Sailing World’s College Rankings, presented by Gill, are determined by an open coaches poll. For more information on the poll, or on how your team’s coach can become a part of it, visit This is the sixth and final national ranking for the Fall 2017 season, based on results through December 19th.

The fall semester is done and college sailors look forward to some time spent off with their families over the holidays. In the meantime, coaches have had a chance to reflect on the season so far, and weigh in on their thoughts for the best teams in each conference. For teams that haven’t sailed against each other much so far, this round of rankings gives a snapshot of some of the teams we can look forward to seeing compete during the coming spring season.

Top teams:

Full Rankings: