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# What does 'RPI' mean to a basketball team?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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15y ago

Ratings Percentage Index

The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) has been used by the NCAA since 1981 to supplement the selection of at-large teams and the seeding of all teams for the NCAA Basketball tournament.
Ratings percentage index

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13y ago

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12y ago

The Rating Percentage Index is a quantity used to rank sports teams based upon a team's wins and losses and its strength of schedule. In its current formulation, the index comprises a team's winning percentage (25%), its opponents' winning percentage (50%), and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents (25%). The opponents' winning percentage and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents both comprise the strength of schedule (SOS). Thus, the SOS accounts for 75% of the RPI calculation and is 2/3 its opponents' winning percentage and 1/3 times its opponents' opponents' winning percentage.

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12y ago

Simply put, it means strength of schedule. It is based on a formula that takes into account your winning percentage and the winning percentage of your opponents with bonuses/penalties for road wins and home losses versus good/weak teams.

It stands for Rating Percentage Index (RPI).

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12y ago

Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) It ranks teams on wins and losses and strength of schedule.

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15y ago

RPI is the Rating Percentage Index. It measures a team's strength by looking at winning percentage. Learn more: http://www.collegerpi.com/rpifaq.html

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Ratings Percentage Index

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Ratings Percentage Index.

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Rating Percentage Index