Hoosiers 12th in First RPI Rankings
Oct. 11, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team is ranked 12th in the nation in the first edition of the 2007 Ratings Percentage Index. The Hoosiers, who are currently 25th in the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz polls, will play host to Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. and Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.
The Hoosiers are 9-1-2 on the season and currently boast an 11-game unbeaten streak. Indiana is ranked second among Big Ten teams in the index, behind only Penn State, who is No. 1 in the nation in the RPI. Purdue (42) and Ohio State (44) are the only other Big Ten teams ranked in the RPI Top 50.
The Hoosiers also gave USC, which is ranked third, its only loss of the 2007 campaign. IU is sixth in its non-conference RPI ranking after going 6-1-1 in non-conference action. The Hoosiers have a 6-1-2 mark against teams in the Top 100 and an 8-1-2 record against Top-150 squads.
The RPI is the primary ratings system used by the NCAA when determining which teams will receive at-large bids into the NCAA Tournament following the regular season. The NCAA will update the RPI two more times during the season before it selects the 64-team field for the NCAA Tournament. The RPI is scheduled for release on Oct. 22 and Nov. 5.
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