D-I College Championships 2015 Seeding Predictions: Women’s Division

The 2012 D-I College Championships in Boulder, CO.
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The Women’s Division seedings may not be quite as complicated as the Men’s, but there are still some thorny pieces to put in place. Whitman’s big upset of UBC mucks up the Northwest seeding by pushing down UBC and Washington. And what do you do with an undefeated Notre Dame with few results against the field?

Here is our take on the Women’s Division seeding.

Oregon (1)Virginia (2)Stanford (3)UCLA (4)
British Columbia (8)Whitman (7)Carleton (6)Colorado (5)
Florida State (12)Notre Dame (11)Dartmouth (10)Washington (9)
Ohio State (13)Central Florida (14)Pittsburgh (15)Victoria (16)
Kansas (17)Texas (18)Middlebury (19)Princeton (20)

1. Oregon

The clear #1 seed with a Northwest title and a H2H win over Virginia.

2. Virginia

Virginia owns a H2H win over Stanford which should vault them to the second seed.

3. Stanford

Head and shoulders above everyone but Oregon in rankings points. Only drop to #3 because of H2H loss to Virginia.


A H2H win over Colorado makes this spot even more clear.

5. Colorado

Colorado finished two slots ahead of Dartmouth in the USAU rankings.

6. Carleton

Carleton has a H2h win over Whitman and Dartmouth.

7. Whitman

The Whitman/UBC/Washington clump will be dependent on where Whitman gets slotted. Although they finished behind Notre Dame and Florida State in the rankings, their Regionals performance — against the country’s very best teams — should be enough to push them into a two seed.

8. British Columbia

Will no doubt go immediately after Whitman.

9. Washington

Will no doubt go immediately after UBC.

10. Dartmouth

Dartmouth has a H2H loss to Carleton, Whitman, UBC, and Washington.

11. Notre Dame

Notre Dame may be a bit untested, but they have some wins against the field and, oh yea, they’re undefeated. That plus the fact that they finished in front of Florida State in USAU’s rankings should land them here.

12. Florida State

They could be ahead of Notre Dame if you want to bump them for a more robust resume. But otherwise they’ll be at #12.

13. Ohio State

Yes, Ohio State did finish one slot behind UCF in the USAU end-of-season rankings. But Ohio State has pedigree, went 1-1 against UCF in the regular season, and won their region. We think that adds up to the nod above the Sirens.

14. Central Florida

You could make the case for them one spot higher, but regardless they’ll go no lower than this.

15. Pittsburgh

It is very clear from here on out, as each team finished well above the next in the USAU rankings.

16. Victoria

Clearly behind Pittsburgh but above Kansas.

17. Kansas

Finished ahead of Texas at Regionals.

18. Texas

Ranking lands them ahead of Middlebury.

19. Middlebury

Clearly should be above Princeton.

20. Princeton

Clearly the last seed.

Note: This post was edited after original printing to reflect a misreading of H2H between Dartmouth and Carleton

  1. Keith Raynor
    Keith Raynor

    Keith Raynor is a Senior Editor and the Business Development Manager at Ultiworld. He co-hosts our Deep Look podcast and does play-by-play and color commentary. He coaches UConn Rise, the college's women's team. You can reach him by email (keith@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@FullFieldHammer).

  2. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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