McMurry, Illinois Wesleyan Lead-Off Outdoor Season in Division III On Top

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

April 7, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The men of McMurry and the women of Illinois Wesleyan are the first No. 1s of the outdoor season in Division III as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

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This week’s release represents marks accumulated by teams in the 2010 outdoor season through last weekend as reported to the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). Mathematical formulae are used to compile a team’s ranking based on an athlete’s or relay’s standing in relation to others in the same event across the country. A team’s score in the national team rankings is a reflection of its “cumulative” chances as it relates ultimately to the NCAA Championships. Also released this week is the regional team index, a reflection of a team’s all-around strength in relation to other teams in their region.

The next release of updated rankings for NCAA’s Division III will continue on Wednesday, April 14, with weekly updates leading to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships to be held May 27-29 in Marietta, Ohio.

About the Rankings
For more on the national team rankings and links to guideline and rationale information visit …
http://www.ustfccca.org/rankings/division-iii-rankings

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division III

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

2010 Week #1 – April 7

Rank
School
Points 2009 FINAL
1 McMurry 280.72 2
2 Whitworth 127.25 6
3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 116.20
4 Salisbury 109.14 4
5 Emory 98.11
6 Washington (Mo.) 94.40
7 North Central (Ill.) 90.85
8 Baldwin-Wallace 79.14
9 Pomona-Pitzer 75.76
10 MIT 73.71
11 NYU 71.42
12 Wabash 70.47
13 Wheaton (Mass.) 70.02
14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 69.54 3
15 Methodist 69.52 17
16 Cal Lutheran 67.52
17 Willamette 66.98
18 SUNY Cortland 64.46 14
19 Gwynedd-Mercy 61.86
20 Redlands 61.79
21 Augustana (Ill.) 58.55
22 Williams 55.29 14
23 Haverford 52.70
24 Ohio Wesleyan 50.75
25 Christopher Newport 50.06 25

 

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

2010 Week #1 – April 7

Rank School Points 2009 FINAL
1 Illinois Wesleyan 202.79 7
2 Calvin 124.74 13
3 Williams 121.26 15
4 MIT 99.86 10
5 Roanoke 99.60 21
6 Rowan 94.62
7 TCNJ 88.31 10
8 George Fox 87.12
9 Cal Lutheran 87.01
10 St. Thomas (Minn.) 74.51
11 Loras 73.35
12 Willamette 67.11
13 Redlands 65.60
14 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 61.18
15 Rhodes 59.66
16 Capital 57.85
17 Emory 55.93
18 Ithaca 55.35
19 DePauw 54.89
20 Ohio Wesleyan 54.09
21 Pomona-Pitzer 52.27
22 McMurry 49.88
23 Tufts 49.27 16
24 Messiah 49.10 21
25 Middlebury 45.73