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doncheery
09-21-2010, 08:40 PM
http://www.ncsasports.org/about-ncsa/power-rankings

For what it is worth...

CHICAGO, IL – NCSA Athletic Recruiting announced late last week that Amherst College was ranked 1st among NCAA Division III universities, and 1st overall for NCAA Divisions I, II and III in the 8th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings.

NCSA’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The rankings were developed to help prospective student-athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels. Fewer than 6 percent of colleges and universities earn a spot in NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Top 100 for 2010, and Amherst College is at the top of this elite class.

Chris Krause, CEO and Founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, says, “The Power Rankings are an objective tool to empower student-athletes to find the right fit in a college or university, not only for its athletics, but academics as well. Our hope is to educate these student athletes and their parents on the importance of evaluating schools that will provide the education for an enriched, successful career after college, in addition to athletic success.”

The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA Athletic Recruiting are calculated for each Division I, II and III college and university by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings provided by U.S. News & World Report, and the strength of athletic departments as determined by the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup ranking.

For 2010, Amherst was ranked second in the academic category, while placing a school-best second in the Directors' Cup standings from last year. Amherst’s phenomenal graduation rate helped push the Lord Jeffs to the top of the standings, above NESCAC rivals Williams and Middlebury in the top three spots. Amherst landed in the standings above such academic powerhouses as MIT (4th overall), Stanford (5th) and Harvard (10th).


1 Amherst College NCAA 2 2 4 2.66
2 Williams College NCAA 1 1 7 3.0
3 Middlebury College NCAA 4 4 12 6.66
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology NCAA 4 11 12 9.0
5 Stanford University NCAA 4 1 23 9.33
6 Washington University in St. Louis NCAA 12 3 15 10.0
7 Princeton University NCAA 1 32 4 12.33
8 Duke University NCAA 10 10 37 19.0
8 Tufts University NCAA 28 6 23 19.0
10 Harvard University NCAA 1 64 3 22.66
11 Emory University NCAA 17 18 37 24.0
12 University of Notre Dame NCAA 20 27 30 25.66
13 Carleton College NCAA 8 50 23 27.0
14 Cornell University NCAA 15 52 15 27.33
15 Yale University NCAA 3 76 4 27.66
16 Haverford College NCAA 10 59 15 28.0
17 Claremont McKenna College NCAA 11 27 48 28.66
17 Johns Hopkins University NCAA 14 13 59 28.66
19 Harvey Mudd College NCAA 14 27 48 29.66
20 University of Pennsylvania NCAA 4 81 7 30.66
21 Northwestern University NCAA 12 50 37 33.0
22 Scripps College NCAA 25 27 48 33.33
23 University of California -- San Diego NCAA 35 8 59 34.0
24 Carnegie Mellon University NCAA 22 40 44 35.33
25 Wellesley College NCAA 4 88 15 35.66
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