Stevenson, Salisbury, Washington College in top five of South region

Mustangs, Sea Gulls and Shoremen rank 3-4-5 in most recent list released by NCAA

April 26, 2013|By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun

While the NCAA selection committee has Rating Percentage Index and strength-of-schedule rankings to review regarding the 16-team field of the NCAA Division I tournament, the committee in charge of the NCAA Division III version has another tool.

The NCAA ranks contenders in the North and South regions, and the most recent list was released Wednesday. No. 4 Stevenson, No. 7 Salisbury and No. 10 Washington College are ranked in the top five of the South region.

The Mustangs are ranked No. 3 with a 14-2 overall record and a 12-2 in-region mark. The Sea Gulls (13-4 in both), the reigning national champions, are No. 4, and the Shoremen (11-3 in both) are No. 5. St. Mary’s (9-6 in both) is ranked No. 14.

Last week, Stevenson and Salisbury were ranked second and third. Washington College was eighth, and the Seahawks were 12th.

Dickinson (13-0 in both) and Roanoke (13-3 in both) are 1-2 on the list in the region.

The rankings are used by the selection committee to help determine the seeding of the tournament. Even though no actual seeds are awarded, the rankings help determine which teams may have home-field advantage in the latter stages of the NCAA tournament.

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