Saint Augustine’s Men Edge Out Adams State for No. 1 in DII; GVSU Women Still No. 1

Courtesy: Kyle Terwillegar

February 19, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS - After falling from No. 1 to as far back as No. 4 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings, the Adams State men are within a tenth of a point of overtaking the top spot from Saint Augustine’s, while the Grand Valley State women remain at the head of the rankings.

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Just nine-tenths of a team point separate No. 2 Adams State (203.42) from Saint Augustine’s (203.51) -the smallest margin between No. 1 and 2 in indoor DII rankings history – and the Grizzlies are charging hard. Adams State gained 25.73 net points behind the division’s top-ranked distance medley relay team (Stevens, Rider, Daniels, Batt), which turned in a qualifying time of 9:40.02 converted from 10:03.22 for track size and altitude.

The Falcons of Saint Augustine’s, meanwhile, dropped 6.81 net points. Ashland slid to No. 3 after being displaced by Adams State, but is just four team points off the national lead with 199.27 team points. Grand Canyon (138.63) and Grand Valley State (123.39) remain at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

For the 22nd straight week the GVSU women’s team remains atop the rankings, though the Lakers lost 15.86 net points for a team total of 177.76. No. 2 Lincoln (Mo.) could not capitalize on the Lakers’ loss, as the Blue Tigers made minimal gains by way of losing fewer points, down 13.66 for a team score of 163.07.

No. 3 Academy of Art (160.18) moved within three points of a top-two spot after gaining 1.34 net points, while No. 4 Grand Canyon (140.65) made the biggest move in the top five with a net gain of 22.59 points on strong performances in the sprints and pole vault. Adams State (121.86) moved up a spot to round out the top five, following their male teammates’ lead and making a charge back toward the top after falling to a program-low 13th ranking two weeks ago.

The National Computer Team Rankings project how a team will finish in a National Championship Meet setting, rather than a triangular or dual. The rankings are compiled from meet data in the 2012-13 season.

The next round of computer rankings will be released February 26. The 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Ala., March 7-9.

Biggest Jump (Men): 11 – Colorado Mines
Biggest Jump (Women): 11 – Wayne State (Neb.)

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2013 Week #5 — February 19

next ranking: February 26
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Saint Augustine’s 203.51 CIAA George Williams (37th) 1
2 Adams State 203.42 RMAC Damon Martin (18th) 3
3 Ashland 199.27 GLIAC Jud Logan (10th) 2
4 Grand Canyon 138.63 PacWest Tom Flood (3rd) 4
5 Grand Valley State 123.39 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th) 5
6 Minnesota State 112.68 NSIC Mark Schuck (31st) 7
7 Western State 98.52 RMAC Chris Bradford (4th) 6
8 Findlay 79.58 GLIAC Marc Arce (25th) 13
9 Johnson C. Smith 68.96 CIAA Lennox Graham (6th) 8
10 Colorado Mines 68.06 RMAC Robert Nooney (1st) 21
11 Academy of Art 64.73 PacWest Charles Ryan (3rd) 10
12 Indianapolis 56.41 GLVC Scott Fangman (16th) 11
13 Shippensburg 55.27 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (8th) 9
14 Emporia State 52.66 MIAA Steve Blocker (2nd) 14
15 Lincoln (Mo.) 50.35 MIAA Victor Thomas (12th) 12
16 Texas A&M-Kingsville 49.06 Lone Star Ryan Dall (5th) 18
17 Pittsburg State 47.85 MIAA Russ Jewett (25th) 16
18 Central Missouri 46.99 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th) 15
19 Southern Connecticut 45.36 Northeast-10 John Wallin (3rd) 19
20 Stonehill 44.25 Northeast-10 Karen Boen (15th) 24
21 Abilene Christian 43.71 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (4th) 17
22 MSU Moorhead 41.99 NSIC Keith Barnier (11th) 22
23 Lake Erie 40.84 GLIAC Bryan Harmon (6th) 26
24 American International 39.80 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (7th) 25
25 Alaska Anchorage 36.92 GNAC Michael Friess (23rd) 20
Dropped out: No. 23 West Texas A&M

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 553.77 4
2 RMAC 415.35 3
3 MIAA 286.58 4
4 CIAA 275.90 2
5 PacWest 203.36 2
6 NSIC 174.44 2
7 Northeast-10 169.76 3
8 Lone Star 118.23 2
9 PSAC 103.45 1
10 GLVC 87.88 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2013 Week #5 — February 19

next ranking: February 26
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 177.76 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th) 1
2 Lincoln (Mo.) 163.07 MIAA Victor Thomas (12th) 2
3 Academy of Art 160.18 PacWest Charles Ryan (3rd) 3
4 Grand Canyon 140.65 PacWest Tom Flood (3rd) 4
5 Adams State 121.86 RMAC Damon Martin (25th) 6
6 Ashland 105.65 GLIAC Jud Logan (10th) 5
7 Abilene Christian 84.76 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (4th) 7
8 Sioux Falls 76.31 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (1st) 11
9 Simon Fraser 75.09 GNAC Brit Townsend (13th) 8
10 Johnson C. Smith 75.05 CIAA Lennox Graham (6th) 9
11 Central Missouri 66.48 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th) 10
12 Alaska Anchorage 63.78 GNAC Michael Friess (23rd) 12
13 Western State 62.36 RMAC Chris Bradford (4th) 14
14 U-Mary 61.63 NSIC Mike Thorson (19th) 13
15 Shippensburg 59.53 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (8th) 18
16 Tiffin 48.72 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (13th) 16
17 Augustana (S.D.) 45.34 NSIC Tracy Hellman (13th) 17
18 Findlay 44.07 GLIAC Marc Arce (25th) 15
19 Wayne State (Neb.) 38.81 NSIC Marlon Brink (13th) 30
20 Seattle Pacific 38.28 GNAC Karl Lerum (8th) 19
21 Virginia State 32.76 CIAA Jason Jackson (3rd) 22
22 Angelo State 31.48 Lone Star James Reid (14th) 21
23 UMass Lowell 31.36 Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (11th) 20
24 Winona State 31.14 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (9th) 23
25 Harding 29.74 Great American Steve Guymon (10th) 24
Dropped out: No. 25 New Haven

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 457.41 4
2 PacWest 300.83 2
3 MIAA 288.77 2
4 NSIC 286.83 5
5 RMAC 236.30 2
6 GNAC 185.65 3
7 CIAA 165.49 2
8 Lone Star 124.12 2
9 PSAC 123.85 1
10 Northeast-10 90.38 1