Lewis stays at No. 1 in newest RPI rankings

For the second consecutive week, Lewis is atop of the RPI rankings.

Lewis entering the final week of the regular season remained at No. 1 in the newest RPI rankings that were released Monday.

The RPI is determined by a mathematical formula that uses a team’s winning record, its opponents’ winning record and its opponents’ strength of schedule. This is also the first year that the RPI will be part of the criteria used to select the NCAA Tournament field.

UC Irvine jumped one spot ahead of Loyola to No. 2 in the RPI rankings. In addition, Hawai’i and Ohio State rounded-out the top five.


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