Week 4 Rankings Show It’s Up For Grabs In NCAA DIII Women’s ITF

Week 4 Rankings Show It’s Up For Grabs In NCAA DIII Women’s ITF

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NEW ORLEANS — The Week 4 NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings look as if someone tossed those from Week 3 in a blender and hit mix a bunch of times.

With less than one month until the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois, down is up and up is down in the rankings.

This we know for sure: MIT is still the top-ranked team in the nation for the fourth consecutive week. This is the 11th time in program history that the Engineers have loomed over the NCAA DIII ranks.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Adams State
MIT Ithaca Washington (Mo.) Williams Ohio Northern
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Behind MIT is another story, as the other 24 teams in the Week 3 rankings swapped spots and some even fell out of the top-25, while others joined.

Ithaca is the new No. 2 team as it jumped from No. 5 to No. 2, a program-best mark. The Bombers are led by record-setting pole vaulter Katherine Pitman and distance standout Taryn Cordani (2nd, 5000; 3rd, 3000). Don’t forget about senior thrower Brandy Smith either (3rd, shot put; 6th, weight throw).

Both Washington (Mo.) and Williams moved down one spot to accommodate Ithaca’s rise. The Bears and Ephs lost 12.28 points and 13.88 points, respectively.

Ohio Northern shattered its previous high-water mark as it surged from 15th to 5th. The Polar Bears had never been ranked higher than 15th in the NCAA DIII rankings, but here they are now in the top-5. ONU is paced by mid-distance star Emily Richards (1st in the 800 and mile) as well as Madison Reed (3rd, pole vault).

We should note that this is the first week where marks from past seasons were removed (except for those athletes in the combined events) and only data from the 2016-17 season is combed through.

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REGIONAL PDFs
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Let’s keep going deeper into the top-10, because that’s where we’ll find No. 6 George Fox, No. 7 Bates (up 17 spots), No. 8 SUNY Geneseo (up 15 spots), No. 9 John Hopkins (down 2 spots) and No. 10 UW-Whitewater (up 24 spots). Only Johns Hopkins and UW-Whitewater did not set program highs for their ranking.

Further down the rankings we come across UW-Stevens Point and Oberlin. The Pointers jumped 48 spots from Week 3 to Week 4, coming in at 14th, their best showing since they were 10th in Week 4 of 2010. The Yeowomen are slowly working their way closer to the top-12, where they were in Week 1 of this season.

New additions to the top-25 included Aurora (No. 33 to No. 21), Loras (No. 26 to No. 23), Carthage (No. 32 to No. 24) and Wartburg (No. 47 to No. 25).

We should see a bit more movement in the rankings as teams ramp up their qualifying efforts for NCAAs, which will be held from March 10-11 in The Prairie State.

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Women’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 MIT 125.98 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (10th) 1
2 Ithaca 110.57 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (14th) 5
3 Washington (Mo.) 109.47 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 2
4 Williams 105.75 NESCAC Nate Hoey (4th) 3
5 Ohio Northern 93.12 OAC Jason Maus (11th) 15
6 George Fox 79.28 Northwest Conference John Smith (11th) 8
7 Bates 75.98 NESCAC Jay Hartshorn (12th) 24
8 SUNY Geneseo 70.78 SUNYAC Chris Popovici (3rd) 23
9 Johns Hopkins 68.23 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (18th) 7
10 UW-Whitewater 66.80 WIAC Mike Johnson (6th) 34
11 UW-Oshkosh 64.40 WIAC Mary Theisen (1st) 20
12 Illinois Wesleyan 60.54 CCIW Chris Schumacher (20th) 11
13 UW-Eau Claire 53.85 WIAC Chip Schneider (11th) 4
14 UW-Stevens Point 52.29 WIAC Brett Witt (3rd) 62
15 Oberlin 51.28 NCAC Ray Appenheimer (11th) 29
16 St. Norbert 48.55 Midwest Conference Don Augustine (10th) 18
17 Misericordia 48.06 Middle Atlantic Chris Wadas (11th) 19
18 UW-Platteville 46.32 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 12
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 45.93 IIAC Ted Bulling (30th) 6
20 UW-La Crosse 45.22 WIAC Katie Wagner (1st) 21
21 Aurora 44.18 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 33
22 Bridgewater (Va.) 43.86 ODAC Brian Flynn (2nd) 25
23 Loras 43.42 IIAC Matt Jones (4th) 26
24 Carthage 42.40 CCIW Stephanie Domin (16th) 32
25 Wartburg 39.97 IIAC Marcus Newsom (19th) 47
dropped out: No. 9 SUNY Oneonta, No. 10 Chicago, No. 13 Westminster (Pa.), No. 14 RPI, No. 16 UW-Stout, No. 17 Wesley, No. 22 St. Lawrence
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 362.90 6
2 NESCAC 312.61 2
3 UAA 209.98 1
4 IIAC 190.94 3
5 OAC 165.13 1
6 NEWMAC 156.23 1
7 SUNYAC 125.93 1
8 CCIW 117.27 2
9 Empire 8 116.25 1
10 Northwest Conference 115.11 1

 

Women’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Ithaca 403.00 1
Central Wartburg 343.47 2
Great Lakes Mount Union 307.65 1
Mideast Johns Hopkins 382.91 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 313.80 3
New England MIT 451.85 1
South/Southeast Emory 464.17 1
West George Fox 565.22 1
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Mount Union 7.93 31.72
200 Meters UW-Eau Claire 26.09 1:44.35
400 Meters Nebraska Wesleyan 58.23 3:52.91
800 Meters UW-La Crosse 2:18.30 9:13.20
Mile MIT 5:00.97 20:03.89
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.) 9.26 37.02
High Jump Williams 1.71m 5-7 6.82m 22-4½
Pole Vault UW-La Crosse 3.54m 11-7¼ 14.14m 46-4¾
Long Jump UW-Stevens Point 5.42m 17-9½ 21.69m 71-2
Triple Jump Williams 11.40m 37-5 45.60m 149-7
Shot Put Oberlin 13.57m 44-6¼ 54.28m 178-1
Weight Throw Carthage 16.46m 54-0 65.83m 215-11
Pentathlon Ithaca 2,781 11,125