We have produced conference power ratings for the six NCAA divisions before by calculating the average PR of each conference's teams.  However, conference games were always included, which "muddied the waters."  In the tables below, conference PRs were calculated by including only non-conference games (and games with other NCAA teams, which excluded a small number of contests).  Although independents were included in the analysis, they are not shown in the tables.  The analysis examined all scores on file from the beginning of the season through midday April 25.  One important note: The top team for each conference is the one with the highest power rating based on the set of games analyzed, not overall.

One final note:  Strength of schedule means a lot, so attempting to rate or rank conferences by winning percentage can produce deceptive results.  For this set of data, the correlation between PRs and winning percentage is just .42 for the men and .64 for the women.

Men's Division I
ConferencePRWLPct.Top Team (PR)
ACC97.8021  60.778Virginia
Ivy League95.0133140.702Princeton
ECAC94.2127160.628Georgetown
Colonial92.8223220.511Towson
Great Western91.6621220.488Ohio State
Patriot League87.9815330.313Hobart
America East86.7522250.468Stony Brook
Metro Atlantic81.8312390.235Providence

Men's Division II
ConferencePRWLPct.Top Team (PR)
NYCAC82.5328100.737NYIT
Deep South79.3415220.405Limestone
Northeast 1070.2914230.378Le Moyne

Men's Division III
ConferencePRWLPct.Top Team (PR)
NESCAC81.8629150.659Middlebury
Centennial80.7535160.686Washington College
Old Dominion79.4835190.648Washington & Lee
Upstate79.0025160.610Skidmore
Empire 878.9624220.522Ithaca
SUNYAC76.6429210.580Cortland
Capital74.9923240.489Salisbury
North Coast73.2419170.528Ohio Wesleyan
Middle Atlantic73.0519310.380Messiah
Pilgrim70.4732250.561Springfield
Little East70.2327220.551Eastern Connecticut
Knickerbocker68.2419280.404Merchant Marine
Commonwealth67.2321250.457Gordon
Pennsylvania64.9515300.333Cabrini



Women's Division I
ConferencePRWLPct.Top Team (PR)
Atlantic Coast97.3534100.773Virginia
Ivy League91.5745140.763Princeton
Big East91.1441220.651Georgetown
Colonial89.8529330.468Loyola
Amer. Lac. Conf.88.5335280.556Ohio State
Atlantic 1083.1229350.453Temple
MPLL*81.5416180.471Stanford
Patriot League80.9830400.429Lafayette
America East77.1718300.375Boston University
Northeast75.1632330.492UMBC
Metro Atlantic73.0013450.224Fairfield
* Only Division I members included.

Women's Division II
ConferencePRWLPct.Top Team (PR)
Penn. State72.0826280.481West Chester
Northeast 1061.6910250.286Stonehill

Women's Division III
ConferencePRWLPct.Top Team (PR)
NESCAC83.2237  10.974Middlebury
Capital79.0240150.727St. Mary's (MD)
Upstate74.4937100.787William Smith
Centennial72.9128260.519Ursinus
NEWMAC70.8116260.381Wheaton
Middle Atlantic69.5332280.533Drew
Empire Eight68.7821300.412Ithaca
Old Dominion68.7327280.491Randolph-Macon
SUNYAC66.5820280.417Cortland State
Comm. Coast63.2122220.500Gordon
North Coast63.1720260.435Denison
Little East63.1025250.500Plymouth State
Penn. (PAC)61.3518310.367Cabrini
Dixie59.3815230.395Greensboro
Atlantic Womens53.01  7320.179Notre Dame (MD)
NEWLA52.9311300.268Western New England

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