UW-La Crosse Holds Down Top Spot In Final NCAA DIII Dual Meet Rankings Of Regular Season

UW-La Crosse Holds Down Top Spot In Final NCAA DIII Dual Meet Rankings Of Regular Season

NEW ORLEANS — The final NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Team Dual Meet Rankings of the regular season were released Wednesday and lo and behold, both UW-La Crosse teams remained on top.

QUICK LINKS: Men’s Rankings | Women’s Rankings

In the men’s rankings, the Eagles held off a spirited charge by Augustana (Ill.) and Rowan. UW-La Crosse totaled 225.84 points, compared to 222.50 for the Vikings and 221.33 for the Owls.

Rounding out the top-5 in the men’s rankings were Williams and St. Thomas (Minn.).

Over in the women’s rankings, the Eagles nabbed the top spot well ahead of runner-up UW-Stout. UW-La Crosse tallied 220.99 points, while the Blue Devils came through with 206.43.

Settling in behind UW-La Crosse and UW-Stout were Ithaca (204.17), North Central (Ill.) with 203.67 points and fifth-ranked Whitworth (202.00).

The full rankings — including breakdowns by region, conference and head-to-head matchups — can be found on D3Rankings.us.

These rankings, compiled by Carnegie Mellon’s Gary Aldrich and released every Thursday 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 marks to the rankings.



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Northern Arizona111111111
Iowa State111110662462
Oklahoma State765445333
Arkansas676886794
Stanford553334575
Tulsa88111112910106
BYU343557827
Colorado12128773258
Notre Dame222228649
Wake Forest1515151717RVRV1710
Wisconsin1414141411109811
Harvard2825RVRVRV25262512
Washington131313131326131213
TexasRVRV21212414141314
Ole Miss181620182828191515
Portland161919222617302216
Air ForceRVRVRVRV3011111117
North Carolina29232318RVRVRV18
SyracuseRVRVRV2727RV231919
Florida StateRVRV29292019232720
Minnesota29232721
Georgetown25RVRVRVRV27292522
PrincetonRVRV18181623
Southern Utah2425RVRV21RV262424
Michigan262424251515121425
Gonzaga272725201913152126
Alabama15152222RV2327
Butler9991016282928
Oregon4379912162029
Michigan State16182630RV3030
Furman202018191016171731
California BaptistRVRVRV
Boise StateRVRVRVRVRV2320
Utah State19171716292121
Colorado State1922
Villanova212122232324RV
Montana State30RV
Duke2323RVRVRVRVRV
NC State28RVRVRVRVRV
ProvidenceRV
Iona1010121214
Weber State28302825
Charlotte30RVRVRV30
Indiana22222726RV
PurdueRV302830RV
UMass LowellRVRVRVRV
Middle TennesseeRV
VirginiaRVRV
Washington StateRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2016 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 3/22
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Week 1Mon 4/4
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Mon 4/4
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Week 2Mon 4/11
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Mon 4/11
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Week 3Sat 4/16
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Sat 4/16
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Week 4Mon 4/25
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Mon 4/25
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Week 5Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Week 6Mon 5/9
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Mon 5/9
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Week 7Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Week 8Mon 5/23
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Week 9Tue 5/31
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FINAL ResultsSat 6/11
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