Three of the four NCWSA regions have hit the water, with the Western region opening this week, so it is time to release our initial 2017 team rankings!
- Alabama debuts in the top spot for the second consecutive year!
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette ended in the top spot last year, and debuts second in 2017, one spot higher than their 2016 debut.
- University of Louisiana at Monroe, the 2016 NCWSA National Champions, debut in third in 2017, one spot lower than their initial ranking in 2016.
- The Midwestern region has the most teams in the top ten with six teams grabbing top ten spots.
- The highest ranking Midwest team is The Ohio State University Water Ski Team at fifth; two spots up from where the team finished in the 2016 rankings.
- Florida Southern College & Rollins College are both missing from the rankings since their tournament was cancelled due to the hurricane. We expect one or both to leap into the top 5 when they hit the water!
- With the Western region opening their season this weekend, we expect a bit of a shakeup in the top ten next week, lets say two Western teams will jump into the top 10!
2017 Rankings – 9/22/2017
|1||University of Alabama||Eastern|
|2||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||South Central|
|3||University of Louisiana at Monroe||South Central|
|5||Ohio State University||Midwestern|
|6||Michigan State University||Midwestern|
|8||University of Kansas||Midwestern|
|9||University of Wisconsin – Madison||Midwestern|
|10||University of Wisconsin – La Crosse||Midwestern|
|11||Texas A&M University||South Central|
|12||Iowa State University||Midwestern|
|13||Missouri State University||Midwestern|
|14||University of Cincinnati||Midwestern|
|15||University of Michigan||Midwestern|
|17||Texas State University||South Central|
|18||Grand Valley State University||Midwestern|
|20||University of Texas||South Central|
|21||Bowling Green State University||Midwestern|
|22||University of Nebraska||Midwestern|
|23||Kansas State University||Midwestern|
|24||University of Missouri||Midwestern|
|27||University of Wisconsin – Stout||Midwestern|
|28||University of Georgia||Eastern|
|29||University of Iowa||Midwestern|
|30||University of Dayton||Midwestern|
|31||University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee||Midwestern|
|32||University of California, Los Angeles||Western|
|33||Arizona State University||Western|
|34||Cal Poly San Luis Obispo||Western|
|35||San Diego State University||Western|
|36||Western Michigan University||Midwestern|
|37||Baylor University||South Central|
|39||University of Arkansas||South Central|
|40||University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point||Midwestern|
|41||University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire||Midwestern|
|42||Southern Illinois University||Midwestern|
|45||Central Michigan University||Midwestern|