Conference Championships Shake Up NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Rankings

Conference Championships Shake Up NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — The usual suspects in NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field are out to play with a little more than two weeks left until the 2017 NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 10-11.

By “usual suspects,” we mean North Central (Ill.) and the fraternity of Wisconsin-based programs.

Once again the Cardinals are the top-ranked team most recent National Team Computer Rankings, which released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and actually improved their standing. North Central (Ill.) pushed its point total up 6.35 points to 120.83 from Week 4 to 5.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

North Central (Ill.)

2

UW-La Crosse

3

Benedictine (Ill.)

4

MIT

5

UW-Whitewater

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

Behind the Cardinals is former No. 1 UW-La Crosse. The Eagles, who fell to No. 4 after losing their footing atop the rankings, are one of 5 Wisconsin-based programs in the top-10. UW-La Crosse is joined by No. 5 UW-Whitewater, No. 6 UW-Stevens Point, No. 7 UW-Platteville and No. 8 UW-Oshkosh.

Let’s get back to the Eagles, however, as they jumped three spots and gained 28.33 points. UW-La Crosse received tremendous efforts from Ross Denman and Nathan Berg this past weekend. Denman moved up to No. 2 in the nation when it comes to the 200 and Berg is now No. 6 in the weight throw.

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NCAA Division III Rankings Central

NATIONAL PDFs
Top 25 | By Team | By Event
Top TFRRS Qualifiers
# of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History
This Season By Rank
| All-Time

REGIONAL PDFs
Top 10
| By Team | By Event

#EventSquad Rankings

Top-16 Summary
Full Reports: By Team | By Event

UW-Platteville vaulted five spots from No. 12 to No. 7 thanks to — what else? — one of its pole vaulters. Matthew Dwyer is ranked 5th in the nation in the pole vault at 5.00m (16-4¾) and is one of two top-5 athletes for the Pioneers. It shouldn’t take long to figure out the other, as Ian LaMere is No. 1 at both 3000 and 5000.

Elsewhere, St. Olaf continued its rise as it comes in at No. 18 this week. The Oles were 42nd last week but were helped by milers Sean Bjork and Jacob Eggers. Bjork is now ranked 4th in the nation, while Eggers is 11th. St. Olaf already had the top-ranked miler in the nation in Joe Coffey (4:08.02).

RPI jumped 32 spots from No. 56 to No. 24 from Week 4 to Week 5. The Engineers can thank a pair of distance runners for getting it done in the 3000 and moving up the NCAA DIII Descending Order List in that event (Benjamin Fazio – 3rd, Grant O’Connor, 9th).

Rounding out the top-25 is Bethel (Minn.). Its 4×400 relay team got the baton around in 3:18.21 and is ranked 3rd in the nation and propelled the leap.

With NCAA Division III’s final qualifying date set for March 4, a lot can happen between now and then so keep it locked on USTFCCCA.org to see what changes in the rankings.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2017 Week #5 — February 21 — CORRECTED

next ranking: February 28
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 120.08 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 1
2 UW-La Crosse 112.88 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 5
3 Benedictine (Ill.) 95.45 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 3
4 MIT 91.27 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (27th) 2
5 UW-Whitewater 88.78 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 4
6 Middlebury 82.92 NESCAC Martin Beatty (29th) 9
7 UW-Platteville 78.36 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 12
8 UW-Stevens Point 77.48 WIAC Rick Witt (38th) 6
9 UW-Oshkosh 75.76 WIAC Mary Theisen (1st) 7
10 SUNY Cortland 70.41 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 10
11 Christopher Newport 65.19 CAC Tyler Wingard (11th) 14
12 Rowan 62.29 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 13
13 Mount Union 62.19 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 11
14 Tufts 61.42 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 8
15 Williams 50.58 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 15
16 Johns Hopkins 49.84 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (18th) 16
17 Aurora 49.77 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 18
18 UW-Eau Claire 44.73 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 17
19 St. Olaf 44.10 MIAC Phil Lundin (9th) 42
20 UW-River Falls 40.88 WIAC Danielle Douglas (2nd) 20
21 Bates 40.17 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (22nd) 21
22 SUNY Geneseo 39.57 SUNYAC Chris Popovici (3rd) 19
23 Augustana (Ill.) 37.39 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 25
24 Bethel (Minn.) 36.20 MIAC Andrew Rock (5th) 30
25 Dubuque 34.94 IIAC Chad Gunnelson (5th) 22
dropped out: No. 23 TCNJ, No. 24 Ohio Northern
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 537.82 7
2 NESCAC 252.58 4
3 CCIW 188.87 2
4 MIAC 182.67 2
5 NJAC 150.69 1
6 SUNYAC 147.61 2
7 NACC 145.39 2
8 OAC 137.11 1
9 IIAC 135.20 1
10 NEWMAC 121.45 1

 

Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 322.75 1
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 337.53 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 413.78 1
Mideast Johns Hopkins 286.03 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 384.89 1
New England Tufts 331.75 2
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 713.47 1
West George Fox 471.00 1
View All Regional Rankings

 

Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters UW-La Crosse 6.93 27.70
200 Meters UW-La Crosse 22.20 1:28.80
400 Meters Mount Union 49.93 3:19.72
800 Meters UW-Oshkosh 1:54.49 7:37.96
Mile St. Olaf 4:12.35 16:49.40
3000 Meters RPI 8:25.69 33:42.78
5000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 14:39.80 58:39.18
60 Meter Hurdles Rowan 8.34 33.34
High Jump Rowan 2.01m 6-7¼ 8.05m 26-5
Pole Vault North Central (Ill.) 4.91m 16-1 19.62m 64-4½
Long Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 7.28m 23-10½ 29.11m 95-6¼
Triple Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 14.38m 47-2¼ 57.52m 188-8
Shot Put Hamline 16.18m 53-1¼ 64.73m 212-4
Weight Throw UW-La Crosse 17.64m 57-10½ 70.56m 231-6
Heptathlon SUNY Cortland 4,688 18,751

 

NCAA Division I
's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

Preseason - November 24th

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USTFCCCA 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
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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