College Power Rankings, Presented By Project 1 [April 20, 2022]

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D-I Women’s Power Rankings

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

D-I Women’s Discussion

  • Washington gets back into the Top 5 this week after winning their Conference event with wins over Oregon, Western Washington, and British Columbia, who fall back a spot to #6. Further down the board, Western Washington and Oregon swap spots as Chaos knocked off Fugue in Cascadia’s third-place game.
  • Brown continues to yo-yo in and out of the back end of the Top 25, coming back in this week after a solid fight against #7 Vermont in the Greater New England Conference final. They replace Georgia Tech at the #25 spot.

D-I Men’s Power Rankings

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

D-I Men’s Discussion

  • A pair of upsets in New England Conference tournaments remake our Top 15 a bit. While #1 Brown proved to be the class of Greater New England, Vermont took down Massachusetts in their Conference semifinal matchup, bolting into the Top 10. Canadian visitors McGill couldn’t repeat the upset, dropping three games at the tournament and slide a spot down to #25 as a result. Meanwhile, Tufts topped Northeastern in the de facto final of the Metro Boston Conference; the E-Men now sit at #14, just ahead of the Huskies. With all six ranked teams looking capable, it should be an incredible battle for the likely two Nationals bids on offer in Amherst in a few weeks.
  • A number of ranked squads won their Conference events as expected this past weekend, with #3 Colorado, #5 Washington, #6 Pittsburgh, #11 Cal Poly SLO, #12 California, #20 Utah State, and #21 Texas all doing what they needed to hang onto their positions, or slide up to take advantage of others slide.
  • Oregon Ego ultimately held seed to finish second in Cascadia, but they did split a pair of games with Western Washington Dirt along the way and slip two places down to #23 as a result.

D-III Women’s Power Rankings

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

D-III Women’s Discussion

  • Despite coming up short of an upset, playing close to #2 Carleton Eclipse earns St. Olaf a small bump up to #8, as both teams book their place at Nationals to represent the North Central. Winona State won’t be moving on, but end their season inside the Top 25 thanks to an upset of Michigan Tech to finish in third place in the region.
  • It was a brutal weekend for Vassar at their Conference event, losing to unranked Conn College and Wesleyan to finish fourth. The Boxing Nuns slide all the way out of the Top 25 this week, while Conference winner, #16 Skidmore, retain their position.
  • After earning their bid to Nationals with a second-place finish in the Northwest, Lewis & Clark Artemis make their 2022 Power Rankings debut at #25. They beat former #22 Puget Sound twice on the weekend, including in the game-to-go.

D-III Men’s Power Rankings

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

D-III Men’s Discussion

  • All’s quiet at the top of our board this week, as #2 St. Olaf, #3 Middlebury, #6 Colorado College, #9 Carleton CHOP, and #13 Oberlin all performed to expectations in holding seed at their Conference events.
  • The same can not be said about the Northwest region. Whitman, choosing to play this spring on a D-I path to avoid a conflict with their graduation, won the region, but unranked Pacific Lutheran finished second to capture the region’s lone Nationals bid, ahead of Whitworth and Puget Sound. Reign enter the Power Rankings at #18, while the latter pair fall all the way out of the Top 25 from their previous perch at #15 and #16.
  • Also new to the board this week is Bates, who defeated Bowdoin to finish second in their Conference behind the Pranksters. Orange Whip slot in at #19, just ahead of Stoned Clown.
  • Franciscan, after being soundly beaten by Oberlin in the final of their Conference event, slide eight spots down to #22.
  • Rounding out the Top 25 this week is Power Rankings debutante Scranton, whose Conference victory in East Penn earns them the #25 spot this week. Occidental, whose season is over after failing to get past Claremont in the Southwest, slide out to make room.
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