First NCAA DII Rankings of New Year Announced

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

January 26, 2016   

NOTE: The first regional rankings of 2016 were also released this week.

NEW ORLEANS – The Grand Valley State men and the Lincoln (Mo.) women lead the way in the first NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings of the New Year, which were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)GVSU 2)Adams State 3)Adams State 4)Ashland 5)Minnesota St
Grand Valley St. Adams State St. Augustine’s Minnesota State Tiffin
View Complete Men’s National Coaches’ Poll

 

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)GVSU 2)Central Missouri 3)GVSU 4)GVSU 5)GVSU
Lincoln (Mo.) Lewis Grand Valley St. Hillsdale Pittsburg State
View Complete Women’s National Coaches’ Poll

Preseason data (i.e. marks by returners that were achieved in 2015 or earlier) have been removed from the rankings formula, and just about the only thing that didn’t change from the preseason was the GVSU men’s position atop the list.

Between the top-25 men’s teams and the top-25 women’s teams (50 total), only a combined three teams stayed put from their December preseason standings.

Checking in behind the Lakers were defending national indoor champion No. 2 Adams State, three-time defending outdoor national champion No. 3 Saint Augustine’s, No. 4 Minnesota State and No. 5 Tiffin.

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The Lincoln (Mo.) women moved up four spots to claim their gender’s top spot in the rankings, while Lewis moved up nine spots to No. 2.

Preseason favorite Grand Valley State dropped two positions to No. 3. GLIAC rival Hillsdale fell one spot to No. 4, and Pittsburg State climbed two spots to round out the top five.

The removal of preseason data and the reliance on only current marks had even more profound effects on the remainder of the rankings.

The No. 6 Shorter women and No. 7 Minnesota State women both joined the top 10 after significant 20-spot and 26-spot improvements, respectively, while the Lincoln (Mo.) men jumped 28 spots to No. 8.

No team in either gender’s top-25 climbed as high as the No. 22 Northwest Missouri women – up 58 spots from the preseason based on their strong early campaign.

The biggest top-25 men’s gainer was No. 25 Wingate, which improved 54 spots from the preseason.

The No. 11 Missouri Southern men (up 39 spots) and the No. 18 CSU-Pueblo women (up 32 spots) also significantly elevated themselves in the rankings.

The National Team Computer Rankings formula works by assigning more points to higher-seeded athletes/relay teams in each event and sums the totals of all of each teams’ athletes (it is not analogous to the NCAA points scoring system).

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2016 Week #1 — January 26

next ranking: February 2
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 156.71 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 1
2 Adams State 132.17 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 6
3 Saint Augustine’s 127.72 CIAA George Williams (40th) 5
4 Minnesota State 126.81 NSIC Jim Dilling (3rd) 11
5 Tiffin 119.48 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (16th) 2
6 Colorado Mines 93.79 RMAC Matt Sparks (3rd) 3
7 Western State 91.10 RMAC Chris Bradford (7th) 19
8 Lincoln (Mo.) 89.46 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) 36
9 Ashland 82.61 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 12
10 Lewis 74.33 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 15
11 Missouri Southern 57.28 MIAA Bryan Schiding (3rd) 50
12 American International 53.94 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (10th) 31
13 Southern Connecticut 53.46 Northeast-10 John Wallin (6th) 24
14 Chadron State 52.51 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 22
15 Texas A&M-Kingsville 51.18 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 13
16 Saginaw Valley State 50.37 GLIAC Rod Cowan (7th) 44
17 Findlay 47.03 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 4
18 Franklin Pierce 44.61 Northeast-10 Zach Emerson (4th) 37
19 Limestone 44.52 Conf. Carolinas Joseph Wassink (2nd) 27
20 Academy of Art 43.83 PacWest Kevin LaSure (1st) 32
21 Claflin 41.81 SIAC (0th) NR
22 Southern Indiana 39.97 GLVC Mike Hillyard (18th) 14
23 Shorter 39.32 Gulf South Scott Byrd (9th) 29
24 Pittsburg State 38.68 MIAA Russ Jewett (28th) 9
25 Wingate 37.42 SAC Travis LeFlore (1st) 79
Dropped out: No. 7 Central Missouri, No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 10 CSU-Pueblo, No. 16 Shippensburg, No. 17 Emporia State, No. 18 Sioux Falls, No. 20 Lake Superior State, No. 21 Johnson C. Smith, No. 23 Black Hills State, No. 25 West Texas A&M
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 503.95 5
2 RMAC 422.91 4
3 MIAA 274.80 3
4 NSIC 199.68 1
5 Northeast-10 168.82 3
6 CIAA 167.88 1
7 GLVC 137.68 2
8 SAC 93.27 1
9 GNAC 92.74
10 Great American 80.45

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 534.46
Central Minnesota State 360.93
East American International 496.82
Midwest Grand Valley State 376.99
South Shorter 479.04
South Central Western State 360.91
Southeast Limestone 418.99
West Alaska Anchorage 380.36
View All Regional Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2016 Week #1 — January 26

next ranking: February 2
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Lincoln (Mo.) 197.33 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) 5
2 Lewis 152.01 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 11
3 Grand Valley State 129.47 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 1
4 Hillsdale 121.44 GLIAC Andrew Towne (5th) 3
5 Pittsburg State 110.65 MIAA Russ Jewett (30th) 7
6 Shorter 97.28 Gulf South Scott Byrd (9th) 26
7 Minnesota State 90.34 NSIC Jen Blue (16th) 33
8 Central Missouri 78.32 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (20th)/Kip Janvrin (18th) 4
9 Johnson C. Smith 74.57 CIAA Lennox Graham (9th) 8
10 U-Mary 66.76 NSIC Mike Thorson (22nd) 10
11 Ashland 60.54 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 9
12 Findlay 58.19 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 31
13 Alaska Anchorage 56.87 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 21
14 Adams State 52.93 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 6
15 Minnesota Duluth 52.62 NSIC Joanna Warmington (5th) 14
16 Missouri Southern 48.61 MIAA Patty Vavra (22nd) 27
17 Slippery Rock 48.43 PSAC John Papa (29th) 37
18 CSU-Pueblo 45.79 RMAC Matt Morris (3rd) 50
19 Winona State 45.30 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (12th) 29
20 Queens (N.C.) 41.98 SAC Jim Vahrenkamp (4th) 23
21 Saint Augustine’s 41.93 CIAA George Williams (40th) 17
22 Northwest Missouri 41.68 MIAA Scott Lorek (12th) 80
23 Chadron State 40.84 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 16
24 Azusa Pacific 38.94 PacWest Preston Grey (4th) 39
25 Southern Connecticut 38.79 Northeast-10 Melissa Stoll (4th) 18
Dropped out: No. 2 New Mexico Highlands, No. 12 Saginaw Valley State, No. 13 Augustana S.D., No. 15 West Texas A&M, No. 19 Academy of Art, No. 20 Tiffin, No. 22 Wayne State (Neb.), No. 24 Simon Fraser, No. 25 Western State
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 516.82 5
2 GLIAC 473.95 4
3 NSIC 333.21 4
4 GLVC 215.27 1
5 RMAC 170.62 3
6 CIAA 148.72 2
7 Gulf South 115.18 1
8 Northeast-10 113.31 1
9 GNAC 101.13 1
10 PSAC 93.86 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Slippery Rock 376.53
Central Lincoln (Mo.) 397.83
East Southern Connecticut 317.88
Midwest Grand Valley State 411.70
South Shorter 594.05
South Central Chadron State 346.21
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 388.44
West Seattle Pacific 303.97
View All Regional Rankings