DIII Indoor Track & Field Rankings — Week 4, February 15

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 15, 2012   

QUICKLY … As it has been since the preseason, North Central’s men and Wartburg’s women are again the No. 1 teams in the country in Division III. On the men’s side, UW-Oshkosh and UW-La Crosse flipped positions, landing Oshkosh with their highest ranking of the season at No. 2. The WIAC now has five teams in the national top seven as UW-Whitewater moved to No. 4, UW-Eau Claire to No. 6, and UW-Platteville to No. 7. For the women, UW-Oshkosh is still at No. 2, a place they’ve enjoyed for the past three weeks. MIT and Washington (Mo.) are now at a season-high at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #4 — February 15

next ranking: February 22
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 143.26 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 127.90 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 3
3 UW-La Crosse 113.95 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 2
4 UW-Whitewater 86.50 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 5
5 McMurry 76.72 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 4
6 UW-Eau Claire 70.38 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 7
7 UW-Platteville 67.52 WIAC Jim Nickasch (11th) 9
8 St. Thomas (Minn.) 64.73 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 16
9 SUNY Geneseo 64.22 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 8
10 Wabash 61.52 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 10
11 UW-Stout 59.22 WIAC Laura Knudsen (4th) 13
12 MIT 56.69 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (22nd) 14
13 Haverford 54.00 Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th) 11
14 Amherst 52.15 NESCAC Ned Nedeau (15th) 6
15 Nebraska Wesleyan 45.87 Great Plains Ted Bulling (27th) 15
16 Methodist 44.14 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 18
17 Bates 41.94 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th) 29
18 UMass Dartmouth 41.31 Little East Steve Gardiner (4th) 20
19 Christopher Newport 39.21 USA South Tyler Wingard (6th) 19
20 Baldwin-Wallace 39.13 OAC Bill Taraschke (27th) 21
21 Middlebury 37.67 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 27
22 Springfield (Mass.) 32.58 NEWMAC Ken Klatka (35th) 23
23 Wartburg 32.33 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 17
24 UW-River Falls 31.08 WIAC Aaron Decker (2nd) 28
25 Illinois College 27.65 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 34
dropped out: No. 12 Central (Iowa), No. 22 Rose-Hulman, No. 24 Buffalo State, No. 25 NYU

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 572.68 7
2 NESCAC 206.79 3
3 CCIW 168.11 1
4 SUNYAC 140.57 1
5 OAC 110.93 1
6 NEWMAC 105.23 2
7 NCAC 97.51 1
8 USA South 83.35 2
9 MIAC 78.93 1
10 ASC 76.81 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #4 — February 15

next ranking: February 22
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 262.26 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 154.28 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 2
3 MIT 96.57 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 6
4 Washington (Mo.) 76.13 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 7
5 Williams 74.71 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 3
6 Methodist 64.73 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 5
7 Illinois Wesleyan 61.71 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 4
8 UW-Whitewater 60.90 WIAC Mike Johnson (1st) 11
9 Ithaca 58.31 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 13
10 Buffalo State 56.49 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 23
11 Illinois College 51.40 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 8
12 Monmouth (Ill.) 50.32 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 10
13 Ramapo 48.13 NJAC Mike Jackson (8th) 12
14 Middlebury 47.84 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 9
15 SUNY Oneonta 40.33 SUNYAC Matt LoPiccolo (8th) 16
16 Lehman 40.17 CUNYAC Lesleigh Hogg (16th) 32
17 Franklin & Marshall 37.00 Centennial Carl Schnabel (9th) 41
18 Wheaton (Mass.) 36.48 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (1st) 19
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 33.23 Great Plains Ted Bulling (25th) 21
20 Bowdoin 32.48 NESCAC Peter Slovenski (26th) 42
21 Mount Union 32.11 OAC Kevin Lucas (2nd) 38
22 Birmingham-Southern 30.53 SCAC Kenneth Cox (3rd) 57
23 UW-La Crosse 29.03 WIAC Pat Healy (21st) 24
24 McMurry 28.18 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 62
25 Marietta 28.16 OAC George Evans (1st) 35
dropped out: No. 14 UW-Eau Claire, No. 15 Wellesley, No. 17 North Central (Ill.), No. 18 Tufts, No. 20 Coe, No. 22 Moravian, No. 25 Rowan

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 IIAC 303.72 1
2 WIAC 296.19 3
3 NESCAC 220.41 3
4 NEWMAC 158.66 2
5 SUNYAC 130.60 2
6 UAA 126.51 1
7 Midwest Conference 110.04 2
8 CCIW 89.14 1
9 NJAC 88.25 1
10 USA South 87.55 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.