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Cal third among Pac-12 schools in NCSA academic/athletic power rankings

Cal ranks third among Pac-12 Conference schools and No. 41 on a list of Division I schools in the National Collegiate Scouting Association’s “power rankings.”

The Chicago-based company averages three factors to determine its rankings: Directors Cup athletics ranking, NCAA student-athlete graduation rate and U.S. News & World Report university ranking.

Cal ranked 22nd nationally on the U.S. News & World Report academic list, No. 3 on the Directors Cup athletic achievements and No. 239 according to NCAA grad rates. That averaged to a score of 88.0.

Duke was the highest-rated Division I school, followed by Stanford at No. 2. Washington checks in at No. 34 among D-I schools. The only other Pac-12 schools to make the top 100 are UCLA at No. 46 and USC at No. 90.

Here is the NCSA’s Division I rankings and their overall rankings, which combine Division I, II and III schools onto a single list.

Jeff Faraudo