Iowa Central, Central Arizona Lead First NJCAA Division I Outdoor Rankings

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

March 30, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS — Using only marks from the current outdoor track & field season, the Iowa Central men and the Central Arizona women are favored to win the NJCAA Division I titles come May 21 in Levelland, Kansas.

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The Tritons and Vaqueras were projected highly in the first NJCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

If Iowa Central makes good on the prognostications, it will be the first outdoor title for the Tritons. Central Arizona has been far more successful as this would be its sixth title since 1998 (1998-99, 2006-08).

In the men’s rankings, Iowa Central is a healthy favorite over No. 2 Barton County. The Tritons have 688.10 points, compared to the Cougars’ 469.25. Rounding out the top-5 are third-ranked Central Arizona, fourth-ranked South Plains and fifth-ranked Coffeyville.

South Plains won each of the last nine NJCAA Division I crowns. Eight of those were outright, with the Texans sharing the title with Central Arizona in 2007.

Over in the women’s rankings, the Vaqueras are 175.38 points ahead of second-ranked Iowa Central. Following Central Arizona and the Tritons are No. 3 New Mexico JC, No. 4 South Plains and No. 5 Pima CC.

Points in the National Team Computer Rankings are computed based on the descending order lists. The higher an athlete is on the list, the more points he or she provides his or her team.

The National Team Computer Rankings will come out each of the next six Wednesdays.

USTFCCCA NJCAA

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

2016 Week #1 — March 30

next ranking: April 6
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Iowa Central CC 688.10 Midwest Denny Myers (7th)
2 Barton County CC 469.25 Central David Schenek (7th)
3 Central Arizona 443.77 West Tony Dougherty (16th)
4 South Plains 441.44 West Chris Beene (12th)
5 Coffeyville CC 385.21 Central Craig Perry (9th)
6 Butler (Kan.) CC 369.75 Central Ryan Turner (2nd)
7 Pima CC 331.59 West Greg Wenneborg (11th)
8 Mesa CC 320.20 West Steve Jacobs (28th)
9 Western Texas 270.42 West James Williams (4th)
10 Hutchinson CC 250.52 Central Pat Becher (31st)
11 Vincennes 242.12 Atlantic Chris Gafner (11th)
12 Glendale (Ariz.) CC 240.32 West Delawn Leggett (4th)
13 Iowa Western CC 227.16 Midwest Emmett Statzer (9th)
14 Paradise Valley CC 164.75 West Dave Barney (20th)
15 Southwestern Christian (Texas) 158.00 West Douglas McDuffie (8th)
16 Lincoln (Ill.) 148.34 Atlantic Brian Herron (13th)
17 Cloud County CC 129.50 Central Harry Kitchener (39th)
18 Gillette 103.27 West Chris Kozlowski (8th)
19 Meridian CC 98.95 Central Chip Gayden (3rd)
20 Neosho County CC 80.71 Central Clinton Fletcher (3rd)
21 Allen CC 74.80 Central Vince DeGrado (5th)
22 North Iowa Area CC 70.95 Midwest Curtis Vais (11th)
23 Dodge City CC 67.15 Central Cole Ballard (8th)
24 Hinds CC 60.61 Central Reginald Dillon (15th)
25 Ranger 55.40 West Kathy Graham (1st)
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Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Vincennes 1144.34
Central Coffeyville CC 764.80
Midwest Iowa Central CC 1251.07
West Pima CC 805.45
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USTFCCCA NJCAA

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

2016 Week #1 — March 30

next ranking: April 6
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Central Arizona 682.06 West Tony Dougherty (16th)
2 Iowa Central CC 506.68 Midwest Denny Myers (7th)
3 New Mexico JC 478.00 West Keith Blackwill (11th)
4 South Plains 398.79 West Chris Beene (12th)
5 Pima CC 396.13 West Greg Wenneborg (11th)
6 Coffeyville CC 380.75 Central Craig Perry (9th)
7 Barton County CC 358.45 Central David Schenek (7th)
8 Paradise Valley CC 273.80 West Dave Barney (20th)
9 Mesa CC 257.87 West Steve Jacobs (28th)
10 Vincennes 228.37 Atlantic Chris Gafner (11th)
11 Western Texas 227.51 West James Williams (4th)
12 Cloud County CC 224.38 Central Ted Schmitz (35th)
13 Iowa Western CC 189.91 Midwest Emmett Statzer (9th)
14 Butler (Kan.) CC 176.75 Central Ryan Turner (2nd)
15 Hutchinson CC 175.33 Central Pat Becher (31st)
16 Cuyahoga CC 163.74 Atlantic Don Cox (24th)
17 Dodge City CC 150.76 Central Cole Ballard (8th)
18 Southwestern Christian (Texas) 89.71 West Douglas McDuffie (8th)
19 Arkansas Baptist 86.33 Central Cedric Vaughn (7th)
20 Glendale (Ariz.) CC 72.20 West Delawn Leggett (4th)
21 Ranger 64.02 West Kathy Graham (1st)
22 Lincoln (Ill.) 62.49 Atlantic Brian Herron (13th)
23 Cowley County CC 61.33 Central Mark Phillips (12th)
24 Neosho County CC 49.76 Central Clinton Fletcher (3rd)
25 Highland (Kan.) CC 37.66 Central (0th)
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Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Cuyahoga CC 1090.21
Central Coffeyville CC 860.00
Midwest Iowa Central CC 1021.51
West Central Arizona 979.40
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