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ACC, SEC and WCC teams high in rankings
October 25th, 2012 5:12AM

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[RPI INDEX] Stanford is No. 1 in the NCAA's RPI rankings ahead of Florida State and UCLA. The ACC leads all conferences with six teams in the top 25 rankings, ahead of the SEC and WCC with four apiece. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are next with three apiece.

(Click here for the RPI rankings of the 323 NCAA Division I programs.)

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.

RPI Top 25 (Oct. 22)
1 Stanford, Pac-12
2 Florida State, ACC
3 UCLA, Pac-12
4 Penn State, Big Ten
5 BYU, WCC
6 San Diego State, Mountain West
7 North Carolina, ACC
8 Santa Clara, WCC
9 Florida, SEC
10 Wake Forest, ACC
11 Tennessee, SEC
12 Baylor, Big 12
13 Virginia, ACC
14 Duke, ACC
15 Texas A&M, SEC
16 Pepperdine, WCC
17 Ohio State, Big Ten
18 UCF, Conference USA
19 Michigan, Big Ten
20 Boston College, ACC
21 West Virginia, Big 12
22 Notre Dame, Big East
23 California, Pac-12
24 Portland, WCC
25 Kentucky, SEC



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