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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 21.

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 21)
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. Wagner College
16. San Jose State University
17. Fresno State University
18. University of California-San Diego
19. Long Beach State University
20. Azusa Pacific University
21. Bucknell University
22. San Diego State University
23. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
24. California Baptist University
25. California State University-Northridge
26. Marist College
27. Indiana University
28. Brown University
29. Concordia University
30. Santa Clara University
31. Concordia University
32. Macalester College
33. Iona College
34. Virginia Military Institute
35. Whittier College
36. California State University-East Bay
37. George Washington University
38. Chapman University
39. Sonoma State University
40. University of La Verne
41. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
42. Saint Francis University
43. University of Redlands
44. Siena College
45. Villanova University
46. Fresno Pacific University
47. California State University-Monterey Bay
48. Gannon University
49. La Salle University
50. Austin College
51. St. Francis College Brooklyn
52. McKendree University
53. Occidental College
54. Mercyhurst University
55. Monmouth College
56. Grove City College
57. Connecticut College

58. California Institute of Techology
59. Carthage College
60. Penn State Behrend
61. Washington & Jefferson College

62. Utica College

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

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