Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NCAA Rules Changes

The NCAA Rules Committee met recently and has made some interesting changes (link to details):
  • Instant Replay: Umpires at the 2012 Men’s College World Series will be able to use instant replay to review specified calls under an experimental rule developed by the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.

  • RPI Formula: In other action at the Division I Baseball Committee’s meeting, members recommended changes to the Rating Percentage Index calculation that will be applied beginning with the 2013 season.

    The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team.

  • BBCOR Bats: The baseball committee also reviewed final data in college baseball for the 2011 season that show significant changes in power and run production in the wake of new bat specifications that took effect this year. A detailed NCAA report on the bats is available HERE. or HERE
For more details on the instant replay plan and on the revised RPI math, see Latest News

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