Findlay Men Move to No. 1 in NCAA Division II Indoor T&F National Rankings

Findlay Men Move to No. 1 in NCAA Division II Indoor T&F National Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – Findlay may be a program known most predominantly for the prowess of its throwers, but it was freshman sprinters and jumpers who put its men’s team over the top for the No. 1 spot in the third regular-season edition of the NCAA Division II National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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The Oilers struck paydirt at Hillsdale this weekend with a pair of first-year competitors in fourth-ranked triple jumper Michael Bruce and No. 8 quarter-miler Sergi Torres, propelling them past GLIAC rival Ashland and a falling Minnesota State squad.

All three squads remain very close. Findlay claimed the top spot with 143.82 points (a high national rank for an athlete in an event(s) means more points for him/her; more high-scoring athletes means more points for a team), but Ashland remained No. 2 with 135.31 points and Minnesota State took a slight tumble from No. 1 with 131.32 points.

Rounding out the men’s top five were No. 4 Colorado Mines and the 2015 top-five debut of two-time defending national champion Saint Augustine’s at No. 5.

The top three women’s teams remained stationary this week. Central Missouri stayed on top, followed very closely by No. 2 Ashland and less closely by No. 3 Simon Fraser.

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Findlay 2)Ashland 3)Minnesota St 4)Colorado Mines 5)Saint Augustine
Findlay Ashland Minnesota St. Colorado Mines Saint Augustine’s
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NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Central Missouri 2)Ashland 3)Lewis 4)Lincoln MO 5)GVSU
Central Missouri Ashland Simon Fraser Lincoln (Mo.). Grand Valley St
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Moving up to No. 4 was outdoor national champion Lincoln (Mo.), which displaced Grand Valley State down a position to No. 5.

After dropping from No. 5 to No. 18 last week, U-Mary is back in the conversation at No. 6 behind its top-ranked distance medley relay squad.

Reigning indoor women’s national champion Adams State slipped five spots to No. 13.

Making the biggest upward moves of the rankings were the Texas A&M-Commerce men at No. 21 following a 31-spot gain, and the No. 17 Pittsburg State women with a 19-position improvement.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2015 Week #3 — February 10

next ranking: February 17
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Findlay 143.82 GLIAC Marc Arce (27th) 3
2 Ashland 135.31 GLIAC Jud Logan (12th) 2
3 Minnesota State 131.32 NSIC Jim Dilling (2nd) 1
4 Colorado Mines 102.75 RMAC Matt Sparks (2nd) 4
5 Saint Augustine’s 100.09 CIAA George Williams (39th) 6
6 Grand Valley State 97.21 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (16th) 5
7 Western State 75.23 RMAC Chris Bradford (6th) 14
8 Texas A&M-Kingsville 74.37 Lone Star Ryan Dall (7th) 17
9 CSU-Pueblo 73.87 RMAC Matt Morris (2nd) 9
10 Lewis 72.09 GLVC Dana Schwarting (10th) 15
11 Pittsburg State 71.62 MIAA Russ Jewett (27th) 16
12 American International 70.29 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (9th) 13
13 Central Missouri 63.66 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (19th)/Kip Janvrin (17th) 8
14 Tiffin 62.99 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (15th) 7
15 Southern Indiana 59.38 GLVC Mike Hillyard (17th) 12
16 Black Hills State 57.85 RMAC Seth Mischke (4th) 19
17 Emporia State 55.80 MIAA Steve Blocker (4th) 10
18 Missouri Southern 54.51 MIAA Bryan Schiding (2nd) 20
19 Simon Fraser 48.52 GNAC Brit Townsend (15th) 11
20 Neb.-Kearney 42.72 MIAA Brady Bonsall (7th) 22
21 Texas A&M-Commerce 40.28 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (2nd) 52
22 Adams State 37.41 RMAC Rock Light (2nd) 21
23 Sioux Falls 37.35 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (3rd) 27
24 Hillsdale 35.35 GLIAC Andrew Towne (1st) 35
25 Fort Hays State 35.02 MIAA Dennis Weber (22nd) 33
dropped out: No. 18 Shippensburg, No. 23 Shorter, No. 24 Limestone, No. 25 Montana St.-Billings
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 528.43 5
2 RMAC 403.38 5
3 MIAA 354.55 6
4 NSIC 214.46 2
5 GNAC 170.61 1
6 GLVC 165.72 2
7 Lone Star 158.62 2
8 Northeast-10 152.51 1
9 CIAA 111.83 1
10 PSAC 54.26

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 543.74 1
Central Minnesota State 366.24 1
East Southern Connecticut 422.45 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 410.59 1
South Shorter 633.45 1
South Central Texas A&M-Commerce 384.73 5
Southeast Mount Olive 493.07 1
West Simon Fraser 376.12 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2015 Week #3 — February 10

next ranking: February 17
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Central Missouri 153.21 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (19th)/Kip Janvrin (17th) 1
2 Ashland 149.24 GLIAC Jud Logan (12th) 2
3 Simon Fraser 110.79 GNAC Brit Townsend (15th) 3
4 Lincoln (Mo.) 83.78 MIAA Victor Thomas (14th) NR
5 Grand Valley State 80.35 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (16th) 4
6 U-Mary 77.62 NSIC Mike Thorson (21st) 18
7 Johnson C. Smith 77.22 CIAA Lennox Graham (8th) 6
8 Hillsdale 68.24 GLIAC Andrew Towne (4th) 9
9 Lewis 66.87 GLVC Dana Schwarting (10th) 5
10 New Haven 63.06 Northeast-10 Shaunnaya Williams (4th) 7
11 Harding 54.31 Great American Steve Guymon (12th) 13
12 Southern Connecticut 53.46 Northeast-10 Melissa Stoll (3rd) 14
13 Adams State 53.25 RMAC Rock Light (2nd) 8
14 Minnesota Duluth 52.39 NSIC Joanna Warmington (4th) 22
15 Findlay 52.26 GLIAC Marc Arce (27th) 11
16 Sioux Falls 49.25 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (3rd) 10
17 Pittsburg State 48.53 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 36
18 Wayne State (Neb.) 46.42 NSIC Marlon Brink (15th) 15
19 Stonehill 46.17 Northeast-10 Karen Boen (17th) 12
20 Azusa Pacific 45.80 PacWest Preston Grey (1st) 16
21 Chadron State 45.63 RMAC Brad Gamble (1st) 20
22 Saint Augustine’s 45.29 CIAA George Williams (39th) 17
23 Livingstone 41.46 CIAA Justin Davis (6th) 19
24 Shorter 37.57 Gulf South Scott Byrd (8th) 21
25 Academy of Art 37.02 PacWest Charles Ryan (5th) 23
dropped out: No. 24 West Texas A&M, No. 25 Tarleton State
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 398.21 4
2 MIAA 353.22 3
3 NSIC 333.48 4
4 Northeast-10 201.47 3
5 CIAA 188.59 3
6 GNAC 171.59 1
7 RMAC 155.88 2
8 GLVC 104.00 1
9 Lone Star 98.59
10 PacWest 82.82 2

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Slippery Rock 272.07 2
Central Central Missouri 304.43 1
East Southern Connecticut 533.09 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 496.17 1
South Alabama-Huntsville 649.60 2
South Central Chadron State 271.42 2
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 301.30 1
West Simon Fraser 343.85 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

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