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Balance reflected in RPI index
by Paul Kennedy, October 18th, 2011 4:31PM



[COLLEGE MEN] Reflecting the balance in men's soccer, seven conferences have at least two teams represented in the the top five in Men's Division I RPI index the NCAA released Tuesday. For the RPI Top 50 ...

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

The RPI -- Ratings Percentage Index -- is the most important of the criteria the NCAA uses to determine the 48-team field for the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament. The RPI is a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare results and strength of schedule.

Connecticut, the No. 1 team in the Soccer America Men's Top 25, is first in the RPI index and one of four Big East teams represented. The ACC also has four teams in the Top 25.

The CAA has three teams in the Top 25 and the Big Ten, Big West, Conference USA and Missouri Valley have two apiece. Six other conferences have one team apiece in the Top 25.

1 Connecticut Big East 13-0-1
2 Maryland ACC 13-1-1
3 Creighton Missouri Valley 11-2-0
4 UC Irvine Big West 12-3-0
5 St. John's Big East 9-3-2
6 Akron Mid-American 10-1-2
7 North Carolina ACC 11-1-1 0-0-0
8 USF Big East 9-2-2
9 New Mexico MPSF 11-0-2
10 Old Dominion CAA 9-2-0
11 SMU Conference USA 8-4-1
12 Charlotte Atlantic 10 10-2-1
13 Coastal Carolina Big South 11-2-0
14 UC Santa Barbara Big West 9-4-1
15 Virginia ACC 8-5-0
16 Louisville Big East 8-4-1
17 James Madison CAA 9-2-1
18 UCLA Pac-12 10-3-1
19 Indiana Big Ten 8-3-2
20 William & Mary CAA 8-5-0
21 Boston College ACC 9-4-0
22 Wisconsin Big Ten 7-4-2
23 Iona MAAC 12-2-0
24 UAB Conference USA 8-3-2
25 Bradley Missouri Valley 9-3-2
26 Duke ACC 7-5-1
27 Georgia State CAA 10-3-1
28 Drake Missouri Valley 9-4-1
29 Northern Illinois Mid-American 8-4-0
30 South Carolina Conference USA 6-5-1
31 UCF Conference USA 8-2-2
32 Memphis Conference USA 8-3-1
33 Providence Big East 7-5-1
34 Notre Dame Big East 6-3-4
35 West Virginia Big East 7-5-1
36 UMBC America East 7-3-3
37 Yale Ivy 6-5-1
38 VCU CAA 8-6-0
39 CSU Bakersfield MPSF 8-1-4
40 Cornell Ivy 8-1-3
41 FGCU Atlantic Sun 6-4-2
42 Monmouth Northeast 9-4-0
43 Xavier Atlantic 10 8-2-2
44 UIC Horizon 7-3-3
45 Delaware CAA 8-3-1
46 Cal State Fullerton Big West 6-4-3
47 Rutgers Big East 7-5-1
48 Appalachian State Southern 8-2-2
49 San Diego WCC 7-5-1
50 Marquette Big East 7-5-2

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