Bracketology: Newest strength of schedule rankings

The NCAA along with releasing its weekly RPI rankings unveiled the college men’s volleyball strength of schedule rankings.

A team’s opponent strength of schedule is one of the three components used to determine its RPI ranking. The RPI is also one of the nine pieces of criteria the selection committee uses when creating the NCAA Tournament field.


Strength of schedule (April 6)
1. Penn State
2. UC Irvine
3. Lewis
4. USC
5. Hawai’i
6. IPFW
7. Loyola
8. Ohio State
9. Ball State
10. Quincy
11. BYU
12. Stanford
13. Harvard
14. Cal Baptist
15. Lindenwood
16. McKendree
17. Long Beach State
18. UC San Diego
19. UCLA
20. UC Santa Barbara
21. CSUN
22. Grand Canyon
23. St. Francis
24. Erskine
25. George Mason
26. Sacred Heart
27. Pepperdine
28. Limestone
29. North Greenville
30. Princeton
31. King
32. Lees-McRae
33. Pfeiffer
34. Belmont Abbey
35. Barton
36. Mount Olive
37. NJIT
38. Charleston
39. Coker


Opponent strength of schedule (April 6)
1. Loyola
2. Lewis
3. UC Irvine
4. BYU
5. Hawai’i
6. CSUN
7. Stanford
8. Long Beach State
9. Ohio State
10. USC
11. UC San Diego
12. IPFW
13. Ball State
14. Pepperdine
15. UC Santa Barbara
16. UCLA
17. Cal Baptist
18. Penn State
19. Lindenwood
20. Quincy
21. Grand Canyon
22. McKendree
23. George Mason
24. St. Francis
25. Harvard
26. Princeton
27. Sacred Heart
28. NJIT
29. Barton
30. Mount Olive
31. Erskine
32. Limestone
33. Pfeiffer
34. Lees-McRae
35. King
36. Belmont Abbey
37. Coker
38. Charleston
39. North Greenville