USAU Releases Final 2017 College Rankings, Bid Allocation

The bid picture is settled!

USA Ultimate has announced the finalized regular season college rankings — Men’s and Women’s — along with the bid allocation for the College Championships! Here are the results.

Men’s Division I

Nationals Bid Allocation

AC: 3 bids
GL: 1 bid
ME: 1 bid
NC: 3 bids
NE: 1 bid
NW: 4 bids
OV: 1 bid
SC: 3 bids
SE: 1 bid
SW: 2 bids

Discussion

There were no significant changes to the top 20 since the preliminary rankings were released earlier this week; Wisconsin and Michigan swap spots at #8 and #9, but the bid allocation remains as initially projected.

Women’s Division I

Nationals Bid Allocation

AC: 2 bids
GL: 2 bids
ME: 1 bid
NC: 1 bid
NE: 2 bids
NW: 3 bids
OV: 2 bids
SC: 2 bids
SE: 1 bid
SW: 4 bids

Discussion

Again, no changes to the expected bid allocations for Women’s D-I, though Whitman ended up with a little more breathing room over Georgetown for the final spot than initially projected.

Men’s Division III

Nationals Bid Allocation

AC: 3 bids
GL: 1 bid
ME: 1 bid
NC: 1 bid
NE: 3 bids
NW: 1 bid
OV: 1 bid
SC: 3 bids
SE: 1 bid
SW: 1 bid

Discussion

As expected, given the volatility of the rankings in the division, Men’s D-III sees several changes that shake up the order of the top 20. Middlebury jumps from the #4 spot up to #2, while UNC Asheville slides ahead of Carleton GoP to ensure they hang on to the last strength bid. The division also ends up with the lowest ranked team qualifying for a bid as the Southwest’s autobid is earned by #45 Occidental.

Women’s Division III

Nationals Bid Allocation

AC: 1 bid
GL: 1 bid
ME: 1 bid
NC: 2 bids
NE: 4 bids
NW: 2 bid
OV: 2 bids
SC: 1 bids
SE: 1 bid
SW: 1 bid

Discussion

In the only division where bids changed with the final rankings, the Northwest will be pleased with the update to Women’s D-III. Portland moves up from #10 to #7 while Puget Sound moved ahead two spots to #14, earning a second bid for the region. The loser here is the South Central, as John Brown were bumped out of bid-earning territory.

  1. Steve Sullivan

    Steve Sullivan is the Executive Editor of Ultiworld. He began playing in 2001 at Boston University, helped found Slow White in 2004, and has played with the team ever since. He has volunteered as a college Sectional Coordinator, a club Regional Coordinator, and currently serves as a player-elected representative for the Mixed division on USAU's Club Working Group. He has previously written for the USAU magazine and The Huddle. You can reach him by email (steve@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@sjsully21).

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