DIII Indoor T&F Rankings — 2012 Week 3, February 8

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 8, 2012   

QUICKLY … The top three men’s teams — No. 1 North Central (Ill.), No. 2 UW-La Crosse, and No. 3 UW-Oshkosh — remain unchanged from the previous week and has been the same since the preseason. On the women’s side, the top six teams are the same as last week with No. 1 Wartburg, No. 2 UW-Oshkosh, and No. 3 Williams holding down the top three spots. Expect some movement next week national rankings will be compiled for the first time this season with only marks from the 2012 indoor season.

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 #3 — February 8

next ranking: February 15
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 172.29 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 1
2 UW-La Crosse 148.86 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 2
3 UW-Oshkosh 121.75 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 3
4 McMurry 89.19 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 5
5 UW-Whitewater 78.86 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 6
6 Amherst 72.21 NESCAC Ned Nedeau (15th) 4
7 UW-Eau Claire 63.66 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 17
8 SUNY Geneseo 59.18 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 7
9 UW-Platteville 58.39 WIAC Jim Nickasch (11th) 16
10 Wabash 57.93 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 9
11 Haverford 56.05 Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th) 8
12 Central (Iowa) 54.97 IIAC Joe Dunham (4th) 11
13 UW-Stout 51.82 WIAC Laura Knudsen (4th) 25
14 MIT 48.91 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (22nd) 14
15 Nebraska Wesleyan 47.13 Great Plains Ted Bulling (27th) 12
16 St. Thomas (Minn.) 45.97 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 13
17 Wartburg 42.09 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 10
18 Methodist 37.73 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 18
19 Christopher Newport 35.58 USA South Tyler Wingard (6th) 15
20 UMass Dartmouth 33.50 Little East Steve Gardiner (4th) 20
21 Baldwin-Wallace 31.42 OAC Bill Taraschke (27th) 66
22 Rose-Hulman 30.43 HCAC Larry Cole (9th) 22
23 Springfield (Mass.) 30.30 NEWMAC Ken Klatka (35th) 21
24 Buffalo State 27.27 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 24
25 NYU 26.96 UAA Nick McDonough (14th) 26
dropped out: No. 19 Tufts, No. 23 Bates

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 573.88 6
2 NESCAC 205.14 1
3 CCIW 193.22 1
4 IIAC 121.43 2
5 SUNYAC 106.92 2
6 OAC 97.60 1
7 NCAC 89.88 1
8 ASC 89.19 1
9 NEWMAC 81.85 2
10 USA South 73.31 2

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #3 — February 8

next ranking: February 15
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 188.68 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 136.11 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 2
3 Williams 117.01 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 85.56 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 4
5 Methodist 81.03 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 5
6 MIT 78.61 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 6
7 Washington (Mo.) 70.76 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 14
8 Illinois College 63.73 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 7
9 Middlebury 61.25 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 8
10 Monmouth (Ill.) 60.56 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 9
11 UW-Whitewater 57.09 WIAC Mike Johnson (1st) 10
12 Ramapo 55.27 NJAC Mike Jackson (8th) 11
13 Ithaca 48.71 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 12
14 UW-Eau Claire 47.37 WIAC Chip Schneider (6th) 22
15 Wellesley 45.47 NEWMAC John Babington (2nd) 15
16 SUNY Oneonta 43.89 SUNYAC Matt LoPiccolo (8th) 27
17 North Central (Ill.) 43.31 CCIW Kari Kluckhorn (9th) 16
18 Tufts 42.67 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (12th) 17
19 Wheaton (Mass.) 41.95 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (1st) 13
20 Coe 38.01 IIAC Michael Warta (5th) 18
21 Nebraska Wesleyan 37.87 Great Plains Ted Bulling (25th) 19
22 Moravian 33.73 Landmark Jesse Baumann (1st) 21
23 Buffalo State 33.17 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 20
24 UW-La Crosse 29.83 WIAC Pat Healy (21st) 28
25 Rowan 29.24 NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (5th) 23
dropped out: No. 24 Keene State, No. 25 Amherst

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 323.92 4
2 NESCAC 270.30 3
3 IIAC 263.90 2
4 NEWMAC 176.86 3
5 Midwest Conference 149.15 2
6 CCIW 145.18 2
7 NJAC 122.05 2
8 UAA 115.38 1
9 USA South 104.68 1
10 SUNYAC 90.37 2

 

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.