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MRPI - No. 1

September 28, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mobile (Ala.) earned the top spot in the first official NAIA Men’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), announced by the national office Wednesday. This is the Rams’ (6-0-0) first-ever No. 1 spot in the MRPI, since the MRPI was introduced in 2010. Defending national champion Hastings (Neb.) follows at No. 2 and is riding an NAIA-record 33-match active winning streak. Rounding out the top five are No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), No. 4 Rio Grande (Ohio) and No. 5 Belhaven (Miss.).

The highest previous spot for Mobile was No. 9 in the Nov. 14, 2010 edition of the MRPI. The Rams become the third different team to hold the top billing, joining Rio Grande and former NAIA member Simon Fraser (B.C.).

The MRPI consists of the team’s modified winning percentage, their opponents’ winning percentage and the cumulative ranking points from the current 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.

The MRPI will select the at-large qualifying teams and seed the 31-team national championship field – Mobile (Ala.) automatically qualifies as the national championship final site host institution. The next official MRPI announcement will be on Oct. 26.

For the complete MRPI, click here.

Rank School MRPI
1 Mobile (Ala.) 0.8655
2 Hastings (Neb.) 0.832727
3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 0.758737
4 Rio Grande (Ohio) 0.751208
5 Belhaven (Miss.) 0.74409
6 Baker (Kan.) 0.743571
7 Grand View (Iowa) 0.730471
8 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 0.71597
9 Southern Poly (Ga.) 0.711989
10 Missouri Valley 0.701431
11 Bethel (Tenn.) 0.642217
12 Concordia (Ore.) 0.641296
13 Benedictine (Kan.) 0.631889
14 The Master's (Calif.) 0.615323
15 Columbia (Mo.) 0.601628
16 William Carey (Miss.) 0.591884
17 Kansas Wesleyan 0.588422
18 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 0.582353
19 Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 0.573809
20 Oklahoma City 0.57262
21 Ashford (Iowa) 0.556821
22 Reinhardt (Ga.) 0.553143
23 Indiana Tech 0.543364
24 Biola (Calif.) 0.54205
25 Taylor (Ind.) 0.533045
26 Bryan (Tenn.) 0.530087
27 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 0.528478
28 Concordia (Calif.) 0.523536
29 Judson (Ill.) 0.521416
30 Cal State San Marcos 0.518886