UW-La Crosse and WIAC Continue Stranglehold on Top of DIII Rankings

UW-La Crosse and WIAC Continue Stranglehold on Top of DIII Rankings

NEW ORLEANSUW-La Crosse continues to dominate the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association computer rankings. The USTFCCCA released the NCAA Division III team rankings on Tuesday. For the fourteenth straight week–dating back to 2013–the La Crosse men were ranked No. 1, while the Eagle women lead the poll for the fourth straight week.

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The WIAC held the top three spots in both the men’s and women’s rankings. UW-Whitewater went to an all-time high No. 2 in the men’s rankings, trailed by No. 3 UW-Eau Claire, No. 4 North Central (Ill.), and No. 5 Mount Union.

UW-Oshkosh stayed ranked second in the women’s rankings; for the second straight week, the Titans are ahead of No. 3 Whitewater and No. 4 Johns Hopkins.

Three-time defending national champions Wartburg join the women’s top five for the first time this regular season. In their three title runs (and their runner-up season in 2011), the Knights were never ranked lower than third.

Wartburg jumped No. 6 MIT, which stayed ahead of No. 7 Illinois Wesleyan, No. 8 Cal Lutheran, No. 9 George Fox, and No. 10 Baldwin Wallace.

The rest of the men’s top 25 remained the same group of teams, though in a slightly different order.

NCAA Division III Computer Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)UW-La Crosse 2)MIT 3)UW-Eau Claire 4)North Central 5)Mount Union
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North Central (Ill.) Mount Union
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NCAA Division III Computer Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)UW-La Crosse 2)MIT 3)MIT 4)Johns Hopkins 5)Wartburg
UW-La Crosse UW-Oshkosh UW-Whitewater Johns Hopkins Wartburg
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No. 6 UW-Oshkosh and No. 7 Augustana (Ill.) remained in the same spots they were in last week. No. 8 Washington (Mo.) and No. 9 SUNY Oneonta both moved up one place at the expense of No. 10 MIT.

That’s the best ranking in program history for Oneonta. Also hitting high-water marks were No. 14 St. Olaf, No. 23 Messiah, and No. 24 Spalding.

No men’s teams joined the top 25. Two women’s teams did: newly ranked No. 23 Concordia Moorhead shot up from No. 37, and No. 24 SUNY Cortland climbed from twenty-sixth. Moorhead did it with throws: Hillary Birchem launched the second best discus throw in the country, while Cherae Reeves and Olivia Johnson are both in the top five on the descending order list in the shot put. All three posted their marks at St. John’s in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Cortland joined the ranks of the ranked thanks to a solid mid-d double from Kailyn Balzano at Bucknell.

Three men’s and three women’s teams are newly leading their respective regional indices. The newly minted men’s No. 1 teams include SUNY Oneonta in the Atlantic, UW-La Crosse in the Midwest, and, aptly, Central of Iowa in the Centrla. Ithaca (Atlantic), Misericordia (Mideast), and Mount Union (Great Lakes) are freshly crowned regional No. 1 women’s teams.

The DIII rankings will be released on Tuesdays between now and outdoor nationals.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2015 Week #3 — April 14

next ranking: April 21
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 192.22 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (7th) 1
2 UW-Whitewater 141.27 WIAC Mike Johnson (6th) 5
3 UW-Eau Claire 140.65 WIAC Chip Schneider (13th) 2
4 North Central (Ill.) 120.41 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (5th) 3
5 Mount Union 90.91 OAC Kevin Lucas (5th) 4
6 UW-Oshkosh 90.01 WIAC Eamon McKenna (3rd) 6
7 Augustana (Ill.) 86.77 CCIW Paul Olsen (46th) 7
8 Washington (Mo.) 83.24 UAA Jeff Stiles (14th) 9
9 SUNY Oneonta 80.71 SUNYAC Angelo Posillico (2nd) 10
10 MIT 75.89 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (25th) 8
11 Wabash 75.48 NCAC Clyde Morgan (7th) 12
12 Salisbury 72.94 CAC Jim Jones (16th) 11
13 Greenville 70.99 SLIAC Brian Patton (21st) 13
14 St. Olaf 69.03 MIAC Phil Lundin (7th) 16
15 Widener 65.54 Middle Atlantic Vince Touey (28th) 14
16 UW-Stout 63.90 WIAC Kyle Steiner (2nd) 15
17 Bates 53.18 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (20th) 17
18 Haverford 53.04 Centennial Tom Donnelly (40th) 18
19 Southern Maine 52.81 Little East Ryan Harkleroad (1st) 19
20 Whitworth 49.18 Northwest Conference Toby Schwarz (19th) 20
21 Central (Iowa) 48.27 IIAC Joe Dunham (7th) 21
22 Johns Hopkins 48.13 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (16th) 22
23 Messiah 46.28 Middle Atlantic Dale Fogelsanger (21st) 24
24 Spalding 44.58 SLIAC Bradley Sowder (2nd) 25
25 Buffalo State 44.43 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (15th) 23
dropped out: none
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 705.32 5
2 CCIW 250.35 2
3 SUNYAC 194.46 2
4 OAC 168.71 1
5 NCAC 154.15 1
6 IIAC 153.30 1
7 NESCAC 148.65 1
8 Middle Atlantic 137.26 2
9 UAA 135.97 1
10 Centennial 132.77 2

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic SUNY Oneonta 376.13 2
Central Central (Iowa) 371.93 2
Great Lakes Wabash 404.69 1
Mideast Salisbury 377.52 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 451.09 2
New England MIT 409.53 1
South/Southeast Emory 398.65 1
West Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 540.81 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2015 Week #3 — April 14

next ranking: April 21
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 208.02 WIAC Pat Healy (24th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 131.77 WIAC Ben Dorsey (3rd) 2
3 UW-Whitewater 128.29 WIAC Mike Johnson (4th) 3
4 Johns Hopkins 116.01 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (16th) 4
5 Wartburg 94.66 IIAC Marcus Newsom (17th) 6
6 MIT 93.78 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (8th) 5
7 Illinois Wesleyan 87.95 CCIW Chris Schumacher (18th) 10
8 Cal Lutheran 87.43 SCIAC Matt Lea (7th) 8
9 George Fox 83.98 Northwest Conference John Smith (9th) 7
10 Baldwin Wallace 82.62 OAC Bill Taraschke (30th) 9
11 UW-Eau Claire 78.16 WIAC Chip Schneider (9th) 12
12 North Central (Ill.) 76.08 CCIW Kari Kluckhohn (12th) 11
13 Washington (Mo.) 62.52 UAA Jeff Stiles (14th) 15
14 St. Lawrence 58.95 Liberty League Kate Curran (7th) 20
15 Rowan 58.61 NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (8th) 14
16 Mount Union 56.27 OAC Kevin Lucas (6th) 16
17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 56.21 SCIAC Kelly Beck (1st) 13
18 Westminster (Pa.) 55.56 PAC Tim McNeil (8th) 17
19 Central (Iowa) 53.33 IIAC Joe Dunham (7th) 18
20 Willamette 48.15 Northwest Conference Matt McGuirk (11th) 19
21 Carleton 45.42 MIAC Donna Ricks (22nd) 22
22 Whitworth 44.14 Northwest Conference Toby Schwarz (19th) 23
23 Concordia Moorhead 43.30 MIAC Marv Roeske (20th) 37
24 SUNY Cortland 41.68 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (8th) 26
25 Nebraska Wesleyan 41.55 Great Plains Ted Bulling (28th) 21
dropped out: No. 24 Luther, No. 25 UW-Platteville
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 663.35 4
2 IIAC 222.02 2
3 CCIW 202.48 2
4 Northwest Conference 199.81 3
5 SCIAC 185.66 2
6 SUNYAC 178.64 1
7 MIAC 162.48 2
8 OAC 162.34 2
9 NEWMAC 157.80 1
10 Centennial 156.26 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Ithaca 272.35 4
Central Wartburg 383.41 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 410.57 3
Mideast Misericordia 254.08 2
Midwest UW-La Crosse 546.72 1
New England MIT 449.52 1
South/Southeast Emory 442.92 1
West Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 673.08 1
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