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ACC dominates RPI Index
by Paul Kennedy, October 28th, 2011 2:23AM

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[COLLEGE WOMEN] The ACC dominated the latest Women's Division I RPI index the NCAA released this week with four teams in the top five rankings and eight in the top 25. For the RPI Top 25 ...

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

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.

Duke, the winner of the ACC regular-season title, is No. 1 in the RPI index ahead of Stanford, No. 1 in the Soccer America rankings.

Such is the depth of the ACC that Miami (Fla.), No. 24 in the RPI index, didn't even make the ACC Tournament.

The Big 12 and SEC have three teams each in the Top 25. The Pac-12, WCC and Conference USA

WOMEN'S RPI:
1 Duke, ACC
2 Stanford, Pac-12
3 Wake Forest, ACC
4 Virginia, ACC
5 North Carolina, ACC
6 Memphis, Conference USA
7 UCLA, Pac-12
8 Florida, SEC
9 Oklahoma State, Big 12
10 Pepperdine, WCC
11 Penn State, Big Ten
12 Florida State, ACC
13 Baylor, Big 12
14 Boston College, ACC
15 Marquette, Big East
16 Santa Clara, WCC
17 Texas A&M, Big 12
18 UCF, Conference USA
19 La Salle, Atlantic 10
20 Auburn, SEC
21 Milwaukee, Horizon
22 Virginia Tech, ACC
23 Kentucky, SEC
24 Miami (Fla.), ACC
25 UC Irvine, Big West



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  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: October 28, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.
    Nothing of earth-shaking surprise here, vis-a-vis Wst Coast teams, although five (5) teams listed reside in California, which of course says wonders about this state's soccer powerhouses. Sadly, though, it doesn't say much for other states in the Far West Region that always has been at the bottom of the pole. And so, anti-West Coast/Far West Region bias continues on its merry way and it seems to have been deeply ingrained that it is now institutionalized what with the NCAA's superfluously and statistically ingloriuos RPI rating. The question is, will it ever end??? P.S. Is the Big 12 located in the West Region?


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