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. It is derived from three component factors: Div. I winning percentage (FI, 25%), schedule strength (FII, 50%); and opponent's schedule strength (FIII, 25%). Games against non-Division I opponents are not used in calculating the RPI.

Records through Feb. 28

Sched Sched

Top 40 W L Rating Rank RPI

1. Duke 25 2 .6008 13 .6748

2. N. Carolina 27 3 .6102 7 .6718

3. Arizona 26 3 .6043 11 .6629

4. Kentucky 26 4 .5922 21 .6551

5. UConn 26 4 .5987 14 .6543

6. Kansas 29 3 .5711 39 .6510

7. Maryland 18 9 .6686 1 .6418

8. Stanford 23 4 .5761 36 .6366

9. Mich. St. 20 5 .5878 24 .6294

10. S. Carolina 20 6 .5968 17 .6290

11. Mississippi 19 5 .5857 26 .6277

12. Purdue 23 6 .5810 31 .6250

13. Ucla 20 6 .5869 25 .6220

14. Michigan 20 8 .6112 6 .6198

15. N. Mexico 21 6 .5792 35 .6146

16. UMass 20 8 .5971 16 .6120

17. TCU 25 4 .5239 96 .6099

18. Syracuse 21 7 .5695 43 .6090

19. Cincinnati 23 5 .5362 80 .6081

20. Arkansas 22 6 .5523 66 .6077

21. Tennessee 19 7 .5726 38 .6052

22. Indiana 18 10 .6173 5 .6044

23. Illinois 21 8 .5673 48 .6040

24. Utah 24 2 .4736 188 .6030

25. Okla. St. 21 4 .5144 114 .6017

26. St. John's 20 8 .5680 46 .5995

27. Ill.-Chicago 22 5 .5341 83 .5994

28. R. Island 21 7 .5524 65 .5991

29. Temple 19 7 .5507 68 .5986

30. Princeton 24 1 .4705 193 .5985

31. Wk. Forest 14 12 .6453 2 .5942

32. Clemson 16 12 .6220 3 .5941

33. Florida St. 17 12 .6046 10 .5930

34. Detroit 22 4 .4974 145 .5918

35. Illinois St. 21 5 .5216 104 .5898

36. UNC-Char. 17 9 .5849 29 .5886

37. Nebraska 19 10 .5816 30 .5875

38. W. Virginia 20 7 .5225 102 .5844

39. Vanderbilt 18 11 .5851 28 .5844

40. Geo. Wash. 22 7 .5176 109 .5829

Others

42. Hawaii 19 7 .5323 84 .5808

45. Wyoming 18 7 .5378 78 .5766

53. Utah St. 19 7 .5231 100 .5679

57. Colo. St. 18 7 .5060 127 .5650

70. Fresno St. 15 10 .5375 79 .5504

75. UNLV 15 12 .5495 69 .5459

94. Tulsa 17 11 .5059 128 .5366

147. Weber St. 12 11 .5072 126 .5018

158. BYU 9 20 .5669 49 .4935

284. S. Utah 5 19 .4520 236 .3943

1998 Collegiate Basketball News Co.