College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [February 15, 2023]

 

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D-I Women’s Power Rankings

RankTeamChangePrior
Dropped from rankings: Georgia (19), NC State (21), Georgia Tech (25)
1-1
2-2
3+14
4-13
5-5
6+17
7-16
8-8
9-9
10-10
11-11
12+315
13-112
14-113
15-114
16-16
17-17
18-18
19+120
20-
21+223
22-22
23+124
24-
25-

D-I Women’s Discussion

  • While #1 North Carolina maintained their position with a QCTU title, both New England reps #3 Vermont and #6 Tufts jumped a spot for second and third place finishes, respectively. Ruckus were the first team this season to give UNC some run, and both teams earned close wins over SBI champion, Carleton.
  • #12 Virginia moved up three spots with a 5-1 QCTU, where they battled for Sunday wins over Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
  • #20 Minnesota, #23 Notre Dame, and #25 Tennessee are the top 25’s newest members. Matrix won a lot of close games, including over Notre Dame and Michigan, and are ranked for the first time since 2020. Tennessee looked dominant at their home event, TOTS1, where they walloped former #25, Georgia Tech, 10-3.
  • NC State and Georgia both exit the top 25 after finishing 12th and 13th at QCTU, respectively.

D-I Men’s Power Rankings

RankTeamChangePrior
Dropped from rankings: Washington (24), Maryland (25)
1-1
2-2
3-3
4-4
5-5
6-6
7-7
8-8
9-9
10-10
11+112
12+113
13+114
14+115
15+116
16+117
17+118
18-
19-19
20-20
21-1011
22-121
23-122
24-
25-223

D-I Men’s Discussion

  • A run to the final at Queen City Tune Up made for an impressive debut for Tufts, who return to the rankings at #18. Having been ranked #25 in the preseason, the EMen fell out while inactive. But wins over NC State, then #10, as well as Maryland and South Carolina, left little doubt about the Somerville youths’ worthiness.
  • A head-to-head loss to Tufts sealed much of NC State‘s fate. But they have also struggled to differentiate themselves from a lot of strong competition that aren’t in the rankings, putting up close results this season against Georgetown, UNC Wilmington, and WashU. They may still put things together later in the season.
  • Ohio State finished fourth at Queen City Tune Up, entering, like Tufts, after falling off the bottom prior to their debut. They looked very solid in Charlotte, putting up resistance to North Carolina.
  • The bottom pair of Washington and Maryland dropped out. UMD went 3-3 at QCTU, getting crushed by South Carolina and Tufts. Washington is still paying for their struggles at Santa Barbara Invite, but they can easily fight their way back in soon at Presidents’ Day Invite.

D-III Women’s Power Rankings

D-III Men’s Power Rankings

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