Tuesday, October 16, 2012

49ers ranked 12th in first men's soccer RPI

The Charlotte 49ers are ranked 12th in the first NCAA men's soccer RPI of the season.

Charlotte (8-2-3, 2-1-1 Atlantic 10) is the highest-ranked team from the Carolinas, ahead of No. 14 North Carolina (11-1-1) and No. 26 Wake Forest (8-2-4). The 49ers are one of three Atlantic 10 teams in the top 30 (along with No. 8 Saint Louis and No. 15 Xavier).

RPI goes a long way toward seeding in the NCAA tournament (which begins Nov. 15) and takes into account strength of schedule (including opponents'), and weighs performances at home and away.
 Charlotte is also ranked 18th in this week's Soccer America poll, 25th by the NSCAA and 18th by College Soccer News. Charlotte is ranked behind both North Carolina (3rd), Xavier (10th) and Saint Louis (16th) in the Soccer America rankings. Coastal Carolina (11-1-2), whose only loss was to Charlotte, is ranked 11th by Soccer America. The Chanticleers aren't in the RPI's top 30.

The 49ers play two Atlantic 10 games this weekend at Transamerica Field: Friday against UMass (4-6-2, 1-2) and Sunday against Rhode Island (2-7-3, 1-1-1).



Anonymous said...

If you don't mind me asking, how is Xavier No. 8 AND No. 15?

Anonymous said...

Left out Elon.

Anonymous said...

Ahead of Chapel Hill in RPI, yet well behind them in the polls. Just like that bar owner in "Casablanca" I'm shocked!

Anonymous said...

Too bad the 49ers rpi is going to take a big hit this weekend even if we win both games easily.

Anonymous said...

No. 8 Xavier and No. 15 Xavier????

A decent RPI for us, considering that this team has under-achieved. I guess coaching counts for a lot in soccer.