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The UCSD Baseball team won a second consecutive NCAA West Regional Championship in 2010.
UCSD Ranked First in Division II, 23rd Overall in 8th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings
Release: Wednesday 09/15/2010 
CHICAGO - The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) has once again ranked UC San Diego as the top Division II institution in the country in its annual Collegiate Power Rankings, it was announced Wednesday. Ranked on the NCSA's list for the sixth year in a row, UCSD also earned a No. 23 overall ranking in the study.

The NCSA Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA and NAIA athletic programs across the country. The rankings rate colleges and universities comprehensively based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess of the university. The study was developed to help prospective student-athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.

The institutions that were among those ranked in the 2010 Athletic Recruiting's Top 100 are in an elite group of less than 6% of colleges and universities across the nation and UC San Diego has been a regular part of that group the last several years.

UCSD first appeared in the rankings in 2005, coming in at No. 26 overall, and has earned a spot in the top 100 each of the last six years. UC San Diego was ranked as high as No. 4 overall in 2007 and has been the top-ranked school in Division II four years running.

"The NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings are something we've come to look for each and every year," UCSD Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards said. "Our goal as a department is to achieve success both academically and athletically and to be ranked No. 1 in Division II once again is something we're very proud of. We hope to continue to be ranked among the top 25 programs in nation each year, as well."

Now in its eighth year, the Collegiate Power Rankings are calculated for each 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 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup rankings.

Information in this release courtesy of Tiffany Menzione, NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network.

Thursday, October 20
M Water Polo vs. Concordia
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, October 21
M Soccer at Stanislaus State
4:30 PM
W Soccer at Stanislaus State
7:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. Humboldt State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, October 22
Cross Country at CCAA Championships
10:00 AM
Ontario (Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park)
Sunday, October 23
M Soccer at Cal State East Bay
11:30 AM
M Water Polo vs. UC Irvine
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Rowing at Head of the Charles Regatta
12:15 PM
Boston, MA
W Soccer at Cal State East Bay
2:00 PM
Thursday, October 27
M Tennis at SoCal Intercollegiate
All Day
Los Angeles
M Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
12:30 PM
San Bernardino
W Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
3:00 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, October 28
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
Saturday, October 29
W Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
11:30 AM
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
Diversity and Inclusion
Hall of Fame (Middle Right AD)