Tiger Baseball Ranked #19 in RPI

In the March 15 release, his RPI index has Clemson #19 despite the 6-7 record. The Tigers play arguably the toughest schedule in the nation in 2004. Clemson can thank a brutal non-conference schedule for its high RPI ranking.

The only rating system the NCAA uses to determine selections and seedings is the RPI, or the Ratings Percentage Index. Although the NCAA does not release its official RPI, Boyd Nation has come up with an RPI index that is all but the same as the official RPI. He uses numbers from previous seasons to verify his formulas.

In the March 15 release, his RPI index has Clemson #19 despite the 6-7 record. The Tigers play arguably the toughest schedule in the nation in 2004. Clemson can thank a brutal non-conference schedule for its high RPI ranking. Clemson is actually ahead of Auburn (#26), despite the SEC Tigers 16-2 record and 2-1 series victorty over Clemson. The RPI only counts games against Division I teams and is for games through March 14.

Boyd Nation's Unofficial RPI By Team
Rk Team W-L Rating
1. Arizona State 17-3 .724
2. Texas 23-2 .680
3. Wichita State 6-0 .677
4. Miami (FL) 15-3 .674
5. Rice 14-4 .670
6. Louisiana State 15-2 .660
7. Stanford 15-3 .660
8. Notre Dame 11-1 .657
9. Florida State 16-5 .648
10. South Carolina 17-0 .648
11. East Carolina 16-3 .639
12. Coastal Carolina 15-3 .635
13. Florida 18-3 .626
14. Texas A&M 18-2 .621
15. Virginia 17-2 .621
16. N.C. State 14-3 .616
17. Mississippi 14-1 .615
18. South Florida 13-5 .614
19. Clemson 6-7 .613
20. Texas Tech 13-5 .609

Ranking Clemson's Opponents By RPI

Rk Team *GP *W-L ^W-L Rating
10. South Carolina 2 0-2 17-0 .648
11. East Carolina 2 0-2 16-3 .639
26. Auburn 3 1-2 16-2 .601
100. College of Charleston 1 1-0 12-5 .529
172. Charlotte 1 0-1 8-5 .476
181. Gardner-Webb 1 1-0 8-11 .465
191. Georgia Southern 2 2-0 9-11 .454
225. Wofford 1 1-0 8-3 .427

* - head-to-head and through March 14;
^ - overall (against Division I teams only);
Note: There are 287 schools that play Division I baseball.

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