2018 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings underwent a bit of a makeover in anticipation of the first weekend that conference championships can be held.
The most recent rankings, released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), saw 16 of the top-25 teams jostle for position, including five in the top-10.
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Nothing changed in the order of the teams in the top-4: North Central (Ill.) is still No. 1, followed by Rowan, George Fox and Augustana (Ill.). The Profs did improve their billing by 10 points as National Athlete of the Week Jeffrey Tucker took over the No. 1 spot in the high jump with a huge clearance of 2.17m (7-1½).
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UW-Whitewater surged from No. 8 to No. 5 this week, the first time it has occupied space in the top-5 since Week 8 of 2017. The Warhawks’ 4×400 relay team clocked the second fastest time in the nation this past weekend (3:17.90) to help their cause.
UW-Eau Claire climbed four spots from No. 10 to No. 6, the first time it has been in the top-6 since Week 8 of 2016. The Blugolds were buoyed by David Kornack, who took over the top spot in the shot put with a heave of 18.14m (59-6¼).
The biggest movers outside of the top-10 were UW-Stevens Point and Dubuque. The Pointers went from No. 29 to No. 20 thanks to their 4×400 relay notching the eighth best time in the nation this season (3:18.87). The Spartans received a pair of strong marks from Blaze Murfin in the shot put (17.00m/55-9¼) and their 4×100 relay team (41.82).
Be sure to check back throughout the season as the National Team Rankings continue to evolve ahead of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships held May 24-26 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.