2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9
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Here is the Pre-Championships Edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The only marks being used in this edition of the National TFRI are those associated with athletes who qualified for the national championship meet.
NCAA Division III — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
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Our formula projects a two-team race for the national title between defending champion and top-ranked Wartburg and second-ranked Rowan: the Knights bring 12 entries with them to Ohio and all but one of those is ranked among the top-10 seasonal performers in their respective event (Wartburg’s athletes will be spread across eight events); the Profs tote 14 entries from New Jersey, of which eight are ranked among the top-10 seasonal performers (You’ll want to look out for Rowan in the javelin throw, where it has four of the top-7 seeded athletes).
Third-ranked UW-Eau Claire, fourth-ranked UW-Oshkosh, fifth-ranked John Carroll and sixth-ranked UW-La Crosse should also have a spirited fight for podium spots as they’re all separated by just 5.18 rankings points. Three of those four programs have 12 entries: the Blugolds with eight of theirs ranked among the top-10 seasonal performers, including seven of those in field events; the Titans with nine of theirs among the top-10 seasonal performers and six of those in track events; and the Eagles, who will see one entry each in 12 events. The Blue Streaks only have nine entries, but could see big points from their endurance athletes in Ohio.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in the Pre-Championships Edition of the National TFRI: No. 7 UW-Stout, No. 8 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 9 Bethel (Minn.) and No. 10 Dubuque.
Mark your calendars for THIS WEEKEND, as the 2022 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio!