Aurora Maintains Top 5 Ranking, Benedictine Joins Top 25

National Team Rankings

Aurora University's men's outdoor track & field team is again ranked in the National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) while Benedictine University also cracked the Top 25 this week.

The Spartans dropped just one spot to No. 5 in the week-two ranking while the Eagles entered at No. 13.

Benedictine's horizontal jumpers led the way just as they did during the indoor season as Matt Fleming and Roman Hill both worked their way into the top-5 of the USTFCCCA Event Rankings in the long jump.

For those uninitiated, the National Team Computer Rankings are compiled by a mathematical formula based on the NCAA Division III Descending Order Lists. Marks from previous seasons are included until enough data can be drawn from the current season and current freshmen aren't included in the rankings until they compete in an outdoor meet. 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 race for a national title. Ranking points don't equate with points that will be scored at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

In the men's conference index Top 10, the NACC entered at No. 5, below No. 4 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and ahead of No. 6 New England Small College Athletic Conference.