2017 NJCAA DIII Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS — The NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships are a mere 2 days away, and the final batch of Outdoor Team Rankings, released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), are a sneak peek into what should be expected in Columbia, Maryland from May 11-13.

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For the 2nd-consecutive week, there was little movement in the top-10 in the men’s and women’s rankings, meaning that teams on the outside looking in will have their work cut out for them this week.

Leading the pack on the men’s side is Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.), who has been in 1st place in the rankings all season long. Sitting over 150 points higher in the computer team rankings than 2nd-place Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC, the Roadrunners are looking for its 1st men’s national championship since the 2014 campaign.  With 32 top-10 descending order list marks heading into the meet – including 4 1st place marks – they very well could run away with the title.

In 3rd in the men’s rankings is Harper (Ill.), who are almost 97 points shy of 2nd place, making Rowan-Gloucester’s (N.J.) stranglehold on the top spot all the more impressive.

On the women’s side, Harper (Ill.) leads the way, but not by the margin that Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) owns in the men’s rankings. Instead, Harper (Ill.) sits just under 23 points ahead of Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC, making the women’s title watch a little more of a toss-up. The Hawks have been in 1st since the 3rd week of rankings, but Kingsborough (N.Y.) owned the top spot during the 1st two rankings of the season.

While the point total in the computer rankings is closer than Harper (Ill.) would like, they have a tremendous advantage in terms of top-10 NJCAA Division III performers on the year. Harper (Ill.) has 28 top-10 descending order list marks to Rowan-Gloucester’s (N.J.) 12. The women of Harper (Ill.) will be looking for its 1st outdoor title since 2011.

Onondaga (N.Y.) CC sits in 4th in the men’s rankings, and host school Howard (Md.) CC ranks 5th. Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC, the defending national champion, ranks 6th heading into the final meet of the season.

On the women’s side of the rankings, Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) CC – the 2015 champions – are little over 70 points outside of 2nd place, followed by defending national champion Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC in 4th. Herkimer County (N.Y.) rounds out the top-5.

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

2017 Week #6 — TUESDAY, May 9 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NJCAA DIII Championships (May 11-13)
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC 783.68 East Ryan Hughes (14th) 1
2 Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC 632.50 Northeast Dave Loobie (17th) 2
3 Harper (Ill.) 535.55 Central Renee Zellner (37th) 3
4 Onondaga (N.Y.) CC 491.98 Northeast Robin Wheeless (3rd) 4
5 Howard (Md.) CC 432.50 East Errick Henlon (16th) 5
6 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC 366.40 Northeast Matthew French (5th) 6
7 Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) CC 323.01 Northeast Gary Parker (23rd) 7
8 Montgomery-Rockville 263.79 East Jamaal Schools (12th) 8
9 Bergen (N.J.) CC 247.56 East Erika Czujko (10th) 9
10 Herkimer County (N.Y.) CC 201.54 Northeast Sharon Howell (34th) 13
11 Finger Lakes (N.Y.) CC 180.33 Northeast Scott Williams (3rd) 12
12 Triton 171.60 Central Mike Olsen (2nd) 10
13 Nassau (N.Y.) CC 170.64 Northeast Ed Mack (26th) 11
14 Queensborough (N.Y.) CC 165.00 Northeast Chris Omeltchenko (17th) 14
15 Roxbury CC 139.98 East Tommie Campbell (7th) 15
16 CC of Philadelphia (Pa.) 133.79 Central Robert Taylor (2nd) 16
17 Middlesex County (N.J.) 94.58 East Bob Terelle (38th) 18
18 Prince George’s (Md.) CC 92.87 East Richard Johnson (9th) 17
19 Massasoit (Mass.) CC 79.69 East Matt Jordan (3rd) 20
20 CCRI 77.25 Northeast Gregg Cornell (28th) 19
21 Hostos (N.Y.) CC 60.06 Northeast Quran Hodge (1st) 24
22 Union County (N.J.) 46.76 East Jason McFall (5th) 21
23 Sullivan County (N.Y.) CC 42.85 Northeast Curtis Arena (5th) 23
24 Valley Forge Military (Pa.) 37.36 Central Marquis Weeks (2nd) 22
25 Thaddeus Stevens 22.70 Central Warren Taylor (30th) 25
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Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Central Harper (Ill.) 1500.90 1
East Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC 1388.59 1
Northeast Onondaga (N.Y.) CC 1122.43 1

 

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

2017 Week #6 — TUESDAY, May 9 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NJCAA DIII Championships (May 11-13)
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Harper (Ill.) 574.61 Central Renee Zellner (37th) 1
2 Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC 551.37 Northeast Dave Loobie (17th) 2
3 Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) CC 481.09 Northeast Gary Parker (23rd) 3
4 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC 429.41 Northeast Matthew French (5th) 4
5 Herkimer County (N.Y.) CC 378.54 Northeast Sharon Howell (34th) 5
6 Triton 264.77 Central Mike Olsen (2nd) 6
7 Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC 249.08 East Ryan Hughes (14th) 7
8 Montgomery-Rockville 237.10 East Jamaal Schools (12th) 8
9 Bergen (N.J.) CC 232.91 East Erika Czujko (10th) 9
10 Prince George’s (Md.) CC 209.39 East Richard Johnson (9th) 10
11 Howard (Md.) CC 192.29 East Errick Henlon (16th) 11
12 Queensborough (N.Y.) CC 181.27 Northeast Chris Omeltchenko (17th) 12
13 Nassau (N.Y.) CC 171.20 Northeast Ed Mack (26th) 14
14 FIT (N.Y.) 167.63 Northeast Joe Plutz (5th) 13
15 Hostos (N.Y.) CC 130.78 Northeast Quran Hodge (1st) 17
16 Roxbury CC 101.84 East Tommie Campbell (7th) 16
17 Sullivan County (N.Y.) CC 96.19 Northeast Curtis Arena (5th) 15
18 CCRI 95.28 Northeast Gregg Cornell (28th) 19
19 Middlesex County (N.J.) 83.71 East Bob Terelle (38th) 18
20 Onondaga (N.Y.) CC 31.11 Northeast Robin Wheeless (3rd) 20
21 CC of Philadelphia (Pa.) 26.40 Central Robert Taylor (2nd) 21
22 Union County (N.J.) 25.96 East Jason McFall (5th) 22
23 Massasoit (Mass.) CC 10.55 East Matt Jordan (3rd) 24
24 Thaddeus Stevens 7.84 Central Warren Taylor (30th) 23
25 Finger Lakes (N.Y.) CC 1.87 Northeast Scott Williams (3rd) 25
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Central Harper (Ill.) 1202.04 1
East Montgomery-Rockville 574.01 1
Northeast Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC 946.35 1
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