2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – The winds of change swept through the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index between Week 4 and Week 5.

Only three top-25 programs remained in place from the previous week, including each of the top-2 squads, when the most recent installment of the National TFRI was released on Tuesday afternoon 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-Whitewater
John Carroll
1
Wartburg
2
UW-Oshkosh
3
Loras
4
UW-Whitewater
5
John Carroll
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NOTE: In lieu of the canceled NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Wartburg College has created the DIII Elite Championships. Invited to compete on March 12-13 will be the regular season’s top-16 individuals and top-12 relays, as verified by TFRRS Descending Order List.

Top-ranked Wartburg continues to hold steady for the fifth consecutive week and is flanked by second-ranked UW-Oshkosh. Behind them, though, the next four programs flipped spots as former No. 4 Loras is now ranked third, former No. 3 UW-Whitewater is now ranked fourth, former No. 6 John Carroll is now ranked fifth and former No. 5 UW-La Crosse is now ranked sixth.

Got that? We’re not trying to make it too confusing.

If you’re wondering why the Knights and the Titans continue to headline the National TFRI, it’s because of the quality and quantity of their marks this season. Wartburg and UW-Oshkosh each have more than 10 marks that reside in the national top-10, including six and four, respectively, that were either added or improved this past weekend. The best mark of the bunch came from the Titans, as Jonathan Wilburn took over the national lead in the triple jump at 14.91m (48-11).

Mike Jasa had his hand in the fourth-ranked Duhawks’ success once again this past weekend. Jasa, who is the national leader in both the 400 (48.19c) and 800 (1:51.11c), anchored Loras’ 4×400 relay squad that improved its national-leading time of 3:14.64c (3:17.74) at the Liz Wuertz Invitational.

The Warhawks fell to no fault of their own. Actually, this past weekend, UW-Whitewater saw three athletes bolster their spots in the national top-10 in the triple jump: Curtis Pfeil at No. 4 (14.34m/47-0¾), Brayden Zettle at No. 7 (14.17m/46-6) and Shelvin Garrett at No. 9 (14.07m/46-2).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 7 Mount Union, No. 8 UW-Stout, No. 9 Central (Iowa) and No. 10 Gustavus Adolphus. UW-Stevens Point finds itself right outside of the top-10 at No. 11 following a three-spot jump from Week 4.

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

2021 Week #5 - February 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG266.92American Rivers (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH217.05WIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lorasLORAS165.47American RiversCentral▲1
(LW: 4)
4uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER158.03WIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 3)
5john-carrollJOHN CARROLL113.35OACGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 6)
6uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE112.40WIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 5)
7mount-unionMOUNT UNION100.63OACGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 10)
8uw-stoutUW-STOUT99.10WIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 8)
9central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)92.52American RiversCentral▼2
(LW: 7)
10gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS78.61MIACCentral▼1
(LW: 9)
11uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT63.87WIACMidwest▲3
(LW: 14)
12north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)60.88CCIWMidwest▼1
(LW: 11)
13nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN57.22American RiversCentral▲7
(LW: 20)
14uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE56.31WIACMidwest▼2
(LW: 12)
15letourneauLETOURNEAU52.66IndependentSouth/Southeast▼2
(LW: 13)
16bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)46.96MIACCentral▲5
(LW: 21)
17knoxKNOX42.97MWCMidwestNR
18capitalCAPITAL42.39OACGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 16)
19wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)38.99CCIWMidwest▲7
(LW: 26)
20centreCENTRE37.31IndependentSouth/SoutheastNR
21transylvaniaTRANSYLVANIA35.81HCACGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 22)
22ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN32.71OACGreat Lakes▼7
(LW: 15)
23lynchburgLYNCHBURG32.01ODACSouth/Southeast▼4
(LW: 19)
24virginia-wesleyanVIRGINIA WESLEYAN31.84ODACSouth/Southeast▼1
(LW: 23)
25st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)31.68MIACCentral▼8
(LW: 17)


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
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