Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun softball team is #12 in the latest RPI standings, which were released by the NCAA on Tuesday.

RPI (rating percentage index), is a formula used to rank  teams based not only on their win/loss record, but also on their strength of schedule.

The index comprises a team's winning percentage (25%), its opponents' winning percentage (50%), and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents (25%). The opponents' winning percentage and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents both comprise the strength of schedule (SOS). Thus, the SOS accounts for 75% of the RPI calculation and is 2/3 its opponents' winning percentage and 1/3 times its opponents' opponents' winning percentage.

California is the top-ranked team in this week's rpi standings, followed by Alabama, Arizona St., Tennessee, and Oklahoma.

The second five is comprised of Florida, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, and Louisville, with Texas A&M ranking just ahead of Louisiana.

 

This week's top 25 in the rpi standings are below:

 

Rank School Conference Record Road Neutral Home Non-DI
1 California Pac-12 42-3 10-2 23- 0- 0 9-1 0-0
2 Alabama Southeastern 42-4 13-1 6- 0- 0 23-3 0-0
3 Arizona State Pac-12 39-5 2-2 3- 1- 0 34-2 0-0
4 Tennessee Southeastern 40-9 13-3 9- 2- 0 18-4 0-0
5 Oklahoma Big 12 38-7 7-2 15- 3- 0 16-2 0-0
6 Florida Southeastern 41-5 11-3 8- 1- 0 22-1 0-0
7 Texas Big 12 37-7 8-2 7- 2- 0 22-3 0-0
8 Oregon Pac-12 32-11 7-3 17- 3- 0 8-5 0-0
9 Arizona Pac-12 31-12 3-6 11- 4- 0 17-2 0-0
10 Louisville Big East 43-2 10-2 11- 0- 0 22-0 0-0
11 Texas A&M Big 12 31-14 9-3 7- 7- 0 15-4 0-0
12 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 41-2 9-2 8- 0- 0 24-0 0-0
13 Washington Pac-12 36-11 6-6 21- 1- 0 9-4 0-0
14 Missouri Big 12 34-10 6-5 9- 3- 0 19-2 0-0
15 UCLA Pac-12 33-12 7-4 13- 6- 0 13-2 0-0
16 Georgia Southeastern 35-12 7-5 4- 1- 0 24-6 0-0
17 Florida State Atlantic Coast 42-11 7-5 9- 2- 0 26-4 0-0
18 Hawaii Western Athletic 37-5 9-2 5- 0- 0 23-3 0-0
19 South Florida Big East 40-8 6-3 8- 3- 0 26-2 0-0
20 Stanford Pac-12 32-16 3-9 14- 1- 0 15-6 0-0
21 Texas Tech Big 12 37-13 7-5 14- 5- 0 15-3 1-0
22 Oregon State Pac-12 29-15 5-6 19- 6- 0 5-3 0-0
23 LSU Southeastern 32-15 6-7 3- 3- 0 23-5 0-0
24 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 36-10 9-3 12- 4- 0 15-3 0-0
25 Syracuse Big East 34-11 9-2 14- 8- 0 11-1 0-0