St. Lawrence University has been ranked 28th among NCAA Division III schools and ranks 46th overall among all NCAA institutions in the NCSA Athletic Recruiting 2010 Power Rankings.
The NCSA (National Collegiate Scouting Association) Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The rankings include the top 100 in each NCAA Division and the top 100 overall. Fewer than six percent of colleges and universities earn a spot in the NCSA top 100.
The rankings are calculated by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings as provided by U.S. News and World Report and the strength of athletic programs as determined by the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking.
"We are very pleased to be included in both the Division III and overall rankings," said St. Lawrence Athletic Director Margie Strait. "Our coaches are committed to supporting the academic mission of the University, and these rankings are a reflection of the success we have enjoyed both athletically and in the classroom."
St. Lawrence is the top Liberty League institution in the rankings both in Division III and overall. Amherst, Williams, Middlebury and MIT are the top four Division III schools and also are the top four schools overall. Stanford University is the top Division I program in the overall rankings, in fifth place.
St. Lawrence has been in the top 100 both among Division III and all institutions in each of the last five years. This year's rankings are the best for St. Lawrence, which had a previous high of 29th among Division III schools in 2007 and 54th among all institutions in 2008.