BYU at No. 1 in season’s first RPI rankings

BYU will open the final stretch of the regular season at the top of the RPI rankings.

The Cougars were ranked at No. 1 in the inaugural RPI rankings that the NCAA recently released.


No. 1/1 BYU had a nation-best 13-match winning streak before losing to No. 8/7 Pepperdine on Saturday. In addition, the Cougars are tied for first place in the MPSF and last week were ranked atop both the national coaches poll and national media poll.

The weekend match results were not included in the latest RPI rankings on the NCAA website.

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 the second year the RPI will be part of the criteria used to select the NCAA Tournament field.

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