Jumbled-Up Top-25 In NCAA DIII Women’s ITF Rankings
NOTE: Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for rankings. Please check your membership status HERE.
NEW ORLEANS — There was a bunch of movement in the NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings for the second consecutive week.
In the most recent rankings, which were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), only three teams remained in place from Week 4 to Week 5 – and one of them was top-ranked MIT. Otherwise, the top-25 is unrecognizable – but we’re here to help you make sense of it all.
NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women
The Engineers lost a bit of ground on the rest of the top-5. MIT fell 1.38 points to 124.60 and own a 7.02-point advantage on new-No. 2 Washington (Mo.). The Bears moved up thanks to the effort of its DMR team this past weekend — which is now ranked No. 1 in the nation at 11:48.89 — and Daisy Ogede (No. 4 at 60 meters).
Williams moseyed up one spot as well from No. 4 to No. 3, which meant Ithaca had to tumble two spots to make way for the Ephs and Washington (Mo.).
The newest addition to the top-5 — and a team that hits its best ranking since Week 3 of 2015 — is UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks were buoyed by the performance of their 4×400 relay, which is now ranked 1st in the nation (3:50.93). That gives UW-Whitewater six entities ranked in the top-10 of the NCAA DIII Descending Order List.
UW-Oshkosh is back in the top-10 for the first time since Week 3 of 2016. The Titans are ranked 8th and the biggest reason why was Kristen Linzmeier’s effort in the 800, which left her 4th in the nation (2:14.03).
Further down we find Otterbein at No. 12. The Cardinals moved up 14 spots to an all-time best mark after a great weekend. Otterbein saw Claire Lamb run the 2nd fastest time over 3000 meters this season in NCAA DIII (9:46.76) and coupled with two top-10 pole vaulters (Harmony Kolling and Jenna D’Errico), things are looking up.
UW-Platteville and Bridgewater (Va.) jumped 5 (No. 18 to No. 13) and 8 spots (No. 22 to No. 14), respectively. The former is led by top-5 pentathlete Amber Williams, while the latter is guided by the reigning NCAA DIII National Athlete of the Week Amber Celen (No. 1 60, No. 1 200).
Watch out for Greenville as well. After Chelsea Gilles moved up to No. 1 in the 400 and No. 5 in the 200, the Panthers jumped 35 spots to No. 25, its best rankings since Week 7 of 2012 (23rd).
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
Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #5 — February 21
|next ranking: February 28|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||MIT||124.60||NEWMAC||Halston Taylor (10th)||1|
|2||Washington (Mo.)||117.58||UAA||Jeff Stiles (16th)||3|
|3||Williams||107.29||NESCAC||Nate Hoey (4th)||4|
|4||Ithaca||100.90||Empire 8||Jennifer Potter (14th)||2|
|5||UW-Whitewater||90.05||WIAC||Mike Johnson (6th)||10|
|6||Ohio Northern||87.92||OAC||Jason Maus (11th)||5|
|7||SUNY Geneseo||80.30||SUNYAC||Chris Popovici (3rd)||8|
|8||UW-Oshkosh||76.70||WIAC||Mary Theisen (1st)||11|
|9||Bates||72.40||NESCAC||Jay Hartshorn (12th)||7|
|10||Johns Hopkins||65.53||Centennial||Bobby Van Allen (18th)||9|
|11||George Fox||64.80||Northwest||John Smith (11th)||6|
|12||Otterbein||61.99||OAC||Dara Ford (3rd)||26|
|13||UW-Platteville||57.17||WIAC||Chris Rotzenberg (5th)||18|
|14||Bridgewater (Va.)||49.96||ODAC||Brian Flynn (2nd)||22|
|15||Illinois Wesleyan||49.03||CCIW||Chris Schumacher (20th)||12|
|16||UW-Eau Claire||47.69||WIAC||Chip Schneider (11th)||13|
|17||Misericordia||44.90||Middle Atlantic||Chris Wadas (11th)||17|
|18||Aurora||44.62||NACC||Brandon Sturman (1st)||21|
|19||Loras||44.32||IIAC||Matt Jones (4th)||23|
|20||Nebraska Wesleyan||42.96||IIAC||Ted Bulling (30th)||19|
|21||UW-Stevens Point||42.41||WIAC||Brett Witt (3rd)||14|
|22||St. Norbert||41.97||Midwest||Don Augustine (10th)||16|
|23||Oberlin||40.02||NCAC||Ray Appenheimer (11th)||15|
|24||Carthage||38.49||CCIW||Stephanie Domin (16th)||24|
|25||Greenville||36.21||SLIAC||Brian Patton (23rd)||60|
|dropped out: No. 20 UW-La Crosse, No. 25 Wartburg|
|View All Teams Beyond the Top 25|
|Women’s Conference Index Top 10|
|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Ranking Leaders|
|Great Lakes||Mount Union||295.27||1|
|View All Regional Rankings|
|Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)|
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|60 Meters||Mount Union||7.91||31.63|
|200 Meters||UW-Eau Claire||25.91||1:43.65|
|400 Meters||Nebraska Wesleyan||58.14||3:52.56|
|800 Meters||UW-La Crosse||2:18.30||9:13.20|
|3000 Meters||Johns Hopkins||9:59.25||39:57.00|
|5000 Meters||Johns Hopkins||17:25.22||1:9:40.88|
|60 Meter Hurdles||Washington (Mo.)||9.16||36.63|
|Long Jump||SUNY Geneseo||5.55m||18-2½||22.20m||72-10|