2018 NCAA DIII Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Big jumps highlighted the NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings in Week 1.

There were six teams that climbed six or more spots from the preseason, headlined by Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays went from No. 9 to No. 3, their best ranking in program history.

Oberlin and MIT remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively for the second week in a row. Johns Hopkins follows at No. 3, with Williams and Ithaca at No. 4 and No. 5.

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Oberlin MIT Johns Hopkins Williams Ithaca
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The biggest reason for the Blue Jays’ flight was their distance medley relay team this past weekend. Johns Hopkins’ quartet got the baton around the track in 11:56.67, which sits No. 1 on the NCAA DIII Descending Order List and No. 1 in the USTFCCCA Rankings.

The Ephs are ranked in the top-5 again, which is a familiar place for them. Williams has been ranked in the top-5 nine times in the past two years. Outside of the outstanding high-jump duo of Emma Egan and Helene Hall, the Ephs can count on their solid 4×400 relay (ranked eighth in the nation at the moment).

Emory cracked the top-10 for the first time since 2014. The Eagles were one of the biggest gainers of the week, flying 24 spots. Emory has a 4×400 and distance medley relay that are both ranked in the top-6 nationally.

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Defending champion Washington (Mo.) went from outside the top-25 to No. 12 this week. The Bears’ 4×400 relay is ranked No. 3 in the nation according to the USTFCCCA Rankings and Alison Lindsay is always a threat in the distance events.

Wartburg jumped 15 spots from No. 31 to No. 16. The Knights galloped to the front of the rankings in the 4×400 with their effort of 3:56.20 this past weekend. This is the second time in the past three years that Wartburg has been ranked in the top-20.

Bates had the most substantial improvement of the week as it went from No. 45 to No. 18. The Bobcats already had the top-ranked triple jumper in the nation in Sally Ceesay, but can add the third-ranked distance medley relay team to the mix as well.

You’ll want to check back throughout the season on these rankings as they’re bound to change before the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held March 9-10 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

2018 Week 1 - January 23rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC (1)
Ray Appenheimer (12th)
106.48 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (11th)
94.22 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
91.29 ▲ 6
(LW: 9)
4 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Nate Hoey (5th)
80.94 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (1)
Liberty League (1)
Jennifer Potter (15th)
79.19 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 misericordia MISERICORDIA
Mideast Region (7)
Middle Atlantic (1)
Chris Wadas (12th)
75.60 ▼ 3
(LW: 3)
7 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (5)
Northwest Conference
John Smith (12th)
75.32 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (8)
OAC
Jason Maus (12th)
74.98 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 bridgewater-va BRIDGEWATER (VA.)
South/Southeast Region (6)
ODAC (1)
Brian Flynn (3rd)
55.72 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
55.24 ▲ 24
(LW: 34)
11 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Chris Hall (17th)
54.19 ▼ 4
(LW: 7)
12 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (17th)
54.10 ▲ 15
(LW: 27)
13 umass-boston UMASS BOSTON
New England Region (7)
Little East
Consandria Walker (8th)
52.65 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 loras LORAS
Central Region (3)
IIAC
Matt Jones (5th)
52.02 ▲ 4
(LW: 18)
15 illinois-wesleyan ILLINOIS WESLEYAN
Midwest Region (12)
CCIW
Chris Schumacher (21st)
50.07 ▼ 4
(LW: 11)
16 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (6)
IIAC (1)
Marcus Newsom (20th)
48.27 ▲ 15
(LW: 31)
17 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC
Justin Kinseth (1st)
47.76 ▼ 5
(LW: 12)
18 bates BATES
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
45.52 ▲ 27
(LW: 45)
19 dubuque DUBUQUE
Central Region (2)
IIAC
Chad Gunnelson (6th)
45.44 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (18th)
43.27 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (10)
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
43.11 ▼ 4
(LW: 17)
22 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (1)
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
42.07 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 gwynedd-mercy GWYNEDD-MERCY
Mideast Region (19)
Colonial States
Kevin Clark (3rd)
40.83 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (1)
IIAC
Ted Bulling (31st)
37.14 ▲ 14
(LW: 38)
25 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (2)
SUNYAC
Chris Popovici (4th)
35.84 ▼ 10
(LW: 15)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 14 Brandeis, No. 21 Carthage, No. 22 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 23 WPI, No. 25 Ohio Wesleyan

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Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1NESCAC248.983
2UAA222.203
3IIAC185.114
4WIAC166.392
5NEWMAC158.571
6Liberty League158.081
7OAC152.681
8NCAC147.681
9CCIW144.201
10Northwest Conference129.452

 

Women's Regional Index Leaders
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
AtlanticIthaca427.59
CentralNebraska Wesleyan391.37
Great LakesOberlin337.86
MideastJohns Hopkins579.15
MidwestChicago298.73
New EnglandMIT362.65
South/SoutheastEmory559.80
WestWhitworth620.67
 
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2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 1/10
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 1: First contest allowed
Week 1Tue 1/23
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Tue 1/23
Week 2Tue 1/30
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Tue 1/30
Week 3Tue 2/6
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Tue 2/6
Week 4Tue 2/13
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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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