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Hawaii drops to No. 10 in volleyball RPI

The Rainbow Wahine also fall to No. 9 in coaches poll

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:17 p.m. HST, Oct 14, 2013

Hawaii's five-set loss to UC Santa Barbara cost the Rainbow Wahine seven spots in the NCAA's Ratings Percentage Index released today. 

Hawaii was at No. 3 last week in the first RPI of the season. The computer-generated power rankings are used by the NCAA selection committee for seedings and brackets of the postseason tournament.

The RPI measures wins, losses, strength of schedule and opponents' strength of schedule.

The Wahine (16-2) also dropped four places in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll today, falling from No. 5 to No. 9. The top four teams remained unchanged with USC (16-1) staying at No. 1 with 50 first-place votes.

Behind the Women of Troy are  Florida (17-1, 5 votes); Texas (12-2, 3 votes) and Penn State (14-2). New No. 5 Michigan State (17-1, 2 votes) moved up two spots followed by Washington (13-1), Stanford (12-3) and Nebraska (12-3).

In the RPI, Texas, which lost to Hawaii in the opening match of the season, remained at No. 1. Rounding out the Top 10 are Penn State, Florida, USC, Stanford, Nebraska, Creighton, Washington and Michigan State.

UC Santa Barbara, which was at 102 last week, jumped to No. 75 after its win over the Wahine. 

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allie wrote:
They won't win the national title but they are still the best UH team by far
on October 14,2013 | 09:48AM
blkdrgn wrote:
I could say that about our football team but to count out our volleyball team?
on October 14,2013 | 09:51AM
allie wrote:
I just see clearly hon
on October 14,2013 | 11:59AM
honopic wrote:
See clearly all the way back to ND.
on October 14,2013 | 01:25PM
honopic wrote:
Go back to ND.
on October 14,2013 | 01:24PM
frontman wrote:
Over rated........................................
on October 14,2013 | 07:18PM
baseball_nerd wrote:
ok, Mr Jay, start calling the NCAA and presenting our case to host the first and second rounds. it's not the RPI but seeding that matters. last year the top sixteen RPI did not host, it was the top sixteen seeded teams. do something for volleyball, you are all over the football team. Hawaii will be a top ten team and still will not host if you don't do something. we need to be proactive, once Shoji retires the NCAA will have no problem sending us to mainland every year. and oh yeah, if we become a team a that is now struggling to get of of the second round, most recruits might start staying on the mainland instead of coming to Hawaii.
on October 14,2013 | 10:23AM
primo1 wrote:
Note to Wahine: beat the teams you're supposed to beat and you'll have one less thing to worry about come tournament seeding time.
on October 14,2013 | 11:18AM
bleedgreen wrote:
UC Santa Barbara really took Hawaii to the woodshed. Hope the Wahine does not pay attention to the rankings. The fans do enough of that.
on October 14,2013 | 12:09PM
I would hardly call winning in 5 "taken to the woodshed". I'd hate to see what a drubbing would do in your world of beatings.
on October 14,2013 | 04:45PM
Grammy wrote:
They don't hand out championship trophies until they are won on the court, so really are not worse off than before the San Diego loss or the UCSB loss they still have their fate in their own hands. Win and stay in the game/race, lose and make it harder on yourself - same as the start of this year. So if you've given up the fight already that only speaks to your outlook. I saw a team that came back from a surprising and unexpected loss and got back down to business, but that's also just my way of looking at things. I don't talk 'stink' about young people who take time out of their many important educational pursuits to practice, keep in shape and represent me and my state and school as well as and honorably as they are able, I appreciate and celebrate with and for them. And I don't waste my time 'tangling' with those who disparage and state their negative views, don't want to waste my time in their negative thought, life is too short and they are as entitled to their views as me. Go Wahine! You show them and prove yourselves worthy, because you are.
on October 14,2013 | 04:51PM
frontman wrote:
Over rated........................................
on October 14,2013 | 05:04PM
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