Sept. 21, 2011
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University was ranked seventh among NCAA Division I universities and 15th overall in the Eighth Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings which was announced by NCSA Athletic Recruiting on Wednesday.
The NCSA Collegiate 2011 Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were 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.
Georgetown was one of just six percent of universities to earn a spot in NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Top 100 for 2011.
The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA Athletic Recruiting 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.
Georgetown was one of only two schools from the BIG EAST Conference to appear in the top 15 of the overall rankings and top 10 of the Division I rankings. GU had an academic ranking of 21, an athletic ranking of 162 and 19 for NCAA graduation rates resulting in the 31.67 power ranking.
Georgetown University sponsors 29 varsity sports and competes in the BIG EAST Conference in a majority of its sports.