Washington University 11th in 2011 NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings
OVERALL | DIVISION III
St. Louis, Mo., September 20, 2011 – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) announced its Ninth Annual Collegiate Power Rankings and Washington University in St. Louis was ranked 11th overall on the list of top academic and athletic colleges and universities in the country.
The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) announced its Ninth Annual Collegiate Power Rankings and Washington University in St. Louis was ranked 11th overall on the list of top academic and athletic colleges and universities in the country.
The list includes all schools at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels. Washington University also finished first within the University Athletic Association (UAA) and fifth in the Division III rankings. The 11th-place finish is the fifth-highest finish in school history and the Bears’ seventh-straight top-15 appearance–2005 (fourth), 2006 (fifth), 2007 (12th), 2008 (fourth), 2009 (fifth) and 2010 (sixth).
Amherst College ranked first in the overall standings, with Duke University, Williams College, Stanford University and University of Notre Dame rounding out the top five.
Washington University ranked third in the final 2010-11 Learfield Sports Division III Director’s Cup rankings, 13th in the U.S. News and World Report rankings and 52nd for student-athlete graduation rate.
Washington University had 16 of 19 teams compete in NCAA Tournament action, including seven top-10 finishes. WU also won four University Athletic Association (UAA) titles and posted a combined sports record of 204-78-8 (.717).
The Bears had five teams make Final Four appearances in 2010-11, led by runner-up finishes by women’s cross country and women’s basketball. In addition, men’s tennis and volleyball took home third-place honors while men’s outdoor track and field capped the year with a fourth-place finish.
NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels. Fewer than six percent of colleges and universities earned a spot in NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Top 100 for 2010.
The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA Athletic Recruiting are calculated for each Division I, II and III college and university by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings provided by U.S. News & World Report, and the strength of athletic departments as determined by the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking.
A comprehensive list of the rankings, both overall and by division, are available at: http://www.ncsasports.org/about-ncsa/power-rankings.