UC Irvine Slides Up to Four in the Latest RPI (April 9)

  0 Derek Johnson | April 09th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, Independents, MIVA, MPSF, News, Rankings

After another week of action, the RPI poll consisted of several changes – although none were huge jumps or drops from teams. That is especially true at the top, where Hawaii going up from nine to seven is the biggest leap in the top 10. Meanwhile, the highest fall is two spots as well, with Loyola Chicago dropping from three to five. That enabled BYU and UC Irvine to rank third and fourth respectively.

The importance of the Anteaters sliding up a spot is that now they are the second highest ranked team that is currently not winning their conference. With LBSU and BYU in that classification, UCLA is sitting pretty at second, as the race for the second at-large bid from the NCAA Tournament committee is tight between UC Irvine, whoever loses the MIVA between Loyola and Ohio State and even Hawaii and maybe Pepperdine. Knowing the committee’s reliance on the RPI though, it’s a good sign for Anteaters’ fans that they are in that second spot.

Some other interesting movement occurred in the teens, with Concordia Irvine dropping despite winning and King making a move to number 16. The question still remains if George Mason or whoever wins the EIVA and King/Barton or whoever wins the Conference Carolinas can rise a few spots and potentially not be in the #6 vs #7 play-in game, assuming a school who isn’t supposed to win their league gets hot in the tournament.

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

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