The update to the top 100 decathlon and heptathlon world rankings on 17 October 2023 took into account the expiry of scores from the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, and the Mt SAC Relays in April 2022.
Scores can only be included for rankings purposes if they occur within the previous 18-month period (other than certain circumstances for area championships).
You can find an explanation of the rankings system here.
These are the placing points for the competitions featured in this week’s update.
WHO ENTERED THE RANKINGS
WHO MOVED UP
WHO MOVED DOWN
- Max Vollmer: 80th to 98th
- Lucas Van Klaveren: 85th to 89th
WHO DROPPED OUT THE RANKINGS
As the 18-month eligibility period for rankings moves through 2022, the results from the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa and the Mt SAC Relays, both on 14 April 2022, expired.
That impacted on the ranking scores of Max Vollmer of Germany, and Lucas Van Klaveren of the Netherlands.
Vollmer’s score dropped from 1135 to 1119, and his ranking position dropped from 80th to 98th. His 8022 from his win in Azusa was replaced by his 7884 from the 2022 Thorpe Cup, where he finished fourth.
Van Klaveren’s score dropped from 1128 to 1123, and his ranking position dropped from 85th to 89th. His 7760 for seventh place at the 2022 Mt SAC Relays was replaced by his first place at the 2022 Sun Belt Championships.
All the meets in question – Bryan Clay, Mt SAC (2022 categorisation), Thorpe Cup and Sun Belt championships – are in the same rankings category, Category F.
However, Vollmer fell below Van Klaveren, because Van Klaveren still has an 8000-point score in play with NCAA (Category B) placing points. Even though Van Klaveren’s second decathlon score is over 200 points less than Vollmer’s, the placing points keep the Dutchman ahead.
There were no changes to the top 100 heptathlon rankings.