LBSU ranked higher than Stanford in Selection Sunday RPI

Less than two-thousandths of a percentage point is all that separated No. 4/5 Long Beach State and No. 4/5 Stanford in the selection committee criteria category of RPI ranking.

Long Beach State finished at No. 4 and 0.0014 percentage points ahead of Stanford in the Selection Sunday RPI rankings that the NCAA released on Tuesday.


The 49ers narrowly edged out the Cardinal for the final at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament field that was unveiled during the weekend. Along with RPI rankings, Long Beach State held the edge in several other selection committee criteria categories including overall winning percentage when compared to Stanford.

BYU remained atop RPI rankings after winning the MPSF Tournament championship. The Cougars entered the postseason at No. 1 in the RPI.

UCLA made one of the biggest improvements in the RPI rankings as it jumped ahead of Ohio State to No. 2. The Bruins, an at-large bid and No. 2 seed for the NCAA Tournament, finished 0.0001 percentage points ahead of the Buckeyes, the MIVA champions and No. 3 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

The RPI rankings will be updated at the conclusion of the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

RPI rankings (April 23)
1. BYU — .6431
2. UCLA — .6330
3. Ohio State — .6329
4. Long Beach State — .6116
5. Stanford — .6102
6. UC Santa Barbara — .5837
7. Loyola — .5736
8. Ball State — .5652
9. Hawai’i — .5590
T-10. Erskine — .5568
T-10. Pepperdine — .5568
12. Lewis — .5479
13. Penn State — .5445
14. Barton — .5443
15. Pfeiffer — .5388
16. UC Irvine — .5249
17. St. Francis — .5029
18. George Mason — .5086
19. CSUN — .5076
20. Mount Olive — .4951
21. Cal Baptist — .4874
22. McKendree — .4869
23. Belmont Abbey — .4862
24. USC — .4818
25. Grand Canyon — .4813
26. Quincy — .4685
27. IPFW — .4611
28. Harvard — .4578
29. Coker — .4551
30. Limestone — .4438
31. Lindenwood — .4432
32. Emmanuel — .4315
33. North Greenville — .4281
34. NJIT — .4234
35. UC San Diego — .4173
36. Sacred Heart — .4124
37. Princeton — .4073
38. King — .4032
39. Concordia-Irvine — .3988
40. Aldrson Broaddus — .3855
41. Lees-McRae — .3466
42. Charleston — .3162
43. Holy Names — .2844