Tight Quarters In NCAA DIII Women’s ITF Rankings
NEW ORLEANS — Want to know how close the top-4 teams are in the National Team Computer Rankings are in NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field?
Try less than 10 points.
That’s right: No. 1 MIT, No. 2 Washington (Mo.), No. 3 Williams and No. 4 UW-Eau Claire are all separated by 9.43 points in the most recent rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Engineers headline the rankings once again and totaled 129.25 points this week.
Close behind MIT are the Bears with 126.35 points, up 0.02 from Week 1.
Coming in 3rd this week are the Ephs with 121.47 points, up 10.6. Williams’ rise coincided with Chloe Rogers and Candice Dyce moving up to 3rd and 5th in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings for the triple jump.
The Blugolds fell back to No. 4 one week after occupying the No. 3 spot. And rounding out the top-5 once again is Ithaca, barely missing the 100-point plateau (98.27).
As a refresher, points in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings are based on the NCAA Division III Descending Order Lists. The higher an athlete is ranked on the list, the more points he or she provides his or her team. From there, a team’s points are totaled and more points mean a better billing in the top-25.
Three of the biggest jumps in this week’s rankings belonged to UW-Oshkosh (No. 24 to No. 15), Wesley (No. 27 to No. 17) and Middlebury (No. 52 to No. 24).
The Titans saw Emily Reichenberger move into the top-10 of the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings when it comes to the 60 (7th, 7.72).
The Wolverines were buoyed by freshman Jasmine Brown, who is now No. 8 in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings in the high jump. Brown cleared 1.70m (5-7).
The Panthers cracked the top-25 for the first time since Week 6 of 2016 and did so after Maddie Pronovost moved up to No. 3 in the pentathlon rankings.
In six weeks we’ll see what transpires in Naperville, Illinois at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.
USTFCCCA NCAA Division III
Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #2 — January 31
|next ranking: February 7|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||MIT||129.25||NEWMAC||Halston Taylor (10th)||1|
|2||Washington (Mo.)||126.35||UAA||Jeff Stiles (16th)||2|
|3||Williams||121.47||NESCAC||Nate Hoey (4th)||4|
|4||UW-Eau Claire||119.82||WIAC||Chip Schneider (11th)||3|
|5||Ithaca||98.27||Empire 8||Jennifer Potter (14th)||5|
|6||Nebraska Wesleyan||84.17||IIAC||Ted Bulling (30th)||6|
|7||Johns Hopkins||73.11||Centennial||Bobby Van Allen (18th)||7|
|8||SUNY Oneonta||64.07||SUNYAC||Brett Willmott (1st)||8|
|9||Chicago||59.67||UAA||Chris Hall (16th)||9|
|10||Illinois Wesleyan||54.97||CCIW||Chris Schumacher (20th)||10|
|11||UW-Platteville||49.32||WIAC||Chris Rotzenberg (5th)||13|
|12||UW-Stout||48.83||WIAC||Kyle Steiner (4th)||11|
|13||Westminster (Pa.)||48.53||PAC||Tim McNeil (10th)||16|
|14||RPI||47.62||Liberty League||Colin Tory (17th)||17|
|15||UW-Oshkosh||45.11||WIAC||Ben Dorsey (5th)||24|
|16||Ohio Northern||45.10||OAC||Jason Maus (11th)||18|
|17||Wesley||43.52||CAC||Stephen Kimes (5th)||27|
|18||UW-La Crosse||43.36||WIAC||Pat Healy (26th)||14|
|19||Misericordia||42.68||Middle Atlantic||Chris Wadas (11th)||15|
|20||St. Norbert||41.80||Midwest Conference||Don Augustine (10th)||19|
|21||St. Lawrence||41.29||Liberty League||Kate Curran (9th)||20|
|22||George Fox||40.91||Northwest Conference||John Smith (11th)||21|
|23||Bridgewater (Va.)||39.64||ODAC||Brian Flynn (2nd)||22|
|24||Middlebury||36.87||NESCAC||Martin Beatty (29th)||52|
|25||Oberlin||36.22||NCAC||Ray Appenheimer (11th)||12|
|dropped out: No. 23 Aurora, No. 25 Bates|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Ranking Leaders|
|Great Lakes||Mount Union||299.17||3|
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|Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)|
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|60 Meters||UW-Eau Claire||7.97||31.88|
|200 Meters||UW-Eau Claire||26.17||1:44.67|
|400 Meters||Nebraska Wesleyan||58.62||3:54.48|
|5000 Meters||Johns Hopkins||17:25.33||1:9:41.30|
|60 Meter Hurdles||Washington (Mo.)||9.26||37.04|
|Long Jump||George Fox||5.34m||17-6½||21.37m||70-1½|