2018 NCAA DIII Women’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 the Preseason National Team Computer Rankings predict Oberlin to walk away with the team title. The Yeowomen had never been ranked higher than 12th in any previous index, so this is a banner day for them.

The top-5 looks much different behind Oberlin as graduation took its toll on the nation’s best. MIT is No. 2, followed by Misericordia at No. 3, Ithaca comes in at No. 4 and Ohio Northern remains where it finished at NCAAs last year (fifth).

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)Florida 2)Florida 3)Oregon 4)Texas A&M 5)Texas A&M
Oberlin MIT Misericordia Ithaca Ohio Northern
100.06 pts 91.22 pts 84.23 pts 76.47 pts 74.07 pts
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So what makes the Yeowomen the team to beat? Well, their throwers are among the best in the nation as Monique Newton and Naeisha McClain will certainly leave their mark. Newton enters the season No. 1 in the shot put and ninth in the weight throw. McClain is ranked fourth in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw. Other difference makers could be Linnea Halsten in the 5000 and Ana Richardson in the throws as well.

The Engineers have a plethora of athletes ranked in the top-5 of their respective events in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings. Nneoma Okonkwo is the best of the bunch at No. 2 in the long jump, followed by third-ranked Bailey Tregoning in the 800, fourth-ranked Kari Stromhaug in the pole vault and fifth-ranked Hannah Chen in the 400.

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Top 25 | By Team | By Event

 

Potential success for the Cougars relies on how they use standout pentathlete Reilly Wagner. Right now Wagner is ranked No. 2 in the pentathlon, No. 3 in the high jump and No. 5 in the 60 hurdles. That’s plenty of points there if Wagner does all at NCAAs. Watch out for Oniesha Clarke, too, who is ranked second in the 60 and long jump.

The Bombers have 20 or more potential points on the board from Taryn Cordani and Katherine Pitman. The former is the top-ranked athlete at 5000 meters and could move up the chart at 3000 meters, while Pitman is the NCAA DIII record holder in the pole vault.

Emily Richards is a one-woman wrecking crew for the Polar Bears. Richards is ranked No. 1 in three events right now: 800, mile and 3000. She also turned in one of the fastest performances in NCAA DIII history over 3000 meters earlier this season with a time of 9:23.61. Madison Reed is going to be an important source of points for Ohio Northern as well as she is currently ranked No. 2 in the pole vault.

Other teams in the top-10 include No. 6 Williams, No. 7 Chicago, No. 8 Bridgewater (Va.), No. 9 Johns Hopkins and No. 10 George Fox.

Defending champion Washington (Mo.) didn’t crack the top-25.

NCAA Division III
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Preseason - January 10th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1oberlinOBERLIN100.06NCAC (1)Great Lakes18
2mitMIT91.22NEWMACNew England5
3misericordiaMISERICORDIA84.23Middle Atlantic (1)Mideast14
4ithacaITHACA76.47Liberty League (1)Atlantic2
5ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN74.07OACGreat Lakes5
6williamsWILLIAMS72.52NESCACNew England4
7chicagoCHICAGO64.79UAA (1)Midwest27
8bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)55.91ODAC (1)South/Southeast7
9johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS55.36Centennial (1)Mideast27
10george-foxGEORGE FOX51.97Northwest ConferenceWest3
11illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN48.04CCIWMidwest33
12uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH46.25WIACMidwest56
13umass-bostonUMASS BOSTON45.08Little EastNew England9
14brandeisBRANDEIS44.39UAANew England---
15suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO43.24SUNYACAtlantic8
16dubuqueDUBUQUE42.84IIACCentral21
17uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT40.60WIACMidwest61
18lorasLORAS39.16IIACCentral26
19whitworthWHITWORTH37.90Northwest ConferenceWest33
20tuftsTUFTS34.62NESCACNew England41
21carthageCARTHAGE32.86CCIWMidwest33
22rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)32.76Liberty LeagueAtlantic14
23wpiWPI32.24NEWMACNew England---
24gwynedd-mercyGWYNEDD-MERCY32.18Colonial StatesMideast21
25ohio-wesleyanOHIO WESLEYAN32.15NCACGreat Lakes11
26otterbeinOTTERBEIN31.74OAC (1)Great Lakes18
27washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)31.67UAAMidwest1
28trineTRINE31.35Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes61
29rowanROWAN29.88NJACAtlantic---
30mount-unionMOUNT UNION28.56OACGreat Lakes50
31wartburgWARTBURG26.43IIAC (1)Central21
32st-benedictST. BENEDICT25.95MIACCentral16
33north-parkNORTH PARK25.91CCIWMidwest66
34emoryEMORY25.39UAASouth/Southeast56
35brockportBROCKPORT24.68SUNYACAtlantic---
36ramapoRAMAPO24.56NJACAtlantic41
37rpiRPI24.36Liberty LeagueAtlantic---
38nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN24.25IIACCentral17
39st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE24.15Liberty LeagueAtlantic50
40tcnjTCNJ24.09NJAC (1)Atlantic---
41auroraAURORA23.29NACC (1)Midwest66
42cornell-collegeCORNELL COLLEGE22.46Midwest ConferenceCentral11
43fitchburg-stateFITCHBURG STATE22.40MASCACNew England---
44frostburg-stateFROSTBURG STATE21.62CapitalMideast---
45batesBATES21.05NESCACNew England11
46colbyCOLBY20.76NESCACNew England---
47rutgers-newarkRUTGERS-NEWARK20.26NJACAtlantic---
48virginia-wesleyanVIRGINIA WESLEYAN18.52ODACSouth/Southeast27
49trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)18.30SCACSouth/Southeast---
50case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE18.05UAAGreat Lakes---
51springfield-massSPRINGFIELD (MASS.)17.68NEWMACNew England41
52carletonCARLETON17.29MIACCentral50
53rhode-island-collegeRHODE ISLAND COLLEGE16.86Little EastNew England---
54augustana-illAUGUSTANA (ILL.)16.49CCIWMidwest---
55uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER16.44WIACMidwest41
56stocktonSTOCKTON16.34NJACAtlantic---
57hamiltonHAMILTON15.85NESCACAtlantic---
58amherstAMHERST15.25NESCACNew England---
59uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE15.15WIAC (1)Midwest33
60uw-stoutUW-STOUT14.85WIACMidwest21
61msoeMSOE14.69NACCMidwest---
62catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)13.70LandmarkSouth/Southeast---
63methodistMETHODIST13.30USA SouthSouth/Southeast56
64kings-college-paKING'S COLLEGE (PA.)12.88Middle AtlanticMideast50
65woosterWOOSTER12.31NCACGreat Lakes---
66denisonDENISON12.03NCACGreat Lakes61
67uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE11.98WIACMidwest10
68lynchburgLYNCHBURG11.91ODACSouth/Southeast61
69bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)11.77MIACCentral---
70haverfordHAVERFORD11.56CentennialMideast66
71blufftonBLUFFTON11.34HCACGreat Lakes---
72genevaGENEVA10.99PACMideast---
73linfieldLINFIELD10.90Northwest ConferenceWest33
74suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA10.18SUNYACAtlantic27
75uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE9.57WIACMidwest50
76penn-state-harrisburgPENN STATE HARRISBURG9.54CapitalMideast---
77stevensonSTEVENSON9.05Middle AtlanticMideast---
78st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)8.90MIAC (1)Central---
79fredoniaFREDONIA8.84SUNYACAtlantic---
80capitalCAPITAL8.42OACGreat Lakes---
81wesleyWESLEY7.86CapitalMideast41
82smithSMITH7.80NEWMACNew England48
83bridgewater-stateBRIDGEWATER STATE7.60MASCACNew England---
84southern-maineSOUTHERN MAINE7.05Little East (1)New England55
85montclair-stateMONTCLAIR STATE6.80NJACAtlantic---
86westfield-stateWESTFIELD STATE6.66MASCAC (1)New England---
87desalesDESALES5.63Middle AtlanticMideast---
88roanokeROANOKE5.62ODACSouth/Southeast---
89eastern-mennoniteEASTERN MENNONITE5.54ODACSouth/Southeast56
90uw-superiorUW-SUPERIOR5.48UMACCentral---
91wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)4.62NESCACNew England---
92birmingham-southernBIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN4.54SAASouth/Southeast---
93westminster-paWESTMINSTER (PA.)4.47PACMideast70
94buffalo-stateBUFFALO STATE4.23SUNYACAtlantic---
95wilmington-ohioWILMINGTON (OHIO)3.61OACGreat Lakes---
96st-scholasticaST. SCHOLASTICA3.53UMAC (1)Central---
97rose-hulmanROSE-HULMAN3.40HCAC (1)Great Lakes---
98hendrixHENDRIX3.39SAASouth/Southeast66
99middleburyMIDDLEBURY3.30NESCACNew England33
100calvinCALVIN2.75Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
101nyuNYU2.72UAAAtlantic---
102stevensSTEVENS1.71Empire 8 (1)Atlantic---
103monmouth-illMONMOUTH (ILL.)1.71Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
104dickinsonDICKINSON1.65CentennialMideast---
105christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT1.62Capital (1)South/Southeast---
106hamlineHAMLINE1.37MIACCentral---
107central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)1.34IIACCentral---
108st-olafST. OLAF1.32MIACCentral---
109thomas-moreTHOMAS MORE1.30PACMideast---
110baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE1.27OACGreat Lakes---
111concordia-moorheadCONCORDIA MOORHEAD1.26MIACCentral48
112moravianMORAVIAN1.24Landmark (1)Mideast---
113oglethorpeOGLETHORPE1.08SAASouth/Southeast---
114swarthmoreSWARTHMORE1.06CentennialMideast---
115puget-soundPUGET SOUND1.03Northwest ConferenceWest---
116redlandsREDLANDS1.01SCIACWest41
117salisburySALISBURY0.92CapitalMideast61
118wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)0.84CCIW (1)Midwest---
119albionALBION0.75Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
120washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE0.73ODACSouth/Southeast---
121concordia-chicagoCONCORDIA CHICAGO0.68NACCMidwest---
122carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON0.60UAAMideast---
123anderson-indANDERSON (IND.)0.60HCACGreat Lakes---
123scrantonSCRANTON0.60LandmarkMideast---
125ritRIT0.60Liberty LeagueAtlantic---
126north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)0.52CCIWMidwest---
127macalesterMACALESTER0.46MIACCentral---
128wheaton-massWHEATON (MASS.)0.44NEWMACNew England56
129washington-jeffersonWASHINGTON & JEFFERSON0.42PACMideast---
130hopeHOPE0.32Michigan Intercollegiate (1)Great Lakes---
131centreCENTRE0.30SAASouth/Southeast---
132st-norbertST. NORBERT0.23Midwest Conference (1)Midwest20
133saint-marys-minnSAINT MARY'S (MINN.)0.20MIACCentral---
134mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON0.19CapitalSouth/Southeast---
135st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER0.15Empire 8Atlantic---
136eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)0.13Middle AtlanticMideast---
136trinity-connTRINITY (CONN.)0.13NESCACNew England---
136emmanuel-massEMMANUEL (MASS.)0.13Great NortheastNew England---
139lakeland-wisLAKELAND (WIS.)0.10NACCMidwest---
140nazarethNAZARETH0.10Empire 8Atlantic---
140greenvilleGREENVILLE0.10SLIACMidwest27
140benedictine-illBENEDICTINE (ILL.)0.10NACCMidwest---
140muhlenbergMUHLENBERG0.10CentennialMideast---
144lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK0.08Northwest ConferenceWest---
145suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND0.07SUNYACAtlantic---
146gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS0.05MIACCentral---
147lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY0.04Middle AtlanticMideast33
148messiahMESSIAH0.03Middle AtlanticMideast---
149elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN0.02LandmarkMideast---
150waynesburgWAYNESBURG0.01PAC (1)Mideast---
151concordia-wisconsinCONCORDIA WISCONSIN0.01NACCMidwest---
151connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE0.01NESCACNew England---
151coast-guardCOAST GUARD0.01NEWMACNew England---
151heidelbergHEIDELBERG0.01OACGreat Lakes---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 1/10
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Dec. 1: First contest allowed
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Tue 1/23
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Week 2Tue 1/30
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Week 6Tue 2/27
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March 3: Last Qualifying Date
Week 7Mon 3/5
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Mon 3/5
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March 9-10: NCAA Championships (Birmingham, Ala.)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10
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