2017 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 8

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NEW ORLEANSRowan has found itself at the top – or near the top – of the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings throughout most of the 2017 season.

Well, there isn’t a better time for the Profs to be ranked No. 1 than right now.

Rowan is the top-ranked team in the Pre-Championship Rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Profs leapfrogged previous No. 1 UW-La Crosse and are ranked No. 1 for the 3rd time this season.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

Rowan

2

UW-La Crosse

3

SUNY Cortland

4

Tufts

5

UW-Whitewater

Rowan UW-La Crosse SUNY Cortland Tufts UW-Whitewater

What allowed Rowan to take over the top spot? Well, the Profs secured 15 entries to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Geneva, Ohio, and 12 of them are ranked among the top-10 nationally in their respective events. Rowan is going to hope for big performances from Anthony Salemo (No. 1, 400 hurdles) as well as Harrison Escoffery (No. 2, high jump) and Jeffrey Jon Tucker (No. 2, high jump; No. 4, long jump), among others, if it wishes to capture the team title.

UW-La Crosse won’t go quietly into the night, though. The Eagles have won the past two NCAA outdoor team titles and are looking to become the first team to win three in a row since they did so from 2002 to 2004. If UW-La Crosse accomplishes that feat, it would be outdoor title No. 15.

The Eagles have more of a chance than anyone to win the crown as they packed the entry lists. UW-La Crosse has an NCAA DIII-leading 18 entries to NCAAs, which span all disciplines. The most entries for the Eagles come in the guise of sprints and hurdles, where they’ll be hoping Ross Denman (2nd, 200; 2nd, 400) and Ernest Winters (3rd, 100) come through in a big way, just like they have their entire collegiate careers.

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NCAA Division III
Outdoor Track & Field Championships
May 25-27
Geneva, Ohio
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SUNY Cortland jumped two spots to No. 3 thanks to all eight of its NCAA entries being ranked in the top-10 nationally. The Red Dragons could get 18 points from Jack Flood (1st) and Connor Christopherson (2nd) in the decathlon as well as big points from Mitch Ryan (2nd, steeplechase) and Nick Vachon (2nd, high jump).

Seven of Tufts’ nine entries to NCAAs are in the top-10 and that’s a big reason why it climbed two spots from Week 7 to Week 8. The Jumbos are ranked No. 4 and athletes like Stefan Duvivier (1st, high jump) and Luke O’Connor (1st, steeplechase) can be thanked for that.

North Central (Ill.) is one of three teams with 11 entries to NCAAs (5th-ranked UW-Whitewater and 13th-ranked UW-Eau Claire are the others) and it needs a big showing from its distance squadron (6 entries) to capture the Triple Crown. The 7th-ranked Cardinals won the cross country crown and shared the indoor track & field title, so if they were to find a way to unseat six higher-ranked teams, they’d accomplish that feat.

Be sure to check back in later this week as we bring you an individual preview of the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are this weekend in Geneva, Ohio.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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

2017 Week #8 — MONDAY, May 22 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NCAA Championships (May 25-27)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Rowan 179.03 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 2
2 UW-La Crosse 143.22 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 1
3 SUNY Cortland 133.72 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 5
4 Tufts 111.26 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 6
5 UW-Whitewater 105.12 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 3
6 Benedictine (Ill.) 95.06 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 4
7 North Central (Ill.) 92.46 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 7
8 UW-Stevens Point 86.32 WIAC Brett Witt (3rd) 12
9 Mount Union 80.82 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 8
10 Augustana (Ill.) 79.34 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 11
11 Aurora 74.84 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 9
12 UW-Platteville 66.99 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 14
13 UW-Eau Claire 61.87 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 10
14 Washington (Mo.) 55.04 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 15
15 George Fox 54.03 Northwest Conference John Smith (11th) 16
16 Texas Lutheran 53.55 SCAC Darlene Holland (2nd) 13
17 St. John Fisher 53.43 Empire 8 Mike Henchen (5th) 17
18 Bates 39.54 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (22nd) 45
19 Simpson (Iowa) 39.51 IIAC Dave Cleveland (12th) 43
20 Nebraska Wesleyan 37.65 IIAC Ted Bulling (32nd) 23
21 Penn State Behrend 37.40 Colonial States Greg Cooper (10th) 24
22 Hamline 36.82 MIAC Paul Schmaedeke (26th) 27
23 Occidental 36.52 SCIAC Robert Bartlett (12th) 20
24 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 36.14 SCIAC Glenn Stewart (3rd) 26
25 UW-River Falls 34.83 WIAC Danielle Douglas (2nd) 28
dropped out: No. 18 Dubuque, No. 19 Williams, No. 21 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 22 Ohio Northern, No. 25 Birmingham-Southern
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 527.66 6
2 NJAC 255.15 1
3 NESCAC 249.09 2
4 CCIW 233.89 2
5 SUNYAC 203.81 1
6 MIAC 189.62 1
7 NACC 171.40 2
8 IIAC 162.78 2
9 OAC 158.90 1
10 SCIAC 138.51 2

 

Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 554.49 1
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 393.90 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 488.29 1
Mideast Carnegie Mellon 271.79 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 457.99 1
New England Williams 391.39 1
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 658.46 1
West George Fox 450.22 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 10.66 42.65
200 Meters Benedictine (Ill.) 21.58 1:26.33
400 Meters Bethel (Minn.) 48.27 3:13.09
800 Meters Middlebury 1:52.75 7:31.00
1500 Meters St. Olaf 3:51.42 15:25.68
Steeplechase North Central (Ill.) 9:17.20 37:08.81
5000 Meters North Central (Ill.) 14:27.62 57:50.49
10,000 Meters UW-Eau Claire 30:20.90 2:1:23.61
110 Meter Hurdles Rowan 14.74 58.94
400 Meter Hurdles Rowan 54.12 3:36.46
High Jump UW-Whitewater 2.02m 6-7½ 8.09m 26-6½
Pole Vault North Central (Ill.) 5.06m 16-7¼ 20.24m 66-4¾
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 16.35m 53-7¾ 65.39m 214-6
Discus Dubuque 49.10m 161-1 196.41m 644-4
Hammer UW-Stevens Point 54.93m 180-2 219.73m 720-10
Javelin Ramapo 56.55m 185-6 226.18m 742-0
Decathlon SUNY Cortland 6,467 25,866
NCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

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USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 3/21
Week 1Tue 4/4
Week 2Tue 4/11
Week 3Tue 4/18
Week 4Tue 4/25
Week 5Tue 5/2
Week 6Tue 5/9
Week 7Tue 5/16
Week 8Mon 5/22
FINAL ResultsSat 5/27

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