UW-La Crosse Men and UW-Oshkosh Women Top DIII Rankings

Courtesy: Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 27, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS - The UW-La Crosse men and UW-Oshkosh women remain the No. 1 teams in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings released Wednesday.

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Fresh off claiming the WIAC men’s title, UW-La Crosse was able to pull slightly away as the top team in the division, gaining 14.18 net points for a team total of 216.95. Isaac Vazquez’ rise to the top spot in the DIII long jump (24-11/7.59m) and David Stilin’s fourth-ranked run at 5000 meters (14:24.99) were the key components of the boost. No. 2 UW-Oshkosh gained 8.89 points for a team total of 185.32.

UW-Whitewater (121.08), CCIW Champ North Central (Ill.) (112.22) and UW-Eau Claire (102.17) round out the men’s top five.

Despite losing out on the WIAC women’s title to UW-La Crosse, the Titans of UW-Oshkosh remain the top-ranked women’s team in DIII, gaining 17.45 net points for a 179.57 team total. The Titans received the increase in points from Christy Cazzola recording DIII’s top qualifying time at 5000 in 16:40.52 and Abby Martin’s improvement to No. 4 in the shot put with a mark of 46-8 (14.22m).

No. 2 Wartburg finds itself in the opposite position of the Titans, having won the IIAC title by a wide margin yet losing 52.41 net points to fall to a team total of 97.56. The Knights did not record a season-best among their potential NCAA qualifiers during their championship meet.

Williams (91.14) jumped two spots to No. 3, Illinois College (80.97) fell a spot to No. 4, and Midwest Conference Champion Monmouth (Ill.) (73.74)improved two spots to round out the top five.

The National Computer Team Rankings project how a team will finish in a National Championship Meet setting, rather than a triangular or dual.

The final round of computer rankings, based on NCAA qualifiers, will be released February 27. The 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 8-9 in Naperville, Ill.

Biggest Jump (Men): 51 – Wheaton (Ill.)
Biggest Jump (Women): 15 – Lehman

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2013 Week #6 — February 27

next ranking: March 6
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 216.95 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (5th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 185.32 WIAC Eamon McKenna (1st) 2
3 UW-Whitewater 121.08 WIAC Mike Johnson (4th) 3
4 North Central (Ill.) 112.22 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (3rd) 4
5 UW-Eau Claire 102.17 WIAC Chip Schneider (11th) 9
6 Mount Union 88.87 OAC Kevin Lucas (3rd) 6
7 Haverford 74.67 Centennial Tom Donnelly (38th) 5
8 Bates 67.83 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (18th) 7
9 UW-Stevens Point 67.25 WIAC Rick Witt (34th) 8
10 UW-Platteville 52.80 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (1st) 12
11 Augustana (Ill.) 51.90 CCIW Paul Olsen (44th) 11
12 Wabash 45.89 NCAC Clyde Morgan (5th) 17
13 Ohio Wesleyan 40.97 NCAC Kris Boey (11th) 13
14 Baldwin-Wallace 39.02 OAC Bill Taraschke (28th) 10
15 St. Thomas (Minn.) 37.32 MIAC Steve Mathre (18th) 14
16 Tufts 36.77 NESCAC Ethan Barron (8th) 19
17 Wheaton (Ill.) 36.08 CCIW Scott Bradley (13th) 68
18 Defiance 34.42 HCAC John Hartpence (6th) 16
19 RIT 34.34 Liberty League David Warth (15th) 15
20 UW-Stout 31.73 WIAC Laura Knudsen (5th) 33
21 SUNY Oneonta 28.90 SUNYAC Matt LoPiccolo (9th) 22
22 Carthage 27.02 CCIW Brett Witt (8th) 25
23 MIT 24.65 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (23rd) 59
24 Southern Maine 23.37 Little East Scott Hutchinson (8th) 30
25 Whitworth 23.19 Northwest Conference Toby Schwarz (17th) 23
Dropped out: No. 18 Wartburg, No. 20 Brockport, No. 21 Moravian, No. 24 Illinois College

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 792.43 7
2 CCIW 231.41 4
3 OAC 192.98 2
4 NESCAC 182.06 2
5 NCAC 94.52 2
6 SUNYAC 89.98 1
7 Centennial 82.64 1
8 MIAC 82.33 1
9 Liberty League 59.27 1
10 NEWMAC 44.95 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2013 Week #5 — February 20

next ranking: February 27
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-Oshkosh 179.57 WIAC Ben Dorsey (1st)/Drew Ludtke (1st) 1
2 Wartburg 97.56 IIAC Marcus Newsom (15th) 2
3 Williams 91.14 NESCAC Dick Farley (15th)/Peter Farwell (15th) 5
4 Illinois College 80.97 Midwest Conference Mike Brooks (12th) 3
5 Monmouth (Ill.) 73.74 Midwest Conference Roger Haynes (13th) 7
6 Wheaton (Mass.) 68.41 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (2nd) 10
7 Emory 67.75 UAA John Curtin (28th) 18
8 Illinois Wesleyan 67.70 CCIW Chris Schumacher (16th) 6
9 UW-Whitewater 65.03 WIAC Mike Johnson (2nd) 16
10 Washington (Mo.) 59.12 UAA Jeff Stiles (12th) 12
11 Ramapo 58.78 NJAC Mike Jackson (9th) 9
12 St. Thomas (Minn.) 57.97 MIAC Joe Sweeney (33rd) 4
13 UW-La Crosse 57.88 WIAC Pat Healy (22nd) 8
14 MIT 57.20 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (6th) 22
15 Middlebury 57.00 NESCAC Martin Beatty (25th) 13
16 SUNY Cortland 55.38 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (6th) 14
17 Johns Hopkins 52.00 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th) 11
18 Buffalo State 43.54 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (13th) 15
19 Mount Union 40.80 OAC Kevin Lucas (3rd) 19
20 Tufts 37.98 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (13th) 17
21 George Fox 35.05 Northwest Conference John Smith (7th) 23
22 Amherst 33.17 NESCAC Cassie Funke-Harris (1st) 36
23 Ithaca 32.67 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (10th) 20
24 Lehman 32.66 CUNYAC Lesleigh Hogg (17th) 39
25 Ohio Northern 32.55 OAC Jason Maus (7th) 21
Dropped out: No. 24 UW-Stout, No. 25 Franklin & Marshall

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 406.50 3
2 NESCAC 244.79 4
3 NEWMAC 166.68 2
4 Midwest Conference 156.82 2
5 UAA 136.65 2
6 CCIW 122.46 1
7 SUNYAC 113.78 2
8 IIAC 112.42 1
9 OAC 96.31 2
10 MIAC 86.84 1