Chicago, IL - NCSA Athletic Recruiting is pleased to announce that five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schools ranked amongst the top 91 NCAA Division I institutions in the 10th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings.
Loyola University Maryland is 19th on the list with Fairfield University tied for 38th. Marist College is 69th, Canisius College tied for 82nd, and Siena College tied for 91st.
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.
"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 Lisa Strasman, COO and President 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 Strasman.
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.
A comprehensive list of the rankings, both overall and by division, is available at: http://www.ncsasports.org/who-is-ncsa/power-rankings