College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [February 12, 2020]

Shakeups inside the Top 10 in all four divisions this week.

Here are this week’s College Power Rankings, presented by the National Ultimate Training Camp!

While our College Power Rankings can always been found on our permanent rankings page, every week during the season we will post the current edition here on the front page to facilitate discussion in the comments and serve as a permalink for each week’s rankings.

D-I Women’s Power Rankings

Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: Georgia (16), Minnesota (25)
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 +3 6
4 -1 3
5 -1 4
6 -1 5
7 - 7
8 - 8
9 - 9
10 - 10
11 - 11
12 - 12
13 - 13
14 - 14
15 - 15
16 +1 17
17 +1 18
18 -
19 - 19
20 - 20
21 - 21
22 -
23 -1 22
24 -1 23
25 -1 24

D-I Women’s Discussion

  • Queen City Tune Up largely confirmed the status quo atop the Power Rankings, as Carleton and North Carolina hold steady at #1 an #2 after meeting in the final. However, with a strong semifinal showing, including playing Syzygy closer than anyone else all weekend, Tufts rises three spots to #3.
  • After a second straight disappointing tournament performance, former #16 Georgia drops all the way out of our rankings this week. While they at times pass the eye test as having top 15 level talent — for example, when playing Tufts close in Charlotte — the results have thusfar failed to align with that lofty position. They are replaced by in-state rivals Georgia Tech, who enter the rankings at #18 after a strong showing at QCTU improves them to 10-1 on the spring.
  • Also joining the Rankings this week are Virginia Hydra. Also sitting at 10-1 on the season, they knocked off South Carolina at QCTU and slide in at #22, above Scorch. To make room, the idle Minnesota are bumped off the back end.

D-I Men’s Power Rankings

Rank Team Change Prior
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 5
6 - 6
7 - 7
8 - 8
9 +3 12
10 - 10
11 -2 9
12 -1 11
13 - 13
14 - 14
15 +1 16
16 +1 17
17 +1 18
18 +1 19
19 +1 20
20 -5 15
21 - 21
22 - 22
23 - 23
24 - 24
25 - 25

D-I Men’s Discussion

  • With a convincing romp through QCTU, #3 North Carolina maintained their post and are making a strong case to challenge for the top spot once again.
  • Based on what we saw at QCTU, very little separates the trio of #9 Georgia, #10 NC State, and #11 Ohio State. Jojah’s run to the final earn them a bump to inside the Top 10, while NC State edges past Ohio State based mostly on the eye test from Charlotte.
  • We feel for UNC Wilmington, who were deprived of a shot at the bracket by unfortunate circumstances outside their control. While they looked far better than their #20 ranking in Saturday’s pool play, taking a consolation loss to an otherwise middling Notre Dame is a tough look and results in a drop in the poll. Don’t be surprised to see this talented team shoot back up the board next time out.
  • #21 William & Mary largely looked solid this past weekend, but with the abbreviated tournament schedule, didn’t really have the opportunities that might have allowed them to move up.

D-III Women’s Power Rankings

Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: Winona State (25)
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 5
6 - 6
7 - 7
8 +5 13
9 - 9
10 -2 8
11 -1 10
12 - 12
13 +1 14
14 +1 15
15 +3 18
16 -5 11
17 -1 16
18 -1 17
19 - 19
20 - 20
21 - 21
22 - 22
23 - 23
24 -
25 -1 24

D-III Women’s Discussion

  • Despite taking two losses at the wind-swept Stanford Open, we’re giving #2 Puget Sound a pass since they swept their three games against D-III competition. Then again, it was Clearcut’s Northwest rivals Portland who may have been the most impressive D-III squad in Stevinson, managing a semifinal appearance and a 6-1 record overall on the weekend. They rise five spots to #8 this week. A third Northwest participant, Lewis & Clark, goes the other direction, dropping five spots to #16 after a winless weekend. Again, they get the benefit of the doubt on results, given the extreme conditions. Carleton Eclipse hold steady at #9 with a 4-2 record in Stevinson.
  • Trinity Altitude soar into the Top 15 after a run to the final at Antifreeze.
  • A 6-1 record though round robin play at Towsontown Throwdown sees Richmond enter the rankings for the first time this season at #24, bumping Winona State off the back end.

D-III Men’s Power Rankings

Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: North Georgia (20)
1 - 1
2 -
3 -1 2
4 -1 3
5 -1 4
6 -1 5
7 -1 6
8 -1 7
9 -1 8
10 -1 9
11 -1 10
12 +3 15
13 -2 11
14 -2 12
15 -2 13
16 -2 14
17 -1 16
18 -1 17
19 -1 18
20 -1 19
21 - 21
22 - 22
23 - 23
24 - 24
25 - 25

D-I Men’s Discussion

  • The news of their incredible new recruits propels Oklahoma Christian from off the board all the way up to #2. There’s every reason to believe this team has the potential to challenge for the top spot this spring, but for now we’re sticking with the Middlebury crew who knocked off the Air Force guys in last spring’s title game.
  • #4 Carleton GoP endured an uneven weekend at Stanford Open, enjoying an undefeated Saturday before going winless on Sunday. As was the case with the women’s rankings, we’re largely giving them a pass due to the low-scoring, all downwind hold conditions in Stevinson.
  • Claremont went 3-0 against in-division competition at Stanford, including a win over GoP. They rise three spots to #12.
  • It’s hard to fault the performance of Davidson in running the table at BatCH Bash, but without facing stiffer competition, it’s equally hard to move them up the rankings this week.
  • Falling out this week are North Georgia after struggling mightily at Chattanooga Classic with a short roster. Only a last-place game win over Alabama-Birmingham prevented a winless weekend for Summit.
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