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DIII Indoor TF Rankings – 2012 Pre-NCAA, Week #7 - USTFCCCA

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Coach Matt   on Mar 5 2012, 09:22 PM

DIII Indoor Track & Field Rankings – 2012 Pre-NCAA, Week #7

Courtesy: Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 5, 2012 

QUICKLY … The final USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings before the NCAA Championships in Division III shows a fairly tight race on the men’s side, with No. 1 UW-La Crosse, No. 2 North Central, No. 3 UW-Oshkosh, and No. 4 McMurry among the primary team challengers for the national title this weekend. North Central is the two-time defending champions, and UW-Oshkosh and UW-La Crosse last won the national crown in a tie in 2009. UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh lead the field with ten entries apiece in the national meet with North Central following with nine.

On the women’s side, No. 1 Wartburg and No. 2 UW-Oshkosh has seemingly pulled away from the field as both teams have over 200 rankings points and none other has more than 100. Wartburg leads the number of entries into the meet with 16, seven of which are in sprint and hurdle events. UW-Oshkosh follows with 12 in which six are in the throwing events. UW-Oshkosh is the defending champions, but Wartburg won the national title in 2009 and 2010.

NCAA Accepted Entries: MEN | WOMEN | Most by Team | Most by Conference

National Ranking PDFs: Top 25 | Full by Team | Event-by-Event | Week-by-Week
Regional Index PDFs (FINAL): Top Ten by Region | Full by Team | Event-by-Event
Collegiate-Leading Marks | Best Marks by Football Players
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Week #7 — March 5

next ranking: none, NCAA Championships

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 131.17 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (4th) 1
2 North Central (Ill.) 127.80 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (2nd) 3
3 UW-Oshkosh 122.10 WIAC Paul Brown (2nd) 2
4 McMurry 102.09 ASC Barbara Crousen (14th) 10
5 UW-Eau Claire 94.44 WIAC Chip Schneider (10th) 4
6 St. Thomas (Minn.) 88.00 MIAC Steve Mathre (17th) 13
7 UW-Stout 84.60 WIAC Laura Knudsen (4th) 5
8 UW-Whitewater 74.89 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 6
9 Amherst 67.19 NESCAC Ned Nedeau (15th) 8
10 MIT 59.78 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (22nd) 7
11 Wabash 54.05 NCAC Clyde Morgan (4th) 11
12 UW-Stevens Point 51.65 WIAC Rick Witt (33rd) 15
13 UW-Platteville 51.15 WIAC Jim Nickasch (11th) 9
14 Nebraska Wesleyan 45.08 Great Plains Ted Bulling (27th) 12
15 SUNY Geneseo 43.18 SUNYAC Dave Prevosti (8th) 14
16 UMass Dartmouth 42.58 Little East Steve Gardiner (4th) 24
17 Middlebury 37.05 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 16
18 Bates 35.71 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th) 17
19 Baldwin-Wallace 35.63 OAC Bill Taraschke (27th) 20
20 Christopher Newport 35.47 USA South Tyler Wingard (6th) 22
21 Wartburg 34.44 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 19
22 Tufts 33.73 NESCAC Ethan Barron (7th) 18
23 UW-River Falls 31.86 WIAC Aaron Decker (2nd) 26
24 Colby 30.90 NESCAC Jared Beers (6th) 28
25 Calvin 30.77 MIAA Bret Otte (3rd) 34
dropped out: No. 21 Methodist, No. 23 Haverford, No. 25 Bowdoin

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 641.86 8
2 NESCAC 256.57 5
3 CCIW 133.39 1
4 MIAC 109.46 1
5 OAC 103.54 1
6 ASC 102.09 1
7 NEWMAC 90.40 1
8 NCAC 76.88 1
9 SUNYAC 72.45 1
10 UAA 60.74

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Week #7 — March 5

next ranking: none, NCAA Championships

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 241.37 IIAC Marcus Newsom (14th) 1
2 UW-Oshkosh 204.38 WIAC Pat Ebel (3rd) 2
3 Illinois Wesleyan 78.94 CCIW Chris Schumacher (15th) 6
4 Methodist 76.41 USA South Duane Ross (5th) 11
5 MIT 74.42 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th) 3
6 Washington (Mo.) 74.30 UAA Jeff Stiles (11th) 5
7 Ramapo 58.05 NJAC Mike Jackson (8th) 13
8 Buffalo State 56.79 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (12th) 7
9 Illinois College 56.72 Midwest Mike Brooks (11th) 9
10 Williams 54.63 NESCAC Fletcher Brooks (4th) 4
11 Middlebury 48.21 NESCAC Martin Beatty (24th) 8
12 Ithaca 45.97 Empire 8 Jennifer Potter (9th) 12
13 UW-Eau Claire 42.33 WIAC Chip Schneider (6th) 10
14 St. Olaf 36.81 MIAC Andrea Gelle (2nd) 46
15 Mount Union 35.86 OAC Kevin Lucas (2nd) 29
16 Lehman 35.44 CUNYAC Lesleigh Hogg (16th) 15
17 Monmouth (Ill.) 34.54 Midwest Roger Haynes (12th) 14
18 SUNY Oneonta 34.13 SUNYAC Matt LoPiccolo (8th) 19
19 Birmingham-Southern 32.69 SCAC Kenneth Cox (3rd) 47
20 Bowdoin 32.56 NESCAC Peter Slovenski (26th) 21
21 UW-Whitewater 31.87 WIAC Mike Johnson (1st) 16
22 Coe 28.82 IIAC Michael Warta (5th) 25
23 Greenville 27.25 SLIAC Brian Patton (18th) 34
24 Linfield 27.05 Northwest Travis Olson (2nd) 28
25 Johns Hopkins 25.72 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (13th) 39
dropped out: No. 17 Tufts, NO. 18 Marietta, No. 20 Franklin & Marshall, No. 22 Emory, No. 23 Nebraska Wesleyan, No. 24 Wheaton (Mass.)

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 338.42 3
2 IIAC 280.75 2
3 NESCAC 170.50 3
4 UAA 155.29 1
5 CCIW 134.44 1
6 NEWMAC 123.35 1
7 SUNYAC 117.57 2
8 Midwest Conference 96.72 2
9 OAC 86.00 1
10 USA South 85.48 1

 

About the Rankings
For more on the national team rankings and links to guideline and rationale information visit …
http://www.ustfccca.org/rankings/division-iii-rankings

Rankings are determined by a mathematical formula, which is based on current national descending order lists. This is what’s used to compile a team’s ranking. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national-title race.

The Regional Index is determined using a similar method as national rankings, but on a smaller scale, comparing teams versus others within the same region. The result is a ranking that showcases squads with better all-around team potential — a group makeup critical for conference or similar team-scored events. A team may achieve a better regional ranking than a counterpart that has a better national ranking. Historically, some teams are better national-championship teams than conference-championship teams, having a few elite athletes that score very well in a diverse environment where teams do not have entries in more than a few events. Some teams are better at conference championships or similar team-scored events where they enter, and are competitive, in many of the events.

How a team fares in a national championship, conference championship, or scored meet with only a couple or few teams (like a dual or triangular) can be very different, given the number of events, competition, scoring, and makeup of entries — thus the rationale behind each of the ranking systems. Similar arguments about team makeup and rankings can also be found in swimming & diving and wrestling as their sports also have a similar trichotomy when it comes to team theory.

Read the full article at: www.ustfccca.org
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