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UW-Oshkosh Men Take Over Top DIII Ranking; Wartburg Women Still No. 1

January 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Following a showdown at the DIII Meet of the Week this past Friday, the UW-Oshkosh men’s team emerges atop the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) DIII National Computer Team Rankings released Wednesday, while the Wartburg women remain on top of the women’s rankings. The first regional rankings of the season were also released Wednesday.

National Rannking PDFs: Top 25 | Full Rankings By Team | Event-by-Event | TFRRS Top 10 NCAA Qual. Bests
Week-by-Week PDFs: By Rank | By Team | All-Time
Regional Ranking PDFs: Top 10 Teams | By Team | By Event
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All-Division Collegiate Bests: Full PDF | Best Marks by Football Players

UW-Oshkosh entered last weekend’s Cardinal Opener at then-No. 1 North Central (Ill.) as both the third-ranked team at the meet and in the division, but left with an important early-season victory over the top two teams in the division and the top-ranking in the country. Behind the power of strong field event marks this season – the Titans’ Nick Baatz, Pete Delzer and John McCann are atop the DIII rankings in the shot put, weight throw and high jump, respectively – UW-Oshkosh scored 147 to edge out No. 2 UW-La Crosse (142) and North Central (137).

North Central, the defending national champion, drops to third in the rankings, while UW-La Crosse remains at No. 2. UW-Whitewater and St. Thomas (Minn.) trade spots from the preseason rankings to round out the top five at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

The top three spots in the women’s rankings remain unchanged, with defending national champion Wartburg at No. 1, UW-Oshkosh at No. 2 and Williams at No. 3. Illinois Wesleyan moves up a slot to No. 4, displacing Methodist to No. 5.

The National Computer Team Rankings project how a team will finish in a National Championship Meet setting, rather than a triangular or dual. The rankings are compiled from meet data in the 2012-13 season, but also from returners from the 2011-12 to take into account what a roster might look like should all student-athletes perform at their top level.

The next round of computer rankings will be released January 30. The 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 8-9 in Naperville, Ill.

Biggest Jump (Men): 4 - Wabash
Biggest Jump (Women): 7 – UW-Stout

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION III

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)

2013 Preseason — January 23

next ranking: January 30
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-Oshkosh 161.41 WIAC Eamon McKenna (1st) 3
2 UW-La Crosse 147.32 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (5th) 2
3 North Central (Ill.) 135.23 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (3rd) 1
4 UW-Whitewater 124.11 WIAC Mike Johnson (4th) 5
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) 110.27 MIAC Steve Mathre (18th) 4
6 UW-Stevens Point 103.14 WIAC Rick Witt (34th) 6
7 UW-Eau Claire 77.40 WIAC Chip Schneider (11th) 7
8 Bates 70.22 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (18th) 8
9 UW-Platteville 52.88 WIAC Jim Nickasch (12th) 9
10 Baldwin-Wallace 51.00 OAC Bill Taraschke (28th) 13
11 Mount Union 48.54 OAC Kevin Lucas (3rd) 14
12 Calvin 48.01 MIAA Bret Otte (4th) 10
13 Christopher Newport 47.13 USA South Tyler Wingard (7th) 11
14 Haverford 46.17 Centennial Tom Donnelly (38th) 15
15 MIT 45.94 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (23rd) 16
16 Wartburg 43.56 IIAC Marcus Newsom (15th) 12
17 Tufts 42.82 NESCAC Ethan Barron (8th) 17
18 Wabash 39.30 NCAC Clyde Morgan (5th) 22
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 35.93 Great Plains Ted Bulling (28th) 18
20 Middlebury 34.95 NESCAC Martin Beatty (25th) 20
21 UW-Stout 34.71 WIAC Laura Knudsen (5th) 21
22 Methodist 34.60 USA South Roland Whiting (1st) 19
23 SUNY Oneonta 29.74 SUNYAC Matt LoPiccolo (9th) 23
24 Bowdoin 29.17 NESCAC Peter Slovenski (27th) 24
25 Colby 28.51 NESCAC Jared Beers (7th) 25
Dropped out: none

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 680.55 7
2 NESCAC 229.03 5
3 CCIW 176.10 1
4 MIAC 158.63 1
5 OAC 147.57 2
6 USA South 89.57 2
7 IIAC 79.01 1
8 SUNYAC 64.22 1
9 NEWMAC 62.80 1
10 NCAC 55.75 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION III

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)

2013 Preseason — January 23

next ranking: January 30
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 166.51 IIAC Marcus Newsom (15th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 149.90 WIAC Ben Dorsey (1st) 2
3 Williams 92.10 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (5th) 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 88.11 CCIW Chris Schumacher (16th) 5
5 Methodist 79.34 USA South Roland Whiting (1st) 4
6 Ramapo 77.03 NJAC Mike Jackson (9th) 6
7 Washington (Mo.) 71.69 UAA Jeff Stiles (12th) 8
8 Illinois College 69.37 Midwest Mike Brooks (12th) 7
9 UW-Whitewater 58.68 WIAC Mike Johnson (2nd) 9
10 Mount Union 54.56 OAC Kevin Lucas (3rd) 12
11 Monmouth (Ill.) 50.93 Midwest Roger Haynes (13th) 10
12 Tufts 49.93 NESCAC Kristen Morwick (13th) 18
13 UW-La Crosse 48.76 WIAC Pat Healy (22nd) 14
14 MIT 47.12 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (6th) 11
15 SUNY Cortland 46.06 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (6th) 16
16 Lehman 45.86 CUNYAC Lesleigh Hogg (17th) 13
17 North Central (Ill.) 45.53 CCIW Kari Kluckhorn (10th) 15
18 Middlebury 45.40 NESCAC Martin Beatty (25th) 17
19 St. Olaf 41.13 MIAC Andrea Gelle (3rd) 19
20 Birmingham-Southern 39.40 SAA Kenneth Cox (4th) 20
21 Johns Hopkins 38.58 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th) 22
22 Wheaton (Mass.) 37.74 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (2nd) 26
23 Franklin & Marshall 36.53 Centennial Carl Schnabel (10th) 23
24 Buffalo State 29.33 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (13th) 24
25 UW-Stout 27.00 WIAC Laura Knudsen (5th) 32
Dropped out: No. 21 Coe, No. 25 Baldwin-Wallace

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 330.75 3
2 NESCAC 239.03 3
3 IIAC 202.59 2
4 CCIW 153.74 2
5 Midwest Conference 132.60 2
6 MIAC 118.50 1
7 UAA 116.81 1
8 OAC 112.35 2
9 NEWMAC 111.38 1
10 SUNYAC 102.57 2

 

 

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