DIII Indoor T&F Rankings — Week 5, February 22

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 22, 2012   

QUICKLY … The men of North Central (Ill.) and the women of Wartburg retained their No. 1 national-ranking for the sixth-straight week as most of Division III readies for conference indoor meets. UW-La Crosse’s men moved back to No. 2 from No. 3, flipping places with WIAC rival UW-Oshkosh. St. Thomas (Minn.) makes their first appearance in the men’s top five. Williams’ women came back to No. 3 after spending a week at No. 5.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #5 — February 22

next ranking: February 29
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 141.84 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 1
2 UW-La Crosse 136.48 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 3
3 UW-Oshkosh 120.81 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 2
4 UW-Whitewater 72.31 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 4
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) 71.99 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 8
6 McMurry 69.67 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 5
7 UW-Eau Claire 69.14 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 6
8 Nebraska Wesleyan 67.28 Great Plains Ted Bulling (27th) 15
9 Wabash 62.98 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 10
10 UW-Stout 62.38 WIAC Laura Knudsen (4th) 11
11 UW-Platteville 61.37 WIAC Jim Nickasch (11th) 7
12 Amherst 60.01 NESCAC Ned Nedeau (15th) 14
13 SUNY Geneseo 56.75 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 9
14 Bates 48.06 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th) 17
15 MIT 43.66 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (22nd) 12
16 Methodist 41.57 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 16
17 Baldwin-Wallace 41.29 OAC Bill Taraschke (27th) 20
18 Christopher Newport 39.89 USA South Tyler Wingard (6th) 19
19 Haverford 39.84 Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th) 13
20 UMass Dartmouth 38.86 Little East Steve Gardiner (4th) 18
21 UW-River Falls 35.38 WIAC Aaron Decker (2nd) 24
22 Wartburg 35.17 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 23
23 Middlebury 33.90 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 21
24 Springfield (Mass.) 32.51 NEWMAC Ken Klatka (35th) 22
25 UW-Stevens Point 29.35 WIAC Rick Witt (33rd) 42
dropped out: No. 25 Illinois College

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 587.23 8
2 NESCAC 217.98 3
3 CCIW 169.86 1
4 SUNYAC 110.24 1
5 MIAC 109.43 1
6 OAC 106.22 1
7 NCAC 97.34 1
8 NEWMAC 84.31 2
9 USA South 81.46 2
10 UAA 76.14

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #5 — February 22

next ranking: February 29
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 253.43 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 159.41 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 2
3 Williams 90.94 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 5
4 MIT 86.47 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 3
5 Washington (Mo.) 84.48 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 4
6 Middlebury 68.41 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 14
7 Ithaca 62.21 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 9
8 Methodist 60.30 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 6
9 UW-Whitewater 59.45 WIAC Mike Johnson (1st) 8
10 Buffalo State 56.13 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 10
11 Illinois Wesleyan 55.74 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 7
12 Lehman 51.02 CUNYAC Lesleigh Hogg (16th) 16
13 Illinois College 45.84 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 11
14 Monmouth (Ill.) 44.63 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 12
15 Ramapo 36.83 NJAC Mike Jackson (8th) 13
16 SUNY Oneonta 35.72 SUNYAC Matt LoPiccolo (8th) 15
17 UW-La Crosse 35.05 WIAC Pat Healy (21st) 23
18 Nebraska Wesleyan 33.66 Great Plains Ted Bulling (25th) 19
19 Wheaton (Mass.) 32.19 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (1st) 18
20 Franklin & Marshall 32.04 Centennial Carl Schnabel (9th) 17
21 Tufts 31.11 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (12th) 33
22 Bowdoin 29.92 NESCAC Peter Slovenski (26th) 20
23 Coe 29.20 IIAC Michael Warta (5th) 30
24 Mount Union 28.52 OAC Kevin Lucas (2nd) 21
25 Linfield 26.58 Northwest Travis Olson (2nd) 29
dropped out: No. 22 Birmingham-Southern, No. 24 McMurry, No. 25 Marietta

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 330.14 3
2 IIAC 299.26 2
3 NESCAC 253.01 4
4 NEWMAC 140.59 2
5 UAA 129.99 1
6 SUNYAC 115.64 2
7 Midwest Conference 97.57 2
8 CCIW 93.27 1
9 USA South 81.28 1
10 OAC 80.33 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.