NCAA DIII Indoor Team Dual Meet Rankings – February 18

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 18, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS – The races for the titles of “Top Dual Meet Team” in NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field continue to heat up with now less than a month left in the season.

The MIT men and UW-La Crosse women remain atop the latest NCAA Division III Team Dual Meet Rankings announced Thursday, but the chase pack in pursuit continues to simultaneously grow and gain ground.

MIT checked in with 177.36 points (more on the points in a moment), with four more teams within 10 points. Augustana (Ill.) moved up a spot to No. 2 with 174.28, followed by No. 3 UW-Whitewater (173.61), No. 4 Tufts (171.25) and No. 5 UW-Eau Claire (169.43).

UW-La Crosse’s women once again claimed the top spot with 173.30 points, narrowly edging out No. 2 MIT’s 172.10 total. No. 3 Ithaca College (171.99) and No. 4 UW-Eau Claire (170.35) remain exceptionally close. Nebraska Wesleyan (161.61) rounded out the top five.

The full rankings – including breakdowns by region, conference and head-to-head match-up – can be found below and on D3Rankings.us.

These rankings, compiled by Carnegie Mellon’s Gary Aldrich and released every Wednesday during the season, differ from the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings in one important respect.

While the USTFCCCA Rankings are designed to forecast how programs might fare at the NCAA Championships, these Team Dual Meet Rankings are indicative of how full teams with two athletes per event would fare in head-to-head competition.

Scores are the sums of all points earned by a team in each event. Only two athletes per team may be considered in each event (and one relay team per event), and an athlete can only be used in up to three events, excluding relays. Points are based on the best marks by those athletes in the current season.

Programs must be a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association to be eligible for the rankings. You can check your membership status here. In addition, a member of that program’s coaching staff has to submit the rankings

More information on the process can be found here.

MEN’S RANKINGS

Rank School Points
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 177.36
2 Augustana College (Illinois) 174.28
3 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 173.61
4 Tufts University 171.25
5 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 169.43
6 Rowan University 166.22
7 Nebraska Wesleyan University 165.12
8 Bates College 164.52
9 Williams College 161.62
10 University of Wisconsin, Stout 159.05
11 St. Norbert College 158.49
12 Rochester Institute of Technology 156.75
13 Christopher Newport University 156.68
14 North Central College 156.64
15 Ohio Northern University 156.23
16 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 154.04
17 Aurora University 153.36
18 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 153.09
19 SUNY Brockport 152.9
20 University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 152.72
21 Ohio Wesleyan University 151.63
22 University of Chicago 150.53
23 Emory University 150.36
24 Carnegie Mellon University 150.23
25 SUNY Geneseo 149.69
26 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 148.22
27 Carthage College 148.17
28 Monmouth College (Illinois) 145.94
29 The College of New Jersey 143.9
30 Wartburg College 143.27
31 Salisbury University 143.24
32 University of Rochester 142.49
33 Moravian College 140.84
34 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 139.94
35 St. John Fisher College 138.64
36 Bridgewater College (Virginia) 134.98
37 Susquehanna University 133.8
38 Pennsylvania State Univ. Erie, the Behrend College 130.83
39 Otterbein University 130.48
40 Frostburg State University 125.97
41 Baldwin-Wallace College 125.69
42 Case Western Reserve University 125.63
43 Concordia University (Wisconsin) 124.16
44 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 123.8
45 Albion College 121.93
46 Capital University 118.55
47 Hanover College 118.04
48 Amherst College 113.59
49 Nazareth College 112.81
50 Thomas More College 110.67
51 Whitworth University 109.83
52 Buena Vista University 109.79
53 Waynesburg University 108.79
54 Stevenson University 107.27
55 Shenandoah University 107.16
56 Bethany College (West Virginia) 106.01
57 Lynchburg College 104.5
58 Elizabethtown College 103.62
59 George Fox University 96.68
60 Dickinson College 95.65
61 Denison University 92.72
62 Webster University 91.26
63 Alvernia University 85.72
64 Defiance College 82.46
65 Mount Saint Mary College 75.57
66 Gwynedd-Mercy College 57.46
67 Fontbonne University 46.6

WOMEN’S RANKINGS

Rank School Points
1 University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 173.3
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 172.1
3 Ithaca College 171.99
4 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 170.35
5 Nebraska Wesleyan University 161.61
6 Ohio Wesleyan University 161.04
7 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 158.35
8 SUNY Geneseo 157.86
9 SUNY Brockport 157.01
10 Ohio Northern University 156.74
11 North Central College 156.55
12 St. Norbert College 154.26
13 Bates College 153.89
14 University of Rochester 152.84
15 Wartburg College 152.53
16 Tufts University 152.34
17 Rochester Institute of Technology 152
18 University of Chicago 149.78
19 Williams College 149.77
20 Emory University 147.9
21 Aurora University 147.12
22 St. Lawrence University 147.03
23 Christopher Newport University 144.97
24 University of Wisconsin, Stout 144.78
25 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 144.66
26 Carthage College 142.31
27 Augustana College (Illinois) 141.67
28 University of Southern Maine 141.4
29 Moravian College 141.01
30 Otterbein University 140.7
31 The College of New Jersey 139.86
32 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 139.02
33 Denison University 133.61
34 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 132.28
35 Concordia University (Wisconsin) 130.21
36 Baldwin-Wallace College 129.47
37 Carnegie Mellon University 129.05
38 Concordia College, Moorhead 128.95
39 Case Western Reserve University 128.82
40 Whitworth University 123.84
41 Monmouth College (Illinois) 122.48
42 Susquehanna University 121.52
43 Nazareth College 121.22
44 Salisbury University 118.07
45 St. Olaf College 117.33
46 St. John Fisher College 113.31
47 Bridgewater College (Virginia) 113.11
48 Buena Vista University 110.97
49 Dickinson College 109.44
50 Albion College 109.23
51 Elizabethtown College 106.1
52 Capital University 102.25
53 Shenandoah University 102.12
54 Alvernia University 101.99
55 Pennsylvania State Univ. Erie, the Behrend College 98.41
56 Hanover College 95.65
57 St. Catherine University 95.16
58 Waynesburg University 88.71
59 Smith College 86.52
60 Thomas More College 78.02
61 Lynchburg College 76.36
62 George Fox University 75.95
63 Webster University 74.86
64 Bethany College (West Virginia) 64.9
65 Frostburg State University 62.21
66 Stevenson University 60.16
67 Mount Saint Mary College 59.49
68 Defiance College 58.76
69 Fontbonne University 50.91
70 Gwynedd-Mercy College 41.45