Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine RPI to 11, stays at No. 18 in AVCA; more automatic qualifiers

Libero Rika Okino kept the ball in play against Cal State Northridge on Thursday. UH moved up a spot in the NCAA RPI after sweeps of the Matadors and Long Beach State. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Hawaii’s RPI is up one to 11 in the latest calculation from the NCAA.

This is the last publicly released RPI before Selection Sunday. The NCAA will have updated one for use Sunday after all the matches are done on Saturday.

Current Top 16
1. Baylor. 2. Wisconsin. 3. Texas. 4. Stanford. 5. Pitt. 6. Nebraska. 7. Kentucky. 8. Washington
9. Florida. 10. Minnesota. 11 Hawaii. 12. Marquette. 13. Texas A&M. 14. Rice. 15. Western Kentucky. 16. Utah

High RPI teams already in the NCAAs via auto bids
5. Pitt (ACC). 7. Kentucky (SEC) 11. Hawaii (Big West). 15. Western Kentucky (C-USA) which beat Rice in the conference tournament

Wahine opponents in Top 50
1 Baylor 8 Washington 19 Missouri 26 San Diego 28 UCLA 32 UCSB 38 Cal Poly

RPIs of Hawaii’s other opponents
76. Denver (won the summit tournament)
82. Army (lost in conference tournament)
87. St. John’s
117 Long Beach State
125 UC Davis
162. West Virginia
164. CSUN
168 Sac State
183 Utah Valley
205- Cal State Fullerton
264 UC Irvine
280 UC Riverside


In today’s AVCA Top 25 poll, UH stayed at No. 18, the third straight week they’ve been there.

Sunday AQs decided
American Athletic: UCF
A10: Dayton
Big South Winthrop
Colonial: Towson
C-USA: Western Kentucky
Horizon: Northern Kentucky
MAAC: Fairfield
MEAC: Howard
MAC Ball State
Patriot: American
Southern: Samford
Southland, Stephen F Austin
Summit” Denver
Sun Belt: Texas State
SWAC: Alabama State
3 decided at tournaments next week, final on Nov 30
Big East, Big Sky, Missouri Valley


  1. Cheeseball November 25, 2019 8:19 am

    I sure hope UH get to host a first round. Based on RPI, the team deserves it. Based on attendance and passion, the fans deserve it as well.

    I may watch from far away, but I was impressed with the fight in your team. Awesome senior leadership and a heck of a job from RAM.

  2. ManoaFan November 25, 2019 8:56 am

    Hooray! I really hope we host. Is this the last RPI before NCAA seeding/hosting selection? I am just assuming since RPI comes out on Monday and the selection is this Sunday, but I could be wrong.

  3. Cindy Luis November 25, 2019 9:01 am

    2. this is the last publicly released RPI.
    the NCAA will have updated one for use on Sunday.
    after all the matches are done, some of theme on Saturday.
    I don’t see how Hawaii doesn’t host.

  4. wahinefan87 November 25, 2019 9:52 am

    Wahine hold steady to the #18 spot in the latest AVCA coaches poll

  5. Cindy Luis November 25, 2019 10:05 am

    4 yep, just updated post. see main blox

  6. Brandon Yoshikawa November 25, 2019 10:17 am

    Yeah, if Hawaii was borderline at 13-16 I can see POSSIBLY the committee not picking them, but at 11, they are way to much on the inside.

  7. blunite November 25, 2019 11:56 am

    Hope the prices are not too high. Presumably season ticket holders will be offered first.

  8. shar November 25, 2019 11:59 am

    Just to celebrate how far we have come, what was our ranking and RPI at the beginning of this season?

  9. wahinefan87 November 25, 2019 12:21 pm

    Sky Williams is BW DPOW and Amber Igiede is BW FPOW this week.
    Maia Dvoracek earns her fifth BW POW award of the season.

  10. Maverick November 25, 2019 12:22 pm

    Great news, Skyler is DPOW and Amber is FOW for the Big West


  11. Cindy Luis November 25, 2019 12:57 pm

    9-10. Separate thread for that.
    Bit of a joke IMHO that Iosia wasn’t POW

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