Mountain Lions Rank 25th in NCSA Division II Power Rankings

By Jared Verner published October 11, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs came in at No. 25 among more than 300 U.S. and Canadian universities that compete in NCAA Division II athletics when athletic and academic standards are combined, according to Chicago-based NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

Among public universities, UCCS ranked seventh in NCAA Division II.

The 10th annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings assess academic and athletic standards of all NCAA athletic programs to help prospective student-athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at NCAA Division I, II and III levels.

"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," said Lisa Strasman, President of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. "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 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 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The UCCS combined score of 118 tied with Assumption College, a private college in Worchester, Mass., and ahead of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado School of Mines.

"This ranking is a reflection of our coaches and student-athlete's dedication to the true and pervasive collegiate athlete experience," said Athletic Director Steve Kirkham. "One where you can achieve a degree while still participating in the sport you love."

NCSA Division II Power Rankings

Power Rank Institution US News Rank Graduation Rate Rank Director's Cup Rank Average
1 UC San Diego 37 30 7 25
2 Rollins College 51 30 20 34
3 Seattle Pacific University 66 18 47 44
4 Augustana College 53 81 4 46
5 Drury University 60 81 30 57
6 Stonehill College 112 13 68 64
7 Truman State University 58 30 106 65
8 Bentley University 56 81 71 69
9 Bellarmine University 64 81 64 70
10 Western Washington University 72 130 13 72
11 Rockhurst University 69 58 92 73
12 Florida Southern College 52 203 14 90
13 Hillsdale College 174 58 44 92
14 University of Tampa 73 183 29 95
15 Adelphi University 152 58 85 98
16 Flagler College 110 130 62 101
17 Le Moyne College 68 119 133 107
18 St. Michael's College 99 8 217 108
19 University of Findlay 153 161 17 110
20 St. Edward's University 71 226 35 111
20 University of Minnesota, Duluth 86 203 45 111
22 Grand Valley State University 87 254 2 114
22 Georgia College & State University 86 130 127 114
24 Regis University 81 103 167 117
25 Assumption College 84 44 226 118
25 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 89 81 185 118
27 Colorado School of Mines 75 271 18 121
27 Merrimack College 58 183 123 121
29 Converse College 67 81 219 122
30 Eckerd College 144 81 146 124
31 Florida Institute of Technology 164 103 113 127
32 Molloy College 152 58 189 133
33 Nova Southeastern University 240 149 22 137
34 California University of Pennsylvania 287 119 11 139
35 Lewis University 91 254 87 144
35 Christian Brothers University 74 203 155 144
37 Barry University 195 203 37 145
38 Barton College 92 183 175 150
38 Cedarville University 53 81 316 150
40 Wingate University 89 330 33 151
41 Wheeling Jesuit University 58 271 129 153
42 Dallas Baptist University 98 183 189 157
42 St. Anselm College 139 130 201 157
44 Seton Hill University 63 294 121 159
45 Columbus State University 240 183 58 160
45 Lees-McRae College 174 130 177 160
47 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 182 149 153 161
48 Malone University 158 13 316 162
49 Philadelphia University 174 30 316 173
50 Ashland University 190 330 3 174
51 Alderson-Broaddus College 77 226 226 176
52 Elizabeth City State University 78 226 226 177
52 Dowling College 287 183 61 177
52 Pace University 170 161 201 177
55 Montana State University-Billings 183 149 201 178
56 Michigan Technological University 115 203 219 179
57 Pittsburg State University 188 330 31 183
57 Saint Martin's University 157 149 244 183
59 West Virginia Wesleyan College 62 386 104 184
60 Northwest Missouri State University 253 226 76 185
61 University of Indianapolis 85 467 5 186
62 Chestnut Hill College 232 103 226 187
63 University of North Dakota 164 226 173 188
63 Dominican University of California 87 161 316 188
63 Bryant University 66 183 316 188
66 Erskine College 144 203 226 191
67 Adams State College 239 330 6 192
68 Coker College 68 294 222 195
68 California State University-Chico 83 494 8 195
68 Armstrong Atlantic State University 174 386 25 195
68 University of Massachusetts-Lowell 177 386 23 195
72 Gannon University 152 294 150 199
72 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 194 362 41 199
72 Ramapo College of New Jersey 76 444 78 199
72 Presbyterian College 121 161 316 199
76 Georgian Court University 202 81 316 200
76 University of North Florida 98 330 172 200
78 Texas Woman's University 195 183 226 201
79 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 194 294 117 202
80 Queens University of Charlotte 71 444 93 203
80 Lynn University 195 386 27 203
80 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 157 294 157 203
83 Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus 260 294 57 204
83 Southern New Hampshire University 260 271 81 204
85 Minnesota State University 170 425 21 205
86 University of Central Missouri 172 444 10 209
87 Mercyhurst College 99 467 66 211
88 University of New Haven 110 386 139 212
88 Lake Superior State University 70 444 122 212
90 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 182 425 33 213
90 California Poly-Pomona 83 362 195 213
92 Goldey-Beacom College 148 271 224 214
93 Davis and Elkins College 76 386 199 220
94 University of Illinois-Springfield 78 386 201 222
95 Newberry College 97 444 130 224
96 University of Nebraska-Kearney 94 554 26 225
96 St. Cloud State University 181 467 28 225
98 University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 287 203 187 226
98 Abilene Christian University 67 602 9 226
98 North Georgia College and State University 156 386 137 226
100 Sonoma State University 94 444 145 228

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