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By ballcoach15
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We are ranked 56th. There are 3 ASUN schools ranked ahead of us. Lipscomb is 43, and has played 2 ranked teams. We have played 12 ranked teams, including teams ranked 1, 2 and 3. We have 2 wins over ranked teams.
Can someone explain what goes into RPI rankings ? It certainly isn't strength of schedule.
By olldflame
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ballcoach15 wrote: March 10th, 2020, 11:33 am We are ranked 56th. There are 3 ASUN schools ranked ahead of us. Lipscomb is 43, and has played 2 ranked teams. We have played 12 ranked teams, including teams ranked 1, 2 and 3. We have 2 wins over ranked teams.
Can someone explain what goes into RPI rankings ? It certainly isn't strength of schedule.
Winning.
Strength of schedule is also a factor, and we certainly have that. If we had won just 4 or 5 of those games against ranked teams instead of 2, our RPI would be a lot better.
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By Purple Haize
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oldflame wrote: March 10th, 2020, 12:24 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: March 10th, 2020, 11:33 am We are ranked 56th. There are 3 ASUN schools ranked ahead of us. Lipscomb is 43, and has played 2 ranked teams. We have played 12 ranked teams, including teams ranked 1, 2 and 3. We have 2 wins over ranked teams.
Can someone explain what goes into RPI rankings ? It certainly isn't strength of schedule.
Winning.
Strength of schedule is also a factor, and we certainly have that. If we had won just 4 or 5 of those games against ranked teams instead of 2, our RPI would be a lot better.
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By Ill flame
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It's way too early in the season to put much stock in rpi. Your opponents record and your opponents opponents record account for 75% of the rpi rating so it's a pretty flawed system regardless.
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By ballcoach15
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According to Liberty Softball Facebook page, we have played the 2nd toughest schedule in the nation.

There are a lot of schools that have gotten "fat on cupcakes" so far this season.
By flamehunter
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ballcoach15 wrote: March 11th, 2020, 1:18 pm According to Liberty Softball Facebook page, we have played the 2nd toughest schedule in the nation.

There are a lot of schools that have gotten "fat on cupcakes" so far this season.
Let's hope it pays off in the post-season this year.
By ballcoach15
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#597340
ASUN could get more than 1 team in tournament this season. Several P5 conferences appear to not be as strong this season, as past seasons.
But committee often favors P5 teams over Mid-major teams, who have better resume.
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By Purple Haize
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ballcoach15 wrote: March 11th, 2020, 1:18 pm According to Liberty Softball Facebook page, we have played the 2nd toughest schedule in the nation.

There are a lot of schools that have gotten "fat on cupcakes" so far this season.
Based on the record LU would be one of those cupcakes
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