Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Surprises in first RPI men's rankings
by Paul Kennedy, October 17th, 2007 7:45AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[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



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent College Soccer Reporter
    Soccer America Women's Top 25    
    Stanford remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly rankings while Florida State ...
    Soccer America Men's Top 25    
    Maryland took over the top spot in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings. The Terrapins, ...
    Soccer America Women's Top 25    
    Stanford regained the top spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly rankings following West ...
    N.C. State beats Carolina for second time in 48 games    
    Kia Rankin's goal in the 67th minute gave N.C. State a 1-0 win over North Carolina ...
    Arkansas ties record for best start in school history    
    Arkansas continues to impress with its second win over a top five at home this season. ...
    College Women: Hoyas slay another unbeaten powerhouse    
    A week after handing No. 3 Virginia its first loss of the season, Georgetown defeated previously ...
    Soccer America Men's Top 25    
    Syracuse, one of three unbeaten and untied teams through four weeks of the men's college season, ...
    College Men: ETSU stuns North Carolina in Chapel Hill    
    ETSU recorded the biggest win in school history when the Buccaneers defeated the top-ranked North Carolina, ...
    Virginia rallies from two goals down to tie Clemson    
    No. 14 Virginia had to settle for a 3-3 tie against No. 5 Clemson in Charlottesville, ...
    Louisville hands No. 2 Notre Dame first loss    
    No. 25 Louisville handed No. 2 Notre Dame its first loss of the season after six ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives