Loyola jumps to No. 2 in newest RPI rankings

Loyola did enough with its two weekend victories to surpass UC Irvine in the RPI.

The Ramblers jumped ahead of the Anteaters to No. 2 in the newest RPI rankings released Monday after the team closed out its regular season on a four-match winning streak.

Lewis remained at No. 1 in the rankings for the third consecutive week. In addition, Hawai’i and Ohio State rounded-out the top-five of the RPI.

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.


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