Division III Indoor Track & Field National Rankings: Week 6

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 2, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – For the second-straight week, the top three positions are unchanged in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings in Division III indoor track & field. On the men’s side, North Central (Ill.), UW La Crosse, and Amherst lead the way with UW Oshkosh, Wartburg, and MIT taking the front spots on the women’s side. The men of Central College (Iowa) reached the top five for the first time all season and are at No. 5. North Central’s women are also in the top five for the first time this year, debuting at No. 5.

National Computer Rankings:
PDFs:
Top 25 | Full by Team | Event-by-Event | Week-by-Week
Previous Rankings | Rankings Guidelines & Rationale
Regional Index: Top 10 Teams by Region
Dual Meet RPI: Website

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USTFCCCA

NCAA Division III

Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings

2011 Week #6 – March 2

next ranking: MONDAY, March 7 (Week 7)
Rank School Points Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 179.12 1
2 UW La Crosse 140.11 2
3 Amherst 115.07 3
4 UW Oshkosh 91.98 4
5 Central (Iowa) 76.74 6
6 UW Whitewater 74.32 8
7 Nebraska Wesleyan 72.73 7
8 UW Stevens Point 62.37 5
9 Washington (Mo.) 62.05 12
10 Buffalo State 61.03 10
11 SUNY Cortland 56.98 9
12 SUNY Geneseo 56.54 11
13 Wartburg 49.32 17
14 Monmouth (Ill.) 47.37 13
15 Haverford 44.56 14
16 McMurry 35.53 45
17 MIT 35.06 18
18 Allegheny 35.02 21
19 Wabash 34.02 69
20 Augustana (Ill.) 32.99 28
21 Baldwin-Wallace 32.95 19
22 Bates 32.90 16
23 Farmingdale State 32.81 15
24 NYU 31.09 22
25 Williams 30.75 46
Dropped out: No. 20 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 23 Ohio Wesleyan, No. 24 UW Platteville, No. 25 UW Eau Claire
Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 445.57 4
2 SUNYAC 236.01 3
3 CCIW 233.61 2
4 NESCAC 231.78 3
5 IIAC 134.50 2
6 UAA 126.27 2
7 OAC 103.57 1
8 NCAC 96.70 2
9 MIAC 77.23
10 Independent (D-III) 72.73 1

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division III

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings

2011 Week #6 – March 2

next ranking: MONDAY, March 7 (Week 7)
Rank School Points Last Week
1 UW Oshkosh 182.17 1
2 Wartburg 137.31 2
3 MIT 122.28 3
4 Williams 99.79 4
5 North Central (Ill.) 66.49 6
6 Illinois Wesleyan 62.90 10
7 Methodist 58.82 5
8 Ramapo 56.31 14
9 Middlebury 56.15 8
10 TCNJ 53.60 7
11 Ithaca 53.38 9
12 Wellesley 53.22 11
13 Carthage 53.09 12
14 UW Whitewater 51.19 22
15 Illinois College 46.33 16
16 UW La Crosse 43.92 15
17 Wheaton (Mass.) 43.19 13
18 Chicago 42.64 17
19 Coe 41.56 23
20 Gustavus Adolphus 38.24 20
21 Central (Iowa) 37.90 24
22 Keene State 37.79 34
23 Nebraska Wesleyan 36.84 18
24 UW Stevens Point 35.58 19
25 Moravian 32.63 28
Dropped out: No. 21 Monmouth (Ill.), No. 25 Amherst
Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC
371.20
4
2 IIAC
263.48
3
3 NESCAC
239.61
2
4 NEWMAC
227.89
3
5 CCIW
185.94
3
6 NJAC
170.19
2
7 UAA
121.57
1
8 Midwest Conference
102.63
1
9 OAC
76.95
10 USA South
69.35
1

 

 

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

Rankings are determined by a mathematical formula, which is based on current national descending order lists. This is what’s used to compile a team’s ranking. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national-title race.

The Regional Index is determined using a similar method as national rankings, but on a smaller scale, comparing teams versus others within the same region. The result is a ranking that showcases squads with better all-around team potential — a group makeup critical for conference or similar team-scored events. A team may achieve a better regional ranking than a counterpart that has a better national ranking. Historically, some teams are better national-championship teams than conference-championship teams, having a few elite athletes that score very well in a diverse environment where teams do not have entries in more than a few events. Some teams are better at conference championships or similar team-scored events where they enter, and are competitive, in many of the events.

How a team fares in a national championship, conference championship, or scored meet with only a couple or few teams (like a dual or triangular) can be very different, given the number of events, competition, scoring, and makeup of entries — thus the rationale behind each of the ranking systems. Similar arguments about team makeup and rankings can also be found in swimming & diving and wrestling as their sports also have a similar trichotomy when it comes to team theory.