WR Sites

Daily News College High School Video Photos Forum Links WPIALwrestling.net


 







The Heart of Amateur Wrestling

 

2013 DPI Team Rankings
(February 25, 2014) 
 

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 Penn St BIG10 1.000 76 0
2 Iowa BIG10 0.987 75 1
3 Minnesota BIG10 0.974 74 2
4 Cornell EIWA 0.947 72 4
4 Michigan BIG10 0.947 72 4
4 Oklahoma St BIG12 0.947 72 4
7 Oklahoma BIG12 0.921 70 6
8 Nebraska BIG10 0.908 69 7
9 Edinboro EWL 0.882 67 9
9 Pittsburgh ACC 0.882 67 9
11 Virginia ACC 0.868 66 10
12 Missouri MAC 0.855 65 11
13 Lehigh EIWA 0.829 63 13
13 Ohio St BIG10 0.829 63 13
15 Northern Iowa MAC 0.816 62 14
16 Illinois BIG10 0.803 61 15
16 Wisconsin BIG10 0.803 61 15
18 Northwestern BIG10 0.776 59 17
19 Kent St MAC 0.737 56 20
19 Virginia Tech ACC 0.737 56 20
21 Central Michigan MAC 0.724 55 21
21 Old Dominion MAC 0.724 55 21
23 Iowa St BIG12 0.711 54 22
23 Ohio MAC 0.711 54 22
25 Oregon St PAC12 0.697 53 23
26 Stanford PAC12 0.684 52 24
27 Hofstra EIWA 0.658 50 26
28 Bloomsburg EWL 0.632 48 28
29 North Dakota St WEST 0.618 47 29
30 Maryland ACC 0.605 46 30
30 Wyoming WEST 0.605 46 30
32 Citadel SOCON 0.592 45 31
33 West Virginia BIG12 0.566 43 33
34 North Carolina St ACC 0.553 42 34
34 Purdue BIG10 0.553 42 34
36 Chattanooga SOCON 0.539 41 35
36 Rider EWL 0.539 41 35
38 Navy EIWA 0.526 40 36
38 North Carolina ACC 0.526 40 36
40 Indiana BIG10 0.500 38 38
41 Boise St PAC12 0.474 36 40
41 Eastern Michigan MAC 0.474 36 40
43 American EIWA 0.447 34 42
44 Binghamton EIWA 0.408 31 45
44 CSU Bakersfield PAC12 0.408 31 45
44 Penn EIWA 0.408 31 45
47 Lock Haven EWL 0.395 30 46
48 Cal Poly PAC12 0.382 29 47
48 Clarion EWL 0.382 29 47
50 Columbia EIWA 0.368 28 48

 

AWMA 2004-05 Web Page of the Year

Registered 1998-2010  WrestlingReport. All rights reserved worldwide. 
No portion of this site may be reproduced or duplicated without the express written permission of WrestlingReport