Saints 26th Overall, 9th in DIII in NCSA Power Rankings
St. Lawrence University ranks 26th overall and ninth among NCAA Division III teams in the most 2012 NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings which averages the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Ranking, the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate and the U.S. News & World Report ranking.
The power rankings based off the Learfield Cup ratings evaluates the strength of the athletic program and the U.S. News and World Report rating recognizes academic excellence. The graduation rate rankings are based on those provided by the NCAA.
St. Lawrence is tied for first with Columbia, Brown, Barnard and Hardin-Simmons in graduation rate among the 99 ranked teams from NCAA Divisions I, II and III. SLU's academic rank is 53rd and its athletic rank is 79 for an overall power ranking of 44.0.
Williams and Amherst, both Division III programs, lead the overall power rankings with Duke, Notre Dame and Stanford rounding out the top five. Washington University in St. Louis, Bowdoin, Harvard, MIT and the University of California at San Diego complete the top ten.
NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Collegiate 2012 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. Fewer than 6% of colleges and universities earn a spot in NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Top 100 for 2012, and St. Lawrence University is in this elite class.
The NCSA is an athletic recruiting service based out of Chicago, IL.