Both Benedictine University's and Aurora University's men's outdoor track & field teams remained ranked in the National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Benedictine pressed up two spots to No. 4 in the Week seven ranking following a strong effort by its 4×100 team this past weekend. The Eagles saw the quartet get the baton around in 40.64, which now ranks No. 1 in NCAA DIII this season and set a new Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference record.
Aurora slid up one spot No. 10 in in the week seven ranking.
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.