Monday, December 19, 2011

Regional Rankings 12/19/2011

These regional rankings are not official. I use my own formula (heavily based on RPI). All data comes via d3hoops.com.

It's still early, so bear in mind that these rankings will continue to be fluid.

A few notes:

  • This is not a 'top-25 'poll or power poll. The point of these rankings is not to determine who I actually think are the best teams, but to approximate the NCAA's official regional rankings that are released starting in early February.
  • These rankings attempt to account for in-region winning percentage (primary criterion), in-region strength of schedule (primary), results versus regionally ranked teams (primary), division III winning percentage (secondary criterion), and division III strength of schedule (secondary). It does not currently account for head-to-head matchups or results versus common opponents (both primary criteria), so feel free to ‘adjust’ the rankings accordingly.
  • I 'award' the Pool A bid to the team with the highest RPI (versus all D-III teams). Since 97.6% of the automatic bids are doled out to winners of conference tournaments anyway, I figured this was about as relevant as using actual standings (and 100 times easier).
  • The pre-championship manual has been released, and the home/away multipliers are still in effect, but this year they carry a different (better) weight. For away games, a multiplier of 1.25 is being applied to SOS, and for home games, a multiplier of 0.75 is used.


Through games of 12/18/2011


Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
NE1MiddleburyNESCAC1.0000.5550.6665C25-06-00-07-0
NE2WPINEWMAC0.8890.6170.68510AC 8-18-10-08-1
NE3Western ConnecticutLEC0.9090.5750.65814C610-110-10-010-1
NE4AmherstNESCAC0.8890.5920.66616C88-19-10-09-1
NE5Rhode Island CollegeLEC0.9000.5770.65817AC 9-19-10-09-1
NE6MITNEWMAC1.0000.4700.60319C912-012-00-012-0
NE7St. Josephs (Maine)GNAC0.8570.5380.61836AwC6-16-10-06-1
NE8WesleyanNESCAC0.9000.4950.59637C189-19-10-09-1
NE9Eastern ConnecticutLEC0.8570.4910.58348C266-16-10-06-1
NE10WilliamsNESCAC0.8890.4550.56350Abub8-18-10-08-1
NE11Albertus MagnusGNAC0.8750.4710.57251C287-17-10-07-1
NE12Salem StateMASCAC0.6250.6910.67561A5-36-30-06-3
NE13ElmsNECC0.5710.7240.68669C414-34-40-04-4
NE14Keene StateLEC0.7500.5250.58174C446-27-20-07-2
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
EA1HartwickE81.0000.5760.6824C19-09-00-09-0
EA2New York UniversityUAA1.0000.4540.59024AwC5-06-00-06-0
EA3HobartLL0.8570.5420.62135AwC6-16-10-06-1
EA4MedailleAMCC1.0000.3640.52346Abub8-08-00-09-0
EA5Oswego StateSUNYAC0.9000.4460.56052C299-19-10-09-1
EA6RochesterUAA0.8000.5360.60256C328-28-20-08-2
EA7NazarethE80.7140.6190.64358A5-25-30-05-4
EA8HamiltonNESCAC0.8570.4590.55962C366-18-10-09-1
EA9Cortland StateSUNYAC0.8000.4980.57467C408-28-20-08-2
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
AT1New Jersey CityNJAC1.0000.5190.6397C37-08-10-09-1
AT2William PatersonNJAC0.9000.4620.57143Abub9-19-10-09-1
AT3St. Josephs (L.I.)SKY0.8890.4770.58045C248-18-10-08-1
AT4Staten IslandCUNYAC0.7500.5890.62959C346-26-30-06-3
AT5BrooklynCUNYAC0.7140.5690.60670A5-25-20-06-2
AT6RamapoNJAC0.7270.5460.59177C468-38-30-08-3
AT7Medgar EversCUNYAC0.6000.6360.62789C576-47-40-07-4
AT8SUNY-Old WestburySKY0.5710.6280.614110A4-34-30-04-3
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
MA1LycomingMACC1.0000.5940.6953AC 8-08-00-09-0
MA2CabriniCSAC1.0000.5100.6338AC 8-08-00-08-0
MA3St. Marys (Md.)CAC0.7780.6900.71221AwC7-27-20-08-2
MA4Franklin and MarshallCC1.0000.4460.58526C119-09-00-09-0
MA5CatholicLAND1.0000.4290.57228C1310-010-00-010-0
MA6KeystoneCSAC0.7780.6070.65041C227-27-20-07-2
MA7Mary WashingtonCAC0.8750.4610.56457C337-17-10-08-2
MA8WidenerMACC0.7500.5510.60066C396-26-20-08-2
MA9Johns HopkinsCC0.8330.4560.55068A5-15-10-05-1
MA10JuniataLAND0.7500.5310.58671C426-27-20-08-2
MA11SusquehannaLAND0.6250.6300.62884A5-35-30-05-4
MA12WilkesMACF0.7140.5380.58285C535-25-20-06-2
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
SO1Mary Hardin-BaylorASC1.0000.4360.57727C127-08-00-08-0
SO2EmoryUAA1.0000.4230.56731C158-08-00-08-0
SO3Hardin-SimmonsASC1.0000.4150.56132C166-07-00-07-0
SO4Virginia WesleyanODAC0.8750.5200.60938C197-17-10-07-1
SO5RhodesSCAC1.0000.3490.51254C316-07-30-07-3
SO6Texas-DallasASC0.8570.4800.57455A6-17-10-07-1
SO7RandolphODAC0.8330.4780.56764C385-15-10-06-3
SO8CentreSCAC0.6670.6450.65065A6-36-30-06-3
SO9Randolph-MaconODAC0.7140.5580.59776A5-26-30-06-3
SO10GuilfordODAC0.7780.4900.56280C497-27-20-08-2
SO11Louisiana CollegeASC0.6670.5820.60386C544-24-20-04-3
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
GL1HopeMIAA1.0000.7060.7801AC 1-02-00-08-1
GL2WabashNCAC1.0000.6010.7012AC 6-06-00-08-0
GL3BethanyPrAC1.0000.5220.6426AC 10-010-00-010-0
GL4WittenbergNCAC0.7500.6600.68233C173-13-10-04-2
GL5Ohio WesleyanNCAC0.8570.5240.60739C206-18-10-08-1
GL6WoosterNCAC0.7140.6680.68040C215-25-20-05-2
GL7Baldwin-WallaceOAC0.7500.5670.61363C376-26-20-06-2
GL8Thomas MorePrAC0.7500.5130.57283C526-26-20-07-2
GL9ThielPrAC0.8750.3710.49787C557-17-10-07-2
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
MW1EdgewoodNATHC0.8750.6140.67912AC 7-17-10-09-1
MW2TransylvaniaHCAC1.0000.4690.60218AC 7-07-00-07-0
MW3Lake ForestMWC0.8750.5890.66020AC 7-17-10-07-1
MW4GrinnellMWC1.0000.4180.56430C147-07-00-08-0
MW5RiponMWC0.8330.5340.60942C235-15-10-06-1
MW6Washington U.UAA0.7780.5780.62847C257-27-30-07-3
MW7AugustanaCCIW0.8750.4730.57449C277-17-10-08-1
MW8Illinois WesleyanCCIW0.7780.5650.61853C307-27-20-07-2
MW9HanoverHCAC0.7500.5280.58373C436-26-20-06-2
MW10Rose-HulmanHCAC0.8000.4700.55278C478-28-20-08-2
MW11Wheaton (Ill.)CCIW0.7140.5040.55796A5-27-20-07-2
Reg.RankTeamConferenceWPwSOSwRPINat.PoolStatusREGD3vRROOVR
WE1Puget SoundNWC1.0000.5090.6319C44-04-00-09-0
WE2Claremont-Mudd-ScrippsSCIAC1.0000.5080.63111AC 5-05-00-09-0
WE3UW-River FallsWIAC0.8890.5940.66813C58-18-10-08-2
WE4WhitworthNWC1.0000.4760.60715C77-07-00-07-1
WE5George FoxNWC0.5000.9650.84922AwC1-11-10-03-6
WE6UW-WhitewaterWIAC0.8890.5690.64923C108-18-10-08-1
WE7St. ThomasMIAC0.8570.5970.66225AwC6-16-10-07-1
WE8Nebraska WesleyanIND1.0000.4270.57029B14-04-00-06-4
WE9DubuqueIIAC1.0000.4020.55234AwC6-06-00-06-1
WE10UW-Stevens PointWIAC0.7500.6100.64544Abub6-28-20-08-2
WE11UW-La CrosseWIAC0.7500.5760.62060C356-26-20-07-2
WE12LutherIIAC0.7780.4990.56975C457-27-20-07-2


KEY:
WP - Winning percentage
wSOS - Strength of schedule (including home/neutral/away adjustment)

NAT - National rank (according to my formula)

C - "Guaranteed" Pool C (within top 18 RPI in nation)
wC - Within Pool C position (within RPI range of current top 18 Pool C candidates)
bub - Pool C bubble (within RPI range of current top 28 Pool C candidates)
number - Current RPI rank among Pool C candidates.

REG - record versus in-region opponents
D3 - record versus all D3 opponents
vRRO - record versus regionally ranked opponents
OVR - overall record

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