VANCOUVER, Wash. - The first NWAC Softball RPI rankings have been revealed. Revealed throughout the season, these rankings will help determine the 16 teams that will earn a berth and their seedings at the NWAC Championship tournament in May.
The softball tournament entry is based on performance throughout the season. Sixteen (16) teams will qualify for the conference tournament based on an RPI (Rating Percentage Index) with automatic qualifiers being the top three teams in each region. The RPI is based on these three criteria: Your Winning Percentage x .25, your Opponents Winning Percentage x .50, and Your Opponents Opponents Winning Percentage x. 25. The tournament will be seeded 1-16 based on each teams' RPI.
Currently, Walla Walla holds the No. 1 spot with an 18-2 record. Southwestern Oregon ranks just behind in second at 21-1, followed by Bellevue in the third at 15-2.
The NWAC Softball Championship Tournament will be held May 19-22, 2022 at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane, Wash.
Courtesy of NWACsports.org & Iain Dexter