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February 25, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Vikings ranked fifth in nation heading into CCIW

With the 2010 indoor track and field season winding down, the Augustana men’s team finds itself ranked fifth in the latest NCAA Division III Track & Field Team Dual Meet Rankings. The power ranking is sponsored by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) and it encompasses the top two performances by each team in every event.

The fifth set of rankings has Augustana with 149.69 points with fellow College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin member North Central in the third spot with 159.68 points. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (166.97) continues to hold on to the top spot in the rankings while fellow Wisconsin schools Stevens Point (162.99) and La Crosse (156.71) hold the second and fourth spots respectively. The Midwest Region continued to show its dominance in the latest poll boasting the top six spots and seven of the top ten. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (145.86) and Carthage (138.48) are ranked sixth and ninth respectively. College of New Jersey (7 th – 139.86), Central College of Iowa (8 th – 139.77), and Nebraska Wesleyan (10 th – 138.01) round out the top ten.

The Vikings placed 1 st in the twelve team field at the Spartan Invitational hosted by the University of Dubuque on February 20. The Augustana men’s team will be competing at the CCIW Conference meet in Naperville on February 26 and 27.

2010 NCAA DIVISION III INDOOR POWER DUAL MEET POWER RANKING

Sponsored by the USTFCCA

As of 02/23/10

POLL #5

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

POINTS

1.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Midwest

166.97

2.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Midwest

162.99

3.

North Central

Midwest

159.68

4.

Wisconsin- La Crosse

Midwest

156.71

5.

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

149.69

6.

Wisconsin- Eau Claire

Midwest

145.86

7.

College of New Jersey

Atlantic

139.86

8.

Central College (Iowa)

Central

139.77

9.

Carthage

Midwest

138.48

10.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

138.01