Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NCAA | Washington Volleyball 5th in media poll, 8th in RPI

-Volleyblog Seattle photo
by Leslie Hamann

Five Pac-12 teams in top seven
Once again, Penn State got all ten first-place votes in the October 23, 2012 Volleyball Magazine media poll.
Meanwhile, the NCAA’s RPI continues its tradition of utterly absurd results.
Louisville has more losses than Washington, has just one quality win all season (against Purdue), and plays the likes of South Florida, Rutgers and Connecticut in the Big East Conference. Washington also beat Purdue (more convincingly), has beaten UCLA and USC, and plays in the Pac-12. So why is Louisville ranked ahead of Washington? 
For that matter, why is Minnesota ranked higher? Its four losses came against top teams; Washington’s two losses also came against top teams. (And, yes, Minnesota also beat Purdue.)
 Go figure.

Volleyblog
Seattle
VBM
Rank
School
1
2
1
1
Penn State (10)
2
1
2
2
Stanford
3
6
3
3
Oregon
4
3
4
4
Nebraska
5
11
5
5
Washington
6
5
6
6
UCLA
7
14
7
7
USC
8
4
8
8
Texas
16
18
9
9
Hawaii
9
9
10
10
Minnesota
10
10
11
11
Florida
11
13
12
12
Florida State
17
7
13
13
Louisville
15
19
14
14
San Diego
14
12
16
15
Kansas State
20
38
15
16
Dayton
19
30
19
17
Western Kentucky
13
8
17
18
Kansas
12
15
18
19
BYU
NR
22
20
20
Ohio State
Others receiving votes: Purdue, Miami, Iowa State, Pepperdine, Michigan State
Volleyblog Seattle is one of ten national voters in the weekly poll.
Voters for this poll are made up of coaches, media and sports information directors from across the country. It will be published weekly each Tuesday leading up to the NCAA Tournament and then a final poll after the NCAA Championship.

NOTES:
For a different take on the national rankings, don’t miss the North Pole Poll, produced each week by the Penn State Volleyball blog, DigNittanyVolleyball.

WRITTEN BY: Jack Hamann | PHOTOGRAPHY: Leslie Hamann


2 comments:

  1. Any idea how the volleyball RPI is calculated? Hard to believe that Ducks & Huskies, with only one road loss apiece against a top 5 opponent, could be as low as they are. And how could Bruins be 5th?

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    1. Great question.

      See our RPI primer ... http://volleyblogseattle.blogspot.com/2011/11/selection-sunday-rpi-round-two-primer.html

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