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Menís Soccer Modified RPI Ė No. 1

September 25, 2013
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By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Hastings (Neb.) earns its NAIA-leading third No. 1 ranking in the first NAIA Men's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) of the 2013 season.  The 7-0-0 Broncos, who have been ranked No. 1 in the two previous NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 polls, also become the first men’s soccer program to top the MRPI in different seasons.

Since 2010, six different teams have held the No. 1 position in a MRPI poll: Hastings (3), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (2), Rio Grande (Ohio) (2), former member Simon Fraser (B.C.) (2), Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (1) and Mobile (Ala.) (1).

Judson (Ill.) of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference is the highest mentioned team in the MRPI who was not ranked in the most recent coaches’ poll. The Eagles, who have not received votes in any coaches’ poll this season despite owning a 5-1-0 record, ranked No. 24 in the MRPI.

The MRPI consists of the team’s modified winning percentage, their opponents’ winning percentage and the cumulative ratings points from the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Each of the three values has a weighted percentage calculated in the MRPI. The MRPI modifies the value of home/away/neutral results and adds more value for games against opponents ranked in their respective national poll.

For a complete description of the MRPI formula, go to Appendix D in the Soccer Coaches’ Manual, or click here.

The MRPIfirst adopted in 2010will select the at-large qualifying teams and seed the 32-team national championship field. For a complete NAIA Men’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index calendar, click here. The next MRPI will be announced on Oct. 23.

For the complete MRPI, click here.

2013 Men’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index – No. 1

Rank School MRPI
1 Hastings (Neb.) 0.909728
2 Biola (Calif.) 0.8898
3 Oklahoma Wesleyan 0.868917
4 Grand View (Iowa) 0.861677
5 Rio Grande (Ohio) 0.858101
6 Benedictine (Kan.) 0.852337
7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 0.844229
8 Missouri Valley 0.840756
9 Belhaven (Miss.) 0.828299
10 Ashford (Iowa) 0.79081
11 Southern Poly (Ga.) 0.766832
12 Texas at Brownsville 0.758654
13 Concordia (Ore.) 0.703991
14 Bethel (Tenn.) 0.703888
15 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 0.689779
16 Indiana Wesleyan 0.686617
17 Mobile (Ala.) 0.681966
18 Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 0.678293
19 Cal State San Marcos 0.649024
20 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 0.636947
21 Texas Wesleyan 0.625366
22 Aquinas (Mich.) 0.610422
23 Bryan (Tenn.) 0.599202
24 Judson (Ill.) 0.591317
25 Missouri Baptist 0.590135
26 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 0.577422
27 Marygrove (Mich.) 0.568098
28 Kansas Wesleyan 0.567729
29 Webber International (Fla.) 0.565866
30 Emmanuel (Ga.) 0.555994