Men's Indoor Track & Field ranked No. 22 in USTFCCCA Preseason Power Rankings

Men's Indoor Track & Field ranked No. 22 in USTFCCCA Preseason Power Rankings

By Caleb Scott

| USTFCCCA Power Rankings |

ADA — The Ohio Northern men's indoor track and field team is ranked No. 22 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Div. III preseason power rankings, released on Thursday afternoon.

The Polar Bears finished 31st last year in the final rankings.

Ohio Northern welcomes back 3-time All-American Matt Molinaro (Sterling Heights, Mich./DeLaSalle).

ONU received 31.91 points in the rankings, while Wis.-LaCrosse held the No. 1 spot with 116.28 points, Rowan (N.J.) was ranked second with 110.19 points and Dubuque (Iowa) rounded out the top-3 with 96.11 points.

The Polar Bears open the 2018 campaign on Friday, Jan. 19 as they travel to Berea to compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Meet.

USTFCCCA Power Rankings - Preseason

Jan. 11, 2018

Rank School Pts. 2017 Final Rank
1. Wis.-LaCrosse 116.28 1
2. Rowan (N.J.) 110.19 6
3. Dubuque (Iowa) 96.11 18
4. Christopher Newport (Va.) 91.96 20
5. Wis.-Oshkosh 85.22 42
6. Benedictine (Ill.) 82.95 10
7. Mount Union 81.29 5
8. MIT 76.95 69
9. Wis.-Stevens Point 72.90 4
10. North Central (Ill.) 71.39 1
11. SUNY Cortland 65.21 9
12. Wis.-Whitewater 50.69 3
13. Hamline (Minn.) 50.16 NR
14. Middlebury (Vt.) 49.54 27
15. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 42.82 NR
16. Wis.-Eau Claire 40.95 6
17. Ramapo (N.J.) 39.80 60
18. Williams (Mass.) 39.30 12
19. Central (Iowa) 37.96 37
20. Simpson (Iowa) 33.19 66
21. Southern Maine 32.20 NR
22. Ohio Northern 31.91 31
23. Delaware Valley (Pa.) 31.18 31
24. SUNY Geneseo 30.98 10
25. Stockton (N.J.) 30.90 20