Thursday, February 02, 2006

UCLA No.12 in First Official NCAA RPI

The NCAA released the first official Rating Percentage Index (RPI) for college basketball today.

The UCLA Bruins are ranked No.12 in the NCAA RPI.

Arizona is the only other Pac-10 team ranked in the top 50 at No.16. The next Pac-10 team ranked is Washington at No.54.

The top five NCAA RPI teams ranked are: Duke, Memphis, Villanova, Tennessee, and Michigan St.

The Big East conference has nine teams ranked in the top 50 of the NCAA RPI, most of any conference.

The RPI is used by the NCAA tournament selection committee as one of their tools in selecting at-large teams and seeding of brackets for the postseason tournament

A link to the official NCAA RPI has been placed on the Bruin Basketball Report side menu.



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