The Pointers of UW Stevens Point Replace Conference Foe as Division III No. 1 Team

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 25, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday morning the latest indoor track & field national team rankings for NCAA Division III. The Pointers of UW Stevens Point (163.14) took over the top-ranked spot in the men’s rankings this week, replacing conference foe UW Oshkosh (145.02) who slipped to No. 2. Wartburg (146.71) continues as the No. 1 on the women’s side for the second-consecutive week as the top four women’s teams remained the same from last week.

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UW Stevens Point jumped from their previous perch at No. 2, in which they held the two weeks previous, as a result of running the nation’s leading DMR time of 9:56.85 and the second-ranked 4×400-meter relay time 3:18.25 last weekend at their home Pointer Eastbay Invitational. WIAC conference foe UW Oshkosh moved to No. 2 while another conference friend UW La Crosse held at No. 5. Additional WIAC members include No. 8 UW Whitewater and No. 13 UW Stout. The WIAC Championships will be held this weekend in Platteville, Wis., beginning Friday.

The women’s rankings did not see much movement at the top from last weekend as the top four spots, belonging to No. 1 Wartburg, No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan, No. 3 MIT, and No. 4 TCNJ remain unchanged. Chicago moved back up to the top five after improving four of its season bests into the national top 10, including a performance by weight-thrower Claire Ray who took over the national lead in her event with a 62-6¾ (19.07m) mark last weekend.

Next week, week seven, will represent the last national team rankings containing all marks from the season. The week eight rankings, to be released on Tuesday, March 9, will include only data of those declared for the NCAA Indoor Championships to be held later that week.

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For more on the national team rankings and links to guideline and rationale information visit …
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Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

Week #6 – February 24

Rank
School
Points Last
1 UW Stevens Point 163.14 2
2 UW Oshkosh 145.02 1
3 North Central (Ill.) 124.29 3
4 SUNY Geneseo 90.31 5
5 UW La Crosse 78.98 4
6 Trinity (Texas) 75.00 6
7 Montclair State 70.03 15
8 UW Whitewater 58.33 8
9 Wheaton (Mass.) 51.85 12
10 Bethel (Minn.) 49.49 17
11 Springfield 48.88 9
12 MIT 47.02
13 UW Stout 46.76 22
14 Whitworth 44.93 16
15 Salisbury 44.61 14
16 Amherst 43.90 7
17 SUNY Fredonia 41.36 11
18 SUNY Cortland 38.00 10
19 Monmouth (Ill.) 37.51 20
20 TCNJ 35.41 13
21 Hamline 34.88
22 Wabash 34.71
23 McMurry 34.45 18
24 Carthage 34.02 23
25 Washington (Mo.) 33.70 25

 

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

Week #6 – February 24

Rank School Points Last Week
1 Wartburg 146.71 1
2 Illinois Wesleyan 114.76 2
3 MIT 107.19 3
4 TCNJ 103.16 4
5 Chicago 95.35 6
6 UW Oshkosh 90.45 5
7 Williams 63.46 10
8 UW La Crosse 56.37 8
9 St. Lawrence 56.31 13
10 Ithaca 56.19 7
11 UW Whitewater 54.26 17
12 Wheaton (Mass.) 53.28
13 North Central (Ill.) 52.91 9
14 Messiah 48.80 11
15 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48.31 25
16 Bethel (Minn.) 44.71
17 New Jersey City 43.68 23
18 UW Stevens Point 38.98 14
19 Keene State 37.29 16
20 Bates 36.99 18
21 Calvin 35.71
22 Carroll (Wis.) 33.81
23 Heidelberg 32.24
24 Nebraska Wesleyan 31.96 15
25 UW Eau Claire 31.62 12