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College ranking system gets a makeover

Published on October 7th, 2018

With the release of the Sailing World College Sailing Conference Rankings comes an update on how the system has been revised to seek more consistency and quality control.

The new system will now have 16 Ranking Panelists to represent all 7 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Conferences. The individual breakdown by conference is as follows: Middle Atlantic (4), New England (4), Midwest (2), Pacific Coast (2), South Atlantic (2), Northwest (1), and South Eastern (1).

Panelists will initially serve a three- to four-season term, after which they may continue or may rotate off the panel. Preference will be for panelists to rotate off the panel if another qualified individual exists in their conference. Oversight of the system will be managed by Middle Atlantic (MAISA) Conference Commissioner Mike Callahan and New England (NEISA) Conference Commissioner Justin Assad.

“Mike Callahan and I aim to make this product the best it can be in terms of benefitting the ICSA and its member institutions,” said Assad.

Beginning with the National Rankings in mid-October 2018, there will also be a short write up from several panelists on any notable changes in the Rankings. This could include new teams breaking into the rankings, teams dropping off, or significant changes within the top 20.

Here are the rankings through October 5:

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