Plus, a final letter grade for the regular season performance of each D-I team.
April 13, 2022 by Ultiworld in Rankings with 0 comments
While our College Power Rankings can always be 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
|Dropped from rankings: Michigan (22), Virginia (25)|
|2||UC Santa Barbara||-||2|
|8||UC San Diego||-||8|
D-I Women’s Discussion
- Both #22 Michigan and #25 Virginia were upset at their Conference events by unranked opponents this weekend, and slip out of the Power Rankings as a result. They are replaced by SUNY Binghamton — who has been in and out of the backend of the rankings all season and just won their Conference tournament — and Georgia Tech, who own an early season win over #22 Ohio, played to within one point of #19 Northeastern at Centex, and just finished second at their Conference tournament ahead of also-in-consideration Tennessee.
D-I Men’s Power Rankings
|10||Cal Poly SLO||-||10|
D-I Men’s Discussion
- Brigham Young concluded their 2022 season with a scrimmage against Colorado, knocking off Mamabird 15-13 in Boulder. While they won’t be able to compete in the College Series, BYU moves up to #2 in our Power Rankings, behind the only team that beat them all spring.
D-III Women’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Rochester (20)|
|7||Haverford and Bryn Mawr||+1||8|
D-III Women’s Discussion
- Like in D-I, a few Conference upsets rearrange our D-III Women’s Top 25 as well. Previously unranked Smith College shocked Mount Holyoke and played tight with Amherst at South New England Conferences. Luna enter the Power Rankings for the first time since March of 2019, landing at #13 in their 2022 debut. Daisy Chain, meanwhile, slide seven spots to #14.
- Moving up two spots apiece this week are Amherst and SUNY Geneseo. Amherst played to within one of a Williams squad that crushed everyone else in the Conference, while SUNY Geneseo won the Western NY Conference, including a victory over Rochester, who fall out of the Top 25 after slumping to a fourth-place finish at the event.
D-III Men’s Power Rankings
|Dropped from rankings: Rochester (18), Army West Point (20)|
|7||Sul Ross State||+2||9|
D-III Men’s Discussion
- It’s not always easy to know what to make of Conference results when they contradict some earlier impressions of teams, but Richmond picked up a second loss on the spring to Navy at the Northern Atlantic Coast Conference championships and slide behind Poseidon as a result. Those two and Christopher Newport are now tightly bunched in our Top 25 at #10-12, setting up a big-time showdown at Regionals in a few weeks, with perhaps only a single Nationals bid available.
- At one of the more competitive D-III Conferences in the country, Oklahoma Christian affirmed their #1 ranking with a comprehensive victory, but no.3 seed John Brown upset #8 Missouri S&T to finish second and enter the rankings this week at #23 as a result. All three will battle it out with a trio of other ranked squads in the South Central (Colorado College, Sul Ross State, and Rice) for two — or at most three, if a size bid pans out — bids to Nationals. Exciting!
- The results from the Western New York Conference are a mess, but we’ll do our best to sort through things. Previously unranked SUNY Cortland earn the tournament victory despite a loss to former #18 Rochester, who ultimately finished fourth and fall out of the Top 25 as a result. Ithaca, who entered the weekend ranked #13 and lost to both Cortland and fellow SUNY school Geneseo do just enough to hang onto the last spot in our Power Rankings thanks to some solid results earlier in the season. Metro East rivals Army, whose sparse resume has looked less impressive as the spring has worn on, also fall out this week — with the potential to rebound back in at their Conference tournament in a couple weeks.