Adams State Women Rejoin the Men Atop the Division II National Team Rankings

Adams State Women Rejoin the Men Atop the Division II National Team Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – The regular season may be over, but the battle for the women’s Division II indoor team crown continues to heat up as Adams State reclaimed the top spot in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II National Team Computer Rankings released Monday as the fourth different No. 1 team in the past four weeks.

Women’s Top Five

1)Calvin 2)Johns Hopkins 3)Williams 4)Middlebury 5)Wartburg
Adams State
204.56 pts
Lincoln (Mo.)
195.66 pts
GVSU
179.95 pts
Ashland
126.88 pts
Johnson C. Smith
110.37 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

After falling to No. 2 last week, the women’s RMAC team champion Grizzlies rejoined their male teammates atop the National Team Computer Rankings, while formerly top-ranked GLIAC champion Grand Valley State dropped two spots to No. 3.

The Lakers’ drop also made room for preseason favorite and MIAA team champion Lincoln (Mo.) to move up one position to No. 2.

Adams State’s men (283.66 team rankings score) fortified their position atop their rankings, while defending champion Saint Augustine’s (206.37) lost ground at No. 2.

Serving as the basis for this week’s rankings were the final descending order lists posted to TFRRS, as the qualification window for the NCAA Championships has now closed. Next week’s final pre-championships rankings will be based upon the NCAA Championships entries scheduled to be announced Tuesday by 6 p.m. ET.

Men’s Top Five

1)St. Olaf 2)North Central 3)Washington (Mo.) 4)Middlebury 5)
Adams State
283.66 pts
Saint Augustine’s
206.37 pts
Ashland
189.87 pts
GVSU
133.52 pts
Minnesota State
119.46 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

In the meantime, the Adams State women (204.56 team rankings score) took control of the top spot behind the third-ranked 4×400 relay team, which accounted for a majority of its 25-point improvement from a week ago.

Lincoln (Mo.) (195.66) kept pace with the Grizzlies after a 33-point bump to its team score with Yanique Ellington leading a dynamic sprint corps with a number of season-best times.

Despite winning the GLIAC title and keeping its team score relatively stable, the GVSU women (179.95) didn’t post the type of national performances to maintain its No. 1 rank for a second straight week.

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No. 4 Ashland (126.88) and No. 5 Johnson C. Smith (110.37) again held steady.

National Athlete of the Week Jordan Gray boosted Angelo State (74.94) up six positions to No. 6, while Central Missouri (73.11) improved eight spots to No. 7. Despite being knocked down two notches, No. 8 New Mexico Highlands (72.99) remained firmly in the hunt.

No. 9 Western State (62.34) moved up one and No. 10 Alaska Anchorage (57.04) dropped three to round out the top 10.

No. 21 Livingstone made the biggest move of any top-25 Division II squad with its 79-position ascension from last week.

On the men’s side, No. 3 Ashland (189.87) held steady while GLIAC champion No. 4 Grand Valley State (133.52) and NSIC champion No. 5 Minnesota State (119.46) swapped spots.

Southern Connecticut State (81.96) flew up seven spots to No. 6, while National Athlete of the Week Jeff Piepenbrink led MIAA champion No. 7 Pittsburg State (79.66) up two positions.

No. 8 Missouri Southern (76.52) and No. 9 Findlay (67.33) both fell two positions, while Texas A&M-Kingsville (63.13) rejoined the top 10 to finish it out.

No. 15 Tiffin made the biggest move of the week with a 15-position improvement from a week ago.

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 #6 — March 4

next ranking: March 10 (pre-Championships)
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Adams State 283.66 RMAC Damon Martin (19th) 1
2 Saint Augustine’s 206.37 CIAA George Williams (38th) 2
3 Ashland 189.87 GLIAC Jud Logan (11th) 3
4 Grand Valley State 133.52 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (15th) 5
5 Minnesota State 119.46 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 4
6 Southern Connecticut 81.96 Northeast-10 John Wallin (4th) 13
7 Pittsburg State 79.66 MIAA Russ Jewett (26th) 9
8 Missouri Southern 76.52 MIAA Bryan Schiding (1st) 6
9 Findlay 67.33 GLIAC Marc Arce (26th) 7
10 Texas A&M-Kingsville 63.13 Lone Star Ryan Dall (6th) 12
11 Neb.-Kearney 62.95 MIAA Brady Bonsall (6th) 8
12 Southern Indiana 58.80 GLVC Mike Hillyard (16th) 10
13 Lincoln (Mo.) 52.97 MIAA Victor Thomas (13th) 17
14 Shippensburg 52.89 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (9th) 11
15 Tiffin 52.70 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (14th) 30
16 Southwest Baptist 48.73 MIAA Corey McElhaney (6th) 16
17 Lake Erie 47.83 GLIAC Ryan Rademacher (1st) 15
18 Western State 46.55 RMAC Chris Bradford (5th) 18
19 Colorado Mines 46.47 RMAC Matt Sparks (1st) 14
20 Sioux Falls 41.44 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (2nd) 19
21 Queens (N.C.) 36.18 SAC Jim Vahrenkamp (2nd) 20
22 Alaska Anchorage 35.36 GNAC Michael Friess (24th) 21
23 Lewis 33.21 GLVC Dana Schwarting (9th) 35
24 Mount Olive 32.98 Conf. Carolinas Matt van Lierop (6th) 34
25 Central Missouri 28.54 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (18th)/Kip Janvrin (16th) 36
Dropped out: No. 22 Virginia State, No. 23 Academy of Art, No. 24 Augustana (S.D.), No. 25 Missouri S&T
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 523.98 5
2 RMAC 421.65 3
3 MIAA 370.84 6
4 CIAA 253.51 1
5 NSIC 216.47 2
6 GLVC 184.86 2
7 Northeast-10 121.63 1
8 PSAC 115.62 1
9 Lone Star 99.42 1
10 GNAC 59.66 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2014 Week #6 — March 4

next ranking: March 10 (pre-Championships)
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Adams State 204.56 RMAC Damon Martin (26th) 2
2 Lincoln (Mo.) 195.66 MIAA Victor Thomas (13th) 3
3 Grand Valley State 179.95 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (15th) 1
4 Ashland 126.88 GLIAC Jud Logan (11th) 4
5 Johnson C. Smith 110.37 CIAA Lennox Graham (7th) 5
6 Angelo State 74.94 Lone Star James Reid (15th) 12
7 Central Missouri 73.11 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (18th)/Kip Janvrin (16th) 15
8 New Mexico Highlands 72.99 RMAC Bob DeVries (22nd) 6
9 Western State 62.34 RMAC Chris Bradford (5th) 10
10 Alaska Anchorage 57.04 GNAC Michael Friess (24th) 7
11 New Haven 54.88 Northeast-10 Shaunnaya Williams (3rd) 16
12 Ferris State 46.27 GLIAC Steve Picucci (6th) 21
13 Hillsdale 45.67 GLIAC Andrew Towne (3rd) 29
14 Tiffin 45.54 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (14th) 9
15 Georgian Court 44.06 East Coast Michael Murawski (2nd) 20
16 Saint Augustine’s 41.89 CIAA George Williams (38th) 8
17 Augustana (S.D.) 41.87 NSIC Tracy Hellman (14th) 13
18 Wayne State (Neb.) 40.59 NSIC Marlon Brink (14th) 23
19 Minnesota Duluth 39.21 NSIC Joanna Warmington (3rd) 11
20 West Texas A&M 37.59 Lone Star Darren Flowers (5th) 31
21 Livingstone 37.34 CIAA Justin Davis (5th) 100
22 U-Mary 36.45 NSIC Mike Thorson (20th) 19
23 Metro State 35.77 RMAC Nick Maas (1st) 17
24 Neb.-Kearney 34.94 MIAA Brady Bonsall (6th) 24
25 Southwest Baptist 34.50 MIAA Corey McElhaney (6th) 27
Dropped out: No. 14 Winston-Salem State, No. 18 Cal State Stanislaus, No. 22 Southern Connecticut, No. 25 Chadron State
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 541.51 5
2 MIAA 435.19 4
3 RMAC 423.02 4
4 CIAA 253.92 3
5 NSIC 206.51 4
6 Northeast-10 137.06 1
7 GNAC 133.11 1
8 Lone Star 121.33 2
9 CCAA 54.25
10 East Coast 46.51 1

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