Final NJCAA ITF Rankings Shed Light On Championship Hunt

Final NJCAA ITF Rankings Shed Light On Championship Hunt

NEW ORLEANS — With just days to go until the 2017 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, not much has changed in the National Team Computer Rankings.

In the Pre-Championship Edition of the rankings, which were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the Iowa Central men and the New Mexico JC women are the favorites to walk away with the team titles come March 4 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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The Tritons have been the top-ranked team in the men’s rankings all season long, while the Thunderbirds unseated Iowa Central’s women a few weeks ago.

Iowa Central has a strong chance to win another national title because of its depth. The Tritons have six top-ranked entries in the nation and 14 in the top-3. If you want to look at it from a top-10 perspective, Iowa Central’s number balloons to 28.

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There shouldn’t be much of a question as to which teams follow the Tritons in the rankings as they all have the next largest numbers of top-10 entries. Second-ranked South Plains (Texas) comes in with 18 and is followed by Cloud County (Kan.)’s 16. Butler (Kan.) and Barton (Kan.) are tied with 14, while Coffeyville (Kan.) and Paradise Valley (Ariz.) are the only other teams with double-digit top-10 entries.

Looking at the women’s rankings, top-ranked New Mexico JC is one of three teams with more than 20 top-10 entries. The Thunderbirds actually don’t have the most, though – that belongs to the third-ranked Iowa Central women (23). New Mexico JC does have the most top-3 entries at 11, which easily dwarfs the next largest total (6). South Plains (Texas) is the other team with more than 20 top-10 entries (22).

Further down the Pre-Championship Edition, you’ll find No. 4 Barton (Kan.) CC, No. 5 Iowa Western CC, No. 6 Western Texas, No. 7 Monroe (N.Y.), No. 8 Vincennes (Ind.), No. 9 Central Arizona and No. 10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC.

Which of these teams will walk away with the national titles come March 4? We’ll find out soon enough as the 2017 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships get underway inside the Robert W. Plaster Center this weekend.

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

2017 Week #6 — February 28 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NJCAA Championships, March 3-4
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Iowa Central CC 486.93 Midwest Denny Myers (8th) 1
2 South Plains (Texas) 292.69 West Erik Vance (1st) 2
3 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 242.22 Central Harry Kitchener (40th) 3
4 Butler (Kan.) CC 229.12 Central Ryan Turner (3rd) 4
5 Barton (Kan.) CC 218.87 Central David Schenek (8th) 5
6 Hinds (Miss.) CC 155.69 Central Reginald Dillon (16th) 6
7 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 131.69 Central Craig Perry (10th) 7
8 Western Texas 122.67 West James Williams (5th) 8
9 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 121.06 West Dave Barney (21st) 10
10 Central Arizona 119.86 West Tony Dougherty (17th) 9
11 Iowa Western CC 92.87 Midwest Emmett Statzer (10th) 11
12 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 84.36 West Steve Jacobs (29th) 16
13 Vincennes (Ind.) 84.06 Midwest Chris Gafner (12th) 12
14 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 76.31 Central Mark Phillips (13th) 13
15 Monroe (N.Y.) 72.85 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (3rd) 15
16 Allen (Kan.) CC 70.33 Central Vince DeGrado (6th) 14
17 Meridian (Miss.) CC 65.90 Central Chip Gayden (4th) 17
18 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 64.67 West Lauren Martin (1st) 18
19 Garden City (Kan.) CC 55.70 Central Douglas Marshall (3rd) 19
20 Louisburg (N.C.) 51.35 Atlantic Jay Koloseus (2nd) 20
21 Pima (Ariz.) CC 49.58 West Greg Wenneborg (12th) 21
22 North Iowa Area CC 36.29 Midwest Curtis Vais (12th) 22
23 Essex County (N.J.) 34.12 Atlantic 23
24 DuPage (Ill.) 28.51 Midwest Matt Wilhite (8th) 24
25 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 25.52 Central Pat Becher (32nd) 25
dropped out: (none)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe (N.Y.) 625.25 1
Central Cloud County (Kan.) CC 493.72 1
Midwest Iowa Central CC 948.28 1
West South Plains (Texas) 751.63 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Barton (Kan.) CC 6.72 26.89
200 Meters Hinds (Miss.) CC 21.36 1:25.44
400 Meters Hinds (Miss.) CC 47.91 3:11.65
600 Meters South Plains (Texas) 1:20.69 5:22.77
800 Meters Meridian (Miss.) CC 1:56.24 7:44.97
1000 Meters Iowa Central CC 2:31.90 10:07.58
Mile Iowa Central CC 4:18.17 17:12.66
3000 Meters Iowa Central CC 8:35.08 34:20.30
5000 Meters Iowa Central CC 14:58.56 59:54.25
60 Meter Hurdles South Plains (Texas) 8.08 32.31
High Jump South Plains (Texas) 2.02m 6-7½ 8.07m 26-5¾
Pole Vault Mesa (Ariz.) CC 4.56m 14-11½ 18.25m 59-10½
Long Jump South Plains (Texas) 7.53m 24-8¼ 30.10m 98-9
Triple Jump South Plains (Texas) 14.77m 48-5¾ 59.09m 193-10
Shot Put Iowa Central CC 15.96m 52-4½ 63.84m 209-5
Weight Throw Iowa Central CC 17.04m 55-10¾ 68.14m 223-6
Heptathlon Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 4,398 17,592

 

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

2017 Week #6 — February 28 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NJCAA Championships, March 3-4
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 New Mexico JC 340.33 West Keith Blackwill (12th) 1
2 South Plains (Texas) 304.44 West Erik Vance (1st) 2
3 Iowa Central CC 294.16 Midwest Denny Myers (8th) 3
4 Barton (Kan.) CC 251.35 Central David Schenek (8th) 4
5 Iowa Western CC 164.60 Midwest Emmett Statzer (10th) 5
6 Western Texas 149.43 West James Williams (5th) 6
7 Monroe (N.Y.) 143.15 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (3rd) 7
8 Vincennes (Ind.) 140.22 Midwest Chris Gafner (12th) 8
9 Central Arizona 129.88 West Tony Dougherty (17th) 9
10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 113.91 West Steve Jacobs (29th) 10
11 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 98.45 Central Craig Perry (10th) 11
12 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 98.41 West Brian Batliner (3rd) 12
13 Butler (Kan.) CC 91.99 Central Ryan Turner (3rd) 15
14 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 84.18 Central Ted Schmitz (36th) 13
15 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 81.88 Central Mark Phillips (13th) 14
16 Highland (Kan.) CC 64.69 Central Tom Bond (9th) 16
17 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 61.03 Central Pat Becher (32nd) 17
18 Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC 58.79 Midwest Don Cox (25th) 18
19 Essex County (N.J.) 58.38 Atlantic 22
20 Allen (Kan.) CC 53.70 Central Vince DeGrado (6th) 19
21 Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC 45.89 Atlantic Dave Loobie (17th) 20
22 Dodge City (Kan.) CC 44.50 Central Cole Ballard (9th) 21
23 Meridian (Miss.) CC 29.57 Central Chip Gayden (4th) 23
24 Colby (Kan.) CC 26.91 Central Cameron Rieth (2nd) 24
25 Johnson County (Kan.) CC 21.68 Central Mike Bloemker (9th) 25
dropped out: (none)
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Women’s Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe (N.Y.) 606.23 1
Central Barton (Kan.) CC 548.04 1
Midwest Iowa Central CC 797.60 1
West New Mexico JC 661.74 1
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters New Mexico JC 7.50 29.99
200 Meters New Mexico JC 24.59 1:38.36
400 Meters Barton (Kan.) CC 56.13 3:44.51
600 Meters South Plains (Texas) 1:35.79 6:23.16
800 Meters Iowa Central CC 2:21.47 9:25.90
1000 Meters Butler (Kan.) CC 3:12.16 12:48.62
Mile Iowa Central CC 5:16.18 21:04.70
3000 Meters New Mexico JC 10:36.69 42:26.78
5000 Meters Allen (Kan.) CC 18:46.85 1:15:07.41
60 Meter Hurdles Barton (Kan.) CC 8.74 34.96
High Jump Iowa Western CC 1.61m 5-3½ 6.45m 21-2
Pole Vault Mesa (Ariz.) CC 3.46m 11-4¼ 13.85m 45-5¼
Long Jump Iowa Western CC 5.48m 18-0 21.93m 71-11½
Triple Jump New Mexico JC 12.48m 40-11¼ 49.91m 163-9
Shot Put Iowa Central CC 13.02m 42-8½ 52.07m 170-10
Weight Throw Cloud County (Kan.) CC 14.83m 48-7¾ 59.30m 194-6
Pentathlon Iowa Western CC 2,766 11,063
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Week 1Mon 9/11
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Tue 9/12
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Tue 9/19
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Week 3Mon 9/25
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Tue 9/26
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Week 4Mon 10/2
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Tue 10/3
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Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
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Tue 10/17
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Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
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Tue 10/31
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Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
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Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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