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

26 thoughts on “NCAA’s second regional rankings

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.”

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

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

  9. @odacfan

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

  10. 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?

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

  12. @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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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