2021 NCAA DIII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Let’s check out the first installment of the 2021 NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To wit: We’re only using marks from the current season, which gives a true look at which teams are performing the best at the current moment. That means the National TFRI will continue to evolve throughout the season and gives you more reason to keep checking back!

NCAA Division III — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
George Fox
UW-La Crosse
Washington (Mo.)
John Carroll
Mount Union
1
George Fox
2
UW-La Crosse
3
Washington (Mo.)
4
John Carroll
5
Mount Union
All TFRI Reports

George Fox opens the season at No. 1, the same place it was from Week 1 to Week 6 in 2019. The Bruins have a staggering 19 national top-10 marks, including each of the top-4 spots in the heptathlon alone: Brecken Vandenhoek is No. 1 with 4320 points, followed by Kalina Buhler at 3759, Elisabeth Jensen at 3730 and Bella Dean at 3554. George Fox also has a No. 1 ranking from Bethany Gingerich in the 400H at 1:02.21.

UW-La Crosse comes into the season at No. 2 thanks to a bevy of national top-10 marks. The Eagles received national-leading efforts from Skye Digman in the discus of 42.74m (140-3) and Emma Malooly in the steeplechase at 10:53.86. Digman, who is also ranked second in the shot put at 13.41m (44-0), owns two of UW-La Crosse’s 13 national top-10 efforts.

Washington (Mo.) turned in a strong showing this past weekend and is ranked No. 3. The Bears, owners of eight national top-10 marks, see Eka Jose at the top of the Descending Order List again – this time in the triple jump with a mark of 11.71m (38-5). WashU also has three of the top-4 spots in the 800 with Aoife Dunne (No. 2, 2:15.59), Emma Kelley (No. 3, 2:15.76) and Elessia Sarussi (No. 4, 2:15.89) in those respective places.

John Carroll is building off a solid indoor season and is ranked No. 4 outdoors. The Blue Streaks have 10 national top-10 marks, including a chart-topper from the 4×100 relay (47.89). Lucia Cannata, who is part of that 4×100 relay, is also ranked second nationally in the 100 at 12.15 and eighth nationally in the 200 at 25.38.

Mount Union and its 11 national top-10 marks rounds out the top-5. The Purple Raiders have two athletes ranked in the top-5 nationally in the 400 with Cortni Arp (No. 4, 58.37) and Madison Miles (No. 5, 58.41) in their respective spots and even more impressive is that their fifth-ranked 4×400 relay at 4:06.36 doesn’t have either athlete on it, showing their depth.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Pacific Lutheran, No. 7 Lynchburg, No. 8 Ithaca, No. 9 Hardin-Simmons and No. 10 Dubuque.

NCAA Division III
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #1 - March 30th

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1george-foxGEORGE FOX340.64NWC (1)WestNR
2uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE230.48WIAC (1)MidwestNR
3washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)165.57UAAMidwestNR
4john-carrollJOHN CARROLL163.17OACGreat LakesNR
5mount-unionMOUNT UNION153.73OAC (1)Great LakesNR
6pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN113.30NWCWestNR
7lynchburgLYNCHBURG101.06ODAC (1)South/SoutheastNR
8ithacaITHACA97.72Liberty LeagueAtlanticNR
9hardin-simmonsHARDIN-SIMMONS84.13ASCSouth/SoutheastNR
10dubuqueDUBUQUE83.39American RiversCentralNR
11rhodesRHODES76.34SAA (1)South/SoutheastNR
12bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)74.96ODACSouth/SoutheastNR
13messiahMESSIAH70.87MAC (1)MideastNR
14pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)69.11NWCWestNR
15baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE65.83OACGreat LakesNR
16lorasLORAS63.96American Rivers (1)CentralNR
17wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)58.26CCIWMidwestNR
18trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)49.52SCAC (1)South/SoutheastNR
19washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE49.46ODACSouth/SoutheastNR
20illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN40.84CCIWMidwestNR
21tcnjTCNJ38.87NJAC (1)AtlanticNR
22uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE38.27WIACMidwestNR
23misericordiaMISERICORDIA38.08MACMideastNR
24berryBERRY37.73SAASouth/SoutheastNR
25calvinCALVIN37.44MIAAGreat LakesNR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
Loras16624334221
UW-La Crosse2211111112
SUNY Geneseo2487655533
Ithaca8375222344
Johns Hopkins446546665
Tufts25142177776
UW-Oshkosh721717231613913147
Chicago5925406028304836108
Pacific Lutheran69121515192010119
UW-Eau Claire3234634510
Nebraska Wesleyan769108891311
Concordia Chicago2420231414161711
John Carroll4109271113202013
Wheaton (Ill.)1720201818201819914
George Fox113811101081214
Wartburg222219891111816
EmoryRVRV2313221215182317
Southern Maine89106128138123129130343317
Stevens77335031373536423417
St. Thomas (Minn.)67663122242322231520
Rochester (N.Y.)41181427302925282120
Gustavus Adolphus162124251617242520
Colby105765731413020
UW-Stevens Point28211816121712121624
Bridgewater (Va.)12272738502527323224
Mount Union58510132123141926
Illinois Wesleyan2015131191519252226
Messiah13281121191816153526
Williams10375215532
WPI952935515035272435
Dubuque10121917172224171837
TCNJ21533628415171723740
Hope68944732202628333840
Calvin25473747263137565340
Pacific (Ore.)14263449476770747240
Misericordia23587475759110110210950
North Central (Ill.)403557716026222856
Washington (Mo.)351012142421262959
Baldwin Wallace15111626313845293164
Central (Iowa)384325292734484764
Trinity (Texas)18415370771051111155164
UW-Platteville225773343543323539
Centre311315293349576670
Lynchburg71426334234556589
Hardin-Simmons92333424966847593
Rhodes111928413959726494
Washington and Lee193163789678889297
Berry245487111128149

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/30
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/29
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 4/6
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/5
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 4/13
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/12
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/12
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 4/20
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/19
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/19
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 4/27
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/26
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/26
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 5/4
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/3
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/3
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 7Tue 5/11
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/10
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/10
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 8Tue 5/18
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/17
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/17
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/17
MEN | WOMEN
Week 9Tue 5/25
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 5/21
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 5/21
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 5/21
MEN | WOMEN
May 27-29: NCAA DIII Champs (Greensboro, N.C.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
MEN | WOMEN