Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
North Carolina leads first RPI rankings
by Paul Kennedy, October 6th, 2009 8:45AM



WOMEN'S NEWS ... North Carolina, third in this week's Soccer America Women's Top 25 following Sunday's 1-0 loss at Virginia Tech, and top-ranked Stanford, are 1-2 in the first NCAA Women's Division I RPI index the NCAA released this fall.

(Click here for the complete women's RPI.)

The RPI -- Ratings Percentage Index -- is the most important of the criteria it uses to determine the 64-team field for the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament. The RPI is a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare results and strength of schedule.

The ACC leads all conferences with four teams in the RPI top 10 -- Carolina, No. 3 Florida State, No. 7 Virginia Tech and No. 9 Boston College -- and the Pac-10 leads with seven teams in the RPI top 25. The surprise is UCF at No. 5.

* Women's RPI (Top 25)
1. North Carolina
2. Stanford
3. Florida State
4. Portland
5. UCF
6. South Carolina
7. Virginia Tech
9. Boston College
10. Arizona State
11. Connecticut
12. Georgia
13. Santa Clara
14. LSU
15. Texas A&M
16. Wake Forest
17. USC
18. Oregon
19. Florida
20. Maryland
21. Oregon State
22. Washington State
23. Notre Dame
24. Penn State
25. UAB
(Rankings as of Oct. 4.)

* TAYLOR REGAINS FORM. One of the key factors in No. 1 Stanford's 6-2 demolition of Santa Clara on the road Thursday was the play of sophomore Lindsay Taylor. The 2008 Soccer America Freshman of the Year has been slowed by a virus, but she showed against the Broncos she is regaining her form, providing two killer passes for the third and fourth goals scored by Teresa Noyola and Kelley O'Hara. "Every day that I'm getting in practice, I feel like I'm getting better during the games," Taylor said afterwards. "Every day my fitness is getting back up."

Women's Player of the Week: Nikki Marshall (Colorado)
Women's Team of the Week

Elizabeth Betterbed, Army
Kelsey Davis, Portland
Kristi Eveland, North Carolina
Theresa Ferraina, Loyola (Md.)
Lauren Lopez, UNC Greensboro
Blakely Mattern, South Carolina
Lizzy Nichols, Harvard
Kelley O'Hara, Stanford
Emily Peterson, Texas A&M
Myra Sack, Dartmouth
(Vote here.)

* HEATH GETS CALL-UP. For the second time this fall, North Carolina will be without senior Tobin Heath, The Olympic gold-medalist will join the U.S. women's national team for its friendly against Germany Oct. 29 in Augsburg. The match will come on the tail end of an eight-day training camp in Germany. Heath, Carolina keeper Ashlyn Harris and UCLA's Lauren Cheney recently attended the women's camp at the Home Depot Center.

Atlantic Sun
Stetson 1 Florida Gulf Coast 2

Big South

High Point 1 College of Charleston 2
Liberty 3 Coastal Carolina 0

Lehigh 1 Columbia 1
(Ashlin Yahr earns visiting Lions tie with her team-best sixth goal of season.)
Princeton 1 American 0
Yale 3 Central Conn. State 2
(Becky Brown leads Yale with two goals.)

No comments yet.

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



Recent College Soccer Reporter
NCAA DIII Women: Elsaesser leads dominant Messiah    
Five-time national champion Messiah is the favorite in the NCAA Division III Women's Tournament that moves ...
NAIA: Top seeds Rio Grande and Lindsey Wilson move on    
The top seeds Rio Grande and Lindsey Wilson won in second-round action at the NAIA men's ...
NCAA DIII Men: New champion will be crowned    
A new NCAA Division III men's champion will be crowned as the four finalists -- unbeaten ...
NCAA DII Women: Grand Valley State is back again    
Grand Valley State is heading back to the NCAA Division II women's final four for the ...
NCAA DII Men: Reasso leads Pfeiffer into final four    
Unbeaten and untied Pfeiffer will look to win its first NCAA Division II men's national championship ...
Michigan State's Kovan named Rhodes Scholar    
Michigan State captain Sarah Kovan has been named one of the 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2016. ...
Women's College Cup-bound duo on MAC Hermann list    
Irish freshman Megan Connolly (Florida State) and Costa Rican international Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State) are the ...
Morris heads MAC Men's Hermann Trophy list    
U.S. international Jordan Morris and teammate Brandon Vincent give Stanford two players on the 2015 MAC ...
Crowd Count: Wake Forest adds to attendance mark    
No. 1 seed Wake Forest added to its school record attendance record as the crowd of ...
Schedule: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament    
The quarterfinals in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament are set: Akron-Creighton, Wake Forest-Stanford and Syracuse-Boston ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives