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Surprises in first RPI men's rankings
by Paul Kennedy, October 17th, 2007 7:45AM

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[RPI RANKINGS] Wake Forest, No. 1 in this week's Soccer America Men's Top 25, is first in the NCAA's initial RPI rankings of the 2007 season.

The Demon Deacons were one of five ACC teams ranked among the RPI's top 20 schools, along with No. 3 Boston College, No. 10 Virginia Tech, No. 14 Maryland and No. 18 North Carolina. Neither Maryland nor Carolina is ranked in the Soccer America Top 25.

Two Ivy League teams were ranked in the top 10: No. 6 Brown and No. 9 Harvard. The Northeast Conference's Quinnipiac at No. 15. The Bobcats are unbeaten at 9-0-1. The MAAC's Fairfield is No. 20 and Loyola (Md.) is 30, while the America East's Binghamton was No. 27.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the absence of two ACC powers from the top 20 teams in the RPI index: Virginia, which was only No. 21, and Duke, which came in at No. 42.

The ranking of all 202 teams -- Gardner-Webb was last -- was generated on Oct. 15.

The RPI -- Ratings Percentage Index -- is used by the NCAA to determine which teams will receive at-large bids into the NCAA tournament following the regular season.

RPI RANKINGS-Oct. 15
1 Wake Forest
2 Northwestern
3 Boston College
4 Connecticut
5 Creighton
6 Brown
7 Notre Dame
8 Indiana
9 Harvard
10 Virginia Tech
11 Tulsa
12 Santa Clara
13 Ohio State
14 Maryland
15 Quinnipiac
16 UC Santa Barbara
17 St. Louis
18 North Carolina
19 South Florida
20 Fairfield



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