Concordia (Ore.) Men Overtake the Outdoor T&F NAIA National Team Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

April 16, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS – It only took one week for the NAIA National Team Computer Team Rankings to undergo their first major upheaval with a new top-ranked men’s team in Concordia (Ore.) in its week two edition released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Concordia (Ore.) (474.13 team rankings score) moved up one spot to No. 1 and Wayland Baptist (Texas) (459.68) jumped up two to the No. 2 position, while the inaugurally top-ranked Oklahoma Baptist men (419.17) fell three spots to No. 3.

Men’s Top Five

1)Concordia Ore 2)Wayland Baptist 3)Indiana Tech 4)Oklahoma Baptist 5)Southern Oregon
Concordia (Ore.)
474.13 pts
Wayland Baptist
459.68 pts
Indiana Tech
428.55 pts
Oklahoma Baptist
419.17 pts
Southern Oregon
280.35 pts
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NAIA leaders Matthew Clowes (1500) and Darien Moore (shot put) led five top-10 performers for Concordia.

Wayland Baptist improved a whopping 156 team points behind a pair of NAIA leaders from Wayne Northover (long jump/triple jump) and another from Durawn Howard (400 meters).

No. 3 Indiana Tech (428.55) and No. 5 Southern Oregon (280.35) remained in place from a week ago.

Women’s Top Five

1)Indiana Tech 2)Oklahoma Baptist 3)British Columbia 4)Doane (Neb.) 5)Wayland Baptist
Indiana Tech
591.98 pts
Oklahoma Baptist
430.86 pts
British Columbia
406.64 pts
Doane (Neb.)
323.86 pts
Wayland Baptist
294.26 pts
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Meanwhile in the women’s rankings, top-ranked defending outdoor champion Indiana Tech was the constant while the rankings below it shifted.

After the Warriors (591.98) was two-time defending indoor champion Oklahoma Baptist (430.86) at No. 2 after trading places with No. 3 British Columbia (406.64).

The Bison of OBU improved more than 72 points from a week ago behind an NAIA leader from Jura Levy at 200 meters and four other top-five performances this past weekend.

Rounding out the top five were a pair of teams that both improved two spots from a week ago in No. 4 Doane (Neb.) (323.86) and No. 5 Wayland Baptist (294.26).

The No. 22 Goshen (Ind.) men made this most headway this week of any top-25 team in the country after a 53-spot improvement, while the Cornerstone (Mich.) earned that distinction for the women with a 32-position increase from last week.

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

2014 Week #2 — April 16

next ranking: April 23
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)
1 Concordia (Ore.) 474.13 Cascade Isaac Frederick (2nd) 2
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 459.68 Sooner Athletic Rohan Thompson (3rd) 4
3 Indiana Tech 428.55 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (5th) 3
4 Oklahoma Baptist 419.17 Sooner Athletic Ford Mastin (18th) 1
5 Southern Oregon 280.35 Cascade Grier Gatlin (3rd) 5
6 Concordia (Neb.) 261.46 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (22nd) 8
7 Oklahoma City 242.20 Sooner Athletic Conor Holt (3rd) 9
8 Cal State San Marcos 206.99 Independent (NAIA) Steve Scott (15th) 7
9 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 205.08 Sun Conference Michael Rosolino (11th) 6
10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 183.56 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (30th) 18
11 Carroll (Mont.) 149.97 Frontier Harry Clark (1st) 15
12 Missouri Baptist 147.95 American Midwest Patricia Hanna (4th) 36
13 Hastings (Neb.) 142.66 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (1st) 12
14 Central Methodist (Mo.) 141.97 Heart of America Mark Nelson (3rd) 23
15 British Columbia 141.79 Independent (NAIA) Marek Jedrzejek (13th) 11
16 Wiley (Texas) 140.35 Red River Micah Tirop (1st) 10
17 Westmont (Calif.) 130.56 Golden State Russell Smelley (35th) 13
18 Bethel (Ind.) 129.89 Crossroads Tony Natali (16th) 33
19 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 125.40 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (13th) 20
20 Doane (Neb.) 122.73 Great Plains Ed Fye (12th) 14
21 Shawnee State (Ohio) 109.23 Mid-South Eric Putnam (8th) 16
22 Goshen (Ind.) 100.29 Crossroads Doug Yoder (3rd) 75
23 Marian (Ind.) 98.58 Crossroads Michael Holman (2nd) 46
24 Concordia (Calif.) 95.01 Golden State Mark Sellers (1st) 34
25 St. Francis (Ill.) 93.63 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (2nd) 22
dropped out: No. 17 Dickinson State (N.D.), No. 19 William Carey (Miss.), No. 21 Dillard (La.), No. 24 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), No. 25 College of Idaho
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Sooner Athletic 1136.51 3
2 Cascade 964.92 2
3 Wolverine-Hoosier 730.19 2
4 Great Plains 603.75 3
5 Crossroads 512.66 3
6 Heart of America 443.04 1
7 Golden State 436.64 2
8 Independent (NAIA) 396.15 2
9 Sun Conference 374.69 1
10 Red River 351.41 1

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2014 Week #2 — April 16

next ranking: April 23
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)
1 Indiana Tech 591.98 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (5th) 1
2 Oklahoma Baptist 430.86 Sooner Athletic Ford Mastin (18th) 3
3 British Columbia 406.64 Independent (NAIA) Marek Jedrzejek (13th) 2
4 Doane (Neb.) 323.86 Great Plains Ed Fye (12th) 6
5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 294.26 Sooner Athletic Rohan Thompson (3rd) 7
6 College of Idaho 276.58 Cascade Pat McCurry (10th) 4
7 Baker (Kan.) 260.92 Heart of America Zach Kindler (7th) 5
8 Cal State San Marcos 215.30 Independent (NAIA) Steve Scott (15th) 8
9 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 210.62 Sun Conference Michael Rosolino (11th) 10
10 Hastings (Neb.) 201.76 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (1st) 9
11 Westmont (Calif.) 194.01 Golden State Russell Smelley (35th) 11
12 Concordia (Neb.) 182.72 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (22nd) 12
13 Carroll (Mont.) 155.82 Frontier Harry Clark (1st) 20
14 Xavier (La.) 155.21 Gulf Coast Joseph Moses (5th) 14
15 Indiana Wesleyan 152.18 Crossroads John Foss (27th) 24
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 147.69 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (13th) 19
17 The Master’s (Calif.) 141.46 Golden State Zach Schroeder (6th) 13
18 Siena Heights (Mich.) 138.03 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (2nd) 21
19 Southern Oregon 136.94 Cascade Grier Gatlin (3rd) 17
20 Biola (Calif.) 134.56 Golden State Jonathan Zimmerman (8th) 15
21 Vanguard (Calif.) 131.30 Golden State Bryan Wilkins (26th) 18
22 Concordia (Ore.) 126.25 Cascade Isaac Frederick (2nd) 16
23 Cornerstone (Mich.) 113.66 Wolverine-Hoosier Paul Koutz (2nd) 55
24 McPherson (Kan.) 107.61 Kansas Collegiate Cameron Magnall (3rd) 26
25 Bethel (Ind.) 104.29 Crossroads Tony Natali (16th) 35
dropped out: No. 22 Wiley (Texas), No. 23 Concordia (Calif.), No. 25 St. Francis (Ill.)
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 907.61 3
2 Great Plains 856.87 3
3 Cascade 752.53 3
4 Sooner Athletic 744.98 2
5 Golden State 716.90 4
6 Independent (NAIA) 636.25 2
7 Crossroads 428.49 2
8 Sun Conference 399.34 1
9 Heart of America 339.22 1
10 Chicagoland 328.39 1