Aug. 18, 2004

Notre Dame, Ind. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) has ranked the Notre Dame third overall among Division I institutions in its Top 25 Power Ranking for 2004. The study was conducted by the company for the second year and is used to determine the top college and universities in the country according to the most recent US News and World Report rankand student-athlete graduation rate reports as well as the final year-end United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup all-sports competition sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The final rankings were based on figures released during the 2002-03 school year. Notre Dame finished with a total of 58 points. Stanford was first among all Division I institutions with 36 points, followed by Duke with 50. Providence College was fourth (70 points), followed by Santa Clara (99 points), Rice (105 points), Manhattan (107 points), Vanderbilt (117 points), Virginia (118 points) and Xavier-Ohio (121 points).