NCAA DIII Perennial Powers Headline Pre-Championship Men’s ITF Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — Using logic, the men’s team with the most entries to the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships should be the top-ranked team in the Pre-Championship Edition of the National Team Computer Rankings since the Week 7 rankings only take into account those athletes who gained entry into the upcoming NCAA meet.

We’re just making sure, because the computers seem to agree.

In the most recent rankings, released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), UW-La Crosse is projected to win its 18th indoor team title this weekend in Naperville, Illinois. The Eagles tallied 136.42 points in this week’s rankings and have 14 entries to the NCAA meet.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

UW-La Crosse

2

UW-Whitewater

3

Benedictine (Ill.)

4

SUNY Cortland

5

UW-Stevens Point

UW-La Crosse UW-Whitewater Benedictine (Ill.) SUNY Cortland UW-Stevens Point

UW-La Crosse has a clear advantage as it has entries in every discipline but distance and the combined events. The Eagles have a whopping six entries in the sprints/hurdles, three more in the throws, two each in mid-distance and relays and one in the jumps.

Conference foe UW-Whitewater sits 2nd to UW-La Crosse in the rankings and is the only other team to eclipse the 100-point plateau (124.38). The Warhawks punched 9 tickets to the NCAA meet and are one of two teams to do so (No. 6 North Central (Ill.) – and host of the meet – is the other).

Coming in 3rd in the Pre-Championship Rankings is Benedictine (Ill.). The Eagles jumped four spots from Week 6 to Week 7 and have 8 entries into the NCAA meet to thank for that, three of which are ranked in the top-4 nationally.

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SUNY Cortland tied Benedictine (Ill.) with 8 entries and comes in 4th in these rankings. The Red Dragons are stacked in the field and combined events as they’ll have three in each, including two of the top-ranked heptathletes in the field this season.

Rounding out the top-5 of the Pre-Championship Rankings is UW-Stevens Point. The Pointers jumped four spots from Week 6 to Week 7 and have the 2nd most entries to the NCAA meet (10). The majority of UW-Stevens Point’s entries belong in the jumps (5), where they’ll be led by Jerry Williams (1st long jump; 4th triple jump).

The aforementioned host Cardinals must rely on their distance laurels to make noise at NCAAs. North Central (Ill.) has four entries into distance events, which make up nearly half of its entries. The Cardinals also have three in the jumps and two in relays.

Two-time defending national champion UW-Eau Claire sits 7th after vaulting three spots from Week 6 to Week 7. The Blugolds own six entries to NCAAs with four coming by way of their distance runners.

Three teams jumped 9 or more spots from Week 6 to Week 7 – Dubuque (No. 24 to No. 9), St. Olaf (No. 20 to No. 10) and SUNY Geneseo (No. 25 to No. 16). This is the best ranking in program history for the Spartans, the best Week 7 ranking for the Oles in program history and a season-high billing for the Knights.

Be sure to check back throughout the week for more information and previews on the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held from March 10-11 in Naperville, Illinois.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2017 Week #7 — March 6

next ranking: none, NCAA Championships (March 10-11)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 136.42 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 1
2 UW-Whitewater 124.38 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 2
3 Benedictine (Ill.) 94.95 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 7
4 SUNY Cortland 93.86 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 5
5 UW-Stevens Point 88.54 WIAC Rick Witt (38th) 9
6 North Central (Ill.) 87.40 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 3
7 UW-Eau Claire 76.06 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 10
8 UW-Oshkosh 72.10 WIAC Mary Theisen (1st) 6
9 Dubuque 66.35 IIAC Chad Gunnelson (5th) 24
10 St. Olaf 64.68 MIAC Phil Lundin (9th) 20
11 Tufts 62.67 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 12
12 MIT 58.26 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (27th) 4
13 Rowan 56.09 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 15
14 Aurora 55.02 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 13
15 Mount Union 53.46 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 14
16 SUNY Geneseo 53.38 SUNYAC Chris Popovici (3rd) 25
17 Williams 49.63 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 19
18 Augustana (Ill.) 48.89 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 16
19 Johns Hopkins 44.26 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (18th) 18
20 Middlebury 43.38 NESCAC Martin Beatty (29th) 11
21 RPI 42.39 Liberty League Colin Tory (17th) 21
22 UW-Platteville 37.39 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 8
23 Washington (Mo.) 34.09 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 23
24 Stockton 33.14 NJAC Jayson Resch (5th) 27
25 UW-River Falls 33.02 WIAC Danielle Douglas (2nd) 26
dropped out: No. 17 Christopher Newport, No. 22 Bates
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 567.91 7
2 NESCAC 203.69 3
3 SUNYAC 192.73 2
4 IIAC 188.16 1
5 MIAC 175.53 1
6 CCIW 165.61 2
7 NACC 149.97 2
8 NJAC 116.29 2
9 Middle Atlantic 104.41
10 OAC 103.22 1

 

Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 309.48 2
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 330.62 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 375.27 1
Mideast Johns Hopkins 244.39 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 391.30 1
New England Tufts 332.37 1
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 630.36 1
West George Fox 566.73 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 6.91 27.64
200 Meters UW-La Crosse 22.20 1:28.80
400 Meters UW-La Crosse 49.54 3:18.17
800 Meters UW-Oshkosh 1:53.78 7:35.10
Mile St. Olaf 4:11.93 16:47.72
3000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 8:24.63 33:38.52
5000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 14:38.92 58:35.70
60 Meter Hurdles Rowan 8.31 33.23
High Jump UW-Whitewater 2.02m 6-7½ 8.07m 26-5¾
Pole Vault North Central (Ill.) 4.91m 16-1 19.62m 64-4½
Long Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 7.30m 23-11¼ 29.18m 95-9
Triple Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 14.48m 47-6 57.90m 189-11
Shot Put Hamline 16.30m 53-5¾ 65.20m 213-11
Weight Throw UW-La Crosse 17.86m 58-7¼ 71.44m 234-4
Heptathlon SUNY Cortland 4,866 19,462
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USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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