UW Moves Up in Men's Soccer RPI Rankings
The UW men's soccer team improved to No. 48 in the nation in the latest NCAA Men's Soccer RPI Rankings on Tuesday. This was a huge jump for the Dawgs, moving up 16 spots from last week. UW is one of two Pac-12 teams in the top 100, with UCLA coming in at No. 15.
The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) is a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare a team's won-lost record, opponents' strength of schedule and opponents' opponents' strength of schedule. The ranking is an important criteria for the NCAA committee when it selects the at-large teams for the 48-team NCAA Tournament field.
In addition to the RPI rankings, the Huskies rank in the team and individual statistics updated on Tuesday. UW is 27th in goals against average (0.79 with 14 goals allowed) and tied for 22nd in both won-lost-tied percentage (0.706%) and shutout percentage (0.47% with eight total shutouts).
Senior forward Brent Richards is ranked in the top 30 for points per game (T27, 1.47), total points (T23, 25), goals per game (T28, 0.59) and total goals (T25, 10). Sophomore goalkeeper Spencer Richey is 26th in goals against average (0.79).
After a loss to UCLA on Friday and then a victory against SDSU two days later, the Huskies are currently 11-4-2 (6-3-0 in conference play) and ranked No. 20 in both Soccer America and NSCAA Top 15 polls.
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