College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [February 8, 2023]

 

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D-I Women’s Power Rankings

Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: UC Santa Cruz (21)
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 - 14
15 - 15
16 - 16
17 - 17
18 - 18
19 - 19
20 - 20
21 +1 22
22 +1 23
23 +1 24
24 +1 25
25 -

D-I Women’s Discussion

  • UC Santa Cruz was the only top 25 team in action, and as their fall from #21 indicates, it did not go well. They dropped their first two games of the Stanford Open, as both Portland and Santa Clara ran away with their respective games.

D-I Men’s Power Rankings

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

D-I Men’s Discussion

  • To the victors go the spoils! #4 Massachusetts jumped up 10 spots after winning Florida Warm Up, going undefeated along the way. A balanced attack and powerful D-line deep game guided them to glory. It couldn’t put them in front of Warm Up’s other undefeated, #3 BYU, who moved up to #3 by beating many of the east coast’s best.
  • While #12 Wisconsin was inactive when pushed out, their opening performance vaulted them back into the rankings in a big way. Wins over Texas and Michigan at Florida Warm Up have the Hodags looking dangerous early. Fellow North Centralites, #5 Minnesota and #8 Carleton, also each moved up multiple spots, as well.
  • Speaking of #14 Michigan, they matched UMass’ rise with a 10 spot jump of their own. They played very competitive with Carleton, Wisconsin, and UMass at Warm Up, while topping Texas. A loss to Georgia Tech is all that holds them back from an even higher position.
  • The biggest faller of the week dropped ten spots, leaving #16 Vermont in the back half. The hype did not materialize as the team struggled out of the gates, particularly offensively, at Warm Up. Some missing pieces returning will help, but the team has work to do.
  • Inactive Ohio State was pushed out of the top 25, but does begin their season at QCTU, offering a chance to play back in.

D-III Women’s Power Rankings

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D-III Men’s Power Rankings

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