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.

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

2018 Preseason - January 10th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE116.28WIAC (1)Midwest1
2rowanROWAN110.19NJAC (1)Atlantic6
3dubuqueDUBUQUE96.11IIAC (1)Central18
4christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT91.96CAC (1)South/Southeast20
5uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH85.22WIACMidwest42
6benedictine-illBENEDICTINE (ILL.)82.95NACC (1)Midwest10
7mount-unionMOUNT UNION81.29OAC (1)Great Lakes5
8mitMIT76.95NEWMACNew England69
9uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT72.90WIACMidwest4
10north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)71.39CCIW (1)Midwest1
11suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND65.21SUNYACAtlantic9
12uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER50.69WIACMidwest3
13hamlineHAMLINE50.16MIACCentral---
14middleburyMIDDLEBURY49.54NESCACNew England27
15st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER42.82Empire 8 (1)Atlantic---
16uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE40.95WIACMidwest6
17ramapoRAMAPO39.80NJACAtlantic60
18williamsWILLIAMS39.30NESCACNew England12
19central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)37.96IIACCentral37
20simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)33.19IIACCentral66
21southern-maineSOUTHERN MAINE32.20Little East (1)New England---
22ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN31.91OACGreat Lakes31
23delaware-valleyDELAWARE VALLEY31.18Middle AtlanticMideast31
24suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO30.98SUNYAC (1)Atlantic10
25stocktonSTOCKTON30.90NJACAtlantic20
26haverfordHAVERFORD29.23CentennialMideast---
27monmouth-illMONMOUTH (ILL.)29.18Midwest Conference (1)Midwest31
28worcester-stateWORCESTER STATE28.51MASCACNew England---
29birmingham-southernBIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN25.64SAASouth/Southeast20
30mariettaMARIETTA25.01OACGreat Lakes---
31louisiana-collegeLOUISIANA COLLEGE23.76American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast---
32trineTRINE22.80Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes31
33carletonCARLETON22.67MIACCentral39
34tuftsTUFTS21.90NESCACNew England18
35bowdoinBOWDOIN21.68NESCACNew England60
36auroraAURORA21.09NACCMidwest6
37alfredALFRED20.32Empire 8Atlantic42
38texas-lutheranTEXAS LUTHERAN20.18SCACSouth/Southeast20
39nyuNYU20.17UAAAtlantic---
40trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)19.30SCACSouth/Southeast31
41batesBATES19.27NESCACNew England42
42calvinCALVIN19.12Michigan Intercollegiate (1)Great Lakes42
43capitalCAPITAL19.07OACGreat Lakes50
44rpiRPI18.84Liberty LeagueAtlantic12
45misericordiaMISERICORDIA18.75Middle AtlanticMideast20
46emoryEMORY18.37UAASouth/Southeast---
47augsburgAUGSBURG18.34MIACCentral60
48widenerWIDENER17.97Middle AtlanticMideast60
49ohio-wesleyanOHIO WESLEYAN17.95NCAC (1)Great Lakes50
50saint-vincentSAINT VINCENT17.71PACMideast---
51coeCOE16.96IIACCentral---
52wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)15.92CCIWMidwest---
53brockportBROCKPORT15.58SUNYACAtlantic42
54rhodesRHODES15.56SAASouth/Southeast20
55wesleyWESLEY15.11CapitalMideast50
56nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN14.61IIACCentral49
57brandeisBRANDEIS14.09UAANew England---
58st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)13.01MIAC (1)Central---
59plymouth-statePLYMOUTH STATE12.63Little EastNew England---
60washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)12.38UAA (1)Midwest17
61wpiWPI11.30NEWMACNew England---
62principiaPRINCIPIA10.83SLIACMidwest50
63wentworth-massWENTWORTH (MASS.)10.61Commonwealth CoastNew England69
64umass-dartmouthUMASS DARTMOUTH10.41Little EastNew England---
65augustana-illAUGUSTANA (ILL.)10.25CCIWMidwest15
66tcnjTCNJ10.22NJACAtlantic---
67methodistMETHODIST10.08USA SouthSouth/Southeast---
68westminster-paWESTMINSTER (PA.)9.84PACMideast---
69uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE9.23WIACMidwest41
70north-parkNORTH PARK9.19CCIWMidwest---
71ritRIT9.10Liberty LeagueAtlantic---
72fitchburg-stateFITCHBURG STATE9.03MASCACNew England69
73anderson-indANDERSON (IND.)9.01HCACGreat Lakes50
74chicagoCHICAGO8.38UAAMidwest---
75john-carrollJOHN CARROLL8.24OACGreat Lakes---
76lorasLORAS8.11IIACCentral42
77baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE7.43OACGreat Lakes---
78rutgers-camdenRUTGERS-CAMDEN7.02NJACAtlantic---
79franklin-marshallFRANKLIN & MARSHALL6.86CentennialMideast---
80umass-bostonUMASS BOSTON6.52Little EastNew England---
80muhlenbergMUHLENBERG6.52CentennialMideast60
82ithacaITHACA6.21Liberty LeagueAtlantic---
83farmingdale-stateFARMINGDALE STATE6.11NJACAtlantic---
84george-foxGEORGE FOX5.78Northwest ConferenceWest59
85suny-cobleskillSUNY COBLESKILL5.73NEACAtlantic---
86uw-river-fallsUW-RIVER FALLS5.61WIACMidwest15
87carroll-wisCARROLL (WIS.)5.34CCIWMidwest50
88uw-stoutUW-STOUT5.08WIACMidwest---
89riponRIPON4.88Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
90salisburySALISBURY4.81CapitalMideast39
91connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE4.04NESCACNew England---
92websterWEBSTER3.44SLIACMidwest---
92medgar-eversMEDGAR EVERS3.44CUNYACAtlantic---
94uw-superiorUW-SUPERIOR3.44UMAC (1)Central---
95bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)3.21MIACCentral27
96johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS2.93Centennial (1)Mideast14
97wartburgWARTBURG2.88IIACCentral27
98rose-hulmanROSE-HULMAN2.83HCAC (1)Great Lakes---
99carthageCARTHAGE2.44CCIWMidwest---
100adrianADRIAN2.42Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
101heidelbergHEIDELBERG2.26OACGreat Lakes---
102rutgers-newarkRUTGERS-NEWARK2.03NJACAtlantic---
103case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE1.89UAAGreat Lakes---
104pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN1.85Northwest ConferenceWest---
105fredoniaFREDONIA1.84SUNYACAtlantic---
106allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)1.63NCACGreat Lakes---
107buena-vistaBUENA VISTA1.42IIACCentral---
108buffalo-stateBUFFALO STATE1.42SUNYACAtlantic---
109trinity-connTRINITY (CONN.)1.36NESCACNew England---
110st-olafST. OLAF1.36MIACCentral20
111washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE1.30ODAC (1)South/Southeast---
112hopeHOPE1.26Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
113coast-guardCOAST GUARD1.20NEWMACNew England---
114otterbeinOTTERBEIN1.07OACGreat Lakes---
115penn-state-harrisburgPENN STATE HARRISBURG1.03CapitalMideast---
116wabashWABASH0.98NCACGreat Lakes---
117messiahMESSIAH0.95Middle AtlanticMideast50
118springfield-massSPRINGFIELD (MASS.)0.86NEWMACNew England37
119colbyCOLBY0.84NESCACNew England---
120montclair-stateMONTCLAIR STATE0.78NJACAtlantic---
121carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON0.72UAAMideast50
122susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA0.71LandmarkMideast---
123stevensonSTEVENSON0.66Middle Atlantic (1)Mideast42
124concordia-wisconsinCONCORDIA WISCONSIN0.61NACCMidwest---
125albionALBION0.61Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
126pfeifferPFEIFFER0.60USA SouthSouth/Southeast---
126elmhurstELMHURST0.60CCIWMidwest---
128bridgewater-stateBRIDGEWATER STATE0.55MASCAC (1)New England---
129greenvilleGREENVILLE0.51SLIACMidwest---
130ut-tylerUT TYLER0.50American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast---
131blufftonBLUFFTON0.44HCACGreat Lakes---
132eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)0.44Middle AtlanticMideast---
133st-norbertST. NORBERT0.40Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
134virginia-wesleyanVIRGINIA WESLEYAN0.35ODACSouth/Southeast---
135ursinusURSINUS0.35CentennialMideast---
136randolphRANDOLPH0.34ODACSouth/Southeast---
137mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON0.30CapitalSouth/Southeast---
138amherstAMHERST0.30NESCACNew England---
139wilmington-ohioWILMINGTON (OHIO)0.20OACGreat Lakes---
140bethany-w-vaBETHANY (W.VA.)0.18PACMideast---
141hamiltonHAMILTON0.16NESCACAtlantic---
142cornell-collegeCORNELL COLLEGE0.13Midwest ConferenceCentral50
142suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA0.13SUNYACAtlantic---
144moravianMORAVIAN0.10Landmark (1)Mideast---
145rhode-island-collegeRHODE ISLAND COLLEGE0.08Little EastNew England---
145genevaGENEVA0.08PAC (1)Mideast---
147concordia-moorheadCONCORDIA MOORHEAD0.07MIACCentral---
148lynchburgLYNCHBURG0.05ODACSouth/Southeast---
149illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN0.04CCIWMidwest---
150dickinsonDICKINSON0.04CentennialMideast---
151penn-state-behrendPENN STATE BEHREND0.04Allegheny (AMCC)Mideast27
152spaldingSPALDING0.04SLIACGreat Lakes---
153saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)0.03MIACCentral---
154concordia-chicagoCONCORDIA CHICAGO0.02NACCMidwest---
154eastern-mennoniteEASTERN MENNONITE0.02ODACSouth/Southeast---
154bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)0.02ODACSouth/Southeast66
157nazarethNAZARETH0.01Empire 8Atlantic---
157st-scholasticaST. SCHOLASTICA0.01UMACCentral---
159gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS0.01MIACCentral---

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
Week-by-Week Ranking Charts

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