For the first time in Big 12 history, every soccer program in the Conference ranked in the top 100 in the final NCAA RPI listing.
The high individual school rankings propelled the league as a whole to finish second nationally in conference RPI. The Big 12 was also ranked as the second-best conference in 2003 when nine of its 11 teams were in the top 100.
Three Big 12 programs were also ranked in the top 15 for only the second time in league history (2006) as Oklahoma State finished No. 6, Texas A&M was 12th and Baylor ranked at No. 15.
With its No. 6 ranking, OSU tied the highest finish for its program set last season, as well as tying for second as the Conference’s highest ranked individual team. Nebraska was No. 4 in 1999.
The Cowgirls made a second straight trip to the Elite Eight. In total, the Big 12 sent five teams to this year’s tournament with three of those advancing past the first round. The Conference has now advanced at least three teams to the second round of the NCAA Championship in seven of the league’s 16 seasons.
Final 2011 RPI Rankings (Big 12 Teams)
6. Oklahoma State
12. Texas A&M
74. Texas Tech
78. Iowa State