By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lindsey Wilson earned the top spot in the first official NAIA Women’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), the national office announced Wednesday. This marks the fifth time since the MRPI was instituted in 2010 that the Blue Raiders have occupied the No. 1 position.
Only three teams have held the No. 1 position in the MPRI: Lindsey Wilson (5), Concordia (Ore.) (3) and former member Lee (3).
Rounding out the remainder of the top five are No. 2 Westmont (Calif.), No. 3 Davenport (Mich.), No. 4 Vanguard (Calif.) and No. 5 Concordia. Westmont and Davenport are making its first-ever MRPI top-five appearance.
Avila (Mo.) is the highest mentioned team – No. 22 – that was not ranked in the most recent NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Eagles own a 10-0-0 record, including a 1-0 win over No. 16 Ashford on Sept. 7.
The MRPI consists of the team’s modified winning percentage, their opponents’ winning percentage and the cumulative ratings points from the NAIA Women’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 C in the Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Manual, or click here.
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 Women’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 NAIA Women’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index – No. 1 (Sept. 25)
|1||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||0.94912|
|8||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||0.801565|
|9||The Master's (Calif.)||0.791194|
|10||Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||0.785966|
|13||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||0.73603|
|14||St. Thomas (Fla.)||0.726376|
|15||William Carey (Miss.)||0.696866|
|18||Cal State San Marcos||0.686141|
|19||Texas at Brownsville||0.675765|
|23||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||0.619548|
|25||St. Francis (Ill.)||0.57772|
|26||Southwestern Christian (Okla.)||0.571656|
|27||Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)||0.565352|
|29||Trinity Christian (Ill.)||0.539933|
|30||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||0.537389|