NCWSA Team Rankings: First of 2016 – 9/22/2016

With the Western region’s opening tournament in the books, all four NCWSA regions have completed at least one tournament, and we can release our first combined team rankings for the 2016 fall season! We are early in the season, so despite all regions having completed tournaments some teams have yet to ski their full A team roster and this will certainly create some volatility in rankings from week to week.


  • University of Alabama grabs the top spot in the initial 2016 rankings, Alabama debuted in the second spot in 2015.
  • Florida Southern College spent multiple weeks at the top of the 2015 rankings and debuts 2016 in the second spot.
  • The Midwest region has the most teams in the top ten with six teams grabbing top ten spots. The highest Midwest team is The Ohio State University in third.
  • Many skiers from various schools skied at the World Water Ski University Championships earlier in September, which forced some elite skiers to miss tournaments for their respective teams.


  • We expect University of Louisiana at Lafayette, currently ranked 38th, to make the biggest jump from initial ranking. ULL is the current national champion, and sent many skiers to the World Championships so they have yet to ski in the NCWSA in 2016.
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe will make similar gains to ULL in the rankings as it will undoubtedly ski many skiers that have yet to compete in 2016 due to the world championships and other obligations. ULM will host the Bayou Classic this upcoming weekend.
  • With the East, Midwest, and South Central all in action this upcoming weekend we anticipate some changes in the top ten that will see some of the Midwest schools get bumped out of the top 10.


RankTeam NameTm CodeRegnConfTeam Score
1University of AlabamaALAESA43770
2Florida Southern CollegeFSCESO37505
3Ohio State UniversityOHSMGL37480
4Rollins CollegeROLESO37365
5Michigan State UnivMSTMGL34865
6San Diego State UnivSDSWPC33655
7Kansas UniversityKANMGP32110
8Miami of OhioMOHMGL30755
9University of MichiganMCHMGL30425
10University of CincinnatiCINMGL30350
11Clemson UniversityCLEESA29240
12Grand Valley St UnivGVSMGL27955
13Bowling Green State UnivBGUMGL24725
14Missouri State UnivMOSMGP24560
15Univ of Wisc MadisonMADMGP24210
16Iowa State UniversityIWSMGP23940
17Univ of Wisc La CrosseLAXMGP23765
18University of MissouriMIZMGP22295
19University of GeorgiaUGAESA21700
20Univ of Louisiana MonroeULMSC21515
21Auburn UniversityAUBESA21250
22Purdue UniversityPURMGL20550
23University of NebraskaNEBMGP18480
24UC DavisUCDWNW18215
25Kansas State UnivKSTMGP17720
26Marquette UniversityMARMGP17385
27Cal State Univ ChicoCSCWNW17120
28University of IowaIOWMGP17010
29Texas A&M UniversityTAMSC16785
30Arizona State UniversityASUWPC16650
31Cal Poly San Luis ObispoSLOWNW15520
32Univ of Wisc MilwaukeeMILMGP13185
34University of TexasTEXSC11785
35Ohio UniversityOHIMGL10580
36Indiana UniversityINDMGL9280
37Southern Illinois UnivSIUMGP8945
38Univ of LA LafayetteULLSC8285
39Texas State UnivTSUSC7960
40Univ of NC Chapel HillNCHESA7760
41Western Michigan UnivWMUMGL7270
42University of DaytonDAYMGL6620
43University of IllinoisILLMGP6465
44Univ of Wisc Eau ClaireWECMGP5960
45University of ArkansasARKSC4820
46Univ of Wisc StoutWSTMGP4370
47Univ of South CarolinaSCAESA3880
48Univ of Notre DameUNDMGL3485
49UC BerkeleyCALWNW3410
50Hope CollegeHOPMGL3250
51Saginaw Valley StateSVSMGL3110
52Univ of Wisc Stevens PtWSPMGP2790
53Louisiana State UnivLSUSC2225
54Long Beach StateLBSWPC640




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.