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Men's Soccer Modified RPI - No. 1

September 26, 2012
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By Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first official 2012 NAIA Men's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) has been released, announced by the national office Wednesday. Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) holds the No. 1 spot for the first time in school history, since the MRPI began in 2010. The Warhawks captured the position with a 6-1-1 record.

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

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), on a 33-match winning streak, earns the No. 2 ranking. No. 3 Concordia (Calif.), No. 4 Belhaven (Miss.) and No. 5 Rio Grande round out the top five, respectively.

Out of the Unaffiliated Group of the Frontier Conference/TranSouth Athletic Conference, No. 21 Rocky Mountain 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 next MRPI will be announced on Oct. 24.

2012 Men's Men's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index | Complete Listing (PDF)

Rank School MRPI
1 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 0.889695
2 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 0.88419
3 Concordia (Calif.) 0.809665
4 Belhaven (Miss.) 0.808908
5 Rio Grande (Ohio) 0.80615
6 Columbia (Mo.) 0.801986
7 Southern Poly (Ga.) 0.798334
8 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 0.773518
9 Science & Arts (Okla.) 0.753076
10 Oklahoma Wesleyan 0.749802
11 Bethel (Tenn.) 0.742222
12 Mobile (Ala.) 0.714443
13 Robert Morris (Ill.) 0.711454
14 Missouri Valley 0.698905
15 Thomas (Ga.) 0.691329
16 Ashford (Iowa) 0.662013
17 Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 0.628821
18 Bethel (Ind.) 0.600531
19 Kansas Wesleyan 0.591685
20 Benedictine (Kan.) 0.56667
21 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 0.56648
22 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 0.553938
23 Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) 0.549537
24 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 0.544864
25 Hastings (Neb.) 0.53851
26 Concordia (Ore.) 0.537313
27 Aquinas (Mich.) 0.535373
28 Central Methodist (Mo.) 0.53469
29 Biola (Calif.) 0.530698
30 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 0.528743