Spartans Join Women's Top 25

National Team Rankings

Aurora University's women's outdoor track & field team is ranked in the National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The Spartans made an appearance in the Top 25 for the first time this season and the fourth time in the past three years. The Spartans jumped 12 spots from No. 34 to No. 22 after a busy weekend. Lisa Rodriguez ended up in the top-10 of the USTFCCCA Event Rankings in the 200.

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.