The Summit League is rankedÂ 17th in this week’sÂ Sagarin men’s basketball ratings, and has three teams among the top 150. Oakland leads the way at No. 61 followed by IUPUI (112) and South Dakota State (142), in a league release today.
The Summit League is No. 19, in the RPIRatings.com rankings, which is the official NCAA RPI. The leagueÂ is one of just four mid-majors with a pair of teams in the top 90. Oakland leads the way at No. 82 and is closely followed by IUPUI at No. 90. In a contrast, it has SDSU at 221.
Other league RPIs are IPFW at 162, Oral Roberts at 170, UMKC at 177, NDSU at 230, Southern Utah at 288, Western Illinois at 321 and Centenary at 343. Centenary is leaving next season and South Dakota is coming in, but if those two traded right now, it wouldn’t be much help. USD is at 333.