March 13, 2019 by Ultiworld, Michael Ball and Sam Echevarria in Rankings with 0 comments
Every Wednesday, we will post the College Power Rankings here on the front page to facilitate discussion in the comments and serve as a permalink for each week’s rankings.
This year, we also plan to periodically provide expanded notes on our Top 25 teams as bonus content for our subscribers; it can be found at the bottom of this post, available to Ultiworld subscribers.
D-I Women’s Power Rankings
|1||UC San Diego||-||1|
|6||UC Santa Barbara||-||6|
|16||Cal Poly SLO||-||16|
D-I Women’s Discussion
- There are no changes to the Women’s D-I Top 25 this week. The only teams in action over the last week were #10 Vermont — who went 4-0 conceding just a single goal at Mash Up against D-III and Conference-level college competition before losing to the Triangle Tourists in an unsanctioned final — and #25 NC State, who punished Duke in a single weeknight game of the Atlantic Coast Showcase series.
D-I Men’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Minnesota (25)|
|6||Cal Poly SLO||-1||5|
D-I Men’s Discussion
- With an undefeated tournament title at Classic City Invite that included an impressive win over Pittsburgh, Massachusetts moves up to #3, a season high for ZooDisc. En Sabah Nur drops to #5 in a corresponding move.
- Similarly, UNC Wilmington makes their way up the board thanks to a one-point victory over in-state rivals NC State; the pair now sit at #10 and #11 respectively.
- The biggest loser on the weekend was home team Georgia — three losses, including to previously unranked South Carolina drops them nine spots to #20. The Gamecocks on the other hand, make their Power Rankings debut at #24, ahead of a Tufts squad they also topped in Athens.
- Previous #25 Minnesota gets bumped from the back of the the list to make room for South Carolina.
D-III Women’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Rice (18), North Park (19), Xavier (22), Middlebury (23)|
|17||Lewis and Clark||-2||15|
D-III Women’s Discussion
- As expected, loads of action this weekend across multiple D-III focused events lights up the board for one of the first times all season, including action inside the Top 10. Mount Holyoke won the Long Island Classic round robin to climb three spots up to #4, knocking Oberlin back to #5 despite winning D-III Midwestern Invite by dint of dropping a game to Missouri S&T to start their weekend.
- Carleton Eclipse went from unranked all the way up to #6 after beating St.Olaf not once but twice in local sanctioned round robin Forever Winter.
- Winona State was amidst a very solid weekend at D-III Midwestern Invite before they dropped out on Sunday. Wins over Missouri S&T and Michigan Tech see them climb into our Top 15.
- An impressive tournament victory at Dust Bowl has John Brown at #19 after defeating D-I Oklahoma in the final.
- A trio of 2019 Power Rankings debutants fill the back end of our board: #23 Wellesley, #24 Michigan Tech, and #25 Smith all notched meaningful wins over the weekend to merit inclusion in our Top 25. Falling out to make space are Rice, North Park, Xavier, and Middlebury.
D-III Men’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Bates (23), Lewis & Clark (24), Georgia College (25)|
D-III Men’s Discussion
- While there wasn’t quite as much action on the Men’s side of D-III, there was still enough to rearrange the board a bit. John Brown Ironfist fell in the semifinals of Dust Bowl, dropping them out of the Top 10 to #11.
- St. Olaf led the way at D-III Midwestern Invite, with their tournament title propelling them up to #12. Northwest pair Portland and Puget Sound enter the rankings this week after surprising with runs to the semis at the tournament,just ahead of the fourth semifinalist #16 Missouri S&T. One of the most impressive teams in attendance in Fair Oaks was #13 Michigan Tech, who managed a victory over finalist UPrise but couldn’t advance past Miner Threat in the bracket with star Brendan McCann out due to injury.
- The Colby Dazzlin’ Asses make their Power Rankings debut on the back of a 6-0 performance at Atlantic City 9.
- Falling out of the rankings this week are Bates, Lewis & Clark, and Georgia College.
Bonus write ups for each of our D-III Top 25 teams below.
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