NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Season Comes Into Focus With Preseason Rankings

NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Season Comes Into Focus With Preseason Rankings

NEW ORLEANS — Team efforts win championships and one look at the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings shows the preseason favorites will use that mentality in the 2017 season.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Florida 2)Florida 3)Oregon 4)Texas A&M 5)Texas
UW-La Crosse MIT SUNY Cortland UW-Whitewater Benedictine (Ill.)
148.16 pts 127.79 pts 94.69 pts 91.93 pts 88.55 pts
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None of the top-5 teams — No. 1 UW-La Crosse, No. 2 MIT, No. 3 SUNY Cortland, No. 4 UW-Whitewater and No. 5 Benedictine (Ill.) — have more than one top-ranked athlete according to the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.

Scores were determined by using preseason event rankings that include the top marks of recent NCAA indoor track & field seasons by returning student-athletes and the top marks of the young 2017 campaign. Marks from the outdoor season are not included, nor are marks from incoming freshmen.

The closer an athlete is to the top of his or her event rankings, the more points he or she earns toward the team total. Points from all applicable athletes are added up to determine team scores.

The point system used in the rankings is not the same as the scoring system used for the NCAA Championships.

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The Eagles are the preseason No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year. UW-La Crosse has actually been the top-ranked team 20 of the past 29 weeks and won two NCAA titles during that time.

Leading the way for the Eagles this year will be Nathan Berg, Brendan Deiss, Ross Denman and Ernest Winters. Berg is the 2nd ranked weight thrower according to the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings, while Deiss is the top-ranked high jumper. Denman is No. 4 in the 400 and No. 12 in the 200 and Winters is 4th in the 200 and 11th in the 60.

The Engineers surged 14 spots from the end of last year and are looking for Tre Albritten, Matthew Deyo and Arinze Okeke to rise to the occasion. Albritten is ranked No. 4 in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings when it comes to the 200. Deyo is No. 2 in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings for the 5000 and Okeke can give MIT major points in the horizontal jumps.

The Red Dragons are loaded with talent in the heptathlon and expect to flaunt it this season. This is SUNY Cortland’s highest ranking in program history and athletes like Jack Flood (No. 1 in USTFCCCA Individual Rankings for the heptathlon), Connor Chrisopherson (No. 3) and Brent Di Vitorrio (No. 7) are expected to score big throughout the season and especially at NCAAs.

The Warhawks are back in the top-5 once again, a spot they occupied quite a bit over the past few years. UW-Whitewater will rely on junior sprinter Parker Witt (60/200) as well as top-ranked throwers Theron Baumann (1st, shot put) and Levi Perry (3rd, weight throw).

The Eagles, who finished 5th at NCAAs last year, are predicted to finish right around that spot this year. Benedictine’s strength holds true in the horizontal jumps where Roman Hill (1st, long jump) and Luther Newburn (1st, triple jump) hold down top spots.

Teams that round out the top-10 include defending champion UW-Eau Claire at No. 6, Wesley at No. 7, Widener at No. 8, UW-Stevens Point at No. 9 and North Central (Ill.) at No. 10. This is the best ranking in program history for Wesley and the second best mark for Widener (No. 7 in 2015).

We’ll see how the preseason rankings hold up throughout the season and especially at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 10-11.

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

2017 Preseason — January 10

next ranking: January 24
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) 2016 FINAL
1 UW-La Crosse 148.16 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 3
2 MIT 127.79 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (27th) 16
3 SUNY Cortland 94.69 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 28
4 UW-Whitewater 91.93 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 2
5 Benedictine (Ill.) 88.55 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) NR
6 UW-Eau Claire 85.86 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 1
7 Wesley 85.23 CAC Stephen Kimes (5th) 47
8 Widener 79.93 Middle Atlantic Vince Touey (30th) 11
9 UW-Stevens Point 60.44 WIAC Rick Witt (38th) 10
10 North Central (Ill.) 59.15 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 5
11 UW-Platteville 56.31 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 16
12 UW-Oshkosh 55.60 WIAC Ben Dorsey (2nd) 13
13 Augustana (Ill.) 48.02 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 16
14 Mount Union 46.31 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 25
15 Tufts 44.98 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 21
16 Ramapo 44.15 NJAC Justina Cassavell (2nd) 38
17 Washington (Mo.) 43.84 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 9
18 Rowan 43.23 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 60
19 Monmouth (Ill.) 42.98 Midwest Conference Roger Haynes (34th) 4
20 Williams 42.61 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 7
21 Puget Sound 42.42 Northwest Conference Mike Orechia (20th) 34
22 UW-Stout 39.25 WIAC Kyle Steiner (4th) 16
23 Stockton 38.65 NJAC Jayson Resch (5th) 32
24 Aurora 38.01 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 38
25 SUNY Geneseo 33.46 SUNYAC Chris Popovici (3rd) 16
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 560.47 7
2 NESCAC 235.57 2
3 SUNYAC 189.45 2
4 CCIW 157.88 2
5 NEWMAC 151.15 1
6 NJAC 148.32 3
7 CAC 133.38 1
8 NACC 133.27 2
9 Middle Atlantic 122.85 1
10 MIAC 120.32

 

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NCAA Division I
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2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
Tue 9/26
Week 4Mon 10/2
Tue 10/3
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
Tue 10/17
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
Tue 10/31
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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2017 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2017 | All-Time