2020 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – There was some movement in the top-10 in Week 3 of the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, which was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
While the top-6 teams remained the same – No. 1 UW-La Crosse, No. 2 UW-Oshkosh, No. 3 Mount Union, No. 4 Loras, No. 5 MIT and No. 6 UW-Eau Claire – the remaining three spots in the top-10 all shifted since Week 2.
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SUNY Cortland comes in at No. 7 this week after a strong performance at the Blue and Orange Invitational & Multi. The Red Dragons were led by Brent Di Vittorio, who notched the nation’s third fastest mark of the season in the 60 Hurdles, as well as Zachary Kashmer, who turned in the nation’s fourth best score in the heptathlon at 4968 points.
Washington (Mo.) and North Central (Ill.) both improved their rankings. The Bears moved up one spot to No. 9, while the Cardinals jumped two spots to No. 10.
Further down the National Rating Index, you’ll find SUNY Brockport. The Golden Eagles, who check in at No. 17 this week, showed out at their own invitational this past weekend as they registered national top-3 marks in the long jump (Egypt Page is now No. 2) and the shot put (Tony DeYoung is now No. 3).
UW-Stout improved its billing five spots from Week 2 as it comes in at No. 18 in Week 3. The Blue Devils saw Noah Zastrow clear 17 feet in the pole vault for the first time indoors and earn National Athlete of the Week honors for his efforts.
This is the final week that we’ll use both current and preseason marks to calculate the National Rating Index. After this week, we’ll throw out all preseason marks and only use those from the current season since we have enough data to keep everything sorted.
Be sure to check back next week and each week ahead in advance of the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships from March 13-14 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.