Indiana Tech Men & Women Set to Enter NAIA Championships as the Favorites

Indiana Tech Men & Women Set to Enter NAIA Championships as the Favorites

NEW ORLEANS – With significant advantages in the total entries to the NAIA Indoor Championships released last Friday, the top-ranked Indiana Tech men and women once again headlined the final U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NAIA National Team Computer Rankings prior to this upcoming weekend’s national championships.

Women’s Top Five

1)North Central 2)Washington (Mo.) 3)Middlebury 4)St. Olaf 5)Williams
Indiana Tech
549.48 pts
Oklahoma Baptist
472.23 pts
Cornerstone
240.99 pts
Doane
223.20 pts
Wayland Baptist
204.13 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

Using only times, marks and scores from student-athletes set to be in the fields at the NAIA Indoor Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, from March 6-8, the Indiana Tech men and women remained heavy favorites in the rankings, as they have since the initial release in late January.

Qualification for the meet — which can be streamed live online –ended last weekend, so any changes in team points are the result of who did or didn’t enter into an event.

The Warrior women have a whopping 40 entries set to compete this weekend compared to defending indoor champion No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist’s 26, while the IT men have 34 entries compared to the second-highest total of 19 belonging to No. 8 Concordia (Neb.).

While both No. 1 squads enjoy a significant advantage in total entries, both also saw their leads in the computer rankings erode.

Men’s Top Five

1)North Central 2)Williams 3)Washington (Mo.) 4)Williams 5)Washington (Mo.)
Indiana Tech
446.17 pts
Concordia (Ore.)
275.59 pts
Siena Heights
268.22 pts
Wayland Baptist
259.20 pts
Oklahoma Baptist
242.43 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

The Indiana Tech women (546.48 team rankings score) particularly saw this, as their once-vast lead over defending indoor champion OBU (472.23) dwindled to just over 70 points as the championships approach.

Rounding out a stationary top five were No. 3 Cornerstone (Mich.) (240.99), No. 4 Doane (Neb.) (223.20) and No. 5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) (204.13).

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Indiana Tech’s men (446.17) enter nationals with a sizable advantage over new No. 2 Concordia (Ore.) (275.59), which improved three spots from a week ago.

Siena Heights (Mich.) (268.22) stayed put at No. 3, while Wayland Baptist (259.20) dropped two spots and defending indoor national champion Oklahoma Baptist (242.43) slid down a notch to No. 5.

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. A full description of the rankings can be found here.

Qualification for the NAIA Championships will not be determined in any way by these rankings, which are not officially sanctioned or endorsed by the NAIA for the 2014 season. These rankings are supported by the NAIA from the standpoint of media and entertainment purposes only.

The 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 3 (pre-Championships)

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships (FINAL)
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 446.17 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (5th) 1
2 Concordia (Ore.) 275.59 Cascade Isaac Frederick (2nd) 5
3 Siena Heights (Mich.) 268.22 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (30th) 3
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 259.20 Sooner Athletic Rohan Thompson (3rd) 2
5 Oklahoma Baptist 242.43 Sooner Athletic Ford Mastin (18th) 4
6 Carroll (Mont.) 179.84 Frontier Harry Clark (1st) 8
7 Oklahoma City 164.52 Sooner Athletic Conor Holt (3rd) 6
8 Concordia (Neb.) 159.91 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (22nd) 7
9 Doane (Neb.) 134.74 Great Plains Ed Fye (12th) 9
10 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 122.95 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (13th) 10
11 Dickinson State (N.D.) 109.13 Frontier Michael Nekuda (1st) 12
12 Missouri Baptist 104.71 American Midwest Patricia Hanna (4th) 16
13 Aquinas (Mich.) 101.08 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (18th) 13
14 Hastings (Neb.) 97.81 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (1st) 14
15 Eastern Oregon 93.73 Cascade Ben Welch (10th) 11
16 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 93.41 Sun Conference Michael Rosolino (11th) 15
17 St. Francis (Ill.) 69.47 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (2nd) 17
18 Central Methodist (Mo.) 65.74 Heart of America Mark Nelson (3rd) 19
19 Cornerstone (Mich.) 62.84 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (16th) 18
20 Westmont (Calif.) 58.64 Golden State Russell Smelley (35th) 21
21 Southern Oregon 46.11 Cascade Grier Gatlin (3rd) 20
22 Evergreen State (Wash.) 43.48 Cascade Chris Ertman 35
23 Morningside (Iowa) 43.24 Great Plains Dave Nash (11th) 25
24 Goshen (Ind.) 42.77 Crossroads Doug Yoder (3rd) 30
25 Northwood (Texas) 41.29 Red River Rick Watkins 27
Dropped out: No. 22 College of Idaho, No. 23 Concordia (Calif.), No. 24 Northwestern (Iowa)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 908.03 4
2 Sooner Athletic 689.82 3
3 Great Plains 538.87 4
4 Cascade 501.67 4
5 Frontier 347.43 2
6 Chicagoland 216.22 2
7 Crossroads 165.09 1
8 Heart of America 163.38 1
9 American Midwest 157.26 1
10 Golden State 134.52 1

 

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

2014 Week #6 — March 3 (pre-Championships)

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships (FINAL)
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 546.48 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (5th) 1
2 Oklahoma Baptist 472.23 Sooner Athletic Ford Mastin (18th) 2
3 Cornerstone (Mich.) 240.99 Wolverine-Hoosier Paul Koutz (2nd) 3
4 Doane (Neb.) 223.20 Great Plains Ed Fye (12th) 4
5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 204.13 Sooner Athletic Rohan Thompson (3rd) 5
6 College of Idaho 197.06 Cascade Pat McCurry (10th) 7
7 Concordia (Neb.) 159.28 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (22nd) 6
8 Hastings (Neb.) 136.79 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (1st) 8
9 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 117.18 Sun Conference Michael Rosolino (11th) 12
10 Westmont (Calif.) 113.98 Golden State Russell Smelley (35th) 9
11 Siena Heights (Mich.) 97.34 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (2nd) 10
12 Bethel (Ind.) 94.08 Crossroads Tony Natali (16th) 13
13 Missouri Baptist 90.85 American Midwest Patricia Hanna (4th) 17
14 Carroll (Mont.) 86.97 Frontier Harry Clark (1st) 15
15 Biola (Calif.) 83.12 Golden State Jonathan Zimmerman (8th) 11
16 St. Francis (Ill.) 80.98 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (2nd) 14
17 Cal State San Marcos 77.42 Independent Steve Scott (15th) 19
18 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 67.33 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (13th) 16
19 Dordt (Iowa) 66.89 Great Plains Craig Heynen (6th) 18
20 Cumberlands (Ky.) 61.84 Mid-South Floyd Stroud (21st) 20
21 Indiana Wesleyan 55.74 Crossroads John Foss (27th) 22
22 Vanguard (Calif.) 54.44 Golden State Bryan Wilkins (26th) 23
23 Baker (Kan.) 52.57 Heart of America Zach Kindler (7th) 21
24 Eastern Oregon 50.62 Cascade Ben Welch (10th) 27
25 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 49.35 Frontier Mike Collins (17th) 29
Dropped out: No. 24 Concordia (Calif.), No. 25 Morningside (Iowa)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 936.88 3
2 Great Plains 692.46 4
3 Sooner Athletic 676.35 2
4 Golden State 283.72 3
5 Cascade 281.16 2
6 Crossroads 234.51 2
7 Chicagoland 192.18 2
8 Sun Conference 180.66 1
9 Frontier 170.35 2
10 American Midwest 130.52 1

 



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Northern Arizona111111111
Iowa State111110662462
Oklahoma State765445333
Arkansas676886794
Stanford553334575
Tulsa88111112910106
BYU343557827
Colorado12128773258
Notre Dame222228649
Wake Forest1515151717RVRV1710
Wisconsin1414141411109811
Harvard2825RVRVRV25262512
Washington131313131326131213
TexasRVRV21212414141314
Ole Miss181620182828191515
Portland161919222617302216
Air ForceRVRVRVRV3011111117
North Carolina29232318RVRVRV18
SyracuseRVRVRV2727RV231919
Florida StateRVRV29292019232720
Minnesota29232721
Georgetown25RVRVRVRV27292522
PrincetonRVRV18181623
Southern Utah2425RVRV21RV262424
Michigan262424251515121425
Gonzaga272725201913152126
Alabama15152222RV2327
Butler9991016282928
Oregon4379912162029
Michigan State16182630RV3030
Furman202018191016171731
California BaptistRVRVRV
Boise StateRVRVRVRVRV2320
Utah State19171716292121
Colorado State1922
Villanova212122232324RV
Montana State30RV
Duke2323RVRVRVRVRV
NC State28RVRVRVRVRV
ProvidenceRV
Iona1010121214
Weber State28302825
Charlotte30RVRVRV30
Indiana22222726RV
PurdueRV302830RV
UMass LowellRVRVRVRV
Middle TennesseeRV
VirginiaRVRV
Washington StateRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2014 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 1/13
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Week 1Tue 1/28
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Tue 1/28
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Week 2Tue 2/4
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/4
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Week 3Tue 2/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/11
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Week 4Tue 2/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/18
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Week 5Tue 2/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
Week 7Tue 3/11
MEN | WOMEN
FINAL ResultsSat 3/15
MEN | WOMEN