DIII Indoor T&F Rankings — 2012 Week #2, February 1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 1, 2012   

QUICKLY … North Central (Ill.)’s men and Wartburg’s women continue their reign at No. 1 in the top spot in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings in Division III.

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 (Top 25)

2012 Week #2 — February 1

next ranking: February 8
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 180.78 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 1
2 UW-La Crosse 151.45 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 2
3 UW-Oshkosh 132.70 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 3
4 Amherst 72.49 NESCAC Ned Nedeau (15th) 6
5 McMurry 72.34 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 4
6 UW-Whitewater 70.19 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 5
7 SUNY Geneseo 62.41 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 7
8 Haverford 57.58 Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th) 16
9 Wabash 57.52 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 9
10 Wartburg 51.86 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 12
11 Central (Iowa) 49.15 IIAC Joe Dunham (4th) 10
12 Nebraska Wesleyan 48.24 Great Plains Ted Bulling (27th) 18
13 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48.22 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 8
14 MIT 46.64 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (22nd) 11
15 Christopher Newport 43.80 USA South Tyler Wingard (6th) 26
16 UW-Platteville 41.99 WIAC Jim Nickasch (11th) 19
17 UW-Eau Claire 41.58 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 13
18 Methodist 39.00 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 15
19 Tufts 34.02 NESCAC Ethan Barron (7th) 17
20 UMass Dartmouth 33.84 Little East Steve Gardiner (4th) 31
21 Springfield (Mass.) 30.84 NEWMAC Ken Klatka (35th) 23
22 Rose-Hulman 30.26 HCAC Larry Cole (9th) 20
23 Bates 30.00 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th) 14
24 Buffalo State 29.72 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 33
25 UW-Stout 28.59 WIAC Laura Knudsen (4th) 28
dropped out: No. 21 Hamline, No. 22 UW-Stevens Point, No. 24 Calvin, No. 25 NYU

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 518.83 6
2 NESCAC 220.02 3
3 CCIW 216.62 1
4 IIAC 125.86 2
5 SUNYAC 109.11 2
6 NCAC 90.58 1
7 UAA 84.19
8 USA South 82.80 2
9 MIAC 82.32 1
10 NEWMAC 78.53 2

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Week #2 — February 1

next ranking: February 8
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 177.33 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 151.02 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 2
3 Williams 114.94 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 87.60 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 4
5 Methodist 83.77 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 5
6 MIT 80.95 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 6
7 Illinois College 64.77 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 8
8 Middlebury 63.84 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 9
9 Monmouth (Ill.) 60.08 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 7
10 UW-Whitewater 59.33 WIAC Mike Johnson (1st) 10
11 Ramapo 58.04 NJAC Mike Jackson (8th) 11
12 Ithaca 48.92 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 19
13 Wheaton (Mass.) 46.73 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (1st) 12
14 Washington (Mo.) 46.59 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 15
15 Wellesley 45.79 NEWMAC John Babington (2nd) 13
16 North Central (Ill.) 44.68 CCIW Kari Kluckhorn (9th) 14
17 Tufts 41.26 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (12th) 16
18 Coe 41.07 IIAC Michael Warta (5th) 17
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 39.74 Great Plains Ted Bulling (25th) 21
20 Buffalo State 35.03 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 22
21 Moravian 34.10 Landmark Jesse Baumann (1st) 20
22 UW-Eau Claire 33.41 WIAC Chip Schneider (6th) 18
23 Rowan 30.19 NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (5th) 23
24 Keene State 28.87 Little East Peter Thomas (29th) 24
25 Amherst 28.05 NESCAC John Adamson (1st) 26
dropped out: No. 18 NYU

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 325.39 3
2 NESCAC 273.10 4
3 IIAC 253.16 2
4 NEWMAC 186.88 3
5 Midwest Conference 153.54 2
6 CCIW 151.80 2
7 NJAC 130.38 2
8 USA South 109.30 1
9 UAA 92.03 1
10 SUNYAC 75.52 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.