2017 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 6

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NEW ORLEANS – For the 5th time this season and the first time since Week 3, UW-La Crosse is the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings.

The Eagles took over the top spot from Rowan in the most recent rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

This is the first time this season that the top-5 has looked like this: UW-La Crosse is No. 1 followed by the Profs, UW-Whitewater, SUNY Cortland and North Central (Ill.).

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men


UW-La Crosse






SUNY Cortland


North Central (Ill.)

UW-La Crosse Rowan UW-Whitewater SUNY Cortland North Central (Ill.)

The Eagles jumped Rowan thanks to the efforts of Luke Rohloff and Ian Ewers this past weekend at the WIAC Outdoor Championships. Rohloff recorded the 4th fastest mark in NCAA DIII this season in the 110 hurdles (14.26), while Ewers notched a time of 9:09.82 in the 3000 steeplechase, which currently stands as the 6th fastest in NCAA DIII this season.

Not to be outdone, the Profs continue to put pressure on the Eagles – as is evident by their narrow deficit (1.78 points) – after Harrison Escoffery and Jeffrey Jon Tucker starred at the NJAC Outdoor Championships. Escoffery and Tucker both cleared 2.10m (6-10¾) in the high jump and sit in a tie for 3rd on the NCAA DIII Descending Order List.

SUNY Cortland crept deeper inside the top-5 after a strong performance at the SUNYAC Outdoor Championships. Storm Malone clocked a windy 14.24 (3.8w) in the 110 hurdles and is now 3rd on the NCAA DIII Descending Order List, joining teammates Jack Flood (1st, decathlon) and Connor Christopherson (3rd, decathlon) in that regard.

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Benedictine (Ill.) sits 6th and notched its best outdoor ranking in program history. It was Matt Fleming who propelled the Eagles after he recorded the 2nd fastest 200 during the NCAA DIII season so far (21.26).

Another program hitting a high-water mark this week is Tufts. The Jumbos come in ranked at No. 7, topping their previous best of 10th set which they reached twice – once in 2010 and once again this season in Week 4. Tufts already had Luke O’Connor ranked No. 1 in the steeplechase but it was Stefan Duvivier who moved up to 2nd in the high jump (2.11m/6-11).

That program history train keeps rolling for George Fox as it comes in ranked at No. 14 this week. The Bruins hit a previous high of 17th earlier this season but destroyed that this week after Jacoby Wolfe is now ranked in a tie for 3rd in the high jump (2.10m/6-10¾).

Two huge movers outside of the top-25 this week were Hamline and Stevenson. The former went from No. 55 to No. 26 and just missed the top-25, while the latter went from No. 85 to No. 27 after Devonte Williams recorded the 2nd best mark over 100 meters this season (10.43w).

Many of these athletes and teams will take part in the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships set to be held from May 25-27 in Geneva, Ohio. Be sure to check back next week as we bring you the penultimate rankings of the 2017 outdoor season.


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

2017 Week #6 — May 9

next ranking: May 16
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 164.01 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 2
2 Rowan 162.23 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 1
3 UW-Whitewater 115.83 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 3
4 SUNY Cortland 109.79 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 5
5 North Central (Ill.) 107.69 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 4
6 Benedictine (Ill.) 99.72 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 7
7 Tufts 92.41 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 11
8 UW-Eau Claire 86.09 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 15
9 Augustana (Ill.) 80.68 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 8
10 Aurora 74.06 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 10
11 UW-Stevens Point 70.94 WIAC Brett Witt (3rd) 6
12 Mount Union 60.40 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 9
13 Texas Lutheran 54.80 SCAC Darlene Holland (2nd) 13
14 George Fox 53.91 Northwest Conference John Smith (11th) 25
15 St. John Fisher 53.20 Empire 8 Mike Henchen (5th) 16
16 Pomona-Pitzer 50.36 SCIAC Tony Boston (9th) 14
17 Williams 47.89 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 18
18 Washington (Mo.) 47.07 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 22
19 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 45.26 SCIAC Glenn Stewart (3rd) 17
20 Occidental 44.65 SCIAC Robert Bartlett (12th) 12
21 Birmingham-Southern 44.51 SAA Kenneth Cox (8th) 20
22 St. Thomas (Minn.) 44.40 MIAC Steve Mathre (22nd) 26
23 UW-Platteville 42.78 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 19
24 RPI 40.09 Liberty League Colin Tory (17th) 23
25 Penn State Behrend 38.80 Colonial States Greg Cooper (10th) 21
dropped out: No. 24 Ohio Northern
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 575.59 5
2 CCIW 266.41 2
3 NESCAC 217.14 2
4 MIAC 208.95 1
5 NJAC 207.19 1
6 SUNYAC 178.98 1
7 NACC 174.74 2
8 SCIAC 171.25 3
9 OAC 147.76 1
10 IIAC 145.73


Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 590.40 1
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 407.03 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 490.69 1
Mideast Carnegie Mellon 300.80 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 455.81 1
New England Williams 413.57 1
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 633.82 1
West George Fox 448.99 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters UW-La Crosse 10.70 42.81
200 Meters Benedictine (Ill.) 21.58 1:26.33
400 Meters Bethel (Minn.) 48.52 3:14.08
800 Meters UW-La Crosse 1:52.97 7:31.88
1500 Meters St. Olaf 3:52.00 15:27.99
Steeplechase North Central (Ill.) 9:25.38 37:41.54
5000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 14:28.71 57:54.86
10,000 Meters UW-Eau Claire 30:20.90 2:1:23.61
110 Meter Hurdles SUNY Cortland 14.77 59.09
400 Meter Hurdles Rowan 54.52 3:38.09
High Jump UW-Whitewater 2.02m 6-7½ 8.09m 26-6½
Pole Vault North Central (Ill.) 5.00m 16-4½ 19.98m 65-6½
Long Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 7.35m 24-1½ 29.41m 96-6
Triple Jump Benedictine (Ill.) 14.62m 47-11½ 58.46m 191-9
Shot Put Hamline 15.97m 52-4¾ 63.88m 209-7
Discus UW-Whitewater 48.06m 157-8 192.23m 630-8
Hammer UW-Stevens Point 54.10m 177-5 216.38m 709-11
Javelin Ramapo 55.97m 183-7 223.87m 734-5
Decathlon SUNY Cortland 6,467 25,866