NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Rankings Take Shape In Week 3
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NEW ORLEANS — Where did the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season go?
Starting this weekend, select conferences will hold their championships and then in a little more than four weeks, the best of the best will converge on Naperville, Illinois for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Action should continue to heat up around the nation and that’s true if you take one peek at the latest Men’s National Team Rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men
|UW-La Crosse||MIT||UW-Whitewater||Benedictine (Ill.)||Wesley|
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The top-4 teams remained the same from Week 2 as top-ranked UW-La Crosse is trailed by 2nd-ranked MIT, 3rd-ranked UW-Whitewater and 4th-ranked Benedictine (Ill.). The Engineers gained ground on the Eagles after Dennis Maloney moved up to 4th in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings for the 5000.
Wesley jumped into the top-5 for the first time in program history. The Wolverines took the spot formerly occupied by UW-Eau Claire, which dropped down to 7th.
Further down, Tufts climbed from No. 16 to No. 13. That’s a season-high mark for the Jumbos and another three-spot leap would put them in the top-10 for the first time since Week 5 of 2016. Tufts can thank the efforts of Tim Nichols in the 5000 for the recent move. Nichols moved up to No. 1 in the Individual Rankings with his time of 14:19.45 this past weekend, which also established a school record.
The only other team that leapt multiple spots was Rowan. The Owls went from No. 19 to No. 17 and are trending in the correct direction after setting a program record in Week 1 when they were 15th.
There will be four more rankings culminating in the Week 7 “Pre-Championship Edition” on March 6. Then five days later, the team champion will be crowned.
Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #3 — February 7
|next ranking: February 14|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||UW-La Crosse||151.49||WIAC||Josh Buchholtz (9th)||1|
|2||MIT||127.68||NEWMAC||Halston Taylor (27th)||2|
|3||UW-Whitewater||91.60||WIAC||Mike Johnson (8th)||3|
|4||Benedictine (Ill.)||84.68||NACC||Kevin Paterson (3rd)||4|
|5||Wesley||79.06||CAC||Stephen Kimes (5th)||6|
|6||North Central (Ill.)||78.99||CCIW||Frank Gramarosso (7th)||7|
|7||UW-Eau Claire||77.47||WIAC||Chip Schneider (15th)||5|
|8||SUNY Cortland||77.47||SUNYAC||Steve Patrick (10th)||8|
|9||UW-Stevens Point||75.39||WIAC||Rick Witt (38th)||9|
|10||UW-Platteville||74.74||WIAC||Chris Rotzenberg (5th)||10|
|11||Widener||63.13||Middle Atlantic||Vince Touey (30th)||11|
|12||UW-Oshkosh||59.74||WIAC||Mary Theisen (1st)||12|
|13||Tufts||55.21||NESCAC||Joel Williams (2nd)||16|
|14||Williams||54.54||NESCAC||Ethan Barron (2nd)||13|
|15||Augustana (Ill.)||50.12||CCIW||Paul Olsen (48th)||15|
|16||Mount Union||50.07||OAC||Kevin Lucas (7th)||14|
|17||Rowan||45.14||NJAC||Dustin Dimit (3rd)||19|
|18||Washington (Mo.)||43.95||UAA||Jeff Stiles (16th)||18|
|19||Ramapo||43.89||NJAC||Justina Cassavell (2nd)||20|
|20||Johns Hopkins||42.90||Centennial||Bobby Van Allen (18th)||17|
|21||Monmouth (Ill.)||42.76||Midwest Conference||Roger Haynes (34th)||21|
|22||Puget Sound||38.33||Northwest Conference||Mike Orechia (20th)||23|
|23||Christopher Newport||38.29||CAC||Tyler Wingard (11th)||22|
|24||Hamline||34.42||MIAC||Paul Schmaedeke (26th)||25|
|25||Aurora||34.05||NACC||Brandon Sturman (1st)||24|
|dropped out: (none)|
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|Men’s Conference Index Top 10|
|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders|
|Central||St. Thomas (Minn.)||364.09||1|
|Great Lakes||Mount Union||454.16||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||6.94||27.74|
|200 Meters||UW-La Crosse||22.41||1:29.64|
|400 Meters||Mount Union||50.26||3:21.05|
|Mile||North Central (Ill.)||4:18.25||17:13.02|
|5000 Meters||North Central (Ill.)||14:39.79||58:39.18|
|60 Meter Hurdles||Rowan||8.40||33.59|
|Pole Vault||North Central (Ill.)||4.90m||16-¾||19.58m||64-2¾|
|Long Jump||Benedictine (Ill.)||7.23m||23-8½||28.90m||94-9¾|
|Triple Jump||Benedictine (Ill.)||14.33m||47-0||57.30m||188-0|
|Weight Throw||UW-La Crosse||17.33m||56-10¼||69.31m||227-4|