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 13)
1. Penn State — .6308
2. UC Irvine — .5820
3. Lewis — .5803
4. USC — .5746
5. Hawai’i — .5722
6. IPFW — .5638
7. Loyola — .5592
8. Ohio State — .5538
9. Ball State — .5518
10. Quincy — .5489
11. BYU — .5418
12. Stanford — .5415
13. Harvard — .5399
14. Cal Baptist — .5366
15. Lindenwood — .5295
16. McKendree — .5100
17. Long Beach State — .5099
18. UC San Diego — .5086
19. UCLA — .5068
20. UC Santa Barbara .5066
21. CSUN — .5062
22. Grand Canyon — .5057
23. St. Francis — .5032
24.Erskine — .4998
25. George Mason — .4898
26. Sacred Heart — .4829
27. Pepperdine — .4812
28. Limestone — .4784
29. North Greenville — .4580
30. Princeton — .4536
31. King — .4365
32. Lees-McRae — .4340
33. Pfeiffer — .4325
34. Belmont Abbey — .4293
35. Barton — .4254
36. Mount Olive — .3867
37. NJIT — .3267
38. Charleston — .3230
39. Coker — .3207

Opponent strength of schedule
1. Loyola — .5421
2. Lewis — .5420
3. UC Irvine — .5339
4. BYU — .5336
5. Hawai’i — .5329
6. CSUN — .5324
7. Stanford — .5317
8. Long Beach State — .5314
9. Ohio State — .5298
10. USC — .5295
11. UC San Diego — .5288
12. IPFW — .5286
12. Ball State — .5279
14. Pepperdine — .5278
T-15. UC Santa Barbara — .5276
T-15. UCLA — .5276
17. Cal Baptist .5271
18. Penn State — .5191
19. Lindenwood — .5188
20. Quincy — .5162
21. Grand Canyon — .5113
22. McKendree — .5109
23. George Mason — .5057
24. St. Francis — .5031
25. Harvard — .4946
26. Princeton — .4927
27. Sacred Heart — .4697
28. NJIT — .4563
29. Barton — .4532
30. Mount Olive — .4530
31. Erskine — .4510
32. Limestone — .4485
33. Pfeiffer .4475
34. Lees-McRae — .4457
35. King — .4441
36. Belment Abbey — .4360
37. Coker — .4227
38. Charleston — .4201
39. North Greenville — .4182