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ACC and Pac-10 stand to land most bids
October 26th, 2010 11:43PM

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[COLLEGE WOMEN] With less than two weeks before the 64-team NCAA Division I Women's Tournament is selected, the NCAA's latest RPI index put into focus how teams stand in the Division I women's ranks.

(Click here for the complete women's RPI and here for the 2010 NCAA Division I Tournament handbook.)

The RPI -- Ratings Percentage Index -- is the most important of the criteria the NCAA 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 hypothetical RPI 64 includes the top-ranked team from each of the 30 women's conferences that will receive automatic bids and the next 34 teams from among all other teams.

The ACC leads all conferences with nine teams in the RPI 64, while the Pac-10 has seven. The conference headed for potentially the biggest turnaround is the Big 12. It sent only two teams to the 2009 NCAA Tournament but has six teams in this week's RPI 64.

All at-large teams must have records of .500 or better, which puts Missouri, Penn State and Purdue in danger of missing despite their current rankings.

Penn State, winner of the last 12 Big Ten regular-season titles, has a record of 7-8-1 with three games to play.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (RPI TOP 64+10)
1 Stanford Pac-10
2 Portland WCC
3 North Carolina ACC
4 Virginia ACC
5 Notre Dame Big East
6 Boston College ACC
7 Ohio St. Big Ten
8 Florida SEC
9 Texas A&M Big 12
10 Marquette Big East
11 Oklahoma State Big 12
12 Florida State ACC
13 Arizona State Pac-10
14 Maryland ACC
15 Hofstra CAA
16 UCF Conference USA
17 Georgetown Big East
18 South Carolina SEC
19 UCLA Pac-10
20 West Virginia Big East
21 UC Irvine Big West
22 Wisconsin Big Ten
23 Santa Clara WCC
24 USC Pac-10
25 Duke ACC
26 New Mexico Mountain West
27 Oregon State Pac-10
28 UNC Greensboro Southern
29 Texas Big 12
30 Wake Forest ACC
31 Dayton Atlantic 10
32 Minnesota Big Ten
33 Toledo Mid-American
34 BYU Mountain West
35 Washington Pac-10
36 Illinois Big Ten
37 Virginia Tech ACC
38 Memphis Conference USA
39 Nebraska Big 12
40 Miami (Fla.) ACC
41 Georgia SEC
42 Texas Tech Big 12
43 Michigan Big Ten
44 California Pac-10
45 SMU Conference USA
46 South Fla. Big East
47 Auburn SEC
48 Boston U. America East
49 Denver Sun Belt
50 Oklahoma Big 12
54 Milwaukee Horizon
61 Columbia Ivy
62 Siena MAAC
63 Long Island Northeast
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89 Lehigh Patriot
90 Jacksonville Atlantic Sun

91 Idaho WAC
96 Stephen F. Austin Southland
102 Creighton Missouri Valley
108 Oakland Summit
125 Northern Arizona Big Sky
160 Charleston Southern Big South

171 Morehead State Ohio Valley
246 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Southwestern
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51 San Diego WCC
52 Michigan State Big Ten
53 Louisville Big East
55 Long Beach State Big West
56 *Missouri Big 12
57 *Penn State Big Ten
58 Connecticut Big East
59 Loyola Marymount WCC
60 Houston Conference USA
64 Baylor Big 12
65 Princeton Ivy
66 *Purdue Big Ten
67 Rutgers Big East
*has losing record.



0 comments
  1. Mark Piper
    commented on: October 27, 2010 at 10:10 a.m.
    Hi

  1. Tyler Smith
    commented on: October 27, 2010 at 7:12 p.m.
    Don't you mean there are 9 teams from the ACC in the RPI 64? I count... UNC Maryland Boston College Virginia Florida State Wake Forest Duke Miami Virginia Tech


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