Indoor Track Picks Up Division III National Rankings for First Time in Program History
- Men Ranked 16th, Women Ranked 20th in Division III -
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday morning the indoor track & field season’s first national team rankings for NCAA Division III. The Rams were ranked 16th in the Men's Poll and 20th in the Women's Poll, for the first time in program history.
Farmingdale State is off to a great start this season as they have three Triple Jumpers (2 men, 1 woman) qualified for the NCAA Championships after the first four meets. The men's team also has nine individuals and one relay qualified for the ECAC Championships, while the women have three individuals and one relay qualified for ECAC's.
The men of UW Oshkosh, the co-defending indoor champions from a
year ago, have the started the 2010 season on top of the rankings.
On the women’s side, Illinois Wesleyan (152.18) leads the
rankings over UW Oshkosh (138.02).
PDFs: Top 25 | Full by Team
This week’s release represents marks accumulated by teams in the 2010 indoor season through last weekend. This week’s release also represents the first time Division III national team rankings have been compiled using mathematical formulae that indexes a team’s potential of placing well at the NCAA Indoor Championships and is similar in nature to the method that has been employed by Division I for the past two years.
The next release of updated rankings for NCAA’s Division III will continue on Wednesday, January 27, with updates occurring the following seven Wednesdays leading to the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, March 12-13.