DIII Indoor T&F National Team Rankings — 2012 Week #1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

January 25, 2012   

QUICKLY … North Central (Ill.)’s men and Wartburg’s women remain in the top spot in the first regular-season USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings of the season in Division III. North Central has now been the indoor-season No. 1 for ten-straight ranking weeks.

National Ranking PDFs: Top 25 | Full by Team | Event-by-Event | Week-by-Week
Regional Index PDFs:Top Ten by Region | Full by Team | Event-by-Event
Previous Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings

2012 Week #1 — January 25

next ranking: February 1
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 192.73 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 1
2 UW-La Crosse 150.67 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 2
3 UW-Oshkosh 123.04 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 3
4 McMurry 79.29 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 5
5 UW-Whitewater 77.88 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 7
6 Amherst 73.00 NESCAC Ned Nedeau (15th) 4
7 SUNY Geneseo 65.18 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 6
8 St. Thomas (Minn.) 57.16 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 12
9 Wabash 56.67 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 8
10 Central (Iowa) 52.42 IIAC Joe Dunham (4th) 9
11 MIT 51.09 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (22nd) 10
12 Wartburg 47.73 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 11
13 UW-Eau Claire 42.45 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 14
14 Bates 42.05 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th) 20
15 Methodist 40.13 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 16
16 Haverford 37.44 Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th) 15
17 Tufts 37.15 NESCAC Ethan Barron (7th) 38
18 Nebraska Wesleyan 36.91 Great Plains Ted Bulling (27th) 22
19 UW-Platteville 35.76 WIAC Jim Nickasch (11th) 19
20 Rose-Hulman 31.81 HCAC Larry Cole (9th) 23
21 Hamline 31.77 MIAC Paul Schmaedeke (21st) 13
22 UW-Stevens Point 31.67 WIAC Rick Witt (33rd) 17
23 Springfield (Mass.) 31.12 NEWMAC Ken Klatka (35th) 18
24 Calvin 30.65 MIAA Bret Otte (3rd) 27
25 NYU 30.45 UAA Nick McDonough (14th) 21
dropped out: No. 24 Ohio Wesleyan, No. 25 UMass Dartmouth

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 509.82 6
2 CCIW 233.95 1
3 NESCAC 228.62 3
4 IIAC 127.65 2
5 SUNYAC 110.40 1
6 NCAC 95.61 1
7 MIAC 94.63 2
8 OAC 87.63
9 NEWMAC 83.32 2
10 ASC 79.29 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings

2012 Week #1 — January 25

next ranking: February 1
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 190.38 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 147.45 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 3
3 Williams 115.32 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 2
4 Illinois Wesleyan 82.04 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 4
5 Methodist 77.31 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 6
6 MIT 77.08 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 5
7 Monmouth (Ill.) 66.93 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 7
8 Illinois College 64.76 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 9
9 Middlebury 62.72 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 8
10 UW-Whitewater 60.28 WIAC Mike Johnson (1st) 12
11 Ramapo 60.19 NJAC Mike Jackson (8th) 10
12 Wheaton (Mass.) 46.74 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (1st) 11
13 Wellesley 46.20 NEWMAC John Babington (2nd) 13
14 North Central (Ill.) 44.37 CCIW Kari Kluckhorn (9th) 14
15 Washington (Mo.) 43.20 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 19
16 Tufts 41.61 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (12th) 18
17 Coe 41.13 IIAC Michael Warta (5th) 17
18 UW-Eau Claire 39.65 WIAC Chip Schneider (6th) 15
19 Ithaca 38.44 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 16
20 Moravian 35.30 Landmark Jesse Baumann (1st) 20
21 Nebraska Wesleyan 34.89 Great Plains Ted Bulling (25th) 39
22 Buffalo State 34.67 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 21
23 Rowan 31.36 NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (5th) 23
24 Keene State 30.46 Little East Peter Thomas (29th) 24
25 NYU 29.64 UAA Nick McDonough (14th) 26
dropped out: No. 22 SUNY Oneonta

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 334.42 3
2 NESCAC 272.21 3
3 IIAC 269.19 2
4 NEWMAC 183.89 3
5 Midwest Conference 160.99 2
6 CCIW 146.63 2
7 NJAC 132.97 2
8 USA South 101.98 1
9 UAA 89.52 2
10 SUNYAC 81.49 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.