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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 7.

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 7)
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 California-Irvine
7. University of Michigan
8. Arizona State University
9. University of California-Santa Barbara
10. University of California-Davis
11. Loyola Marymount University
12. Harvard University
13. University of the Pacific

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

61. Utica College

Note: The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) erroneously does not list first-year programs Austin College and Wittenberg University

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