GVSU Women Are the Latest No. 1 in Division II National Team Rankings

GVSU Women Are the Latest No. 1 in Division II National Team Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – Another week, another top-ranked Division II women’s team as Grand Valley State took over in the week five edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) DII National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday.

Women’s Top Five

1)Williams 2)Calvin 3)Johns Hopkins 4)Middlebury 5)Wartburg
GVSU
184.06 pts
Adams State
179.07 pts
Lincoln (Mo.)
162.15 pts
Ashland
136.15 pts
Johnson C. Smith
106.12 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

Despite remaining virtually stationary in terms of team rankings score, the 2011 and 2012 indoor national champion Lakers (184.06 team rankings score) took over the top spot from Adams State (179.07) after the Grizzlies – who fell one spot to No. 2 — themselves grabbed the No. 1 position last week from No. 3 Lincoln (Mo.).

Completing the triangle is the fact that Lincoln (Mo.) (162.15) defeated GVSU in a dual at GVSU earlier this month.

In their first turn at No. 1 since last season’s week five rankings, the Lakers will have to contend at a deep GLIAC Championship meet against four top-25 teams including No. 4 Ashland and No. 9 Tiffin.

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Adams State will have no easy task, either, with two other top-10 teams in No. 6 New Mexico Highlands and No. 10 Western State awaiting them at the RMAC Championships.

No. 4 Ashland (181.84,) No. 5 Johnson C. Smith (106.12), No. 6 New Mexico Highlands (82.01) and newly crowned GNAC Champion No. 7 Alaska Anchorage (67.06) held firm from a week ago.

The biggest mover of the women’s rankings was No. 8 Saint Augustine’s (53.72), up 18 positions. The CIAA Champions from a week ago were unable to benefit last week in the rankings from their league title since the meet concluded after the rankings were compiled.

Rejoining the top-10 were No. 9 Tiffin (50.75) and No. 10 Western State (48.68), which improved their positions by five spots and one spot, respectively.

Looking to potentially make a splash at the NCAA Indoor Championships held in their hometown at the JDL Fast Track next month, the Winston-Salem State women improved 14 positions to No. 14 – their highest rank since the USTFCCCA rankings began in 2010.

Adams State’s men maintained their position atop the men’s rankings they seized from defending indoor champion Saint Augustine’s two weeks ago. Rivalries are on the line this weekend for Adams State at the RMAC Championships against No. 14 Colorado Mines and No. 18 Western State.

Men’s Top Five

1)St. Olaf 2)North Central 3)Washington (Mo.) 4) 5)Middlebury
Adams State
262.74 pts
Saint Augustine’s
235.18 pts
Ashland
181.84 pts
Minnesota State
129.11 pts
GVSU
126.77 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

The Grizzlies (262.74) made modest gains on their team rankings score, but ultimately saw their lead shrink over Saint Augustine’s (235.18) as the Falcons reaped the rankings rewards of their CIAA Championships performances from early last week.

Defending indoor and outdoor 200 meters champion Jermaine Jones moved to No. 1 on the DII qualifying list in his signature event and to No. 9 at 60 meters, while teammate and 2012 outdoor 200 meter champion Josh Edmonds jumped to No. 2 at 200 meters.

No. 3 Ashland (181.84), No. 4 Minnesota State (129.11), No. 5 Grand Valley State (129.77) and No. 6 Missouri Southern (86.09) stood pat from a week ago.

No. 7 Findlay (70.05) and No. 8 Nebraska-Kearney (67.76) swapped spots from a week ago, while No. 9 Pittsburg State (67.09) climbed two spots to rejoin the top 10 and eke ahead of Southern Indiana (67.06) at No. 10.

A majority of those teams will be competing at either the GLIAC (Ashland, GVSU, Findlay) or the MIAA (Missouri Southern, Nebraksa-Kearney, Pittsburg State) championships this upcoming weekend.

No. 22 Virginia State was the highest riser of the week with a 17-spot improvement, just ahead of No. 14 Colorado Mines’ 16-position climb.

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 national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points. A full description of the rankings can be found here.

USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings should not be referred to as a “poll” as no voting occurs during the process.

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

2014 Week #5 — February 25

next ranking: March 4
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Adams State 262.74 RMAC Damon Martin (19th) 1
2 Saint Augustine’s 235.18 CIAA George Williams (38th) 2
3 Ashland 181.84 GLIAC Jud Logan (11th) 3
4 Minnesota State 129.11 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 4
5 Grand Valley State 126.77 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (15th) 5
6 Missouri Southern 86.09 MIAA Bryan Schiding (1st) 6
7 Findlay 70.05 GLIAC Marc Arce (26th) 8
8 Neb.-Kearney 67.76 MIAA Brady Bonsall (6th) 7
9 Pittsburg State 67.09 MIAA Russ Jewett (26th) 11
10 Southern Indiana 67.06 GLVC Mike Hillyard (16th) 10
11 Shippensburg 63.44 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (9th) 9
12 Texas A&M-Kingsville 57.62 Lone Star Ryan Dall (6th) 12
13 Southern Connecticut 56.98 Northeast-10 John Wallin (4th) 13
14 Colorado Mines 56.52 RMAC Matt Sparks (1st) 30
15 Lake Erie 52.94 GLIAC Ryan Rademacher (1st) 16
16 Southwest Baptist 51.60 MIAA Corey McElhaney (6th) 14
17 Lincoln (Mo.) 48.69 MIAA Victor Thomas (13th) 15
18 Western State 41.58 RMAC Chris Bradford (5th) 20
19 Sioux Falls 40.25 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (2nd) 17
20 Queens (N.C.) 39.52 SAC Jim Vahrenkamp (2nd) 18
21 Alaska Anchorage 38.72 GNAC Michael Friess (24th) 21
22 Virginia State 32.08 CIAA Jason-Lamont Jackson (4th) 39
23 Academy of Art 31.83 PacWest Charles Ryan (4th) 23
24 Augustana (S.D.) 30.47 NSIC Tracy Hellman (14th) 22
25 Missouri S&T 29.19 GLVC Sterling Martin (7th) 34
Dropped out: No. 19 Tiffin, No. 24 Lake Superior State, No. 25 Lewis
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 494.67 4
2 RMAC 401.70 3
3 MIAA 356.86 5
4 CIAA 296.82 2
5 NSIC 237.70 3
6 GLVC 177.02 2
7 PSAC 139.68 1
8 Lone Star 100.35 1
9 Northeast-10 97.61 1
10 GNAC 67.03 1

 

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

2014 Week #5 — February 25

next ranking: March 4
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 184.06 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (15th) 2
2 Adams State 179.07 RMAC Damon Martin (26th) 1
3 Lincoln (Mo.) 162.15 MIAA Victor Thomas (13th) 3
4 Ashland 136.41 GLIAC Jud Logan (11th) 4
5 Johnson C. Smith 106.12 CIAA Lennox Graham (7th) 5
6 New Mexico Highlands 82.01 RMAC Bob DeVries (22nd) 6
7 Alaska Anchorage 67.06 GNAC Michael Friess (24th) 7
8 Saint Augustine’s 53.72 CIAA George Williams (38th) 26
9 Tiffin 50.75 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (14th) 14
10 Western State 48.68 RMAC Chris Bradford (5th) 11
11 Minnesota Duluth 47.96 NSIC Joanna Warmington (3rd) 22
12 Angelo State 47.41 Lone Star James Reid (15th) 8
13 Augustana (S.D.) 46.93 NSIC Tracy Hellman (14th) 12
14 Winston-Salem State 46.59 CIAA Inez Turner (5th) 28
15 Central Missouri 45.91 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (18th)/Kip Janvrin (16th) 10
16 New Haven 44.74 Northeast-10 Shaunnaya Williams (3rd) 9
17 Metro State 43.30 RMAC Nick Maas (1st) 15
18 Cal State Stanislaus 42.23 CCAA Diljeet Taylor (2nd) 13
19 U-Mary 40.65 NSIC Mike Thorson (20th) 30
20 Georgian Court 40.51 East Coast Michael Murawski (2nd) 18
21 Ferris State 39.83 GLIAC Steve Picucci (6th) 20
22 Southern Connecticut 39.21 Northeast-10 Melissa Stoll (2nd) 21
23 Wayne State (Neb.) 38.51 NSIC Marlon Brink (14th) 24
24 Neb.-Kearney 37.97 MIAA Brady Bonsall (6th) 17
25 Chadron State 34.66 RMAC Ryan Baily (5th) 19
Dropped out: No. 16 Academy of Art, No. 23 Southwest Baptist, No. 25 Findlay
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 544.26 4
2 RMAC 414.73 5
3 MIAA 366.47 3
4 CIAA 243.36 3
5 NSIC 240.30 4
6 GNAC 144.59 1
7 Northeast-10 142.72 2
8 Lone Star 87.12 1
9 CCAA 63.96 1
10 East Coast 42.34 1

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