NCWSA Rankings 2017 - 10.05.2017

NCWSA Team Rankings: 10/5/2017

Hurricane Irma may have cancelled Rollins College and Florida Southern’s early season tournament, but they came out in full force for Eastern Regionals and are moving on to the Connelly Skis 2017 NCWSA Nationals. Let’s see how these teams and others shook up our rankings!


  • Alabama retains its top spot!
  • As predicted both Florida Southern and Rollins jumped into the top ten, in fact they jumped right into the top 5 with Rollins at 3 and Florida Southern at 4!
  • With Rollins & Florida Southern jumping into the top 5, they both edged University of Louisiana at Monroe as ULM got pushed to 5th.
  • The biggest jump in the rankings comes from University of Arkansas, moving up 21 spots to 26th!
  • The Eastern region took over the lead for most teams in the top ten, with 4 teams in the top ten and 3 in the top 5!
    • The highest ranking Eastern team is The University of Alabama, at #1.

Biggest Movers

Eastern Region

  • Up 2 spots – University of Georgia (32nd)
  • Down 3 spots – Clemson University (6th) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (47th)

Midwestern Region

  • Up – none
  • Down 5 spots – Missouri State University (17th)

South Central Region

  • Up 21 spots – University of Arkansas (26th)
  • Down 3 spots – Baylor University (46th) and University of Texas (25th)

Western Region

  • Up – none
  • Down 4 spots – Arizona State University (35th), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (29th), and University of California, Los Angeles (36th)


Its regionals weekend in the South Central and West with the East and Midwest off until Nationals, so here are some predictions for those active regions.

  • University of Louisiana at Monroe finally skis as a whole team this week, and will move up to #3 for our pre-nationals rankings.
  • San Diego State sits in a tie for 9th, they will break out and move up to 8th.
  • Western Washington had a long way to travel for the Western opener, but Regionals is where teams #sendit. We expect them to move up significantly in the pre-nationals rankings.
  • Texas A&M sits at #12 this week, and the Aggies will be skiing their way to Nationals at the South Central Regionals while also skiing their way into the top ten.

2017 Rankings – 10/5/2017

1 University of Alabama Eastern
2 University of Louisiana at Lafayette South Central
3 Rollins College Eastern
4 Florida Southern College Eastern
5 University of Louisiana at Monroe South Central
6 Clemson University Eastern
7 Ohio State University Midwestern
8 Michigan State University Midwestern
9T San Diego State University Western
9T University of Wisconsin – Madison Midwestern
11 Miami University Midwestern
12 Texas A&M University South Central
13 University of Kansas Midwestern
14 University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Midwestern
15 University of Michigan Midwestern
16 Iowa State University Midwestern
17 Missouri State University Midwestern
18 University of Cincinnati Midwestern
19 Purdue University Midwestern
20 Grand Valley State University Midwestern
21 Texas State University South Central
22 University of Nebraska Midwestern
23 Auburn University Eastern
24 Bowling Green State University Midwestern
25 University of Texas South Central
26 University of Arkansas South Central
27 University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Midwestern
28 Kansas State University Midwestern
29 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Western
30 University of Missouri Midwestern
31 Marquette University Midwestern
32 University of Georgia Eastern
33 Ohio University Midwestern
34 University of Wisconsin – Stout Midwestern
35 Arizona State University Western
36 University of California, Los Angeles Western
37 University of Iowa Midwestern
38 University of Dayton Midwestern
39 University of California, Davis Western
40 University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Midwestern
41 Western Michigan University Midwestern
42 Indiana University Midwestern
43 California State University, Chico Western
44T University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Midwestern
44T California State University, Sacramento Western
46 Baylor University South Central
47 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eastern
48 University of Notre Dame Midwestern
49 University of Nevada, Reno Western
50 Southern Illinois University Midwestern
51 Western Washington University Western
52 Lander University Eastern
53 Central Michigan University Midwestern
54 Minnesota University Midwestern



Adam Koehler

Skied with the Illini Waterski Team and the Marquette Waterski Team. Past winner of the NCWSA Outstanding Leader Award. Former NCWSA Operations Committee Chair and current NCWSA Secretary.