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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The University of Michigan, Harvard University and Princeton University continue to rank among the nation’s Top 15 in women’s water polo per the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Water Polo Rating Percentage Index (RPI) numbers for games through April 14.

The Rating Percentage Index is the measuring stick by which the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Committee compares, rates and slots the teams for the National Championship at the conclusion of the season for the play-in and final championship site games.  For cost purposes, the NCAA Championship Committee retains the right to place teams into play-in games irregardless of the RPI numbers when appropriate.

Each team’s RPI number is based on a number of factors to come up with an adjusted number to rank the teams:

  • Record versus non-Division I opponents
  • Record versus Division I opponents
  • Division I winning percentage
  • Strength of schedule
  • Opponents’ strength of Schedule
  • Road success
  • Road RPI
  • Normal RPI

2019 NCAA Women’s Water Polo RPI Ranking (through games of April 14)
1. Stanford University
2. University of Southern California
3. University of California-Los Angeles
4. University of California
5. University of Hawaii
6. University of Michigan
7. University of California-Irvine
8. Arizona State University
9. University of California-Santa Barbara
10. University of California-Davis
11. Loyola Marymount University
12. University of the Pacific
13. Harvard University
14. Princeton University
15. San Jose State University
16. Wagner College
17. Fresno State University
18. Long Beach State University
19. University of California-San Diego
20. San Diego State University
21. Azusa Pacific University
22. Bucknell University
23. California Baptist University
24. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
25. Marist College
26. California State University-Northridge
27. Brown University
28. Indiana University
29. Concordia University
30. Santa Clara University
31. California Lutheran University
32. Iona College
33. Whittier College
34. Virginia Military Institute
35. Sonoma State University
36. George Washington University
37. California State University-East Bay
38. University of La Verne
39. Chapman University
40. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
41. Saint Francis University
42. Villanova University
43. Siena College
44. University of Redlands
45. California State University-Monterey Bay
46. Gannon University
47. Fresno Pacific University
48. Macalester College
49. La Salle University
50. McKendree University
51. Occidental College
52. St. Francis College Brooklyn
53. Grove City College
54. Mercyhurst University
55. Austin College
56. California Institute of Technology
57. Connecticut College
58. Monmouth College
59. Washington & Jefferson College
60. Penn State Behrend
61. Carthage College

62. Utica College

Note: The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) erroneously does not list first-year program Wittenberg University

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