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Aug. 9, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The University of Virginia ranked ninth among NCAA Division I institutions in the third annual Collegiate Power Rankings released recently by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA).

NCSA’s power rankings are calculated for each school at the NCAA Division I, II and III level by averaging the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup ranking and the student-athlete graduation rate of each school. The U.S. News & World Report ranking recognizes “America’s Best Colleges,” while the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup ranking identifies the best overall athletics programs in the nation. The NCAA provides student-athlete graduation rates for the institutions.

The top 10 schools in the NCSA’s 2005 Division I Collegiate Power Rankings are Duke, Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Yale, Virginia and Cornell. UVa is the only public institution in the top 10.

Virginia ranked 13th in the Directors’ Cup rankings, 15th in Division I student-athlete graduation rates and tied for 22nd in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of all national universities, public or private. Virginia ranked tied for second among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings provide data that allows prospective student-athletes and parents to evaluate the particular strengths of colleges and universities based on academic and athletics factors, as well as student-athlete graduation rates.

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