The first weekend of Regionals shifted the rankings.
November 10, 2021 by in Rankings with 0 comments
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D-I Women’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: UNC Wilmington (19), NC State (22)|
|4||UC Santa Barbara||-||4|
|5||UC San Diego||-||5|
D-I Women’s Discussion
- The week’s big mover is #16 Virginia, up eight spots from last week after finishing second at Atlantic Coast Regionals to qualify for the College Championships again. They closed with an emphatic closing win over #18 Appalachian State, who dropped one spot.
- That same Atlantic Coast championship event knocked out UNC Wilmington (last week’s #19), who was felled by both Duke and Virginia Tech. It also ended NC State‘s time, who was floating on their results against UNCW, despite failing to qualify for AC Regionals.
- The Great Lakes Championships also caused some shifting in the rankings. #17 Chicago dropped three spots after losing to Purdue during pool play, though they got revenge with the regional title on the line. #23 Michigan went 6-1, losing only to Chicago, though their big loss to Notre Dame at Conferences is still a red mark.
- #25 Colorado College joins the rankings just ahead of South Central Regionals. The finished second in their Conference, and are likely the top challenger for one of the two bids that have so frequently gone to Colorado and Texas.
- Despite their seasons ending, both #19 Utah and #24 Oregon remained in the rankings, a testament to the strength of their region. Utah got the better of Oregon, 12-6, at Regionals, flipping their position in the rankings.
D-I Men’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Minnesota (13), Maryland (14), Utah (24)|
|9||Cal Poly SLO||-||9|
|19||UC Santa Barbara||+2||21|
D-I Men’s Discussion
- A dominant win at Northwest Regionals pushed #3 Washington above Carleton for the top contender spot against title favorites, North Carolina and Colorado.
- Three teams dropped out: Maryland (last week’s #14) struggled through tight wins against lower seeds and could not keep up with the Atlantic Coast’s top teams; Utah (who was #23) was ousted in the last game-to-go at Northwest Regionals by #23 Utah State, who beat them twice at the event; Minnesota (last week’s #13) announced they will not be participating in the College Championships.
- With three teams dropping out, the entire middle grouping gained position.
- Our new entrants who haven’t competed since Conferences are #24 Tulane, who won Gulf Coast Conferences led by Kai Durvasula; and #25 Tufts, who looked solid at Metro Boston Conferences and will be anchored by Caleb Seamon and some solid recruits at NE Regionals.
D-III Women’s Power Rankings
D-III Women’s Discussion
- No changes with no competition this past week.
D-III Men’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Butler (17), UNC Asheville (23)|
|15||Sul Ross State||+1||16|
D-III Men’s Discussion
- #16 Navy pushed up six spots while qualifying for the D-III Championships out of the Atlantic Coast. While they did lose to new #24 Mary Washington by a sizable margin, they topped former-#23 UNC Asheville, #25 Davidson, and got revenge on Mary Wash in the game to go.
- At Great Lakes Regionals, #19 North Park got the better of Butler (last week’s #17) in both pool play and in the final, 15-10. While they needed a close 10-9 over Wheaton to get into the final, they did go 4-0 on their way to the region’s throne.