2019 NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – It has been a little more than seven weeks since the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season got underway on December 1.

Athletes are beginning to settle into their groove – and with that known, it’s time to check out the National Track & Field Rating Index (TFRI) to see how things are shaking out around the nation.

NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
North Central (Ill.) UW-Oshkosh Mount Union UW-Whitewater MIT

NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Williams Washington (Mo.) Johns Hopkins MIT UW-La Crosse

Be sure to set aside time on March 9-10, because that’s when the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

Men’s Story

It continues to be a two-horse race on the men’s side, but the order of those competitors switched between the preseason and Week 1. North Central (Ill.) surged ahead of UW-Oshkosh and is now the top-ranked team in the nation.

The Cardinals, who have now been ranked No. 1 nine times since 2017, received strong performances from Dylan Kuipers and Nolan McKenna to push them forward. Kuipers cleared 5.01m (16-5¼) in the pole vault at the Cardinal Classic to move up to third in the TFRI Individual Rankings, while McKenna clocked a time of 14:19.31 in the 5000 at the same meet to improve his spot in the TFRI Individual Rankings to third as well.

UW-Whitewater jumped back into the top-5 for the first time since 2017 after starting the season ranked ninth. The Warhawks are looking for big things in 2019 from junior Robert Starnes, who is ranked No. 1 in the TFRI Individual Rankings in the high jump and fourth in the long jump. Don’t forget about Zach Jasinski or Alex Duff either, as the former is a top threat in the pole vault and the latter is a do-it-all heptathlete who could also score in the 60 hurdles and long jump.

Haverford is another team that improved a few spots from the preseason. The Fords are ranked sixth, which is their best ranking since the 2014 season. Haverford’s strength relies in the mile, 3000 and 5000 as Dylan Gearinger, Greg Morgan and Graham Peet are all expected to finish in the top-8 in at least one of those events at NCAAs.

The biggest gainer in the men’s rankings this week is Wabash. The Little Giants soared 64 spots from No. 110 to No. 46 between the preseason and Week 1.

Women’s Story

Top-ranked Williams put a little bit of distance between itself and the rest of the nation.

The Ephs, who had 139.91 points in the preseason, pushed that total to 146.65 in Week 1. Anna Passannante gave Williams the biggest boost after she clocked a time of 4:55.31 in the mile at a tri-meet between her squad, Amherst and Wesleyan and is ranked sixth in the TFRI Individual Rankings at this point of the season.

Washington (Mo.) and Johns Hopkins are separated by less than one point at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, which is a virtual tie according to the TFRI. The Blue Jays made up some ground on the Bears after Maya Hammonds uncorked a mark of 5.80m (19-0½) in the long jump at the Great Dane Classic and moved into the No. 2 spot in the TFRI Individual Rankings in that event.

Nebraska Wesleyan worked its way into the top-10 for the first time this season following Dayton Dolincheck’s effort at the Polardog Indoor Invitational. Dolincheck heaved the shot 14.29m (46-10¾) and is now ranked third in the TFRI Individual Rankings.

The biggest gainer in the women’s rankings this week is Springfield (Mass.). The Pride went from No. 146 to No. 82, which is a 64-spot improvement since the preseason.

NCAA Division III
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #1 - January 22nd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)177.62CCIWMidwest▲1
(LW: 2)
2uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH156.01WIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 1)
3mount-unionMOUNT UNION95.23OACGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER94.12WIACMidwest▲5
(LW: 9)
5mitMIT89.85IndependentNew England▼1
(LW: 4)
6haverfordHAVERFORD79.05CentennialMideast▲4
(LW: 10)
7uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE78.19WIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT65.77WIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 8)
9dubuqueDUBUQUE62.08American RiversCentral▼3
(LW: 6)
10southern-maineSOUTHERN MAINE54.13Little EastNew England▲8
(LW: 18)
11baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE53.39OACGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 15)
12uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE49.59WIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 13)
13central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)48.02American RiversCentral▲1
(LW: 14)
14st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER43.26Empire 8Atlantic▼2
(LW: 12)
15amherstAMHERST41.54NESCACNew England▲1
(LW: 16)
16uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE41.43WIACMidwest▲5
(LW: 21)
17williamsWILLIAMS40.50NESCACNew England▼6
(LW: 11)
18st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)35.14MIACCentral▲18
(LW: 36)
19plymouth-statePLYMOUTH STATE34.42Little EastNew England▲8
(LW: 27)
20hamlineHAMLINE34.01MIACCentral▼1
(LW: 19)
21wartburgWARTBURG33.27American RiversCentral▲3
(LW: 24)
22tuftsTUFTS32.59NESCACNew England▼5
(LW: 17)
23nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN32.08American RiversCentral▼3
(LW: 20)
24montclair-stateMONTCLAIR STATE31.56NJACAtlantic▲1
(LW: 25)
25lorasLORAS31.28American RiversCentral▲1
(LW: 26)
NCAA Division III
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #1 - January 22nd

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS146.65NESCACNew England◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)128.62UAAMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS128.14CentennialMideast◀▶
(LW: 3)
4mitMIT111.94IndependentNew England◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE80.47WIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 6)
6lorasLORAS79.43American RiversCentral▼1
(LW: 5)
7suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO73.31SUNYACAtlantic◀▶
(LW: 7)
8george-foxGEORGE FOX70.01IndependentWest◀▶
(LW: 8)
9uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH67.73WIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 10)
10nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN62.76American RiversCentral▲3
(LW: 13)
11stevensSTEVENS54.65Empire 8Atlantic◀▶
(LW: 11)
12brandeisBRANDEIS53.05UAANew England◀▶
(LW: 12)
13oberlinOBERLIN48.89NCACGreat Lakes▼4
(LW: 9)
14carthageCARTHAGE43.25CCIWMidwest◀▶
(LW: 14)
15uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT39.67WIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 16)
16wpiWPI39.18IndependentNew England▲1
(LW: 17)
17chicagoCHICAGO38.01UAAMidwest▲1
(LW: 18)
18augustana-illAUGUSTANA (ILL.)37.20CCIWMidwest▲1
(LW: 19)
19uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER36.80WIACMidwest▲20
(LW: 39)
20rowanROWAN36.30NJACAtlantic◀▶
(LW: 20)
21roanokeROANOKE33.95ODACSouth/Southeast◀▶
(LW: 21)
22misericordiaMISERICORDIA32.93Middle AtlanticMideast▼7
(LW: 15)
23ohio-wesleyanOHIO WESLEYAN31.83NCACGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 22)
24rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)31.33Liberty LeagueAtlantic▼1
(LW: 23)
25albionALBION28.83Michigan IntercollegiateGreat Lakes▲8
(LW: 33)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonThu 1/10
Week 1Tue 1/22Wed 1/23
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 1/29Tue 1/29
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 1/31
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 2/5Tue 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Feb. 8: Conference Championships Begin
Week 4Tue 2/12Tue 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 2/19Tue 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 2/26Tue 2/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/26
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 2: Last Qualifying Date
Week 7Mon 3/4Sun 3/3
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
Sun 3/3
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 9-10: NCAA DIII Championships, Boston, Mass.
FINAL ResultsSat 3/9
MEN | WOMEN
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