They may not be the No. 1 team in the country in terms of the Top 25 rankings just yet, but the Pitt volleyball team has cracked the top spot of another well respected list.
Pitt (14-0, 5-0) was ranked the top women’s volleyball team in Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Monday morning, topping AVCA No. 1 Texas (11-0, 3-0) out of 340 programs.
It's here – the official @NCAAVolleyball RPI through the first month+ of the season.
— NCAA Stats (@NCAAStats) October 4, 2021
The list measures a combination of a team’s winning percentages, opponents winning percentage, and opponent’s opponent winning percentage when calculating a program’s wins and losses compared to strength of schedule.
for yinz who might not know
according to our friends at @Wikipedia:
"The rating percentage index, commonly known as the RPI, is a quantity used to rank sports teams based upon a team's wins and losses and its strength of schedule."
— Pitt Volleyball 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@Pitt_VB) October 4, 2021
The Panthers have defeated four ranked teams and have not gone the distance in a match in a little under a month, winning each contest in four sets or less.
Pitt returns to action Friday at 5 p.m. hosting Clemson at the Fitzgerald Field House.