TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team is ranked No. 3 nationally in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Weekly Dual Meet Rankings, through meets of April 6.
The Fightin' Engineers are also ranked No. 1 in the Great Lakes Region in both the NCAA Division III Dual Meet Rankings and the National Team Computer Rankings released by the USTFCCCA on Thursday.
The two sets of rankings use different criteria to come up with ranking points, and by both methods Rose-Hulman is ranked as the top men's team in the Great Lakes Region this week. The USTFCCCA Team Computer Rankings are designed to forecast how programs might fare at the NCAA Championships, and the Dual Meet Rankings are indicative of how full teams with two athletes per event would fare in head-to-head competition.
The Dual Meet ranking scores are the sums of all points earned by a team in each event. Only two athletes per team may be considered in each event (and one relay team per event), and an athlete can only be used in up to three events, excluding relays. Points are based on the best marks by those athletes in the current season.
Rose-Hulman's meet at DePauw University scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. The Fightin' Engineers will compete at the Indiana Division III Championships in Greencastle on April 16.