2017 NCAA DIII Outdoor Men’s Team Rankings – Week 7

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NEW ORLEANS – By the looks of it, we should see a two-horse race for the men’s team title at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 9 days.

That’s because UW-La Crosse and Rowan are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the most recent National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and they’re well-ahead of the rest of the pack.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

UW-La Crosse

2

Rowan

3

UW-Whitewater

4

Benedictine (Ill.)

5

SUNY Cortland

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

Both the Eagles and Profs lost ground on the rest of the top-25, but they’re more than 32 points clear of 3rd-ranked UW-Whitewater. UW-La Crosse currently sits at 144.16 points, while Rowan idles behind the 2017 co-indoor champion with 141.68 points in its pocket.

Benedictine (Ill.) pressed up two spots to No. 4 in the Week 7 rankings following a strong effort by its 4×100 team this past weekend. The Eagles saw the quartet get the baton around in 40.64, which now ranks No. 1 in NCAA DIII this season. That gives Benedictine (Ill.) two top-ranked events as Luther Newburn had been No. 1 in the triple jump since April 25.

Mount Union jumped back into the top-10 for the 2nd time this season (Week 5, 9th) behind the efforts of its relay teams. The Purple Raiders were No. 12 but come in at No. 8 in Week 7 after the 4×400 relay team is now ranked 2nd in the nation (3:12.45) and the 4×100 team is ranked 6th (41.27) following their outing at the BW Harrison Dillard Twilight.

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Texas Lutheran remained at No. 13, but strengthened its spot after Marquis Brown’s quarter-mile effort this past weekend. Brown clocked an altitude-converted time of 47.01 to take over the top spot on the NCAA DIII Descending Order List.

UW-Platteville takes up residence at No. 14, its 6th time in the top-15 this season. The Pioneers watched as Ian LaMere clocked the 3rd fastest time in NCAA DIII history over 5000 meters (13:56.76) and added another top rank to his tally (LaMere is also No. 1 at 10000 meters).

Dubuque vaulted 52 spots from Week 6 to Week 7 and comes in at No. 18, which sets a program record. The Spartans received a top-5 mark from both Isaiah Ellis (200, 21.29w) and Alex Link (discus throw, 51.65m/169-5) and increased their point total by 33.34 points.

Two other programs soared in the rankings as well: Ohio Northern went from No. 34 to No. 22, while Nebraska Wesleyan jumped from No. 52 to No. 23. The biggest reason for the Polar Bears’ surge was Kase Schalois’ effort in the steeplechase (5th, 9:05.32) and the Prairie Wolves best effort belonged to Garrett Sellhorst in the triple jump (3rd, 15.14mw/49-8¼).

The final qualifying day for NCAAs is May 18, so we’re going to know who’s going to Geneva, Ohio, before too long. Be sure to check back in throughout the next week as we’ll bring you much more about the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships set to begin May 25 and run through May 27.

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

2017 Week #7 — May 16

next ranking: MONDAY, May 22 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 144.16 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (9th) 1
2 Rowan 141.68 NJAC Dustin Dimit (3rd) 2
3 UW-Whitewater 108.96 WIAC Mike Johnson (8th) 3
4 Benedictine (Ill.) 105.73 NACC Kevin Paterson (3rd) 6
5 SUNY Cortland 105.45 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (10th) 4
6 Tufts 105.40 NESCAC Joel Williams (2nd) 7
7 North Central (Ill.) 102.91 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (7th) 5
8 Mount Union 81.42 OAC Kevin Lucas (7th) 12
9 Aurora 73.89 NACC Brandon Sturman (1st) 10
10 UW-Eau Claire 69.69 WIAC Chip Schneider (15th) 8
11 Augustana (Ill.) 68.12 CCIW Paul Olsen (48th) 9
12 UW-Stevens Point 66.95 WIAC Brett Witt (3rd) 11
13 Texas Lutheran 59.74 SCAC Darlene Holland (2nd) 13
14 UW-Platteville 59.33 WIAC Chris Rotzenberg (5th) 23
15 Washington (Mo.) 55.42 UAA Jeff Stiles (16th) 18
16 George Fox 52.77 Northwest Conference John Smith (11th) 14
17 St. John Fisher 51.05 Empire 8 Mike Henchen (5th) 15
18 Dubuque 50.45 IIAC Chad Gunnelson (5th) 70
19 Williams 44.31 NESCAC Ethan Barron (2nd) 17
20 Occidental 43.89 SCIAC Robert Bartlett (12th) 20
21 St. Thomas (Minn.) 42.01 MIAC Steve Mathre (22nd) 22
22 Ohio Northern 41.91 OAC Jason Maus (11th) 34
23 Nebraska Wesleyan 41.65 IIAC Ted Bulling (32nd) 52
24 Penn State Behrend 39.75 Colonial States Greg Cooper (10th) 25
25 Birmingham-Southern 39.31 SAA Kenneth Cox (8th) 21
dropped out: No. 16 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 19 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 24 RPI
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 523.87 5
2 NESCAC 264.78 2
3 CCIW 239.24 2
4 MIAC 210.25 1
5 IIAC 195.15 2
6 OAC 185.77 2
7 NACC 180.84 2
8 NJAC 175.30 1
9 SUNYAC 172.98 1
10 SCIAC 144.48 1

 

Men’s Regional Ranking Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Rowan 580.72 1
Central St. Thomas (Minn.) 408.46 1
Great Lakes Mount Union 489.58 1
Mideast Carnegie Mellon 307.91 1
Midwest UW-La Crosse 445.65 1
New England Williams 411.83 1
South/Southeast Christopher Newport 638.46 1
West George Fox 453.83 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 10.68 42.70
200 Meters Benedictine (Ill.) 21.58 1:26.33
400 Meters Bethel (Minn.) 48.27 3:13.09
800 Meters UW-La Crosse 1:52.85 7:31.41
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 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.) 5.05m 16-6¾ 20.21m 66-3½
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 48.50m 159-1 193.98m 636-5
Hammer UW-Stevens Point 54.50m 178-9 218.01m 715-3
Javelin Ramapo 55.97m 183-7 223.87m 734-5
Decathlon SUNY Cortland 6,467 25,866