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Final regional rankings to be released

If you had not heard the news, here’s a glorious paragraph tucked in the NCAA Division III Championships Committee June 2016 meeting report:

Based on sport committee feedback, the committee approved that the final regional advisory committee ranking will be published in conjunction with selections, effective with the 2016-17 championship season. Committee members agreed that the benefits of creating transparency in regional rankings outweigh any concerns about confusion generated by bracket pairings (i.e., that pairings may be determined by geographic proximity of teams versus team strength). The final ranking will be published in conjunction with or soon following the championship selections announcement.

As many of you know, the archives of this blog are lousy with screeds desiring this outcome (one example of the dozens). Thank you to those who collectively allowed logic and transparency to prevail.

If I could interrupt the Championship Committee’s home run trot for a second, I do hope the final published rankings will be accompanied by an updated set of PDF’s. With the stated interest in creating transparency, I’m sure they will.

-Ricky Nelson



Written by Ricky Nelson

July 19, 2016 at 6:19 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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