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.


Rank Team Name Tm Code Regn Conf Team Score
1 University of Alabama ALA E SA 43770
2 Florida Southern College FSC E SO 37505
3 Ohio State University OHS M GL 37480
4 Rollins College ROL E SO 37365
5 Michigan State Univ MST M GL 34865
6 San Diego State Univ SDS W PC 33655
7 Kansas University KAN M GP 32110
8 Miami of Ohio MOH M GL 30755
9 University of Michigan MCH M GL 30425
10 University of Cincinnati CIN M GL 30350
11 Clemson University CLE E SA 29240
12 Grand Valley St Univ GVS M GL 27955
13 Bowling Green State Univ BGU M GL 24725
14 Missouri State Univ MOS M GP 24560
15 Univ of Wisc Madison MAD M GP 24210
16 Iowa State University IWS M GP 23940
17 Univ of Wisc La Crosse LAX M GP 23765
18 University of Missouri MIZ M GP 22295
19 University of Georgia UGA E SA 21700
20 Univ of Louisiana Monroe ULM SC 21515
21 Auburn University AUB E SA 21250
22 Purdue University PUR M GL 20550
23 University of Nebraska NEB M GP 18480
24 UC Davis UCD W NW 18215
25 Kansas State Univ KST M GP 17720
26 Marquette University MAR M GP 17385
27 Cal State Univ Chico CSC W NW 17120
28 University of Iowa IOW M GP 17010
29 Texas A&M University TAM SC 16785
30 Arizona State University ASU W PC 16650
31 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo SLO W NW 15520
32 Univ of Wisc Milwaukee MIL M GP 13185
33 UCLA CLA W PC 12140
34 University of Texas TEX SC 11785
35 Ohio University OHI M GL 10580
36 Indiana University IND M GL 9280
37 Southern Illinois Univ SIU M GP 8945
38 Univ of LA Lafayette ULL SC 8285
39 Texas State Univ TSU SC 7960
40 Univ of NC Chapel Hill NCH E SA 7760
41 Western Michigan Univ WMU M GL 7270
42 University of Dayton DAY M GL 6620
43 University of Illinois ILL M GP 6465
44 Univ of Wisc Eau Claire WEC M GP 5960
45 University of Arkansas ARK SC 4820
46 Univ of Wisc Stout WST M GP 4370
47 Univ of South Carolina SCA E SA 3880
48 Univ of Notre Dame UND M GL 3485
49 UC Berkeley CAL W NW 3410
50 Hope College HOP M GL 3250
51 Saginaw Valley State SVS M GL 3110
52 Univ of Wisc Stevens Pt WSP M GP 2790
53 Louisiana State Univ LSU SC 2225
54 Long Beach State LBS W PC 640




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.