Dramatic Team Title Races Continue to Take Shape in NCAA DII

Dramatic Team Title Races Continue to Take Shape in NCAA DII

NEW ORLEANS – Two-time defending NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field men’s team champion Saint Augustine’s held on to its position atop the National Team Computer Rankings, marking the first time the top-ranked men’s team has done that since late March.

Given how close the rest of the field is, however, that may not be a trend that lasts long.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Findlay 2)Ashland 3)Minnesota St 4)Adams State 5)GVSU
Saint Augustine’s Ashland TAMU-Commerce Minnesota St. TAMU-Kingsville
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NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)Central Missouri 2)GVSU 3)Findlay 4)Lincoln MO 5)GVSU
Central Missouri Grand Valley St. Saint Augustine’s NM Highlands Pittsburg St.
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The reigning champion Falcons checked in with 170.87 team ranking points in the week seven edition released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, only barely holding off a surging No. 2 Ashland squad looking to regain the top spot it held earlier this month.

Behind No. 3 hammer thrower Jordan Crayon and Elijha Owens – who moved up to No. 4 in the 110 hurdles to go along with a No. 2 rank in the 400 hurdles – the Eagles improved two positions in the rankings with a team total of 167.13, just over three points back of Saint Augustine’s.

Four more men’s teams remain in a virtual tie for the two remaining projected team podium spots – though of course, anything can happen at the NCAA Division II Championships in Allendale, Michigan, on May 21-23, meaning neither Saint Augustine’s nor Ashland are top-four guarantees.

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No. 3 Texas A&M-Commerce (136.18), No. 4 Minnesota State (135.28), No. 5 Texas A&M-Kingsville (134.89) and reigning indoor T&F and cross country champion No. 6 Adams State (131.91) all remain very much in the hunt for the team title.

In fact, the remainder of the top 10 all checked in with team totals of 99 points or higher, making them contenders for the podium.

The race for the women’s team title is just as deep. In stark contrast to the revolving door of top-ranked men’s teams, Central Missouri remained atop the women’s rankings for the fifth week in a row with 161.86 points – though their cushion over the rest of the field continues to shrink.

Moving up into the No. 2 spot was Grand Valley State with 146.50 points, swapping positions from last week with No. 3 Saint Augustine’s (142.16).

No. 4 New Mexico Highlands (133.61) and No. 5 Pittsburg State (117.49) remained steady to round out the top five.

Like the men’s rankings, teams well beyond the top five remain in firm contention for the team podium. Each of the top 10 teams checked in with 95 points or more; including defending national champion Lincoln (Mo.) with 97.69 at No. 9.

Making the biggest jump of the top 25 this week were the No. 22 New Haven women, who improved 12 spots from a week ago. That narrowly bettered the 10-spot improvement logged by the No. 19 Tarleton State women.

The biggest gainer in the men’s rankings was No. 12 Colorado Mines, which jumped 12 spots from a week ago.

All was mostly quiet at the regional level, with the women of Shippensburg’s move to No. 1 in the Atlantic Region the only changing of the guard this week.

 

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

2015 Week #7 — April 28

next ranking: May 5
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Saint Augustine’s 170.87 CIAA George Williams (39th) 1
2 Ashland 167.13 GLIAC Jud Logan (12th) 4
3 Texas A&M-Commerce 136.18 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (2nd) 3
4 Minnesota State 135.28 NSIC Jim Dilling (2nd) 2
5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 134.89 Lone Star Ryan Dall (7th) 7
6 Adams State 131.91 RMAC Rock Light (2nd) 6
7 Grand Valley State 119.34 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (16th) 5
8 Findlay 113.03 GLIAC Marc Arce (27th) 8
9 West Texas A&M 107.01 Lone Star Darren Flowers (6th) 9
10 Angelo State 103.54 Lone Star James Reid (16th) 10
11 Pittsburg State 99.02 MIAA Russ Jewett (27th) 11
12 Colorado Mines 88.78 RMAC Matt Sparks (2nd) 19
13 Alaska Anchorage 85.90 GNAC Michael Friess (25th) 15
14 Chico State 85.18 CCAA Oliver Hanf (3rd) 12
15 Azusa Pacific 82.18 PacWest Kevin Reid (20th) 14
16 Shippensburg 81.76 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (10th) 13
17 Southern Indiana 79.13 GLVC Mike Hillyard (17th) 17
18 Johnson C. Smith 78.28 CIAA Lennox Graham (8th) 16
19 Missouri Southern 69.70 MIAA Bryan Schiding (2nd) 21
20 Tiffin 68.52 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (15th) 18
21 Central Missouri 57.30 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (19th)/Kip Janvrin (17th) 20
22 Tarleton State 50.52 Lone Star Patrick Ponder (9th) 25
23 Western Washington 47.83 GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (28th) 26
24 CSU-Pueblo 47.50 RMAC Matt Morris (2nd) 23
25 Cal Poly Pomona 47.38 CCAA Octavious Gillespie-Bennett (3rd) 22
dropped out: No. 24 Lincoln (Mo.)
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 608.67 4
2 Lone Star 555.80 5
3 MIAA 379.03 3
4 RMAC 372.85 3
5 CIAA 280.95 2
6 CCAA 235.67 2
7 GNAC 201.33 2
8 NSIC 162.19 1
9 PacWest 151.15 1
10 PSAC 106.90 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 661.32 1
Central Pittsburg State 403.13 1
East Southern Connecticut 580.62 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 498.15 1
South Shorter 366.40 1
South Central Texas A&M-Commerce 537.04 1
Southeast Mount Olive 563.18 1
West Chico State 444.48 1
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Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2015 Week #7 — April 28

next ranking: May 5
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Central Missouri 161.86 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (19th)/Kip Janvrin (17th) 1
2 Grand Valley State 146.50 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (16th) 3
3 Saint Augustine’s 142.16 CIAA George Williams (39th) 2
4 New Mexico Highlands 133.61 RMAC Bob DeVries (23rd) 4
5 Pittsburg State 117.49 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 5
6 Ashland 109.39 GLIAC Jud Logan (12th) 8
7 Azusa Pacific 103.08 PacWest Preston Grey (3rd) 6
8 West Texas A&M 98.88 Lone Star Darren Flowers (6th) 7
9 Lincoln (Mo.) 97.69 MIAA Victor Thomas (14th) 9
10 Hillsdale 95.55 GLIAC Andrew Towne (4th) 10
11 Adams State 74.94 RMAC Rock Light (2nd) 11
12 Angelo State 69.85 Lone Star James Reid (16th) 12
13 Winston-Salem State 66.70 CIAA Inez Turner (6th) 13
14 Simon Fraser 66.68 GNAC Brit Townsend (15th) 14
15 Wayne State (Neb.) 62.86 NSIC Marlon Brink (15th) 16
16 Texas A&M-Kingsville 62.30 Lone Star Ryan Dall (7th) 15
17 Lewis 59.10 GLVC Dana Schwarting (10th) 19
18 Winona State 57.62 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (11th) 17
19 Tarleton State 56.50 Lone Star Patrick Ponder (9th) 29
20 Western Washington 54.89 GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (28th) 23
21 Johnson C. Smith 52.85 CIAA Lennox Graham (8th) 18
22 New Haven 49.91 Northeast-10 Shaunnaya Williams (4th) 34
23 Shorter 49.31 Peach Belt Scott Byrd (8th) 22
24 Alaska Anchorage 48.38 GNAC Michael Friess (25th) 21
25 Fort Hays State 46.52 MIAA Dennis Weber (22nd) 25
dropped out: No. 20 Chico State, No. 24 Humboldt State
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 562.65 4
2 GLIAC 457.22 3
3 RMAC 349.21 2
4 CIAA 324.65 3
5 Lone Star 321.10 4
6 NSIC 276.71 2
7 GNAC 236.58 3
8 GLVC 170.55 1
9 PacWest 140.33 1
10 CCAA 133.56

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 394.07 2
Central Central Missouri 383.21 1
East Southern Connecticut 457.01 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 537.44 1
South Nova Southeastern 418.40 1
South Central West Texas A&M 423.99 1
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 447.83 1
West Azusa Pacific 415.50 1
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