Hoosiers Remain 12th in Second RPI Rankings
Oct. 23, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team remained in 12th place nationally in the Ratings Percentage Index rankings, released on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Indiana is currently 12-2-2 with a 5-1-1 record in Big Ten play.
The Hoosiers are second among Big Ten teams in the rankings, which are used by the NCAA committee to select the field of 64 for the NCAA Tournament. Penn State sits at No. 4, down from the top spot two weeks prior. Big Ten leader Purdue is next at No. 25, while Illinois sits at No. 36.
Ohio State is ranked 42nd, giving the conference five teams ranked in the top 50. Only the Pac-10, the ACC, the SEC and the Big East can boast that accomplishment. Ten of the 11 conference teams are ranked in the top 100, with Michigan State the lone exception.
Indiana's two losses this season have both come to top-flight teams, as No. 23 Florida and No. 36 Illinois have topped the Hoosiers. IU has also recorded a victory over No. 2 USC, the only loss this season for the Women of Troy.
The NCAA will release the updated RPI once more (Nov. 5) before it selects the 64-team field for the NCAA Tournament. The RPI is a formula that combines winning percentage, strength of schedule and opponents' strength of schedule.
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