Kentucky Slots in at No. 7 in First NCAA Softball RPI Release

Posted at 8:06 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 19:08:30-04
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Softball team is ranked No. 7 in the nation in the NCAA’s first release of the ratings percentage index (RPI) it was announced on Monday afternoon by the company’s office.

The Wildcats are one of four teams from the Southeastern Conference inside the top 10 of the rankings, joining LSU (#6), Florida (#9) and Tennessee (#10).

Kentucky has already played seven games against the top-25 in the RPI, and is 9-1 against its 10 opponents from the 25-50 quadrant. The Wildcats’ best win as of now is against No.  23 James Madison at the ESPN St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational.

The average RPI of UK’s losses this season is 13, with six of the seven Wildcat losses coming against teams inside the 1-25 quadrant.

Kentucky currently has the No. 2 national strength of schedule, and the SEC is ranked as the top conference in the country after a majority of the non-conference season has now concluded.

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