UC Irvine (#4) Holds 2nd Highest Rank For Team Not Winning League; RPI Update (April 16)

  0 Derek Johnson | April 16th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, Independents, MIVA, MPSF, News, Rankings

The debate this week shall be over the battle of at-larges, as selection Sunday approaches. All of the conference tournaments will determine five automatic berths, but what about the other two? UCLA has been sitting in a good spot for awhile now, and continues to be in the top three after they traded places with BYU in this week’s RPI. The big debate comes for the second at-large spot, where UC Irvine, Hawaii and Loyola Chicago are all serious players should they fall short in their conference tournaments.

Currently UC Irvine would hold that crown, as they remained in the #4 spot – second highest for teams not winning their league. That puts them in a good spot with the committee’s use of the RPI, although it’s close enough with the other two that other factors should come into play as well.

For Hawaii, they make it more interesting with a win over LBSU to move up from #7 to #5, and now have a win that no one else can boast about. Would that be enough to overcome the RPI and a lack of road matches? All of the conversation may not matter because if UC Irvine defeats UC San Diego, the Anteaters and Rainbow Warriors would play in the Big West semifinals.

Don’t forget about Loyola Chicago though – who is still suffering from a late season loss to Lindenwood that dropped them from #3 to #5 before they drop again this week to #6.

A link to the full update RPI poll can be seen here. The full list can also be seen below:

RANK SCHOOL CONFERENCE RECORD ROAD NEUTRAL HOME NON DIV I
1 Long Beach St. Big West 24-1 11-1 3-0 10-0 0-0
2 BYU MPSF 20-6 9-3 2-0 9-3 0-0
3 UCLA MPSF 23-6 6-5 0-0 17-1 0-0
4 UC Irvine Big West 20-8 8-4 3-0 9-4 0-0
5 Hawaii Big West 18-7 2-3 3-0 11-4 2-0
6 Loyola Chicago MIVA 22-6 6-4 0-1 15-1 1-0
7 Ohio St. MIVA 21-5 9-4 1-0 11-1 0-0
8 Lewis MIVA 19-10 3-6 1-2 14-2 1-0
9 Pepperdine MPSF 15-8 6-3 1-0 7-5 1-0
10 George Mason EIVA 17-11 8-5 0-0 9-6 0-0
11 UC Santa Barbara Big West 11-12 4-7 0-0 7-5 0-0
12 CSUN Big West 15-10 2-7 3-0 7-3 3-0
13 King (TN) Conference Carolinas 20-5 8-4 1-1 10-0 1-0
14 Penn St. EIVA 15-10 5-5 1-2 9-3 0-0
15 Grand Canyon MPSF 18-11 6-6 2-1 7-4 3-0
16 Ball St. MIVA 18-11 6-8 0-1 12-2 0-0
17 Concordia (CA) MPSF 15-14 3-8 0-0 8-6 4-0
18 Barton Conference Carolinas 19-7 9-4 0-2 10-1 0-0
19 Fort Wayne MIVA 18-11 8-7 0-0 8-4 2-0
20 McKendree MIVA 11-15 2-7 2-2 7-6 0-0
21 Southern California MPSF 8-19 2-11 0-2 4-6 2-0
22 Harvard EIVA 11-13 3-9 0-0 8-1 0-3
23 Mount Olive Conference Carolinas 15-12 6-9 0-0 8-2 1-1
24 Stanford MPSF 6-20 3-11 0-2 3-7 0-0
25 UC San Diego Big West 9-18 1-10 2-0 3-8 3-0
26 Charleston (WV) EIVA 16-10 6-5 2-0 8-5 0-0
27 Lindenwood (MO) MIVA 9-16 2-8 3-0 4-8 0-0
28 Princeton EIVA 11-15 5-10 1-2 5-3 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 12-15 3-9 0-2 9-4 0-0
33 Quincy MIVA 12-19 0-8 0-0 1-7 11-4
34 Belmont Abbey Conference Carolinas 12-15 3-10 0-0 8-4 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 8-19 3-8 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 7-20 1-11 0-2 5-7 1-0
40 Lees-McRae Conference Carolinas 4-21 0-13 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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