2018 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Pre-Championships

NEW ORLEANS – Based solely on qualified entries to the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, Rowan is the team to beat according to the final Men’s National Team Rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

This is the first time in program history that the Profs have been ranked No. 1 indoors.

Rowan wasn’t the only team on the move as Christopher Newport went from No. 3 to No. 2 and UW-Eau Claire joined the top-5 for the first time this season.

NCAA Division III National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Oregon 2)Oregon 3)Oregon 4)Mount Union 5)Texas A&M
Rowan Christopher Newport North Central (Ill.) Mount Union UW-Eau Claire
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While the Profs don’t have the most qualified entries to NCAAs (That distinction belongs to UW-La Crosse with 11), they do have considerable depth. Rowan has two athletes ranked No. 1 in their respective events – Bobby Cooks in the 60 hurdles and Harrison Escoffery in the high jump – and all nine of its entries billed in the top-10 nationally.

The Captains own four top-3 marks nationally, which includes Grayson Reid’s No. 1 seed in the 5000. Jeffrey Dover is ranked second in the mile and third in the 3000, while Ryan Scott comes in ranked third in the 60 hurdles.

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NCAA Division III Rankings Central

NATIONAL PDFs Top 25 | By Team | By Event

Top TFRRS Qualifiers # of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History This Season By Rank | All-Time

REGIONAL PDFs

Top 10 | By Team | By Event

#EventSquad Rankings

Top-16 Summary
Full Reports: By Team | By Event

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEN: March 9-10 | Schedule
WHERE: Birmingham, Alabama
(Birmingham CrossPlex)

Meet EntriesMen | Women
Entry LeadersBy Team | By Conference

Former No. 1 North Central (Ill.) suffered a big blow as three-time defending champion Luke Winder won’t compete in the pole vault. The Cardinals will have a strong distance corps at the Birmingham CrossPlex, led by four men ranked in the top-6 nationally.

Fourth-ranked Mount Union brings five top-5 marks with them to NCAAs, including second-ranked Matt Keim (pole vault) and Mason Plant (60 hurdles). Other efforts that paced the Purple Raiders this season include Louis Berry in the 60, Connor Troyer in the 60 hurdles and the 4×400 relay team.

The Blugolds could make noise if the stars align. UW-Eau Claire has five entries ranked in the top-3 nationally, which bodes well for their chances. This past weekend the Blugolds’ DMR team notched the fastest qualifying mark and David Kornack upped the ante in the shot put.

Elsewhere in the rankings there were seven teams that jumped six or more spots. The biggest gainers of the week were Loras (No. 60 to No. 13) and SUNY Geneseo (No. 63 to No. 22).

The 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

2018 Week 7 - March 5th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (1)
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (4th)
122.25 ▲ 3
(LW: 4)
2 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
CAC (1)
Tyler Wingard (12th)
115.90 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Frank Gramarosso (8th)
114.55 ▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kevin Lucas (8th)
110.30 ▼ 2
(LW: 2)
5 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC
Chip Schneider (16th)
109.33 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Josh Buchholtz (10th)
100.31 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Mike Johnson (9th)
88.64 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 benedictine-ill BENEDICTINE (ILL.)
Midwest Region (7)
NACC (1)
Kevin Paterson (4th)
76.42 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
66.70 ▲ 11
(LW: 20)
10 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Justin Kinseth (1st)
66.24 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 st-john-fisher ST. JOHN FISHER
Atlantic Region (4)
Empire 8 (1)
Mike Henchen (6th)
64.45 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 suny-cortland SUNY CORTLAND
Atlantic Region (3)
SUNYAC
Steve Patrick (11th)
52.71 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 loras LORAS
Central Region (6)
IIAC
Matt Jones (5th)
47.47 ▲ 47
(LW: 60)
14 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Ethan Barron (3rd)
46.83 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Joel Williams (3rd)
46.82 ▲ 3
(LW: 18)
16 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (11)
WIAC
Kyle Steiner (5th)
45.06 ▲ 7
(LW: 23)
17 central-iowa CENTRAL (IOWA)
Central Region (7)
IIAC
Joe Dunham (10th)
42.80 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 uw-platteville UW-PLATTEVILLE
Midwest Region (8)
WIAC
Chris Rotzenberg (6th)
41.37 ▲ 6
(LW: 24)
19 dubuque DUBUQUE
Central Region (1)
IIAC (1)
Chad Gunnelson (6th)
40.20 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 widener WIDENER
Mideast Region (4)
Middle Atlantic
Vince Touey (31st)
38.12 ▲ 6
(LW: 26)
21 worcester-state WORCESTER STATE
New England Region (10)
MASCAC
Alan Halper (16th)
37.64 ▲ 4
(LW: 25)
22 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (2)
SUNYAC (1)
Chris Popovici (4th)
37.63 ▲ 41
(LW: 63)
23 augustana-ill AUGUSTANA (ILL.)
Midwest Region (9)
CCIW
Paul Olsen (49th)
35.24 ▲ 8
(LW: 31)
24 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (28th)
35.17 ▼ 17
(LW: 7)
25 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Tom Donnelly (43rd)
34.81 ▼ 12
(LW: 13)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 15 Middlebury, No. 17 Bethel (Minn.), No. 21 Wartburg, No. 22 Baldwin Wallace

VIEW ALL RANKINGS BEYOND THE TOP 25

Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1WIAC524.977
2NESCAC210.072
3IIAC185.703
4CCIW181.132
5NJAC175.261
6OAC171.711
7MIAC139.15
8SUNYAC125.272
9CAC115.901
10NACC101.981

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 PDFs
NATIONAL:
2018 | All-Time

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