UC San Diego Named Top Division II Institution in NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings

CHICAGO, Ill. – NCSA Athletic Recruiting is pleased to announce that the University of California – San Diego was ranked 1st amongst NCAA Division II institutions and in the Top 25 of all colleges and universities in the 8th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings.

UC San Diego is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Associaion (CCAA) and has won the conference's Commissioner's Cup each of the last five years as the league's top athletics program. 

NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The mission of the Power Rankings is to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities in Division I, II and III level institutions. The University of California – San Diego is in an elite group of less than 6% of colleges and universities across the nation to make it on NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Top 100 for 2010. 

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 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking,
 
These Power Rankings are only one example of NCSA Athletic Recruiting's commitment to redefining collegiate recruiting.  As the leading athletic recruiting network, NCSA connects more than 35,000 college coaches with student-athletes who hope to pursue both higher education and the chance to compete in athletics at the college level.
 
A comprehensive list of the rankings, both overall and by division, is available at: http://www.ncsasports.org/about-ncsa/power-rankings.
 
To speak with NCSA Athletic Recruiting CEO and Founder, Chris Krause, about the 2010 Power Rankings, please contact me at 312.624.7437 or by email at tmenzione@ncsasports.org.