July 21, 2009


Proposal for Changes in Computing RPI


Greg Van Zant, the head coach at West Virginia University, recently sent the following recommendation to the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee to change the formula for calculating the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).


The proposal is separated into four sections:


Part 1 - Overview


Part 2 - The Weighting of Three RPI Factors


Part 3 - The Weighting of Home Wins and Road Wins


Part 4 - Exempt Contests vs. Non-Division I Teams; Bonus & Penalty System


(photo by Jimmy Jones)