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2014/15 DPI Team Rankings
(January 27, 2015) 
 

THE DUALS PERCENTAGE INDEX (DPI)

Explanation
Wrestling is somewhat unique in collegiate athletics by the method in which team scores are determined in dual meets. They are based upon how individual wrestlers perform against one another. Specifically, it is the sum of points earned over a total of ten matches pitting wrestlers against one another at varying weight classes.

Under such a system, it is better overall to rank teams wrestler by wrestler, rather than simply using the final scores of matches. This is the underlying principle of the DPI. Here's how it works:

1) A database is created of each D1 team with the top 33 individual rankings of each weight class as provided by wrestlingreport.com

2) A computation is made on how each team fares against each other as if they are wrestling in a dual meet. For each weight class, whichever team's wrestler is ranked higher than the opponent, that team gets 3 points. If a wrestler isn't ranked in the top 33, he gets automatically ranked as 34th. Bonus points (to simulate major decisions, tech fall, and fall) are awarded if the individual rankings between pairs of wrestlers vary by more than 5, 10, and 13; respectively.

3) Naturally, one team defeats the other when the point sum for its ten wrestlers is greater than its opponent. One team gets a win and the other gets a loss. Of course, ties are also possible.

4) Each team's DPI is calculated by dividing the number of wins by (wins + losses).

DPI system devised by Dr. Gregory Plumb, Professor & Chair, Dept of Cartography & Geography, East Central University (Ada, Oklahoma)

Top 50 Teams

RANK SCHOOL CONFERENCE DPI W L
1 Iowa BIG10 1.000 75 0
2 Ohio St BIG10 0.987 74 1
3 Minnesota BIG10 0.973 73 2
4 Missouri MAC 0.960 72 3
5 Michigan BIG10 0.933 70 5
5 Oklahoma St BIG12 0.933 70 5
7 Penn St BIG10 0.920 69 6
8 Nebraska BIG10 0.907 68 7
9 Iowa St BIG12 0.880 66 9
10 Cornell EIWA 0.867 65 10
10 Virginia Tech ACC 0.867 65 10
12 Wisconsin BIG10 0.853 64 11
13 Edinboro EWL 0.827 62 13
14 Illinois BIG10 0.813 61 14
14 Lehigh EIWA 0.813 61 14
16 Northwestern BIG10 0.800 60 15
17 Old Dominion MAC 0.787 59 16
17 Rutgers BIG10 0.787 59 16
19 Virginia ACC 0.773 58 17
20 Wyoming WEST 0.747 56 19
21 Purdue BIG10 0.733 55 20
21 Stanford PAC12 0.733 55 20
23 North Carolina St ACC 0.680 51 24
23 Pittsburgh ACC 0.680 51 24
25 Kent St MAC 0.667 50 25
25 Northern Iowa MAC 0.667 50 25
25 Oklahoma BIG12 0.667 50 25
28 Arizona St PAC12 0.653 49 26
28 Oregon St PAC12 0.653 49 26
30 Rider EWL 0.613 46 29
31 North Carolina ACC 0.600 45 30
32 Army EIWA 0.573 43 32
32 Ohio MAC 0.573 43 32
34 North Dakota St WEST 0.560 42 33
35 Princeton EIWA 0.547 41 34
36 Maryland BIG10 0.533 40 35
37 Penn EIWA 0.520 39 36
37 West Virginia BIG12 0.520 39 36
39 Chattanooga SOCON 0.493 37 38
40 Boise St PAC12 0.453 34 41
41 Bucknell EIWA 0.440 33 42
41 Hofstra EIWA 0.440 33 42
43 Central Michigan MAC 0.427 32 43
43 Indiana BIG10 0.427 32 43
45 Air Force WEST 0.413 31 44
45 Utah Valley WEST 0.413 31 44
47 CSU Bakersfield PAC12 0.400 30 45
48 Duke ACC 0.387 29 46
48 Harvard EIWA 0.387 29 46
50 Cleveland St EWL 0.360 27 48

 

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