March 16, 2004
The only rating system the NCAA uses to determine selections and seedings is the RPI, or the Ratings Percentage Index. Although the NCAA does not release its official RPI, Boyd Nation has come up with an RPI index that is all but the same as the official RPI. He uses numbers from previous seasons to verify his formulas.
In the March 15 release, his RPI index has Clemson #19 despite the 6-7 record. The Tigers play arguably the toughest schedule in the nation in 2004. Clemson can thank a brutal non-conference schedule for its high RPI ranking. Clemson is actually ahead of Auburn (#26), despite the SEC Tigers 16-2 record and 2-1 series victorty over Clemson. The RPI only counts games against Division I teams and is for games through March 14.
Ranking Clemson’s Opponents By RPI
* – head-to-head and through March 14; ^ – overall (against Division I teams only); Note: There are 287 schools that play Division I baseball.
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