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 a team’s RPI ranking. The RPI is also one of the nine pieces of criteria the selection committee uses when creating the NCAA Tournament field.


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


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