College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [April 17, 2024]

Conferences twist the D-III women's rankings while scattered upsets shuffle the other divisions

 

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D-I Women’s Division Power Rankings

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

D-I Women’s Division Discussion

  • UC Davis’ upset over UC Santa Cruz at NorCal Conferences pushed both teams around the board. UCSC fell to #15, while Rogue returned to the top 25 at #23.
  • Over in the stacked Cascadia Conference, Victoria’s wins over WWU (12-9) and Washington (15-9!) were convincing enough to move them up five spots to #16. Both Washingtons dropped one spot.
  • An 8-7 loss to Southern California and a fifth place finish at SoCal Conferences yanked Cal Poly SLO out of the top 25.

D-I Men’s Division Power Rankings

Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: Utah State (22), British Columbia (23)
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 +1 15
15 +2 17
16 -2 14
17 -1 16
18 +1 19
19 -1 18
20 -
21 -1 20
22 -1 21
23 +1 24
24 +1 25
25 -

D-I Men’s Division Discussion

  • UNC Wilmington’s Carolina Conferences win over NC State vaulted them back into the top 25, all the way up at #20. They’ve been up and down, but you can’t argue with their success when they’ve played well. NC State had a rocky weekend and fell to #17.
  • Northwesterners UBC and Utah State both got knocked out. USU got rolled by Utah Valley while finishing third in the Big Sky Conference, while UBC lost 11-10 to Victoria, leading them to a fifth place finish in the Cascadia Conference. Meanwhile, Utah’s Big Sky win earned them another go ’round.

D-III Women’s Division Power Rankings

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

D-III Women’s Division Discussion

  • North Central ConfRegionals pool play was wracked by wind that saw games decided by the flip, but Macalester and Grinnell backed up their upsets on Sunday, with Macalester notching a break on former #1 St. Olaf to claim the region and enter the top five. Grinnell meanwhile scored a second win over bid-earners Michigan Tech in the game-to-go to book their ticket to Nationals and the #14 spot. Though their Nationals trip was already assured, St. Olaf followed the loss to Macalester with an ugly 15-2 drubbing at the hands of Carleton that sees Vortex drop to #3.
  • Many had Whitman Sweets pegged as title-contenders and they looked it through Northwest ConfRegionals pool play. But potential POTY Gemma Munck went down with an injury in the first-place game, and Whitman’s lead over Portland slipped to an 11-10 loss. Whitman dropped to the game-to-go, where the Sweets fell to Lewis & Clark to miss out on Nationals altogether. Artemis’ star rises to #9, and while there was discussion of dropping Whitman further, their impressive resume up to this point keeps them at #5.
  • Three teams finished Pennsylvania Conferences with a 3-1 record, with the win by point diff going to…Scranton? Despite not playing a regular season tournament, the Electric City came out striking, only losing by one to #13 Lehigh and beating favorites to take the OV bid, #8 Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Without much data it’s unclear if this portends a new Nationals attendee or if it’s just a wacky D-III result, and Scranton enters at #24.
  • Middlebury returned to form with an undefeated North New England Conferences, edging out upstart Bates by a single point. But Dartmouth did it first, beating Bates 7-6 in the second round of play to take second in the conference and reenter the top 25 at #20.
  • Though Colorado College fell in pool play to #15 Trinity, Zenith rebounded on Sunday to the tune of a 13-4 win and the SC’s sole bid to Nationals.

D-III Men’s Division Power Rankings

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

D-III Men’s Division Discussion

  • Berry and Ave Maria flip spots after Berry, powered by superstar Collin Hill, beat Gyrenes twice at SC ConfRegionals, including on universe to take the SC’s one bid.
  • Bates’ win over Dartmouth en route to the North New England championship game, where they only lost to #4 Middlebury by two, sees Orange Whip’s stock rise three spots.
  • Missouri S&T’s season isn’t over, but their current stint in the top 25 is after a blowout loss to #2 Oklahoma Christian at Ozarks Conferences, paired with losses to unranked Truman State and John Brown. In their place slot Navy off the back of an impressive East Coast Invite, with a loss to Union at FCS Tune Up keeping Poseidon at #25.

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