No change at top of final RPI rankings before Selection Saturday

Limited movement may be an understatement with the RPI.

The top seven teams in the poll from last week remained unchanged in the latest RPI rankings released Monday afternoon.

Lewis and Loyola maintain the top two spots, while UC Irvine, Hawai’i and Ohio State once again 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.

This is the last RPI ranking before the season’s final ranking is released on Selection Saturday.


RPI rankings (April 27)
1. Lewis
2. Loyola
3. UC Irvine
4. Hawai’i
5. Ohio State
6. Penn State
7. Pepperdine
8. USC
9. BYU
10. Pfeiffer
11. Erskine
12. IPFW
13. UC Santa Barbara
14. Lindenwood
15. Long Beach State
16. Quincy
17. Ball State
18. UCLA
19. Harvard
20. Stanford
21. George Mason
22. Grand Canyon
23. CSUN
24. Mount Olive
25. Limestone
26. McKendree
27. Princeton
28. King
29. Barton
30. Sacred Heart
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