Six CCAA Schools Ranked Amongst Top 96 Division II Institutions in NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings

(Chicago, IL) – NCSA Athletic Recruiting is pleased to announce that six California Collegiate Athletic Association schools were ranked amongst the top 96 NCAA Division II institutions in the 9th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings.
 
NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Collegiate 2011 Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power 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.

UC San Diego topped the list as it was ranked No. 1. Other CCAA institutions in the rankings included Sonoma State (No. 21), Cal Poly Pomona (No. 28), Cal State San Bernardino (No. 71), Cal State Stanislaus (No. 80) and Chico State (No. 96).
 
“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," says Krause, CEO and Founder 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.” concluded Krause.
 
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.
 
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 2011 Power Rankings, please contact me at 312.624.7437 or by email at tmenzione@ncsasports.org.