Post and Courier
October 1, 2014

Gamecocks drop to No. 12 in NCAA RPI; Clemson falls to No. 46

Posted: 05/13/2014 03:01 p.m.


BY GENE SAPAKOFF

gsapakoff@postandcourier.com

South Carolina swept Missouri in an SEC weekend series and beat Wofford last week but dropped a spot from 11 to 12 on the NCAA's official Ratings Percentage Index list released Tuesday.

The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee doesn't go strictly by RPI rankings when picking its top eight national seeds but the criteria is important. The top eight teams are in line to host super regionals if they advance through first-round regionals.

Clemson lost two of three at Notre Dame last weekend and fell from No. 43 to No. 46 - near if not squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble.

The College of Charleston is 73, The Citadel is 202 and Charleston Southern is 207.


Ratings Percentage Index for top 50 NCAA Division I teams:

RPI Last week Team

1 1 Virginia

2 3 Florida St

3 2 Florida

4 9 Oregon St

5 4 Indiana

6 6 Rice

7 5 Vanderbilt

8 8 Houston

9 7 La.-Lafayette

10 18 Miami

11 13 Texas

12 11 South Carolina

13 10 TCU

14 16 Texas Tech

15 12 Ole Miss

16 19 Cal Poly

17 20 Indiana St

18 14 Louisville

19 15 Kentucky

20 17 LSU

21 25 Alabama

22 22 Liberty

23 26 Washington

24 27 Oklahoma St

25 23 Oregon

26 33 UC Irvine

27 21 Mercer

28 29 Old Dominion

29 24 West Virginia

30 28 UNLV

31 47 Maryland

32 31 Stanford

33 46 Sam Houston St

34 34 Georgia Tech

35 32 Texas A&M

36 35 Bryant

37 37 Dallas Baptist

38 36 Kansas

39 44 Nebraska

40 38 Pepperdine

41 42 Arizona St

42 39 Mississippi St

43 48 Columbia

44 30 Tennessee

45 45 Georgia

46 43 Clemson

47 58 North Carolina

48 40 UCF

49 51 San Diego St

50 54 Arkansas


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