3. RPI: Virginia tops final men's rankings


NCAA Division I semifinal Virginia topped the NCAA's final Division I men's RPI rankings -- the Ratings Percentage Index used as an aid in selecting and seeding of the teams for the NCAA Tournament and taking into account a team's winning percentage, its strength of schedule and its opponents' strength of schedule.

ACC teams claimed the top three spots -- No. 1 Virginia, No. 2 Wake Forest and No. 3 Duke. National champion UC Santa Barbara was eighth in the rankings. Runner-up UCLA was fourth.

TOP 10
TEAM CONF. '06 RECORD
1 Virginia ACC  17-4-1
2 Wake Forest  ACC  18-3-4
3 Duke  ACC  18-4-1
4 UCLA  Pac-10  14-6-4
5 Indiana  Big Ten  15-4-3
6 SMU  Conference USA  17-2-4
7 Maryland  ACC 16-5-1
8 UC Santa Barbara  Big West  17-7-1
9 West Virginia  Big East  15-3-3
10 Lehigh  Patriot  15-2-3
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