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MARCH MADNESS

Men's Rpi Rankings

March 11, 2001

THE CRITERIA

The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) has been used by the NCAA since 1981 to supplement the selection of at-large teams and the seeding of all teams for the NCAA basketball tournament. This list is an independent duplication of the RPI without input from the NCAA, which does not release the RPI to the public. It is derived from three component factors: Division I winning percentage (25%), schedule strength (50%); and opponent's schedule strength (25%). Games against non-Division I opponents are not used in calculating the RPI.

Copyright 2001 Collegiate Basketball News Co.

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ALL STATISTICS, RANKINGS THROUGH GAMES OF MARCH 3

TOP OF THE CHARTS

The Pacific 10 has five teams in the Top 65 of the RPI rankings--Stanford, UCLA, Arizona, USC and California--while Fresno has the third-best RPI among California schools. This year,The NCAA tournament will have a 65-team field this year. The following are teams that gained NCAA automatic berths or are expected to get at-large bids that are ranked in the Top 65.

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Div. I Schedule Record Strength No. Team W L Rating Rk RPI 1. Stanford 25 1 .5651 54 .6634 2. Michigan St. 24 3 .5822 29 .6534 3. Duke 25 4 .5961 17 .6530 4. North Carolina 23 4 .5891 21 .6473 5. UCLA 20 7 .6302 3 .6408 6. Illinois 22 6 .5964 16 .6374 7. Boston College 22 4 .5706 46 .6341 8. Kansas 20 5 .5790 34 .6287 9. Iowa St. 24 4 .5571 62 .6280 10. Mississippi 22 6 .5824 28 .6263 11. Texas 23 7 .5996 14 .6258 12. Kentucky 19 8 .6032 11 .6221 13. Arizona 20 7 .5851 23 .6190 14. Tennessee 21 9 .6071 8 .6185 15. Wisconsin 18 9 .6164 6 .6167 16. Fresno St. 24 5 .5481 72 .6130 17. Indiana 19 11 .6234 4 .6096 19. Syracuse 21 7 .5678 49 .6073 20. USC 18 9 .6051 9 .6061 21. Notre Dame 19 7 .5710 44 .6059 22. Florida 21 5 .5246 100 .6052 23. Creighton 24 6 .5513 68 .6044 24. Virginia 20 7 .5603 60 .6016 25. Oklahoma 23 6 .5371 84 .6008 26. Wake Forest 18 9 .5918 19 .6001 27. Providence 20 8 .5662 52 .5990 28. Maryland 20 9 .5779 36 .5988 29. Ohio St. 20 9 .5742 42 .5983 30. St. Joseph's 24 5 .5126 117 .5964 31. Penn St. 17 10 .5982 15 .5947 33. Cincinnati 21 8 .5606 57 .5933 35. California 19 9 .5707 45 .5926 36. Georgia St. 25 4 .5018 136 .5886 37. Iowa 18 11 .5810 31 .5869 38. Butler 19 7 .5427 79 .5837 43. Richmond 21 6 .5196 107 .5807 46. Brigham Young 21 8 .5345 86 .5778 47. Oklahoma St. 18 8 .5414 80 .5765 48. Temple 18 12 .5758 39 .5755 49. Alabama 20 9 .5295 91 .5749 57. Hofstra 24 4 .4562 234 .5663 64. Utah St. 20 5 .4813 184 .5635

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IT'S AN AUTOMATIC

Teams with RPIs not in the Top 65 that earned automatic bids to the NCAA tournament.

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Div. I Schedule Record Strength No. Team W L Rating Rk RPI 69. Charlotte 18 10 .5268 95 .5586 80. Hawaii 14 13 .5770 37 .5494 96. CS Northridge 18 9 .4997 140 .5369 82. Western Ky. 19 6 .4620 224 .5436 86. Gonzaga 21 6 .4462 255 .5417 95. Southern Utah 19 5 .4379 274 .5370 103. Holy Cross 20 7 .4628 220 .5350 104. George Mason 16 11 .5225 103 .5346 105. Indiana St. 18 11 .4997 141 .5338 108. Kent St. 19 9 .4738 196 .5326 116. Eastern Ill. 19 9 .4670 209 .5270 125. Iona 19 10 .4645 214 .5189 131. Princeton 14 10 .4934 155 .5120 145. Hampton 21 6 .3833 318 .5025 158. Monmouth 19 9 .4272 296 .4975 170. Alabama St. 17 7 .4065 314 .4916 185. Winthrop 16 11 .4437 262 .4835 191. NC Greensboro 17 11 .4212 302 .4809 202. Northwestern St. 15 12 .4358 277 .4726

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MISSING THE BIG DANCE

Teams with RPIs in the Top 65 that aren't expected to make the NCAA tournament.

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Div. I Schedule Record Strength No. Team W L Rating Rk RPI 50. Auburn 17 12 .5848 24 .5746 53. St. John's 14 13 .6116 7 .5731 54. Texas Christian 19 10 .5542 65 .5688 55. Wyoming 18 8 .5257 98 .5682 56. West Virginia 16 10 .5592 61 .5678 58. South Carolina 14 13 .6001 13 .5661 60. Minnesota 15 11 .5633 56 .5655 62. Texas El Paso 20 7 .4979 145 .5640 63. St. Bonaventure 18 10 .5454 76 .5635

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TOURNAMENT TWISTING

Teams that still had a chance to gain an NCAA at-large bid:

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Div. I Schedule Record Strength No. Team W L Rating Rk RPI 18. Georgia 16 13 .6562 1 .6075 32. Mississippi St. 16 11 .6216 5 .5938 34. Xavier 21 5 .5171 112 .5930 39. Arkansas 19 9 .5570 63 .5837 40. Georgetown 22 6 .5063 129 .5830 41. Georgia Tech 16 11 .5917 20 .5825 42. Missouri 17 10 .5766 38 .5818 44. Utah 16 10 .5847 27 .5790 59. New Mexico 16 11 .5790 33 .5655 61. UC Irvine 21 3 .4470 254 .5653 65. Tulsa 19 10 .5300 90 .5617 72. Pepperdine 21 7 .4798 188 .5554 75. Detroit 20 9 .5019 135 .5525 89. Santa Clara 18 11 .5241 102 .5413

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

California schools not previously listed:

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Div. I Schedule Record Strength No. Team W L Rating Rk RPI 143. San Diego St. 13 13 .5001 139 .5040 154. San Diego 15 12 .4707 202 .4984 160. Long Beach St. 14 12 .4728 199 .4971 189. Santa Barbara 11 13 .4870 171 .4819 227. San Francisco 10 18 .4904 166 .4573 261. Loyola Mary. 8 19 .4602 228 .4271 281. Cal Poly SLO 5 17 .4686 206 .4095 298. CS Fullerton 3 21 .4895 169 .3960

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BACK OF THE PAC(K)

Pacific 10 teams not previously listed:

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