Track & Field: Bearcat men No. 2, women No. 3 in Division III power rankings

In the second NCAA Division III power rankings of the season released on April 28, the Willamette men are ranked No. 2 in the nation and the women are No. 3.

The rankings are based on “overall team strength in a dual meet type scoring” against Division III competition.

The WU men are ranked behind No. 1 Wisconsin-LaCrosse, while the Bearcat women are rated behind Williams (Mass.) and Calvin (Mich.).

Northwest Conference member Whitworth was ranked eighth in the women's poll and ninth in the men's poll.

The NCAA Division III national championships will be held May 22-24 in Canton, N.Y.