DIII Rankings: McMurry, Wartburg Lead the Favorites Heading to National Meet

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

May 21, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS — McMurry’s men and Wartburg’s women will enter this weekend’s NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the No. 1 teams in the country according to the latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings. The championships, starting this upcoming Thursday, will be hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont, Calif. NCAA.com will provide live coverage.

McMurry’s men, the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Champions, has 22 entries into the national meet, but No. 2 UW-La Crosse leads all teams with 31 national-championship entries are the lead favorite to spoil McMurry’s run.

On the women’s side, Wartburg again set an all-time rankings record, tallying 413.51 ranking points in this week’s update. Wartburg last won the outdoor NCAA title in 2009, and, this spring, the Knights won the national indoor crown. Wartburg comes to the NCAA Championships with a meet-best 34 entries, 14 more than nearest challenger and No. 2-ranked UW-Oshkosh.

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Previous Rankings

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #8 — May 21, Pre-NCAA

next ranking: FINAL, NCAA Championships
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 McMurry 257.50 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 1
2 UW-La Crosse 173.46 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 2
3 UW-Oshkosh 164.16 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 3
4 North Central (Ill.) 141.75 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 4
5 UW-Eau Claire 138.98 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 5
6 UW-Stout 130.81 WIAC Laura Knudsen (4th) 6
7 UW-Whitewater 124.85 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 7
8 Wabash 75.08 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 8
9 La Verne 74.22 SCIAC Pat Widolff (20th) 10
10 Central (Iowa) 68.03 IIAC Joe Dunham (4th) 9
11 Augustana (Ill.) 65.60 CCIW Paul Olsen (43rd) 11
12 Calvin 63.99 MIAA Bret Otte (3rd) 13
13 UW-River Falls 59.44 WIAC Aaron Decker (2nd) 30
14 Whitworth 57.92 Northwest Toby Schwarz (16th) 16
15 Middlebury 57.78 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 15
16 St. Thomas (Minn.) 52.04 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 14
17 Hamline 50.14 MIAC Paul Schmaedeke (21st) 36
18 Wartburg 49.38 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 19
19 Bates 48.98 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th) 18
20 Christopher Newport 47.95 USA South Tyler Wingard (6th) 20
21 Monmouth (Ill.) 47.89 Midwest Roger Haynes (29th) 17
22 SUNY Geneseo 46.46 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 21
23 Rowan 46.22 NJAC Bill Fritz (18th) 24
24 Mount Union 44.15 OAC Kevin Lucas (2nd) 27
25 Haverford 42.71 Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th) 12
Dropped out: No. 22 UW-Stevens Point, No. 23 SUNY Oneonta

 

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 862.19 6
2 ASC 283.58 1
3 CCIW 256.07 2
4 NESCAC 178.25 2
5 SCIAC 166.40 1
6 OAC 163.74 1
7 IIAC 158.21 2
8 MIAC 123.77 2
9 NJAC 121.64 1
10 NEWMAC 117.53

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2012 Week #8 — May 21, Pre-NCAA

next ranking: FINAL, NCAA Championships
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 413.51 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 193.74 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 2
3 Washington (Mo.) 128.04 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 88.39 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 4
5 Illinois College 83.59 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 10
6 Methodist 82.06 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 5
7 Williams 81.30 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 7
8 UW-La Crosse 75.60 WIAC Pat Healy (21st) 8
9 UW-Eau Claire 72.37 WIAC Chip Schneider (6th) 11
10 Mount Union 67.39 OAC Kevin Lucas (2nd) 9
11 Birmingham-Southern 61.34 SCAC Kenneth Cox (3rd) 15
12 Buffalo State 60.77 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 28
13 Tufts 58.20 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (12th) 14
14 MIT 54.58 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 12
15 Middlebury 53.61 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 6
16 McMurry 50.39 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 13
17 St. Thomas (Minn.) 46.06 MIAC Joe Sweeney (32nd) 19
18 Rowan 45.73 NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (5th) 20
19 Ithaca 43.69 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 16
20 Monmouth (Ill.) 42.42 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 18
21 Wheaton (Mass.) 36.93 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (1st) 38
22 Texas Lutheran 36.17 ASC Patrick Zarate (6th) 21
23 Emory 36.07 UAA John Curtin (27th) 17
24 Johns Hopkins 34.95 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (13th) 32
25 Linfield 34.61 Northwest Travis Olson (2nd) 27
Dropped out: No. 22 UW-River Falls, No. 23 UW-Stevens Point, No. 24 Central (Iowa), No. 25 SUNY Cortland

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 IIAC 499.38 1
2 WIAC 484.99 3
3 NESCAC 230.70 3
4 UAA 193.21 2
5 Midwest Conference 188.49 2
6 CCIW 180.76 1
7 MIAC 164.87 1
8 OAC 164.49 1
9 NEWMAC 149.58 2
10 SUNYAC 110.83 1