In what will be the final rankings of the 2017 NCAA Division III season, leading up to the NCAA championships that are set to begin in just a matter of days, Colorado College snuck up into the #1 position. Following the NCAA Division III Tournament, the AVCA will announce their final rankings of the year. Colorado College took the top spot away from Wittenberg (#4) who has held onto the title for a large chunk of the season even after they posted two sweeps on the week.
Johnson & Wales, remains the only unbeaten team in the Division III rankings, as they slid into the top-10 this week.
Wisconsin-Whitewater fell back to #16 after holding the #9 position last week while Chicago plummeted to #20 from #15. Carnegie-Mellon also dropped this week to #9 after holding onto the #6 spot.
Entering the top-25 in the final week are Carthage at #24 and Aurora at #25.
|1||Colorado College (59)||1633||29-1||2|
|2||Southwestern (TX) (2)||1549||27-4||3|
|10||Johnson & Wales (RI) (2)||1037||28-0||11|
|17||St. Thomas (MN)||536||24-5||18|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Randolph-Macon 101; Concordia (WI) 87; Pacific Lutheran 81; Tufts 78; Ithaca 60; Wisconsin-La Crosse 60; Berry 52; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 52; Otterbein 46; Scranton 40; Mary Hardin-Baylor 39; La Verne 34; Texas-Dallas 28; Cornell (IA) 20; Wesleyan (CT) 18; Wisconsin-Stevens Point 13; DePauw 10; Stevens 10; Cal Lutheran 6; Mount Union 2
Eight teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 32 combined points.