Big Changes In NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Rankings In Week 6

Big Changes In NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Rankings In Week 6

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NEW ORLEANS — The aftershocks of Conference Championship Weekend in NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field reverberated through the most recent men’s rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

North Central (Ill.) is no longer the top-ranked team in the nation — nor is it No. 2.

Instead, those top-2 spots belong to UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater. Following their efforts at the WIAC Championships, the Eagles and Warhawks rose to No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. This is the fifth time this season that UW-La Crosse has been ranked No. 1, while UW-Whitewater ties its best ranking in program history.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

UW-La Crosse

2

UW-Whitewater

3

North Central (Ill.)

4

MIT

5

SUNY Cortland

UW-La Crosse UW-Whitewater North Central (Ill.) MIT SUNY Cortland

The aforementioned Cardinals fell to No. 3 and are followed by No. 4 MIT and new-No. 5 SUNY Cortland to round out the top-5.

Three individuals and two relay teams contributed to the Eagles’ rise in the rankings. Ross Denman is the 2nd fastest man at 400 meters in NCAA DIII, while Joe Hinz and Sam Hinz are 5th and 7th over 800 meters, respectively. UW-La Crosse’s 4×400 team is now ranked No. 2 in the nation, while its DMR bunch is ranked 5th.

The Warhawks can thank junior Parker Witt for their ranking. Witt became NCAA DIII’s top man at 200 meters (21.76) and is ranked 2nd in the nation at 60 meters (6.75).

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Combined event athletes and field event athletes continue to pace the Red Dragons. SUNY Cortland recently saw Dawan Jones (triple jump), Christopher White (triple jump) and Devlen Williams (long jump) record top-10 marks in their respective events to go along with Jack Flood and Connor Christopherson in the heptathlon.

UW-Oshkosh jumped from No. 9 to No. 6 after Justin Skinns captured the WIAC title in the 800 and the No. 1 time nationally. Skinns went 1:52.08 this past weekend.

Defending champion UW-Eau Claire vaulted eight spots from No. 18 to No. 10.

Augustana (Ill.) climbed from No. 23 to No. 16. The Vikings have two top-10 ranked athletes after this weekend since Isaac Smith moved up to 4th in the 400 (48.64). Smith joins senior thrower Marckus Simmons in that regard.

RPI watched Benjamin Fazio and Grant O’Connor notch top-10 marks in the mile and 5000, respectively, which sent the team from No. 26 to No. 21.

The biggest jump of the week belonged to Washington (Mo.), which went from No. 38 to No. 25. The Bears were paced by the nation’s 2nd fastest man over 800 meters (Deko Ricketts, 1:52.09).

We’ll see many of these athletes and teams in Naperville, Illinois for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships from March 10-11.

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

2017 Week #6 — February 28

next ranking: MONDAY, March 6 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 135.61 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 2
2 UW-Whitewater 113.55 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 5
3 North Central (Ill.) 101.66 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 1
4 MIT 92.41 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (27th) 4
5 SUNY Cortland 89.20 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 10
6 UW-Oshkosh 87.79 WIAC Mary Theisen (1st) 9
7 Benedictine (Ill.) 87.04 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 3
8 UW-Platteville 83.18 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 7
9 UW-Stevens Point 75.52 WIAC Rick Witt (38th) 8
10 UW-Eau Claire 70.56 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 18
11 Middlebury 62.28 NESCAC Martin Beatty (29th) 6
12 Tufts 59.94 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 14
13 Aurora 59.10 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 17
14 Mount Union 57.89 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 13
15 Rowan 53.83 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 12
16 Augustana (Ill.) 51.62 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 23
17 Christopher Newport 47.06 CAC Tyler Wingard (11th) 11
18 Johns Hopkins 46.20 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (18th) 16
19 Williams 45.20 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 15
20 St. Olaf 41.22 MIAC Phil Lundin (9th) 19
21 RPI 39.90 Liberty League Colin Tory (17th) 26
22 Bates 38.97 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (22nd) 21
23 Washington (Mo.) 38.94 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 38
24 Dubuque 38.34 IIAC Chad Gunnelson (5th) 25
25 SUNY Geneseo 37.01 SUNYAC Chris Popovici (3rd) 22
dropped out: No. 20 UW-River Falls, No. 24 Bethel (Minn.)
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 602.81 6
2 NESCAC 216.93 4
3 MIAC 184.36 1
4 CCIW 178.01 2
5 SUNYAC 169.17 2
6 NACC 146.58 2
7 IIAC 139.90 1
8 NJAC 136.78 1
9 OAC 115.58 1
10 NEWMAC 114.04 1

 

Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic SUNY Cortland 311.58 2
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 344.48 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 406.60 1
Mideast Johns Hopkins 256.16 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 371.67 1
New England Tufts 332.62 1
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 639.94 1
West George Fox 550.47 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters UW-La Crosse 6.91 27.64
200 Meters UW-La Crosse 22.20 1:28.80
400 Meters UW-La Crosse 49.79 3:19.17
800 Meters UW-Oshkosh 1:53.78 7:35.10
Mile St. Olaf 4:12.35 16:49.40
3000 Meters Williams 8:25.63 33:42.51
5000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 14:38.93 58:35.70
60 Meter Hurdles Mount Union 8.33 33.30
60 Meter Hurdles Rowan 8.33 33.30
High Jump UW-Whitewater 2.02m 6-7½ 8.07m 26-5¾
Pole Vault North Central (Ill.) 4.91m 16-1 19.62m 64-4½
Long Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 7.30m 23-11¼ 29.18m 95-9
Triple Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 14.42m 47-3¾ 57.67m 189-2
Shot Put Hamline 16.30m 53-5¾ 65.20m 213-11
Weight Throw UW-La Crosse 17.71m 58-1¼ 70.83m 232-4
Heptathlon SUNY Cortland 4,866 19,462
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Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
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Tue 8/29
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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
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Week 3Mon 9/25
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Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
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Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
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

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