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Men's Soccer Modified RPI - No. 2

October 24, 2012
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By Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) garners its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the 2012 NAIA Men's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), announced by the national office Wednesday. In the second official MRPI of 2012, the Blue Raiders stand 14-1-0 on the season.

Since 2010, Lindsey Wilson becomes the sixth different team to hold the top MRPI spot, joining Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (1), Hastings (Neb.) (2), Mobile (Ala.) (1), Rio Grande (Ohio) (2) and former NAIA member Simon Fraser (B.C.) (2).

Auburn Montgomery, the No. 1 team in the first official MRPI on Sept. 26, claims the No. 2 spot this week. No. 3 Concordia (Calif.), No. 4 Rio Grande and No. 5 Science & Arts (Okla.) round out the top five.

No. 20 Robert Morris (Ill.), a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, is the highest mentioned team in the MRPI that is not ranked in the current Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
The MRPI consists of the team's modified winning percentage, their opponents' winning percentage and the cumulative ranking 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.

The MRPI - first adopted in 2010 - will 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 final MRPI will be announced on Nov. 11.

2012 Men's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index - No. 2 | Complete Listing (PDF)

Rank School MRPI
1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 0.914724
2 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 0.901533
3 Concordia (Calif.) 0.881042
4 Rio Grande (Ohio) 0.878396
5 Science & Arts (Okla.) 0.873496
6 Columbia (Mo.) 0.849265
7 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 0.816973
8 Belhaven (Miss.) 0.798501
9 Southern Poly (Ga.) 0.795841
10 Missouri Valley 0.768721
11 Oklahoma Wesleyan 0.756376
12 Mobile (Ala.) 0.754453
13 Kansas Wesleyan 0.73795
14 Ashford (Iowa) 0.695008
15 Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) 0.689614
16 Thomas (Ga.) 0.676221
17 Bethel (Tenn.) 0.671601
18 Benedictine (Kan.) 0.645617
19 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 0.63897
20 Robert Morris (Ill.) 0.623147
21 Concordia (Ore.) 0.621154
22 Bryan (Tenn.) 0.609503
23 Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 0.601815
24 Hastings (Neb.) 0.600452
25 Biola (Calif.) 0.585275
26 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 0.581598
27 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 0.549883
28 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 0.548087
29 Northwood (Fla.) 0.544965
30 Lyon (Ark.) 0.542948