Lincoln’s Men Moves to Top Spot; Two-Event Defending Champ Scott Not Returning This Season

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

January 25, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – In the first regular national indoor team computer rankings of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division II teams, the men of Lincoln (Mo.) are the new No. 1 team in the country thanks to a great start to the season and a change to Saint Augustine’s roster. The top five women’s team rankings remain unchanged from the January 11 preseason release.

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Lincoln (Mo.), the defending NCAA indoor champion, is poised to have another great season as the has already fired off some of the year’s best marks. The Blue Tigers have Division II’s leading men in the 60 meters (senior Dwain Bryden), 400 meters (freshman Roxroy  Cato), and 60-meter hurdles (sophomore Sabiel Anderson).

No. 2 Saint Augustine’s made a change to their roster shortly after the preseason-ranking release with notification that defending 200- and 400-meter champion Josh Scott will not be with the squad this season.

On the women’s side, No. 1 Grand Valley State remains in control by a wide margin thanks to a large number of distance qualifiers plus the nation’s best mile time delivered by junior Monica Kinney (4:43.64) last weekend. Ashland remains at No. 2 while Lincoln (Mo.) and Neb.-Omaha follow at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.

UNO senior Nkeiruka Domike recorded the collegiate best mark among all divisions last weekend in the triple jump with a 43-5¼ (13.24m) performance.

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Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings

2011 Week #1 – January 25

next ranking: February 1 (Week 2)
Rank School
Points
Preseason
1 Lincoln (Mo.)
165.84
2
2 Saint Augustine’s
159.40
1
3 Ashland
134.83
3
4 Central Missouri
130.25
4
5 Abilene Christian
125.41
5
6 Adams State
107.06
8
7 Grand Valley State
105.34
6
8 Emporia State
88.91
7
9 Findlay
83.58
13
10 Western State
75.32
11
11 Colorado Mines
75.29
9
12 American International
72.91
10
13 Southern Connecticut
68.76
12
14 Chadron State
62.72
15
15 UMass Lowell
56.19
18
16 Stonehill
55.25
14
17 Indiana (Pa.)
49.18
16
18 Western Washington
45.31
17
19 Minnesota State
41.02
20
20 Pittsburg State
40.78
19
21 Johnson C. Smith
38.43
23
22 Tiffin
38.40
21
23 Missouri S&T
38.32
22
24 Metro State
36.21
24
25 Kentucky State
32.23
28
Dropped out: No. 25 Lock Haven

Men’s Conference Index Top 10

Rank Conference
Points
Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA
468.09
4
2 GLIAC
419.60
4
3 RMAC
378.37
5
4 Northeast-10
259.35
4
5 CIAA
247.75
2
6 PSAC
162.71
1
7 Lone Star
148.65
1
8 NSIC
136.46
1
9 GNAC
67.73
1
10 GLVC
51.19
1
11 SIAC
41.56
1

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings

2011 Week #1 – January 25

next ranking: February 1 (Week 2)
Rank School
Points
Preseason
1 Grand Valley State
295.42
1
2 Ashland
173.51
2
3 Lincoln (Mo.)
160.05
3
4 Neb.-Omaha
133.51
4
5 Adams State
117.14
5
6 Johnson C. Smith
88.43
7
7 Central Missouri
87.89
6
8 Fort Hays State
83.52
9
9 Shippensburg
83.45
8
10 Indiana (Pa.)
80.55
10
11 Hillsdale
60.22
12
12 Western Washington
57.87
13
13 Saint Augustine’s
54.98
11
14 U-Mary
45.75
18
15 New Mexico Highlands
43.30
14
16 Winona State
43.21
15
17 Augustana (S.D.)
40.20
16
18 Missouri Southern
38.33
19
19 Western State
38.16
17
20 Grand Canyon
35.65
21 Seattle Pacific
34.54
20
22 East Stroudsburg
33.04
23
23 Northern Michigan
32.29
40
24 New Haven
31.49
22
25 Minnesota State
28.68
26
Dropped out: No. 21 Pittsburg State, No. 24 Findlay, No. 25 Lewis

Women’s Conference Index Top 10

Rank Conference
Points
Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC
625.20
4
2 MIAA
547.64
5
3 RMAC
276.04
3
4 PSAC
239.80
3
5 NSIC
228.22
4
6 CIAA
159.24
2
7 GNAC
115.14
2
8 Northeast-10
72.00
1
9 GLVC
43.65
10 PacWest
35.65
1