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

NEW ORLEANSNorth Central (Ill.) and Rowan know a thing or two – or 11 – about winning NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field team titles.

Since 1980, the Cardinals and Profs have combined for 11 national team titles. North Central (Ill.) last won in 2011, while Rowan’s last crown came in 1984 on the tail end of a five-peat.

Well, the Preseason National Team Rankings released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) see the Cardinals and Profs as the class of the division as they’re ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the first index of the 2018 season.

NCAA Division III National Team Computer Rankings – Men

1)USC 2)USC 3)USC 4)Georgia 5)Georgia
North Central (Ill.) Rowan UW-La Crosse Augustana (Ill.) UW-Stout
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North Central (Ill.), No. 1 for the first time in the preseason since 2013, is loaded across the board. The Cardinals have top-10 preseason marks in five events, including the steeple (Dan O’Keefe), 5000 (Dhruvil Patel and Nolan McKenna), 10000 (Matthew Norvell), 400 hurdles (Peyton Piron) and pole vault (Luke Winder and Dylan Kuipers).

Rowan, also No. 2 in the 2017 preseason, will rely on its hurdlers and jumpers to win its first team title in 34 years. The Profs have Bobby Cooks and Anthony Salemo, who are No. 1 and No. 2 in the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles, respectively, as well as Harrison Escoffery and Jeffery Jon Tucker, two of the best high jumpers and horizontal jumpers in the division.

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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

UW-La Crosse sits No. 3, its lowest ranking in the preseason since 2013 when it was fourth. The three-time defending champion Eagles lost some talent to graduation, yet still feature the likes of Ernest Winters in the sprints and Nathan Berg in the hammer throw.

Augustana (Ill.) comes in at No. 4, its best ranking in program history. The Vikings feature three athletes with top-5 preseason marks: Cody Wheeler in the hammer throw, Tanner Osing in the 5000 and Josh Vamamoto in the 400 hurdles.

UW-Stout is ranked a program-high fifth and can thank Sam Elsner for that. Elsner, the Outstanding Men’s Field Athlete of the NCAA DIII Indoor Championships, enters the season with the top hammer mark in the nation and is ranked third and fourth in the discus and shot put, respectively, using preseason marks.

There is a logjam in the rest of the top-10 as No. 6 UW-Whitewater, No. 7 Mount Union, No. 8 Benedictine (Ill.), No. 9 UW-Eau Claire and No. 10 St. John Fisher all sit within striking distance of each other.

Be sure to check back throughout the season in the lead up to the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships from May 24-26 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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

2018 Preseason - March 21st

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)113.17CCIW (1)Midwest11
2rowanROWAN112.14NJAC (1)Atlantic7
3uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE96.52WIAC (1)Midwest1
4augustana-illAUGUSTANA (ILL.)92.50CCIWMidwest10
5uw-stoutUW-STOUT89.70WIACMidwest---
6uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER89.38WIACMidwest2
7mount-unionMOUNT UNION86.07OAC (1)Great Lakes3
8benedictine-illBENEDICTINE (ILL.)85.94NACCMidwest4
9uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE82.99WIACMidwest5
10st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER76.51Empire 8 (1)Atlantic25
11hamlineHAMLINE69.39MIACCentral40
12george-foxGEORGE FOX69.37Northwest Conference (1)West7
13suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND66.32SUNYACAtlantic5
14mitMIT59.89NEWMAC (1)New England72
15calvinCALVIN55.44Michigan Intercollegiate (1)Great Lakes20
16birmingham-southernBIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN50.04SAASouth/Southeast14
17uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH47.63WIACMidwest51
18tuftsTUFTS45.94NESCACNew England16
19suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO45.40SUNYAC (1)Atlantic27
20batesBATES44.24NESCACNew England---
21williamsWILLIAMS42.63NESCACNew England13
22greenvilleGREENVILLE37.87SLIAC (1)Midwest27
23uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT37.36WIACMidwest15
24texas-lutheranTEXAS LUTHERAN36.29SCAC (1)South/Southeast42
25pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER34.85SCIAC (1)West51
26christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT34.77Capital (1)South/Southeast33
27bowdoinBOWDOIN34.24NESCACNew England---
28trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)34.11SCACSouth/Southeast51
29worcester-stateWORCESTER STATE32.86MASCACNew England20
30dubuqueDUBUQUE31.78IIACCentral33
31simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)31.36IIACCentral42
32rose-hulmanROSE-HULMAN31.26HCAC (1)Great Lakes57
33stocktonSTOCKTON31.05NJACAtlantic36
34ramapoRAMAPO30.57NJACAtlantic42
35st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)30.41MIAC (1)Central---
36carletonCARLETON29.70MIACCentral16
37lorasLORAS29.51IIACCentral42
38ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN28.06OACGreat Lakes23
39misericordiaMISERICORDIA27.04Middle AtlanticMideast42
40whitworthWHITWORTH26.30Northwest ConferenceWest42
41washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)26.30UAA (1)Midwest9
42central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)25.75IIAC (1)Central32
43mariettaMARIETTA24.32OACGreat Lakes---
44occidentalOCCIDENTAL24.26SCIACWest20
45wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)24.19CCIWMidwest72
46rpiRPI23.79Liberty League (1)Atlantic19
47sul-ross-stateSUL ROSS STATE23.64American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast33
48louisiana-collegeLOUISIANA COLLEGE23.54American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast---
49carroll-wisCARROLL (WIS.)23.29CCIWMidwest---
50north-parkNORTH PARK22.64CCIWMidwest51
51springfield-massSPRINGFIELD (MASS.)21.87NEWMACNew England---
52monmouth-illMONMOUTH (ILL.)21.80Midwest Conference (1)Midwest42
53penn-state-harrisburgPENN STATE HARRISBURG21.60CapitalMideast---
54berea-kyBEREA (KY.)21.25USA SouthSouth/Southeast---
55umass-dartmouthUMASS DARTMOUTH20.85Little EastNew England---
56ritRIT20.52Liberty LeagueAtlantic83
57westminster-paWESTMINSTER (PA.)20.09PACMideast42
58york-paYORK (PA.)20.01CapitalMideast---
59nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN19.92IIACCentral72
60eastern-mennoniteEASTERN MENNONITE19.89ODACSouth/Southeast83
61bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)19.55MIACCentral23
62widenerWIDENER19.00Middle Atlantic (1)Mideast---
63fitchburg-stateFITCHBURG STATE18.82MASCACNew England57
64uticaUTICA18.22Empire 8Atlantic65
65wesleyWESLEY17.53CapitalMideast57
66john-carrollJOHN CARROLL16.82OACGreat Lakes72
67delaware-valleyDELAWARE VALLEY15.83Middle AtlanticMideast65
68rhodesRHODES15.09SAA (1)South/Southeast---
69buffalo-stateBUFFALO STATE14.81SUNYACAtlantic---
70haverfordHAVERFORD14.16CentennialMideast---
71southern-maineSOUTHERN MAINE13.99Little East (1)New England---
72wittenbergWITTENBERG13.96NCACGreat Lakes42
73ohio-wesleyanOHIO WESLEYAN13.57NCAC (1)Great Lakes83
74coast-guardCOAST GUARD13.43NEWMACNew England27
75heidelbergHEIDELBERG13.20OACGreat Lakes65
76augsburgAUGSBURG12.94MIACCentral72
77amherstAMHERST12.61NESCACNew England65
78colbyCOLBY12.18NESCACNew England---
79uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE12.09WIACMidwest18
80connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE12.04NESCACNew England65
81auroraAURORA11.96NACC (1)Midwest12
82willametteWILLAMETTE11.95Northwest ConferenceWest---
83gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS11.49MIACCentral---
84denisonDENISON10.99NCACGreat Lakes---
85moravianMORAVIAN10.30Landmark (1)Mideast---
86claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS10.26SCIACWest25
87capitalCAPITAL9.85OACGreat Lakes83
88nyuNYU9.62UAAAtlantic---
89baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE9.37OACGreat Lakes---
90emoryEMORY9.11UAASouth/Southeast---
91middleburyMIDDLEBURY8.98NESCAC (1)New England57
92methodistMETHODIST8.88USA SouthSouth/Southeast72
93alfredALFRED8.84Empire 8Atlantic---
94redlandsREDLANDS8.67SCIACWest---
95hopeHOPE8.29Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
96wilmington-ohioWILMINGTON (OHIO)8.26OACGreat Lakes---
97babsonBABSON8.13NEWMACNew England51
98pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN8.10Northwest ConferenceWest---
99wartburgWARTBURG7.80IIACCentral---
100montclair-stateMONTCLAIR STATE7.51NJACAtlantic---
101principiaPRINCIPIA7.21SLIACMidwest72
102westfield-stateWESTFIELD STATE7.01MASCACNew England---
103otterbeinOTTERBEIN6.99OACGreat Lakes---
104salisburySALISBURY6.86CapitalMideast---
105adrianADRIAN6.69Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
106messiahMESSIAH6.33Middle AtlanticMideast57
107brandeisBRANDEIS5.80UAANew England---
108hardin-simmonsHARDIN-SIMMONS5.74American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast---
109case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE5.61UAAGreat Lakes---
110concordia-wisconsinCONCORDIA WISCONSIN5.54NACCMidwest72
111brockportBROCKPORT5.43SUNYACAtlantic39
112rhode-island-collegeRHODE ISLAND COLLEGE5.26Little EastNew England---
113carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON5.03UAAMideast---
114concordia-texasCONCORDIA TEXAS4.57American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast---
115la-verneLA VERNE4.52SCIACWest57
116saint-marys-minnSAINT MARY'S (MINN.)4.46MIACCentral---
117colby-sawyerCOLBY-SAWYER4.45North AtlanticNew England---
118susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA4.45LandmarkMideast---
119centreCENTRE3.95SAASouth/Southeast---
120lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK3.91Northwest ConferenceWest---
121allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)3.88NCACGreat Lakes---
122saint-vincentSAINT VINCENT3.34PACMideast---
123beloitBELOIT3.22Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
124east-texas-baptistEAST TEXAS BAPTIST2.75American Southwest (ASC)South/Southeast---
125mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON2.51CapitalSouth/Southeast---
126johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS2.42Centennial (1)Mideast36
127franklin-marshallFRANKLIN & MARSHALL2.41CentennialMideast---
128umass-bostonUMASS BOSTON2.35Little EastNew England---
129macalesterMACALESTER2.30MIACCentral---
130whittierWHITTIER2.28SCIACWest---
131suny-cobleskillSUNY COBLESKILL2.25NEACAtlantic---
132blufftonBLUFFTON2.05HCACGreat Lakes---
133trineTRINE1.94Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
134wpiWPI1.79NEWMACNew England---
135wabashWABASH1.40NCACGreat Lakes---
136muhlenbergMUHLENBERG1.39CentennialMideast---
137ithacaITHACA1.35Liberty LeagueAtlantic---
138olivetOLIVET1.34Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
139spaldingSPALDING1.29SLIACGreat Lakes---
140lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY1.24Middle AtlanticMideast---
141washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE1.16ODACSouth/Southeast---
142saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)1.13MIACCentral51
143bridgewater-stateBRIDGEWATER STATE1.12MASCAC (1)New England---
144lawrenceLAWRENCE1.12Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
145st-olafST. OLAF1.11MIACCentral72
146concordia-moorheadCONCORDIA MOORHEAD1.03MIACCentral---
147carthageCARTHAGE1.00CCIWMidwest---
148hamiltonHAMILTON0.96NESCACAtlantic---
149chicagoCHICAGO0.94UAAMidwest---
150ut-tylerUT TYLER0.90American Southwest (ASC) (1)South/Southeast---
151rutgers-newarkRUTGERS-NEWARK0.88NJACAtlantic---
152farmingdale-stateFARMINGDALE STATE0.85NJACAtlantic72
153colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE0.83SCACWest---
154cal-lutheranCAL LUTHERAN0.82SCIACWest---
155hendrixHENDRIX0.81SAASouth/Southeast83
156north-central-minnNORTH CENTRAL (MINN.)0.80UMACCentral---
157letourneauLETOURNEAU0.80ASCSouth/Southeast---
158riponRIPON0.71Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
159plymouth-statePLYMOUTH STATE0.71Little EastNew England---
160alfred-stateALFRED STATE0.68Independent (D-III)Atlantic---
160uw-river-fallsUW-RIVER FALLS0.68WIACMidwest40
162keystoneKEYSTONE0.57Colonial StatesMideast---
163dickinsonDICKINSON0.57CentennialMideast---
164stevensonSTEVENSON0.53Middle Atlantic (1)Mideast27
165uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ0.52IndependentWest---
166muskingumMUSKINGUM0.45OACGreat Lakes---
167hussonHUSSON0.40North Atlantic (1)New England---
168bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)0.38ODAC (1)South/Southeast---
169coeCOE0.35IIACCentral---
170depauwDEPAUW0.27NCACGreat Lakes---
171albionALBION0.20Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes---
172websterWEBSTER0.20SLIACMidwest---
173oberlinOBERLIN0.16NCACGreat Lakes---
174rutgers-camdenRUTGERS-CAMDEN0.12NJACAtlantic---
175linfieldLINFIELD0.12Northwest ConferenceWest---
175st-scholasticaST. SCHOLASTICA0.12UMACCentral---
177penn-state-behrendPENN STATE BEHREND0.09Colonial States (1)Mideast27
178vassarVASSAR0.08Liberty LeagueAtlantic---
179pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)0.04Northwest ConferenceWest---
180puget-soundPUGET SOUND0.02Northwest ConferenceWest---
180illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN0.02CCIWMidwest---
182st-norbertST. NORBERT0.01Midwest ConferenceMidwest---
183millikinMILLIKIN0.01CCIWMidwest65

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 3/21
MEN | WOMEN
March 1: First Qualifying Date
Week 1Tue 4/3
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/3
Week 2Tue 4/10
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/10
Week 3Tue 4/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/17
April 20-21: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 4Tue 4/24
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/24
April 27-29: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 5Tue 5/1
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/1
May 3-6: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 6Tue 5/8
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/8
May 10-12: Conference Championships Weekend IV
Week 7Tue 5/15
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/15
May 17: Last Qualifying Date
Week 8Mon 5/21
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/21
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
May 24-26: NCAA DIII Champs (La Crosse, Wis.)
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