In a unique power ranking by NCSA Athletic Recruiting that includes athletic performance, academic achievement and graduation rates, Miami University athletics ranks 38th among all NCAA Division 1 programs.
The Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. Miami is included among the six percent of colleges and universities that earned a spot in NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Top 100 for 2010.
Miami is the top-ranked program among all Mid-American Conference programs and is ranked higher than nine of the soon-to-be 12 Big Ten institutions.
Chris Krause, CEO and founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, says, "The Power Rankings are an objective tool to empower student athletes to find the right fit in a college or university, not only for its athletics, but academics as well. Our hope is to educate these student athletes and their parents on the importance of evaluating schools that will provide the education for an enriched, successful career after college, in addition to athletic success."
The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA are calculated for each college/university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking, the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each college/university and the U.S. News & World Report ranking. The power rankings based off of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup rating evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.