2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – How is it already May!?

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are being used, so this is an objective, comprehensive look at which teams have stepped up throughout the season and are positioned well for success at this month’s climatic meet.

NCAA Division III — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Rowan
John Carroll
Hardin-Simmons
Pomona-Pitzer
Carnegie Mellon
1
Rowan
2
John Carroll
3
Hardin-Simmons
4
Pomona-Pitzer
5
Carnegie Mellon
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Top-ranked Rowan is one of two top-10 teams that held steady between Week 5 and Week 6 (Wartburg is the other at No. 9). The Profs only added or improved one national top-10 mark this past weekend, but it was a big one. Greg Poloso launched the javelin 70.39m (230-11) to become the No. 8 performer in NCAA DIII history. Poloso easily won the event title at the Lion’s Invitational this past weekend, besting teammate Dan McAleavey by more than 19 feet.

John Carroll jumped five spots from Week 5 to Week 6. The Blue Streaks are now ranked second after recording a pair of top-5 marks in the 5000 meters from Alex Phillip (No. 1, 13:58.78) and Jamie Dailey (No. 3, 14:08.22). Phillip is now the national leader in both the 5000 and 10,000 and joins former NCAA DIII standout Ian La Mere as the only two athletes in divisional history to go sub-14 both indoors and outdoors.

Hardin-Simmons soared 10 spots from No. 13 to No. 3 after a big weekend. The Cowboys added or improved four national top-10 marks this past weekend, which included a national-leading effort from Jordan Flores in the triple jump of 15.00m (49-2½). Another top mark from HSU was the 4×400 relay, kick-started by Malik Pratt, which is now ranked fifth nationally (Pratt also added the ninth-best open 400-meter mark of the season at 48.04).

Pomona-Pitzer dropped one spot from No. 3 to No. 4 and is right ahead of Carnegie Mellon, which fell three spots from No. 2 to No. 5. Both the Sagehens and the Tartans have six national top-10 marks to their credit, including one national leader.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 UW-Eau Claire (down one spot), No. 7 Dubuque (down three spots), No. 8 Mount Union (down two spots), No. 9 Wartburg and No. 10 Bethel (Minn.) (up four spots). The Royals were buoyed by Joel Smith, who is now ranked third nationally in the 400-meter hurdles at 52.41.

Mark your calendars for May 26-28, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

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

2022 Week #6 - May 3rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1rowanROWAN155.73NJAC (1)Metro◀▶
(LW: 1)
2john-carrollJOHN CARROLL122.52OAC (2)Great Lakes▲5
(LW: 7)
3hardin-simmonsHARDIN-SIMMONS109.85ASC (2)West▲10
(LW: 13)
4pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER109.34SCIAC (2)West▼1
(LW: 3)
5carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON108.29UAA (2)Mid-Atlantic▼3
(LW: 2)
6uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE107.34WIAC (3)North▼1
(LW: 5)
7dubuqueDUBUQUE87.68American Rivers (1)Midwest▼3
(LW: 4)
8mount-unionMOUNT UNION85.47OAC (1)Great Lakes▼2
(LW: 6)
9wartburgWARTBURG83.09American Rivers (2)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)78.66MIAC (3)North▲4
(LW: 14)
11uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH78.08WIAC (1)North▼3
(LW: 8)
12uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE76.18WIAC (2)North◀▶
(LW: 12)
13williamsWILLIAMS75.02NESCAC (2)Mideast▼3
(LW: 10)
14claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS73.60SCIAC (1)West▲1
(LW: 15)
15uw-stoutUW-STOUT70.72WIAC (4)North▼4
(LW: 11)
16mitMIT70.11NEWMAC (1)East▲9
(LW: 25)
17uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE60.40WIAC (6)North◀▶
(LW: 17)
18whittierWHITTIER54.23SCIAC (3)West▲2
(LW: 20)
19ithacaITHACA52.44Liberty League (1)Niagara▼1
(LW: 18)
20suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO49.77SUNYAC (1)Niagara▲1
(LW: 21)
21centreCENTRE49.18SAA (2)Great Lakes▲2
(LW: 23)
22central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)48.38American Rivers (4)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 22)
23benedictine-illBENEDICTINE (ILL.)46.63NACC (3)Midwest▲1
(LW: 24)
24redlands-califREDLANDS (CALIF.)45.89SCIAC (4)West▲9
(LW: 33)
25mcmurryMCMURRY45.84ASC (1)West▲11
(LW: 36)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7
Rowan3211111
UW-Eau Claire4759562
UW-Oshkosh636208113
Hardin-Simmons58541334
John Carroll10442537725
UW-La Crosse164151312126
Pomona-Pitzer1122347
UW-Stout1115111011158
Carnegie Mellon4443259
McMurry8102021362510
UW-Platteville441016171711
Dubuque4817174712
Wartburg125799913
Loras19918282714
Williams7426306101315
Bethel (Minn.)23242352141016
East Texas Baptist7133927432917
Mount Union562686818
Benedictine (Ill.)915219242319
UW-Whitewater492230304220
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps2335151421
MIT10111423251622
Whittier21281312201823
Ithaca1591211181924
SUNY Brockport965645292825
Trine252928262626
Redlands (Calif.)38544033332427
Centre18182424232128
Central (Iowa)531831222229
Lynchburg3071629373731
SUNY Geneseo623815212034
George Fox6162834343336
Linfield9141925384037
Eastern Mennonite9714518922313247
Trinity (Texas)16122138353849
Washington (Mo.)196814193450
LeTourneau28433540165751
Tufts172155581005852
Birmingham-Southern22303436455061
Shenandoah41234241665666
Emory13225792526771
Pacific Lutheran14173160727387
Texas Lutheran24202554658794
Principia25272751566199
La Verne20598288105121113

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/29
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Tue 4/5
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Mon 4/4
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Tue 4/12
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Mon 4/11
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Tue 4/19
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Mon 4/18
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Mon 4/18
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Mon 4/18
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Week 5Tue 4/26
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Mon 4/25
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Mon 4/25
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Tue 5/3
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Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Tue 5/10
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Mon 5/9
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Tue 5/17
Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
Sun 5/22
Sun 5/22
Sun 5/22
FINAL ResultsSun 5/29