2017 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 1

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NEW ORLEANS – For the second time this season and the 29th time in program history, UW-La Crosse is the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings.

The most recent rankings were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and the Eagles were one of four teams in the top-5 during the preseason that returned to the same spot in Week 1.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men


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UW-La Crosse North Central (Ill.) Rowan Aurora Occidental

UW-La Crosse dropped 12.63 points from the preseason but still holds a healthy lead over North Central (Ill.), a team that moved up to No. 2 after being No. 3 in the preseason. The Eagles totaled 157.36 points to the Cardinals’ 123.77. UW-La Crosse and North Central (Ill.) shared the indoor team title, which kept the Cardinals’ hopes for a Triple Crown alive and well.

The story of the rankings this week is the rise of Aurora.

The 4th-ranked Spartans vaulted 15 spots between the preseason and Week 1, settling in right behind 3rd-ranked Rowan. Aurora surged 45.82 points during that span, large in part due to the efforts of junior thrower Ryan Njegovan. He unleashed several big throws this past weekend, including the top mark in NCAA DIII in the discus throw (57.63m/189-1) and the 5th best mark in the shot put (17.10m/56-1¼) according to the USTFCCCA Event Rankings.

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It should be mentioned that the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings are compiled by a mathematical formula based on the NCAA Division III Descending Order Lists and early in the season, marks from previous seasons are used which make up the USTFCCCA Event Rankings.

Another mover in this week’s rankings was Augustana (Ill.). The Vikings went from No. 16 to No. 13 and can thank Marckus Simmons for that. Simmons posted an NCAA DIII-leading mark of 60.98m (200-0) in the hammer throw.

Two other programs jumped multiple spots: Mount Union is now 18th after starting the outdoor season ranked 20th and Johns Hopkins is back in the top-25 after climbing three spots from No. 28 to No. 25.

Overall it was a pretty slow week in the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings but business is about to pick up as the weather gets warmer. It will all culminate at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships from May 25-27 in Geneva, Ohio.


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

2017 Week #1 — April 4

next ranking: April 11
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 157.36 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 1
2 North Central (Ill.) 123.77 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 3
3 Rowan 119.17 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 2
4 Aurora 99.08 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 19
5 Occidental 98.84 SCIAC Robert Bartlett (12th) 4
6 UW-Platteville 87.93 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 6
7 UW-Eau Claire 86.82 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 8
8 UW-Whitewater 85.41 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 5
9 UW-Stevens Point 84.61 WIAC Brett Witt (3rd) 7
10 Monmouth (Ill.) 78.99 Midwest Roger Haynes (34th) 10
11 MIT 78.82 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (27th) 11
12 SUNY Cortland 78.11 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 9
13 Augustana (Ill.) 72.09 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 16
14 Widener 64.53 Middle Atlantic Vince Touey (30th) 13
15 UW-Stout 62.58 WIAC Kyle Steiner (4th) 12
16 Wesley 58.42 CAC Stephen Kimes (5th) 15
17 Penn State Behrend 55.46 Colonial States Greg Cooper (10th) 17
18 Mount Union 54.50 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 20
19 UW-Oshkosh 51.66 WIAC Mary Theisen (1st) 18
20 Hamline 48.50 MIAC Paul Schmaedeke (26th) 14
21 Linfield 45.89 Northwest Travis Olson (7th) 21
22 Calvin 44.71 MIAA Bret Otte (8th) 23
23 St. John Fisher 43.99 Empire 8 Mike Henchen (5th) 24
24 Stockton 43.17 NJAC Jayson Resch (5th) 25
25 Johns Hopkins 40.82 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (18th) 28
dropped out: No. 22 Pomona-Pitzer
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 619.63 7
2 CCIW 246.68 2
3 SCIAC 217.10 1
4 NJAC 213.74 2
5 MIAC 172.06 1
6 SUNYAC 166.79 1
7 Northwest Conference 164.32 1
8 NESCAC 148.16
9 CAC 144.84 1
10 OAC 138.92 1


Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 879.97
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 439.40
Great Lakes Mount Union 530.57
Mideast Carnegie Mellon 403.51
Midwest Augustana (Ill.) 529.06
New England Williams 539.10
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 535.46
West George Fox 503.26
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Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

Preseason - May 27th



USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field

2017 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 3/21
Week 1Tue 4/4
Tue 4/4
Week 2Tue 4/11
Tue 4/11
Week 3Tue 4/18
Tue 4/18
Week 4Tue 4/25
Tue 4/25
Week 5Tue 5/2
Tue 5/2
Week 6Tue 5/9
Tue 5/9
Week 7Tue 5/16
Tue 5/16
Week 8Mon 5/22
Mon 5/22
FINAL ResultsSat 5/27

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
2017 | All-Time