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Women’s Division I PairWise Rankings

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RankTeamPWRW-L-TWin %Win % RankRPIRPI Rank
1Minnesota145-0-1.91671.8000*1
2Wisconsin136-2-0.75004t.7258*2
3Boston College123-0-1.87503.6861*3
4Quinnipiac114-0-1.90002.6757*4
5Boston University103-1-0.75004t.6331*5
6Ohio State94-2-0.66677t.62196
7Mercyhurst84-1-1.75004t.5881*7
8St. Lawrence73-2-1.583310t.53988
9Bemidji State64-2-0.66677t.53979
10Minnesota-Duluth52-4-2.375020.532610
11tPenn State32-2-2.500013t.5229*11
11tClarkson33-3-0.500013t.518812
13tNorth Dakota24-2-0.66677t.512413
13tRIT23-2-1.583310t.503514
15Northeastern01-1-2.500013t.501815

*Team's RPI has been adjusted to remove negative effect from defeating weak opponent.

The USCHO.com Pairwise Ranking attempts to mimic the method used by the NCAA Selection Committee to determine participants for the NCAA Division I women's hockey tournament. The PWR compares teams with an RPI over .500 (Teams Under Consideration or TUC per the NCAA Women's Division I ice hockey championship manual), judging them by these criteria: record against common opponents, record against teams under consideration, head to head competition, and the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

For each comparison won, a team receives one point. The final PWR ranking is based on the number of points (comparisons) won against teams under consideration. Ties are settled by the RPI.

The PWR can be reformatted and redistributed by any media outlet or person, provided USCHO's URL (http://www.uscho.com/) accompanies the results.

updated: October 21, 2014, 8:42 pm CT