2018 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 8 (Pre-Championships)

NOTE: These were amended Tuesday morning after the original calculation didn’t include entries from the 200-meter dash.

NEW ORLEANS – It all comes down to this.

The best of the best from the outdoor season are set to converge on La Crosse, Wisconsin this weekend for the biggest meet of the year: The 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

If the final Men’s National Team Rankings of the season have any say in the matter, a team is about to claim its first national team title in seven years. This final iteration, released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), only takes into account entries into the national meet to give a true idea of who is favored to fight for the title.

NCAA Division III National Team Computer Rankings – Men

1)Georgia 2)USC 3)USC 4)USC 5)Georgia
North Central (Ill.) UW-La Crosse Rowan UW-Whitewater Augustana (Ill.)
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North Central (Ill.) opened the year as the preseason favorite and that’s how it will be entering the final meet of the year. The Cardinals, who haven’t won an NCAA outdoor title since 2011, hold a commanding lead in the National Team Rankings. North Central (Ill.) has 12 NCAA entries that are ranked in the top-10 nationally, including five in the 10,000 alone. Dhruvil Patel and Luke Winder are expected to bring home major points for the Cardinals as well in the 5000 and pole vault, respectively.

UW-La Crosse, ranked second, will look to spoil the fun for its guests this weekend with hopes of winning its fifth outdoor title in the past six years. The Eagles, who won in 2013 and 2015 through 2017, own nine top-10 marks with Ernest Winters and the 4×100 relay team, which Winters is a part of, holding down top spots nationally.

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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

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REGIONAL PDFs
Top 10 | By Team | By Event

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EventSquad Rankings Top-16 Summary

Full Reports: By Team | By Event

Rowan sits No. 3 in the final index of the season. The Profs bring seven top-10 entries to the NCAA meet, including a pair of No. 1 marks: Bobby Cooks in the 110 hurdles and Jeffrey Jon Tucker in the high jump.

Nothing changed either for the fourth- and fifth-ranked teams from Week 7, as UW-Whitewater and Augustana (Ill.) round out the top-5 once again. The Warhawks are looking for Parker Witt to cap his career with a few strong performances, as well as a trio of men in field events. The Vikings have four entries ranked in the top-3 nationally, including Cody Wheeler, the top-ranked hammer thrower in the nation.

Here are the teams that filled out the rest of the top-10: No. 6 St. John Fisher (up one spot from No. 7), No. 7 Mount Union (up 5 spots from No. 12), No. 8 UMass Dartmouth, No. 9 George Fox and No. 10 UW-Stout.

Be sure to check back later this week as we’ll preview the meet and provide a recap following the final day of competition.

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

2018 Week 8 - May 21st

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Frank Gramarosso (8th)
197.25 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Josh Buchholtz (10th)
147.76 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (1)
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (4th)
136.36 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Mike Johnson (9th)
108.82 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 augustana-ill AUGUSTANA (ILL.)
Midwest Region (3)
CCIW
Paul Olsen (49th)
93.14 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 st-john-fisher ST. JOHN FISHER
Atlantic Region (4)
Empire 8 (1)
Mike Henchen (6th)
92.08 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kevin Lucas (8th)
84.98 ▲ 5
(LW: 12)
8 umass-dartmouth UMASS DARTMOUTH
New England Region (6)
Little East
Steve Gardiner (10th)
80.48 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (1)
Northwest Conference (1)
John Smith (12th)
79.36 ▼ 3
(LW: 6)
10 uw-platteville UW-PLATTEVILLE
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC
Chris Rotzenberg (6th)
76.14 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC
Kyle Steiner (5th)
70.28 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (1)
Jordan Carpenter (1st)
66.49 ▲ 6
(LW: 18)
13 benedictine-ill BENEDICTINE (ILL.)
Midwest Region (11)
NACC
Kevin Paterson (4th)
66.49 ▲ 7
(LW: 20)
14 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
Midwest Region (8)
WIAC
Justin Kinseth (1st)
63.49 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Kyle Basista (4th)
58.23 ▲ 15
(LW: 30)
16 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
Colin Tory (18th)
56.85 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 redlands REDLANDS
West Region (3)
SCIAC
Mike Schmidt (11th)
52.55 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
18 bethel-minn BETHEL (MINN.)
Central Region (10)
MIAC
Andrew Rock (6th)
52.44 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (10)
WIAC
Chip Schneider (16th)
46.83 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 dubuque DUBUQUE
Central Region (1)
IIAC
Chad Gunnelson (6th)
46.33 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
Capital (1)
Tyler Wingard (12th)
44.05 ▼ 10
(LW: 11)
22 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Ethan Barron (3rd)
43.11 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (6)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
42.46 ▲ 4
(LW: 27)
24 central-iowa CENTRAL (IOWA)
Central Region (5)
IIAC (1)
Joe Dunham (10th)
41.93 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 delaware-valley DELAWARE VALLEY
Mideast Region (17)
Middle Atlantic
Felix Moreno (4th)
41.25 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 15 MIT, No. 21 Texas Lutheran, No. 24 SUNY Geneseo

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Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1 WIAC 544.52 6
2 CCIW 314.69 2
3 NJAC 243.70 1
4 OAC 203.29 2
5 IIAC 185.06 2
6 CAC 164.83 1
7 MIAC 160.12 1
8 NESCAC 138.10 1
9 SCIAC 132.01 2
10 Northwest Conference 130.41 1

 

Men's Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
AtlanticRowan468.421
CentralDubuque349.461
Great LakesMount Union368.041
MideastWesley310.421
MidwestNorth Central (Ill.)467.181
New EnglandMIT363.041
South/SoutheastChristopher Newport447.511
WestGeorge Fox533.201
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Men's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersUW-La Crosse10.7242.88
200 MetersUW-La Crosse21.721:26.88
400 MetersBethel (Minn.)48.393:13.57
800 MetersMiddlebury1:52.767:31.05
1500 MetersWashington (Mo.)3:51.4215:25.69
SteeplechaseWashington (Mo.)9:21.5937:26.35
5000 MetersNorth Central (Ill.)14:21.1257:24.50
10,000 MetersNorth Central (Ill.)30:00.642:0:02.57
110 Meter HurdlesUW-Whitewater14.8659.43
400 Meter HurdlesAugustana (Ill.)54.453:37.78
High JumpRowan2.08m6-9¾8.31m27-3
Pole VaultUW-Stout/UW-Oshkosh4.86m15-11½19.45m63-9¾
Long JumpRowan6.99m22-1127.94m91-8
Triple JumpMIT14.50m47-758.00m190-3
Shot PutDubuque16.21m53-2¼64.84m212-8
DiscusUW-Stout50.01m164-0200.03m656-3
HammerUW-La Crosse56.01m183-9224.04m735-0
JavelinUMass Dartmouth62.17m203-11248.66m815-9
DecathlonGeorge Fox6,14924,597

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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