Texas (23-2, 12-1 Big 12), No. 2 last week, has jumped to the top of the NCAA RPI ranking, a key component in picking and seeding the NCAA Tournament bracket. Nebraska, last week’s No. 1, dropped to second, followed by Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, BYU, Stanford, North Carolina, San Diego and Kansas.
In the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, however, Texas is No. 7. The top four teams stayed the same — Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas — as Florida jumped a notch to No. 5 and North Carolina went from eighth to No. 6.
BYU jumped past West Coast Conference foe San Diego. BYU is now No. 10 and USD down four notches to No. 11. Ohio State is back in at No. 24, while Arizona, which was No. 25, dropped out.
Other RPI rankings of note include Kansas State of the Big 12 (18-8, 7-6) at No. 19, Penn State of the Big Ten (19-8, 11-5) dropping to No. 25, Florida State of the ACC (20-5, 13-3) at No. 27 and despite a losing record overall and in the Big 12, TCU (11-12, 4-9) at No. 28.
Dayton is ranked 22nd in the AVCA, but is 31 in the RPI. Boise State of the Mountain West has jumped to No. 33. Hawai’i, ranked 14th in the AVCA, is No. 33 in the RPI. Duke has moved into second place in the ACC, and the Blue Devils made a big jump, but stand at No. 59. Another team that made a big leap is Lipscomb, which went to 75th to No. 65.