Hawaii Ranks Ahead of UC Irvine in Latest RPI Poll

  1 Derek Johnson | April 23rd, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, Independents, MIVA, MPSF, News, Rankings

The NCAA Tournament is here and there was plenty of discussion about some of the decisions for the tournament. The most notable was for the second at-large bid, as Hawaii and UC Irvine appeared to be the top two teams competing for that lone berth. Sure enough, UC Irvine snagged the bid even though Hawaii defeated them just last week.

VolleyMob attempted to explain the reasoning, but now another data point comes out in Hawaii’s way as they sit at #4 in the latest RPI. UC Irvine meanwhile is #6. Of course, the RPI poll is not the be-all-end-all, but it’s something the committee uses and as an added detail can be beneficial as opposed to the most important factor. Interestingly enough, even Loyola Chicago at #5 ranks ahead of UC Irvine this week.

The other question among the NCAA Tournament was the Ohio State-Harvard debate for the play-in-game. The Buckeyes come in at #7 while Harvard is at #20. Even King, who is also in the game with Harvard not is at #13. However, the NCAA Tournament committee cited using geography to save money on travel expenses as a reason for pushing Ohio State behind Harvard to play an extra match on their championship run.

The full RPI Poll in its entirety can be seen here via NCAA.com. It can also be below:

RANK SCHOOL CONFERENCE RECORD ROAD NEUTRAL HOME NON DIV I
1 Long Beach St. Big West 26-1 11-1 3-0 12-0 0-0
2 BYU MPSF 22-6 9-3 2-0 11-3 0-0
3 UCLA MPSF 24-7 6-6 1-0 17-1 0-0
4 Hawaii Big West 19-8 2-4 4-0 11-4 2-0
5 Loyola Chicago MIVA 23-7 6-5 0-1 16-1 1-0
6 UC Irvine Big West 21-9 8-4 4-1 9-4 0-0
7 Ohio St. MIVA 23-5 9-4 1-0 13-1 0-0
8 Lewis MIVA 19-11 3-7 1-2 14-2 1-0
9 Pepperdine MPSF 15-8 6-3 1-0 7-5 1-0
10 CSUN Big West 16-11 2-8 4-0 7-3 3-0
11 George Mason EIVA 17-12 8-5 0-0 9-7 0-0
12 UC Santa Barbara Big West 11-13 4-7 0-1 7-5 0-0
13 King (TN) Conference Carolinas 23-5 8-4 1-1 13-0 1-0
14 Barton Conference Carolinas 21-8 9-5 1-2 11-1 0-0
15 Ball St. MIVA 18-12 6-9 0-1 12-2 0-0
16 Grand Canyon MPSF 18-11 6-6 2-1 7-4 3-0
17 Penn St. EIVA 15-11 5-5 1-3 9-3 0-0
18 Concordia (CA) MPSF 15-15 3-8 0-1 8-6 4-0
19 Fort Wayne MIVA 18-11 8-7 0-0 8-4 2-0
20 Harvard Ivy League 13-13 3-9 2-0 8-1 0-3
21 McKendree MIVA 11-15 2-7 2-2 7-6 0-0
22 Southern California MPSF 8-20 2-12 0-2 4-6 2-0
23 Mount Olive Conference Carolinas 16-13 6-9 0-1 9-2 1-1
24 Stanford MPSF 6-20 3-11 0-2 3-7 0-0
25 UC San Diego Big West 9-19 1-10 2-1 3-8 3-0
26 Charleston (WV) EIVA 16-10 6-5 2-0 8-5 0-0
27 Princeton EIVA 12-16 6-10 1-3 5-3 0-0
28 Lindenwood (MO) MIVA 9-16 2-8 3-0 4-8 0-0
29 NJIT EIVA 9-17 2-7 0-3 6-6 1-1
30 Saint Francis (PA) EIVA 9-20 2-11 1-2 6-7 0-0
31 Lincoln Memorial DI Independent 14-13 3-10 2-2 7-1 2-0
32 North Greenville Conference Carolinas 12-16 3-10 0-2 9-4 0-0
33 Quincy MIVA 12-19 0-8 0-0 1-7 11-4
34 Belmont Abbey Conference Carolinas 13-16 3-11 0-0 9-4 1-1
35 Coker DI Independent 13-10 6-5 0-1 3-3 4-1
36 Sacred Heart EIVA 7-15 2-8 0-0 4-7 1-0
37 Limestone Conference Carolinas 8-20 3-9 0-3 5-7 0-1
38 Emmanuel (GA) Conference Carolinas 9-16 1-10 0-0 6-6 2-0
39 Erskine Conference Carolinas 7-21 1-12 0-2 5-7 1-0
40 Lees-McRae Conference Carolinas 4-22 0-14 0-0 3-8 1-0
41 Queens (NC) DI Independent 8-21 2-12 0-1 5-6 1-2
42 Alderson Broaddus DI Independent 4-20 2-14 0-0 2-5 0-1

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Darryl Choy
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Committee was so wrong in selecting Irvine over Hawaii,reeks
Reeks of favoritism or prejudice. They have been doing this for years even with our women’s team either putting us in the
Toughest bracket or sending us to a region far away.

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