DII Outdoor Preseason Rankings Place Saint Aug’s, GVSU on Top

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 28, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS — Saint Augustine’s men and Grand Valley State’s women are the preseason number ones for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Season according to the national team computer rankings conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Saint Augustine’s last won the NCAA outdoor men’s title in 2010 while Grand Valley State’s women are the defending outdoor champions and are also on a two-year run of national indoor crowns.

Saint Augustine’s men were last ranked No. 1 outdoors on May 4, 2010 (week five).

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Preseason — March 28

next ranking: April 3
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) 2011 FINAL
1 Saint Augustine’s 192.28 CIAA George Williams (36th) 5
2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 167.39 Lone Star Ryan Dall (4th) 21
3 Angelo State 136.89 Lone Star James Reid (13th) 9
4 Lincoln (Mo.) 120.41 MIAA Victor Thomas (11th) 3
5 Western State 115.45 RMAC Chris Bradford (3rd) 6
6 Ashland 111.62 GLIAC Jud Logan (9th) 14
7 Abilene Christian 110.46 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (3rd) 1
8 Johnson C. Smith 109.94 CIAA Lennox Graham (5th) 6
9 Central Missouri 109.85 MIAA Pedersen (16th)/Janvrin (14th) 8
10 Adams State 99.92 RMAC Damon Martin (17th) 2
11 Pittsburg State 99.34 MIAA Russ Jewett (24th) 24
12 Grand Valley State 98.27 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (13th) 16
13 Alaska Anchorage 91.10 GNAC Michael Friess (22nd) 19
14 Lake Erie 86.05 GLIAC Bryan Harmon (5th) 14
15 Indianapolis 81.16 GLVC Scott Fangman (15th) 24
16 UMass Lowell 73.30 Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (10th) 12
17 Shippensburg 70.29 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (7th) 43
18 Cal State LA 68.06 CCAA Chris Asher (11th) 9
19 American International 65.14 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (6th) 26
20 Chico State 62.35 CCAA Kirk Freitas (34th) 21
21 Findlay 57.54 GLIAC Marc Arce (24th) 27
22 Augustana (S.D.) 56.05 NSIC Tracy Hellman (12th) 12
23 Grand Canyon 55.56 PacWest Tom Flood (2nd) NR
24 UPR Rio Piedras 52.67 Liga Atlética Robert Barreto (3rd) NR
25 Southern Indiana 50.26 GLVC Mike Hillyard (14th) 54

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Lone Star 505.92 3
2 GLIAC 443.59 4
3 MIAA 433.84 3
4 RMAC 381.80 2
5 CIAA 328.37 2
6 PSAC 256.58 1
7 CCAA 199.80 2
8 GLVC 183.95 2
9 Northeast-10 178.58 2
10 NSIC 178.57 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Preseason — March 28

next ranking: April 3
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) 2011 FINAL
1 Grand Valley State 303.54 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (13th) 1
2 Adams State 187.73 RMAC Damon Martin (24th) 3
3 Lincoln (Mo.) 159.78 MIAA Victor Thomas (11th) 2
4 Central Missouri 158.75 MIAA Pedersen (16th)/Janvrin (14th) 6
5 Western State 128.10 RMAC Chris Bradford (3rd) 8
6 Johnson C. Smith 126.20 CIAA Lennox Graham (5th) 4
7 Grand Canyon 106.95 PacWest Tom Flood (2nd) 35
8 New Mexico Highlands 94.86 RMAC Bob DeVries (20th) 13
9 Alaska Anchorage 91.61 GNAC Michael Friess (22nd) 55
10 Augustana (S.D.) 87.28 NSIC Tracy Hellman (12th) 10
11 Seattle Pacific 80.29 GNAC Karl Lerum (7th) 15
12 Ashland 78.45 GLIAC Jud Logan (9th) 20
13 Saint Augustine’s 75.61 CIAA George Williams (36th) 15
14 Shippensburg 68.29 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (7th) 13
15 Pittsburg State 64.95 MIAA Russ Jewett (26th) 11
16 Findlay 54.36 GLIAC Marc Arce (24th) 24
17 Abilene Christian 51.29 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (3rd) 29
18 Cal State Dominguez Hills 50.03 CCAA Warren Edmonson (10th) 20
19 Virginia State 48.35 CIAA Jason Jackson (2nd) 29
20 Nova Southeastern 47.34 Sunshine Bryan Hagopian (3rd) 20
21 Cal State LA 41.91 CCAA Chris Asher (11th) 29
22 Ferris State 39.48 GLIAC Steve Picucci (4th) 28
23 UPR Rio Piedras 37.98 Liga Atlética Robert Barreto (3rd) NR
24 Columbus State 37.56 Peach Belt J.D. Evilsizer (3rd) 46
25 Stillman 37.14 SIAC Pierre Goode (4th) 50

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 608.63 4
2 RMAC 528.81 3
3 MIAA 527.95 3
4 CIAA 267.03 3
5 GNAC 240.55 2
6 PSAC 201.60 1
7 NSIC 188.79 1
8 Lone Star 187.87 1
9 CCAA 177.10 2
10 SIAC 132.03 1