College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [February 14, 2024]

QCTU and the D-III Grand Prix bring plenty of shakeup to every division

 

Ultiworld’s College Power Rankings, presented by the National Ultimate Training Camp!

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.

Ultiworld Subscribers have access to team-by-team coverage in the Breakdown sections.

D-I Women’s Divions Power Rankings

RankTeamChangePrior
Dropped from rankings: Ohio State (23)
1-1
2-2
3+25
4-13
5-14
6-6
7-7
8+311
9-18
10-19
11-110
12-12
13-13
14-14
15-15
16+117
17+320
18+119
19-316
20-
21-318
22+325
23-221
24-222
25-124

D-I Women’s Division Discussion

  • They ain’t lost yet.
  • Another strong performance from Carleton — this time defeating Vermont to reach the QCTU final — earns them a spot in the top three.
  • Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and Tufts each move up three positions after their QCTU performances. Tufts moves up into the top 10 with a showing that indicates they can compete with the division’s elite.
  • The lone new team to the Power Rankings is Michigan, dropping in at #20. Their QCTU was highlighted by an upset over Northeastern in prequarters.

D-I Men’s Division Power Rankings

RankTeamChangePrior
Dropped from rankings: South Carolina (24)
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+518
14-113
15-114
16-115
17-17
18+725
19-19
20-416
21-120
22-121
23-122
24-123
25-

D-I Men’s Division Discussion

  • All three of the week’s big upward movers fared well at Queen City. Penn State reached the final, upsetting NC State. UAH gave UNC a scare in their semifinal. And McGill broke into the Top 25 at the final position with a run to the bracket, replacing a dislodged South Carolina team that got pancaked by UNCW at the same event.

D-III Women’s Division Power Rankings

RankTeamChangePrior
Dropped from rankings: Cedarville (25)
1-1
2+46
3-12
4-4
5-5
6-33
7-7
8-8
9-9
10-10
11-11
12+214
13-13
14-212
15-15
16-16
17-17
18-18
19-
20-119
21-120
22-121
23-122
24-123
25-124

D-III Women’s Division Discussion

  • A new top challenger has emerged! Whitman’s win at D-III Grand Prix positions them all the way at #2, usurping a Carleton team that took its share of Ls despite Whitman’s head-to-head loss.
  • Puget Sound earned wins over Lewis & Clark and Oregon State, and flashed some competitiveness with the top teams at D-III Grand Prix. That landed them at #19 while entering the Top 25.

D-III Men’s Division Power Rankings

RankTeamChangePrior
Dropped from rankings: Rochester (20), Ave Maria (23), Truman State (25)
1-1
2+13
3+14
4+15
5+16
6-42
7-7
8-8
9+312
10+111
11+213
12-210
13-49
14-14
15-15
16-16
17-17
18-18
19-19
20-
21-21
22-22
23-
24-24
25-

D-III Men’s Division Discussion

  • It wasn’t the strongest debut for St. Olaf, who played a lot of close contests at Ugly Dome and took a 13-10 loss to CHOP.
  • Xavier traveled quite a bit to get to D-III Grand Prix, but left rewarded after beating Lewis & Clark. They joined the Top 25 at #20. But Bacchus beat Whitman — who thumped Xavier — so the trio all moved around.
  • Connecticut College became the new head of the class in the Metro East, romping over Rochester at UMass Invite in their season debut, where they also felled Wesleyan and D-I Yale.
  • Macalaster comes in at #25 following solid run against both St. Olaf and CHOP at Ugly Dome. Those types of results might not improve a team’s record, but they can earn some respect.

Ultiworld Subscribers, check out one player to watch to from each ranked team.

Bonus Content for College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [February 14, 2024] is only available to Ultiworld Subscribers

Subscribe to Ultiworld

Already have a subscription? Log in

Whether you visit Ultiworld for our reporting, our podcasts, or our video coverage, you can help us continue to provide high quality content with a subscription. By becoming a subscriber, not only do you receive benefits like bonus content and full article RSS feeds, you also help fund all of Ultiworld's coverage in general. We appreciate your support!

  1. Ultiworld
    Avatar

    Ultiworld is the premier news media site dedicated to the sport of ultimate. This article includes the work of a number of our staff or contributors that have been identified within the piece.

TAGGED: , , ,

More from Ultiworld
Comments on "College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [February 14, 2024]"

Find us on Twitter

Recent Comments

Find us on Facebook

Subscriber Exclusives

  • Deep Look LIVE: WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch, College Confregionals
    podcast with bonus segment
  • Inside the Circle LIVE: Jonesboro Open Rapid Reax
    Subscriber podcast
  • The Line: The Seven Deepest Teams in College Ultimate
    Subscriber article
  • Out the Back: College Regionals Draft
    Subscriber podcast