Ohio State climbs to No. 1 in new RPI rankings

Ohio State may no longer be atop the national coaches poll but it moved to No. 1 in a more critical ranking for Selection Saturday.

Ohio State jumped ahead of both Stanford and BYU to become the new No. 1 in the latest RPI rankings that the NCAA released Monday.


The Buckeyes were ranked No. 3 in last week’s poll before getting two victories during the weekend and moving into sole possession of first place in the MIVA. BYU and Stanford also each won their two matches last week but took a slight hit in the RPI because the wins were against teams with a losing record.

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

One Reply to “Ohio State climbs to No. 1 in new RPI rankings”

  1. How could OSU possibly have a higher RPI than the MPSF teams… makes absolutely no sense!…

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