CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s intercollegiate athletics program continues to be regarded as one of the best overall programs in the nation. In the annual NCSA (National Collegiate Scouting Association) Collegiate Power Rankings released this week MIT was once again named among the top programs in the country, ranked ninth overall and fourth among NCAA Division III programs. Fewer than six percent of colleges and universities earned a spot in NCSA Power Rankings for 2011.
NCSA’s 2011 Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The rankings 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.