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North Carolina leads first RPI rankings
by Paul Kennedy, October 6th, 2009 8:45AM
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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.)

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