58 PM ET
By Jay Bilas | ESPN.com
On a conference call with the media recently, selection committee Chairman Gary Walters was asked, "Does margin of defeat matter?" and he responded, "As it relates to the RPI and our overall process, the margin of defeat does not matter."

The follow-up question was, "So a loss is a loss?"

Walters responded: "A loss is a loss, yup. We don't take margin of defeat or victory into account. That's not a factor in the RPI".

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst