2014 Men?s Soccer Modified RPI ? No. 2

2014 Men?s Soccer Modified RPI ? No. 2

By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rio Grande (Ohio) lands in the No. 1 position in the second installment of the 2014 NAIA Men's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), announced by the national office on Wednesday.  The No. 1 MRPI ranking is the fourth all-time for the RedStorm, which is the most for any program since the inception of MRPI in 2010.

Following Rio Grande in the top five is No. 2 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.), No. 3 Davenport (Mich.), No. 4 Grand View (Iowa) and No. 5 Ashford (Iowa). Davenport held the top spot in the first MRPI edition on Oct. 1, but dropped a 1-0 match to unranked Aquinas (Mich.) on Oct. 15 in a recent stretch.

With a 10-1-2 overall record, Rio Grande is also ranked No. 1 in the latest version of the Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday. The RedStorm won their sixth-straight with a 7-0 blanking of Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday.

No. 21 Union (Ky.) is the highest mentioned team in the MRPI that was not ranked in the most recent Coaches’ Top 25 poll.

Since 2010, the following teams have held the No. 1 position in a MRPI poll: Rio Grande (4), Hastings (Neb.) (3), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (2), former member Simon Fraser (B.C.) (2), Auburn Montgomery (1), Davenport (1), Grand View (1) and Mobile (Ala.) (1).

Rio Grande is one-of-four teams to earn a position in each of the 15 MRPI rankings since it was introduced in 2010. The other squads include Hastings, Kansas Wesleyan and Lindsey Wilson. Falling out of the Top 30, Belhaven (Miss.) had its streak snapped at 14-straight MRPI mentions.

There are five newcomers to the MRPI this week: No. 19 Mobile (Ala.), No. 25 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.), No. 27 Cal State San Marcos, No. 28 Bethel (Tenn.) and No. 29 Hope International (Calif.). Of that group, Lindenwood-Belleville and Hope International are appearing for the first time in school history, since the MRPI began in 2010.

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 MRPI—first adopted in 2010—will select the at-large qualifying teams and seed the 32-team national championship opening round field. For a complete NAIA Men’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index calendar, click here. The third and final MRPI will be announced on Nov. 16.

For the complete MRPI, click here.

2014 Men’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) – No. 2

Rank School MRPI
1 Rio Grande (Ohio) 0.889958
2 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 0.844537
3 Davenport (Mich.) 0.844449
4 Grand View (Iowa) 0.818855
5 Ashford (Iowa) 0.811019
6 Indiana Wesleyan 0.782653
7 Thomas (Ga.) 0.778673
8 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 0.773611
9 Georgia Gwinnett 0.771531
10 Oklahoma Wesleyan 0.744176
11 Kansas Wesleyan 0.737667
12 Texas at Brownsville 0.734412
13 Missouri Valley 0.73054
14 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 0.721244
15 Hastings (Neb.) 0.706206
16 Northwestern Ohio 0.700621
17 Bellevue (Neb.) 0.670434
18 Reinhardt (Ga.) 0.654293
19 Mobile (Ala.) 0.652467
20 Science & Arts (Okla.) 0.647238
21 Union (Ky.) 0.641713
22 William Carey (Miss.) 0.638333
23 Point Park (Pa.) 0.621617
24 Great Falls (Mont.) 0.589174
25 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 0.586456
26 St. Andrews (N.C.) 0.548663
27 Cal State San Marcos 0.542585
28 Bethel (Tenn.) 0.533127
29 Hope International (Calif.) 0.514881
30 Florida Memorial 0.513412

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Soccer Championship

Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
OC Great Park Soccer Stadium, 
Irvine, Calif.