Sunday, February 11, 2018

Regional Rankings Start For Real This Week

Western Oregon men's hoops could be rated No. 1 this week.
After last week's practice ranking, the DII Regional Advisory Committees -- those six-person groups responsible for determining the at-large berths in both the men's and women's basketball NCAA Regionals -- get down to the real thing this week.

These regional committees -- one each for men and women -- will pore over data between now and Tuesday before ultimately finalizing the first of four rankings. This week's initial ranking will be released Wednesday.

While win-loss (and in-region DII) records are critical, here are the other significant criteria categories these committees will dissect in the evaluation process:

  • Performance Indicator (a system that assigns numerical values to game results depending on the site and quality of opponent);
  • In-region RPI (numerical value determined by won-lost record (25%); opponents' winning percentage (50%); opponents' opponents' winning percentage (25%);
  • Results vs. ranked DII opponents

  • In-region strength of schedule (opponent's average winning percentage and opponents' opponents' average winning percentage);
  • Late-season performance (for instance, the last 15 games before the final selection call);
  • Performance Indicator (a system that assigns numerical values to game results depending on the site and quality of opponent);

Remember, the conference tournament champions in the GNAC, PacWest, and CCAA claim automatic bids to NCAA postseason play. That leaves five at-large berths per gender to fill out the respective eight-team regional fields. There is no limit on the number of at-large berths per conference.

Beginning this Wednesday (and the following two Wednesdays), click the links below for the updated regional rankings:

Below are the standings (top six plus ties) for the GNAC, PacWest, and CCAA through games of Saturday, Feb. 10.

Men's Basketball Standings
GNAC Conf Overall
Western Oregon 15-1 23-1
Western Washington 13-3 18-6
Saint Martin's 11-5 18-6
Central Washington 9-7 14-9
Seattle Pacific 9-7 14-9
Alaska Anchorage 8-8 12-11
Alaska 8-8 10-12
PacWest Conf Overall
Dixie State 14-2 17-6
Cal Baptist 12-3 19-4
Point Loma 13-4 19-7
Azusa Pacific 12-4 16-8
Chaminade 9-6 14-8
Concordia-Irvine 9-7 15-9
CCAA Conf Overall
Cal Poly Pomona 15-4 18-5
Cal State San Marcos 13-5 18-6
Chico State 13-5 16-6
UC San Diego 13-5 16-8
San Francisco State 11-7 15-9
Stanislaus State 10-8 15-9
Women's Basketball Standings
GNAC Conf Overall
Alaska Anchorage 15-1 22-2
Northwest Nazarene 14-2 18-3
Seattle Pacific 12-4 18-5
Montana State Billings 10-6 17-9
Central Washington 10-6 14-10
Concordia-Portland 7-9 13-11
Western Washington 7-9 11-13
PacWest Conf Overall
Hawaii Pacific 14-1 20-2
Azusa Pacific 14-2 23-3
Concordia-Irvine 10-6 13-9
Dominican 9-6 15-8
Cal Baptist 9-6 12-11
Point Loma 10-7 15-9
CCAA Conf Overall
UC San Diego 17-1 23-3
Cal Poly Pomona 13-6 16-8
Humboldt State 12-6 13-10
Cal State LA 12-7 13-12
Chico State 11-7 13-9
Cal State East Bay 10-10 14-12