No big RPI shakeup entering conference championship week

No upsets in the opening round of the conference tournaments resulted minimal movement in the RPI.

BYU stayed at No. 1 as the top seven teams all remained unchanged in the latest RPI rankings that the NCAA released on Monday.


The RPI is one of the many criteria categories the selection committee uses to determine the NCAA Tournament field. A team’s RPI ranking is generated by a mathematical formula that includes a team’s winning percentage, its strength of schedule and its opponents’ strength of schedule.

The rankings will continue to be updated at the conclusion of the conference tournaments on Saturday and before NCAA Tournament field is selected on Sunday.

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