2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – The winds of change continue to sweep through the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index!

As more teams open up their season, we’re seeing more familiar faces among the nation’s elite; such is the case in the most recent installment, which was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division III — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Wartburg
UW-Oshkosh
Loras
UW-La Crosse
John Carroll
1
Wartburg
2
UW-Oshkosh
3
Loras
4
UW-La Crosse
5
John Carroll
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Wartburg held steady at No. 1 for the third week in a row, but is followed by new No. 2 UW-Oshkosh. Loras fell one spot to No. 3 and is followed by new No. 4 UW-La Crosse and No. 5 John Carroll, which dropped two spots since Week 2.

The Knights continue to lead the National TFRI thanks to some incredible efforts this season. Just this past weekend, Wartburg strengthened its standing with five national top-5 marks: Derrick Smith in the 200 (No. 2, 21.85c), Wyatt Schmidt in the 800 (1:52.01c), Dalton Martin in the 800 (No. 3 (1:52.03c); Joe Freiburger in the 3000 (8:16.16c) and the DMR team, which is now ranked eighth nationally at 11:06.01.

The Titans debuted this past weekend in a big way. UW-Oshkosh notched 13 national top-10 marks, including a national leader in the 4×400 relay at 3:16.50c. Other top-5 marks were turned in by Jaylin Boatman and Jaylen Grant in the 60 at No. 2 (6.91) and No. 4 (6.94), respectively, Boatman and Aaron Richardson in the 200 at No. 4 (21.92c) and No. 5 (22.02c), respectively, Steven Potter in the 800 at No. 4 (1:52.12c), Andrew George in the mile at No. 5 (4:10.45c) and Richardson in the long jump at No. 3 (7.04m/23-1¼).

The Duhawks surely did their part to remain among the top-5 programs this past weekend. Loras got a national-leading mark from Mike Jasa in the 400 at 48.19c, which pairs well with his No. 1 mark in the 800 at 1:51.11c and Josh Smith’s national leader in the 60 at 6.88. Jasa and Smith are also members of the nation’s No. 2 4×400 relay at 3:19.15c.

The Eagles opened their season this past weekend to much fanfare. UW-La Crosse landed eight national top-10 marks, including four in the top-5 from Seth Holden in the 60 (No. 3, 6.92), Jake Sullivan in the 400 (No. 5, 49.21c), Michael Madoch in the mile (No. 3, 4:10.01c) and the 4×400 relay (No. 3, 3:20.07c).

The Blue Streaks might have fallen two spots to No. 5, but they’re still a formidable foe. John Carroll has eight national top-10 marks, including national-leading efforts from Garrett Clark in the 200 at 21.70c and the DMR team at 10:04.03.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Central (Iowa), No. 7 Mount Union, No. 8 UW-Whitewater, No. 9 North Central (Ill.) and No. 10 UW-Stout.

Unfortunately, the 2021 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships were canceled due to low participation numbers among division members. The meet was scheduled to be held from March 12-13 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. We are still doing rankings until the end of the season, though.

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

2021 Week #3 - February 9th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG257.74American Rivers (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH203.76WIACMidwestNR
3lorasLORAS174.45American RiversCentral▼1
(LW: 2)
4uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE141.09WIACMidwestNR
5john-carrollJOHN CARROLL135.48OACGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 3)
6central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)108.67American RiversCentralNR
7mount-unionMOUNT UNION84.88OACGreat LakesNR
8uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER82.37WIACMidwestNR
9north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)81.54CCIWMidwestNR
10uw-stoutUW-STOUT78.54WIACMidwestNR
11gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS77.89MIACCentralNR
12lynchburgLYNCHBURG67.36ODACSouth/Southeast▼6
(LW: 6)
13dubuqueDUBUQUE63.90American RiversCentral▼8
(LW: 5)
14bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)60.98MIACCentral▲1
(LW: 15)
15letourneauLETOURNEAU60.06IndependentSouth/Southeast
(LW: RV)
16st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)56.41MIACCentralNR
17nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN50.99American RiversCentral▼13
(LW: 4)
18capitalCAPITAL48.09OACGreat Lakes▼5
(LW: 13)
19ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN47.64OACGreat Lakes▼12
(LW: 7)
20uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT46.43WIACMidwestNR
21virginia-wesleyanVIRGINIA WESLEYAN43.00ODACSouth/Southeast▼9
(LW: 12)
22uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE41.00WIACMidwestNR
23transylvaniaTRANSYLVANIA35.51HCACGreat Lakes▼5
(LW: 18)
24wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)34.75CCIWMidwestNR
25hopeHOPE32.04MIAAGreat Lakes▼16
(LW: 9)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8
Wartburg11111111
Loras2343552
UW-La Crosse456423
UW-Oshkosh222234
UW-Whitewater834345
UW-Stout1088776
UW-Eau Claire221214687
Central (Iowa)67911118
John Carroll33565969
Mount Union71078910
Bethel (Minn.)515142116141511
UW-Stevens Point201411101012
Nebraska Wesleyan4172013151313
Gustavus Adolphus11910131414
North Central (Ill.)91112121215
TrineRV2528161616
Knox17173717
Olivet1339423143241718
Concordia Moorhead263944454519
Capital1413181618181820
Luther493440202921
Wheaton (Ill.)242619212222
Centre20194123
Ithaca3124
St. John Fisher2125
Carroll (Wis.)10314041353926
Wilmington (Ohio)919402830303327
Calvin33632933322029
WebsterRVRV2530
Virginia Wesleyan12212324222632
Adrian11283337232736
Millikin23374658261937
LeTourneauRV151315343538
Eastern Mennonite1620303527253239
Hope29252431314040
Hamline1122333635373841
Birmingham-Southern2526434856556042
Ohio Northern77191522392343
St. Thomas (Minn.)161725272444
Illinois Wesleyan17322738414245
Dubuque45131826384847
Lynchburg106121923365250
Concordia Chicago1931516159565951
Transylvania1818232221285452
Greenville1216566251475758
Carthage14273834505859
Bluffton1741414548676562
Hardin-Simmons68345055607266
Shenandoah2321555463576667
Manchester1536445761637972
Piedmont2025505367656973
Rose-Hulman827596468717374
Franklin2244736568
McMurry2458676975
Franciscan213753667579
Iowa Wesleyan244724

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts
The NCAA Division III National Championsips were canceled.
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