New No. 1 Rises In NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Week 4 Rankings

New No. 1 Rises In NCAA DIII Men’s ITF Week 4 Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — The countdown is on until the start of the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois.

We’re less than four weeks away and if the latest National Team Computer Rankings are correct, host North Central (Ill.) should hold the team trophy high above its heads come the end of competition on March 11. That’s because the Cardinals are the No. 1 team in the nation according to the latest rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Adams State
North Central (Ill.) MIT Benedictine (Ill.) UW-Whitewater UW-La Crosse
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North Central (Ill.) jumped five spots from No. 6 and is No. 1 for the 19th time in program history — first since Week 4 of 2015, though. If the Cardinals do win the national title, it would put them that much closer to the Triple Crown.

So what propelled North Central (Ill.) ahead? Its distance runners and prized vaulter Luke Winder are a great start, but the 4×400 relay team provided the rocket fuel. The Cardinals’ quartet recently ran the 2nd fastest time in NCAA DIII this season (3:20.84).

MIT remained in 2nd position, but Benedictine (Ill.) moved up from No. 4 to No. 3. The Eagles have several athletes ranked in the top-5 nationally, including Matt Fleming and Roman Hill in the long jump as well as Luther Newburn in the triple jump. That ties a program record mark for Benedictine (Ill.) as it was No. 3 in Week 1.

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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

 

Former No. 1 UW-La Crosse fell to No. 5 after losing 63.72 points in the rankings. The Eagles were helped by past-season marks until the Week 4 billing, which is the first one where past-season marks are thrown out and currently Descending Order Lists are king.

There are three new teams to the top-10 — No. 7 UW-Oshkosh, No. 8 Tufts and No. 9 Middlebury — and none jumped more spots than the 9th-ranked Panthers.

A major reason why Middlebury went from No. 52 to No. 9 is because of its DMR team. The quartet got the baton around in 9:46.95, which set a new NCAA DIII record. Would you also believe that No. 9 is a ranking record for the Panthers?

Further down in the rankings, six teams jumped more than 10 spots.

SUNY Geneseo went from No. 29 to No. 19.

UW-River Falls went from No. 33 to No. 20.

Bates went from No. 35 to No. 21, its best billing in nearly two years.

Dubuque went from No. 34 to No. 22, its best mark since 2015.

TCNJ went from No. 60 to No. 23, its best mark since Week 7 of 2011.

Ohio Northern went from No. 36 to No. 24, its best rank in program history.

Check back throughout the season to see how much the National Team Computer Rankings change ahead of the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in mid-March.

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

2017 Week #4 — February 14

next ranking: February 21
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) 114.48 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 6
2 MIT 105.16 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (27th) 2
3 Benedictine (Ill.) 104.76 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 4
4 UW-Whitewater 96.18 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 3
5 UW-La Crosse 87.77 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 1
6 UW-Stevens Point 87.37 WIAC Rick Witt (38th) 9
7 UW-Oshkosh 83.35 WIAC Mary Theisen (1st) 12
8 Tufts 81.80 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 13
9 Middlebury 81.51 NESCAC Martin Beatty (29th) 51
10 SUNY Cortland 76.11 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 8
11 Mount Union 69.05 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 16
12 UW-Platteville 67.80 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 10
13 Rowan 64.02 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 17
14 Christopher Newport 59.42 CAC Tyler Wingard (11th) 23
15 Williams 56.63 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 14
16 Johns Hopkins 55.03 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (18th) 20
17 UW-Eau Claire 54.14 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 7
18 Aurora 49.20 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 25
19 SUNY Geneseo 48.10 SUNYAC Chris Popovici (3rd) 29
20 UW-River Falls 40.82 WIAC Danielle Douglas (2nd) 33
21 Bates 40.60 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (22nd) 35
22 Dubuque 38.03 IIAC Chad Gunnelson (5th) 34
23 TCNJ 36.09 NJAC Justin Lindsey (4th) 60
24 Ohio Northern 36.01 OAC Jason Maus (11th) 36
25 Augustana (Ill.) 35.07 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 15
dropped out: No. 5 Wesley, No. 11 Widener, No. 18 Washington (Mo.), No. 19 Ramapo, No. 21 Monmouth (Ill.), No. 22 Puget Sound, No. 24 Hamline
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 537.32 7
2 NESCAC 278.16 4
3 CCIW 176.80 2
4 SUNYAC 165.89 2
5 NJAC 164.53 2
6 NEWMAC 156.27 1
7 NACC 154.20 2
8 OAC 150.70 2
9 IIAC 150.25 1
10 MIAC 130.81

 

Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 289.71 1
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 362.37 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 432.97 1
Mideast Johns Hopkins 320.38 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 334.06 1
New England MIT 321.21 1
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 685.08 1
West George Fox 477.39 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 49.93 3:19.72
800 Meters UW-Oshkosh 1:55.19 7:40.76
Mile SUNY Geneseo 4:17.41 17:09.65
3000 Meters Williams 8:26.57 33:46.30
5000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 14:39.80 58:39.18
60 Meter Hurdles Mount Union 8.34 33.35
High Jump Rowan 2.00m 6-6¾ 8.01m 26-3¼
Pole Vault North Central (Ill.) 4.90m 16-¾ 19.58m 64-2¾
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 17.52m 57-5¾ 70.06m 229-10
Heptathlon SUNY Cortland 4,688 18,751
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USTFCCCA 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field
Rankings Calendar

Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 1/10
Dec. 1: First contest allowed
Week 1Mon 1/22
Mon 1/22
Week 2Mon 1/29
Mon 1/29
Week 3Mon 2/5
Mon 2/5
Week 4Mon 2/12
Mon 2/12
Feb. 15-17: Conference Championships
Week 5Mon 2/19
Mon 2/19
Feb. 23-25: Conference Championships
Week 6Mon 2/26
Mon 2/26
Week 7Mon 3/5
Mon 3/5
March 9-10: NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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2018 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2018 | All-Time

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