September 22, 2011
Chicago, Ill. (SMU) — SMU ranks 28th among all NCAA Division I universities in this year's Collegiate Power Rankings, which assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs, the NCSA announced today.
Fewer than 6% of colleges and universities earn a spot in the NCSA's Top 100 for 2011, and SMU ranks high among this elite class.
SMU rated as the top school in Texas and, if ranked against BCS-AQ schools, would rank 10th.
The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA 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.
A comprehensive list of the rankings, both overall and by division, is available at http://www.ncsasports.org/about-ncsa/power-rankings.