College Power Rankings, Presented By Project 1 [May 4, 2022]

Where things stand ahead of the final Regionals weekend.

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D-I Women’s Power Rankings

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

D-I Women’s Discussion

  • At Southeast Regionals, Georgia upset Florida State, handing the Seminole Ladies their first loss of 2022 and climbing ahead of their regional rivals to #15, dropping FSU to #15.
  • Missing out on Nationals for the first time since 2014, Texas Melee slide all the way off the board, replaced by Great Lakes champs Purdue, who make their rankings debut at #25.

D-I Men’s Power Rankings

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

D-I Men’s Discussion

  • A strong showing from Michigan at Regionals sees them move up a spot to #12, inching ahead of idle California.
  • It’s another brutal end to the season for Carleton CUT. Minnesota knocked off CUT on double game point in the regional final before Wisconsin eliminated their long-time rivals in the game-to-go. The regional crown allows Grey Duck to slide up to #16, while the Hodags re-enter the Top 25 at #23, just ahead of the plummeting Carleton.
  • Also new this week are Auburn; the second Southeast qualifier edges past Western Washington for the #25 spot, at least before Dirt has a chance to earn their way back in at Northwest regionals this weekend.

D-III Women’s Power Rankings

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

D-III Women’s Discussion

  • It was an eventful weekend at New England regionals, remaking the top 10. Middlebury won to cement their grip on the top spot heading into Nationals, but a shocking and devastating COVID outbreak prematurely ended the season of Williams, though not before Nova dropped a Saturday game to Mount Holyoke. Daisy Chain made good on their opportunity picking up the region’s third bid, behind a Wellesley squad who beat everyone except the Pranksters. The Whiptails, Mount Holyoke, and Williams are now tightly clumped at #4-6 this week. On the other end of the board, 7th and 8th place New England finishers, Smith and Stonehill, drop out of the Top 25.
  • Two regional champs also move up this week. Lehigh won the Ohio Valley to earn their way up to #7 ahead of Haverford & Bryn Mawr, while Skidmore crushed SUNY Geneseo in the Metro East and the Thoroughbears now find themselves just in front of Escargot at #14 and #15 respectively.
  • New this week are #24 Colby — fresh off a 5th place finish in the insanely deep New England region — and #25 Trinity, who came up just short in the one-bid South Central.

D-III Men’s Power Rankings

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

D-III Men’s Discussion

  • We have a new #1 in D-III men’s, as Oklahoma Christian fall from the top spot after finishing second at South Central Regionals. St. Olaf take over the top spot ahead of their regional championships, while the Eagles now find themselves lodged between regional rivals #4 Colorado College and #6 Missouri S&T, who earned a split with OCU in Commerce City, but came up short of extending their season in the brutal South Central race.
  • The South Central logjam was not so kind to Sul Ross State and Rice, who went from previous perches at #8 and #14 all the way to outside the top 25 after finishing 6th and 7th in Colorado.
  • The biggest gainers this week are the Metro East champs and a somewhat surprising third qualifier from New England. Ithaca rocket up ten spots to #14, just ahead of Brandeis TRON, who go from unranked to #15 thanks to their Regionals performance. Scranton, second in the Ohio Valley to qualify for their first-ever Nationals also move up four spots to #21.
  • Three new teams make the back-end of the Power Rankings for the first time in 2022, with Great Lakes victors Grace at #23, runners-up Butler at #24, and Metro East second-place qualifiers Connecticut College at #25. Franciscan and SUNY Cortland get bumped out the back as their season’s come to a close.
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