College Power Rankings, Presented By NUTC [Apr 4, 2018]
Here are the latest College Power Rankings, presented by the National Ultimate Training Camp! These rankings can always been found on our permanent rankings page.
Every Wednesday, we will post the College Power Rankings here on the front page to facilitate discussion in the comments and serve as a permalink for each week’s rankings.
D-I Men’s Power Rankings
D-I Men’s Discussion
- Welcome Emory! After about as good a 1-4 Stanford Invite as you could have, they absolutely obliterated the field at Huck Finn, winning the tournament despite playing without Anders Olsen, one of their top playmakers, on Sunday.
- It was also a big bounceback weekend for two former top 25 teams, Auburn and Michigan. Auburn, especially, returned to form after a woeful Warm Up. Eric Sjostrom’s return was gladly welcomed for the defending Southeast champs.
- Massachusetts returned to the top 10 with an appearance in the final where they lost soundly to Carleton. But wins over Pittsburgh and Minnesota plant UMass back in the National semifinals conversation.
- Big falls this week for the notable underperformers at Easterns: UNC Wilmington, Minnesota, Cal Poly SLO, and Virginia Tech. SLO’s got a built-in excuse: they were shorthanded. But the other three teams looked shaky after strong starts to the season. Most should still comfortably make Nationals, but can they rebound to their previous highs?
D-I Women’s Power Rankings
D-I Women’s Discussion
- There were no changes to this week’s D-I Women’s Power Rankings. NC State took care of business against unranked competition but does not move from #18.
D-III Men’s Power Rankings
D-III Men’s Discussion
- Bowdoin makes a huge 14-spot jump after going 6-1 at the New England Open with their only loss coming to #3 ranked Bryant on double game point.
- Bates returns to and RPI debuts in the top 25 this week after strong showing at NEO. Bates went 6-1, losing to Penn in quarters but sweeping up the 5th place bracket. RPI went 4-3 with a big loss to Bates but a win over Wesleyan.
- John Brown moves into the top 10 after going 5-2 at Huck Finn with quality wins and close losses to Harvard and Chicago.
D-III Women’s Power Rankings
D-III Women’s Discussion
- Bates topped Williams 8-7 in the final of the New England Open, claiming the #1 spot heading into the postseason.
- Middlebury leaps into the top 10 with a 9-6 win over Wesleyan in the NEO quarters. Their only losses came to Amherst and Williams.
- Lehigh reached the final of Garden State, notching wins over RPI and Colby along with a number of D-I teams. They jump nine spots to #8.
- RPI and SUNY Geneseo both debut in the top 25 this week after solid performances at Garden State.
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