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NCAA’s second regional rankings

The NCAA released its second 2010 regional rankings today.

Teams are listed with their regional record first, followed by their overall record. For more information about the playoff format and how participants are determined, check out our FAQ.

East Region
1. Delaware Valley 7-1 7-1
2. Rowan 7-1 7-1
3. St. John Fisher 7-1 8-1
4. Cortland State 7-1 7-1
5. Montclair State 7-1 7-1
6. SUNY-Maritime 9-0 9-0
7. Maine Maritime 7-1 7-1
8. Ithaca 6-2 6-2
9. Alfred 5-2 6-2
10. Endicott 7-2 7-2

North Region
1. Wheaton (Ill.) 8-0 8-0
2. North Central (Ill.) 8-0 8-0
3. Mount Union 7-0 8-0
4. Ohio Northern 6-1 7-1
5. Trine 7-0 8-0
6. Baldwin-Wallace 7-1 7-1
7. Franklin 6-1 7-1
8. Case Western Reserve 6-1 7-1
9. Wittenberg 6-0 8-0
10. Wabash 7-0 7-1

South Region
1. Wesley 5-0 8-0
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor 7-0 8-0
3. Hampden-Sydney 8-0 8-0
4. DePauw 8-0 8-0
5. Thomas More 8-0 8-0
6. Hardin-Simmons 8-1 8-1
7. Ursinus 7-1 7-1
8. Salisbury 4-2 6-2
9. Randolph-Macon 7-1 7-1
10. Washington and Lee 6-2 6-2

West Region
1. St. Thomas 9-0 9-0
2. UW-Whitewater 5-0 8-0
3. Wartburg 8-0 8-0
4. Coe 5-1 7-1
5. Cal Lutheran 6-1 6-1
6. Bethel 7-1 7-1
7. Linfield 5-1 6-1
8. Pacific Lutheran 5-1 6-1
9. Redlands 6-1 6-1
10. Central 8-1 8-1

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26 comments

  • Author comment by 02warhawk · November 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    maybe a (if they) win against Oshkosh will nudge UWW up to #1…we’ll see next week. I was hoping a win over UWSP would do it…but there’s still two weeks left.

  • Author comment by captaincru · November 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    How does Wesley with a 5-0 regional record get ranked above UMHB with a 7-0 regional record? Strange not seeing MUC and UWW not ranked at the top of the regional rankings.

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    “Number of wins” isn’t really an issue and hasn’t been in the past.

  • Author comment by tgp96 · November 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Not a lot of surprises in the East. Could be some interesting shuffling next week if Alfred beats Ithaca and clinches the E8 this weekend.

  • Author comment by captaincru · November 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Pat,
    So, would it suffice to say that overall ranking is taken into account with the Wesley/UMHB regional ranking?

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Overall ranking? No, the NCAA doesn’t pay any attention to our national rankings.

    Overall record? Perhaps. But really, the determining factor is a lot closer to “number of losses” than it is “number of wins.”

  • Author comment by captaincru · November 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Just curious since both were undefeated thought it might have to do with national ranking. Thanks.

  • Author comment by Keith McMillan · November 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t see any major surprises on first skim. SJF is really far from Alfred, which it lost to, but I forgot the Saxons had lost twice.

    Seems like a lot of the key spots will have other factors to sort things out (ie h2h or common opponents)

  • Author comment by odacfan · November 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Any insight on reasoning for H-SC to slip from 1st to 3rd in the South, and for W&L to be ranked behind R-MC despite the fact that W&L beat R-MC? Thanks.

  • Author comment by jaybow · November 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    @odacfan

    Wesley’s SOS jumped with a win over Salisbury and H-SC’s dropped by playing win-less Guilford.

  • Author comment by odacfan · November 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    If SOS alone is the sole determining factor, I can understand that reasoning.

  • Author comment by oconnmi · November 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    With the 3-way tie now in the NJAC, there is no clear head-to-head qualifier. Do you know how the conference will break this tie if the season ends with all three teams finishing 8-1 in the conference?

  • Author comment by Jeremy · November 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    How would Cortland win the NJAC in a 3-way tie if they, Rowan, and Montclair all win out? Please explain.

  • Author comment by buddy · November 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    these rankings are pretty amusing. we’ll see how bogus they are when the playoffs get under way.

  • Author comment by hsctiger74 · November 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    @odacfan If sos is the main determining factor then H-SC has a chance to bounce back … their next two opponents are currently 6-2 and 7-1, UMHB’s are currently 1-6 and 3-5, and Wesley has a bye week and a 5-3. Unfortunately I don’t think that sos IS the sole factor, so we’ll have to see how it works out.

  • Author comment by art76 · November 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Are the SOS rankings found under “News” Current? Seems like they may be last week’s.

  • Author comment by piperarcher · November 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Happy to see the NCAA get it almost right. I would love to see Wesley get moved to the East as the #1 seed and then UMHB get the #1 seed in the south. If you look at the SOS listing you can get an idea how the regional ratings played out. By the way, a great article on Chris Mayes.

  • Author comment by jfmatc · November 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    How can Delaware Valley’s record in the region be 7-1 when their only loss is to Wesley who is in the South?

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    JF: At the top of the page is a link to our playoff FAQ. It contains a lot of useful information, including the definition of a regional game:

    http://www.d3football.com/interactive/faq/playoffs#8

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Art — they are from this week, yes. They are calculated automatically based on whatever scores are in the database when you load the page.

  • Author comment by oconnmi · November 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Pat–

    Sorry to keep asking…With the 3-way tie now in the NJAC, there is no clear head-to-head qualifier. Do you know how the conference will break this tie if the season ends with all three teams finishing 8-1 in the conference? I’ve looked for a way to email this question to the conference but have found nothing.

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    NJAC tiebreaker:

    Champion/NCAA Automatic Bid Determination

    a. The team with the best conference record in regular season play will be declared the conference champion and will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

    b. If two teams finish the season tied for first place with identical conference records, co-champions will be declared and the tiebreaker procedure listed in (A4c) will only be used to determine the conference’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament.

    c. In case of a tie for first place, the tiebreaker will be determined as follows:

    i. Two teams tied: The winner in head-to-head competition
    ii. Three teams tied*:
    1. Winner in head-to-head competition – team with best record against other two combined is declared champion
    2. Results versus next highest ranked conference team (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th) until tie is broken
    3. Opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage in all of Division III
    4. Opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage in-region
    5. Rose Bowl Rule
    6. Coin toss (if 3 teams, odd team out wins)

  • Author comment by art76 · November 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Thanx for the confirmation Pat. I only checked the West and it seems jumbled; in the sense that a team with a higher SOS is ranked lower than another team with a lower SOS and they both have a one loss record. Someone obviously sees something I don’t in the teams and how they are ranked. Oh well.

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    It’s hard to guess what’s going on from that limited information but perhaps there is a head-to-head game or a common opponent difference that leads to that.

  • Author comment by oconnmi · November 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks Pat! Hopefully it doesn’t come down to the coin!!

  • Author comment by trujag55 · November 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    What are the chances of Salisbury making the playoff’s?

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