|RPI Top 30 (click to enlarge)|
The NCAA also released Strength of Schedule data this morning, and the Bulldogs have played the nation's 28th toughest schedule. Both Fresno State's RPI and SOS numbers lead the rest of the Mountain West by a wide margin.
Additionally, the Bulldogs are one of just four teams from non-power conferences to rank among the country's Top 30 RPIs. Fresno State still has a 2-game non-conference series remaining in April against Cal, which sits at No. 18 in the RPI.
San Diego State finds itself 58th in the latest RPI, definite bubble territory when it comes to NCAA seeding, but with a lot of room still left to move up. The full RPI can be found here. Colorado State (82), San Jose State (92) and Boise State (98) all rank in the top 100. Utah State (104) and UNLV (107) are close to being inside the top 100, with Nevada (135) and New Mexico (164) rounding out the conference.
When it comes to Strength of Schedule, the Aztecs (54th) are behind only the Bulldogs (28th), as both Kathy Van Wyk and Linda Garza continued to have the two traditional powers play national-caliber schedules. Jen Fisher and Colorado State have played the nation's 80th best schedule of 295 teams, according to the NCAA.
|Strength of Schedule - National rank in red (click to enlarge)|