Wisconsin-Oshkosh Overtakes Tufts in Women’s Power Poll

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

February 13, 2008   

NEW ORLEANS – The Wisconsin-Oshkosh overtook Tufts University for the top spot in the women’s USTFCCCA Division III Coaches Power Rankings this week after finishing second at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Invitational.  The Titans received 207.96 points in the power rankings which were released this afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. 

UW-Oshkosh scored 123 points at last week’s meet, finishing only two points behind meet host Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

Staying at No. 2 this week is Illinois Wesleyan.  Illinois Wesleyan hosted the Bob Keck Invite over the weekend and took first place over nine other teams that included sixth-ranked Chicago, seventh-ranked Augustana (Ill.) and ninth-ranked Monmouth (Ill.). 

Previous No. 1 Tufts University falls two spots to No. 3 this week.  Following Tufts is No. 4 Wisconsin-La Crosse and No. 5 North Central. 

Four teams entered the top ten this week beginning with top ranked UW-Oshkosh, No. 4 UW-La Crosse, No. 8 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 9 Monmouth and No. 10 Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

The 2008 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held March 14-15, 2008 at the ONU Sports Center.  Ohio Northern University is the host for the championships. 

North Central College is the top-ranked Division III men’s team. 

The 2008 Women’s USTFCCCA Division III Coaches Power Rankings
February 13, 2008

Rank

School

Points

1

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

207.96

2

Illinois Wesleyan

204.74

3

Tufts University

204.09

4

Wisconsin-La Crosse

204.00

5

North Central College

201.08

6

University of Chicago

193.28

7

Augustana College (Illinois)

186.84

8

University of St. Thomas (Minn.)

184.26

9

Monmouth College (Illinois)

182.03

10

Wisconsin-Whitewater

181.77

11

University of Rochester

180.35

12

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

179.89

13

SUNY Brockport

178.48

14

Roanoke College

177.05

15

Otterbein College

176.67

16

Nebraska Wesleyan

175.63

17

Baldwin-Wallace College

174.91

18

Capital University

173.68

19

Williams College

172.79

20

Emory University

171.08

21

Ohio Wesleyan

170.77

22

Allegheny College

170.01

23

Lynchburg College

167.88

24

Simpson College

167.74

25

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

167.48