2018 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Preseason

NEW ORLEANS – Just about two months from now the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama, site of the NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II meets the past two years.

A lot can change between now and then, but if the Preseason National Team Computer Rankings are right, UW-La Crosse would walk away with its second consecutive title. The Eagles enter the season ranked No. 1 – for the fifth consecutive year – ahead of No. 2 Rowan and No. 3 Dubuque.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Florida 2)Florida 3)Oregon 4)Texas A&M 5)Texas A&M
UW-La Crosse Rowan Dubuque Christopher Newport UW-Oshkosh
116.28 pts 110.19 pts 96.11 pts 91.96 pts 85.22 pts
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UW-La Crosse is expected to get it done with a true team approach as it only has one top-ranked athlete on its roster: Brendan Deiss in the high jump. Otherwise, the Eagles feature a bevy of men ranked between fourth and 10th in their respective events, including double-threat sprinter Ernest Winters in the 60 and 200.

The Profs have an incredible one-two punch on their roster with Bobby Cooks and David Benjamin, who are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the 60 hurdles, respectively. Cooks and Benjamin will be joined by senior Jeffrey Jon Tucker, a jumper who is ranked in the top-10 of both the high jump and long jump. Rowan has never been ranked higher than 12th in the history of the National Team Computer Rankings.

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Coming in at a program-best third are the Spartans, who have a strong contingent in the field. Dubuque will look toward Ron Brown and Blaze Murfin in the weight throw, while Murfin will also add quality points in the shot put. Alec Bass is a threat in the distance events and enters the season ranked second in the 3000 according to the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.

Christopher Newport is ranked fourth, its best billing in program history. The Captains saw a breakthrough performance by Grayson Reid during the cross country season and hope the senior will carry that momentum forward in the distance events, where he is ranked No. 1 in the 5000. Other athletes ready to push CNU to the next level include Jeffrey Dover (No. 1 in the mile at the moment) and Ryan Scott (No. 3 at 200, No. 8 at 60 hurdles).

UW-Oshkosh rounds out the top-5 thanks to a pair of strong performances this early in the season. Joe Zack recorded the third fastest mile time in the nation, according to the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings, while Ryan Powers went in with the fifth fastest mark at 200 meters. Look out for Roberto Lara (No. 6 in the mile), Devan Gertschen (No. 6 in the pole vault) and Justin Skinkis (No. 5 in the 800) as well.

The rest of the top-10 is as follows: No. 6 Benedictine (Ill.), No. 7 Mount Union, No. 8 MIT, No. 9 UW-Stevens Point and No. 10 North Central (Ill.).

Our next rankings will come out January 23 following two weeks of competition.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III
Men's Indoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Preseason - January 10th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS 2017
FINAL
1 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region
WIAC (1)
Josh Buchholtz (10th)
116.28 1
2 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (4th)
110.19 6
3 dubuque DUBUQUE
Central Region
IIAC (1)
Chad Gunnelson (6th)
96.11 18
4 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region
CAC (1)
Tyler Wingard (12th)
91.96 20
5 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
Midwest Region
WIAC
Justin Kinseth (1st)
85.22 42
6 benedictine-ill BENEDICTINE (ILL.)
Midwest Region
NACC (1)
Kevin Paterson (4th)
82.95 10
7 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region
OAC (1)
Kevin Lucas (8th)
81.29 5
8 mit MIT
New England Region
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (28th)
76.95 69
9 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
72.90 4
10 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region
CCIW (1)
Frank Gramarosso (8th)
71.39 1
11 suny-cortland SUNY CORTLAND
Atlantic Region
SUNYAC
Steve Patrick (11th)
65.21 9
12 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
Midwest Region
WIAC
Mike Johnson (9th)
50.69 3
13 hamline HAMLINE
Central Region
MIAC
Paul Schmaedeke (27th)
50.16 ---
14 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region
NESCAC
Martin Beatty (30th)
49.54 27
15 st-john-fisher ST. JOHN FISHER
Atlantic Region
Empire 8 (1)
Mike Henchen (6th)
42.82 ---
16 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region
WIAC
Chip Schneider (16th)
40.95 6
17 ramapo RAMAPO
Atlantic Region
NJAC
Justina Cassavell (3rd)
39.80 60
18 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region
NESCAC
Ethan Barron (3rd)
39.30 12
19 central-iowa CENTRAL (IOWA)
Central Region
IIAC
Joe Dunham (10th)
37.96 37
20 simpson-iowa SIMPSON (IOWA)
Central Region
IIAC
Dave Cleveland (13th)
33.19 66
21 southern-maine SOUTHERN MAINE
New England Region
Little East (1)
Ryan Harkleroad (4th)
32.20 ---
22 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region
OAC
Jason Maus (12th)
31.91 31
23 delaware-valley DELAWARE VALLEY
Mideast Region
Middle Atlantic
Felix Moreno (4th)
31.18 31
24 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region
SUNYAC (1)
Chris Popovici (4th)
30.98 10
25 stockton STOCKTON
Atlantic Region
NJAC
Jayson Resch (6th)
30.90 20

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Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1WIAC385.965
2IIAC211.243
3NJAC207.043
4OAC176.502
5NESCAC158.402
6SUNYAC115.172
7CCIW115.161
8CAC113.211
9MIAC108.861
10NACC104.681

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 1/10
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 1: First contest allowed
Week 1Tue 1/23
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 1/23
Week 2Tue 1/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 1/30
Week 3Tue 2/6
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/6
Week 4Tue 2/13
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/13
Week 5Tue 2/20
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/20
Week 6Tue 2/27
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/27
March 3: Last Qualifying Date
Week 7Mon 3/5
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/5
March 9-10: NCAA Championships (Birmingham, Ala.)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10
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