NCAA DII Indoor National Rankings Continue to Evolve

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 2, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS – As the 2016 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season continues to unfold, the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings likewise continue to evolve.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

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

 

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

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

The Grand Valley State men and Lincoln (Mo.) women remained atop the most recent edition of the rankings unveiled Tuesday, but nearly every team in line behind did anything but remain steady.

Unlike in NCAA Divisions I and III, the DII rankings do not utilize previous-season marks as part of the formula. Consequently, the DII rankings see more change on a week-to-week basis as teams and athletes gradually begin their seasons in earnest.

Tiffin’s men moved up three spots and came close to overtaking GVSU for the rankings’ top spot, followed closely at No. 3 by Colorado Mines. The cross country national champion Orediggers also improved three spots from the previous week.

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Defending outdoor champion Saint Augustine’s fell one spot to No. 4, as did Minnesota State to No. 5. Reigning indoor champion Adams State fell four spots to No. 6.

No. 7 Lincoln (Mo.) moved up one spot, just ahead of top-10 newcomer No. 8 Academy of Art. Behind National Athlete of the Week sprinter Mobolade Ajomale, the Urban Knights improved 12 spots from a week ago.

No. 9 Texas A&M-Kingsville improved six spots from a week ago, while Ashland dropped one to round out the top 10.

For the women, Pittsburg State climbed three positions to No. 2, while No. 3 Grand Valley State held firm. No. 4 Lewis fell two positions, and Alaska Anchorage jumped up eight spots to round out the top five.

No. 6 Johnson C. Smith improved three spots from a week ago, while No. 7 Hillsdale went three spots in the opposite direction. No. 8 Shorter fell two spots, defending indoor and outdoor national champion Central Missouri slid one rung to No. 9, and Saint Augustine’s soared 11 spots skyward to complete the top 10.

Making the biggest move of any top-25 team for either gender was New Mexico Highlands’ women, who rocketed up 51 positions to No. 13 behind combined events queen Salcia Slack.

The No. 22 Western Oregon men catapulted 46 spots over the weekend, just narrowly ahead of No. 24 Texas A&M-Commerce’s 42-spot leap for their gender’s best.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2016 Week #2 — February 2

next ranking: February 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 144.50 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 1
2 Tiffin 137.92 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (16th) 5
3 Colorado Mines 131.11 RMAC Matt Sparks (3rd) 6
4 Saint Augustine’s 124.00 CIAA George Williams (40th) 3
5 Minnesota State 107.05 NSIC Jim Dilling (3rd) 4
6 Adams State 94.19 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 2
7 Lincoln (Mo.) 92.01 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) 8
8 Academy of Art 88.68 PacWest Kevin LaSure (1st) 20
9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 87.37 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 15
10 Ashland 77.07 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 9
11 Western State 73.01 RMAC Chris Bradford (7th) 7
12 Azusa Pacific 67.70 PacWest Kevin Reid (21st) 28
13 Southern Connecticut 57.47 Northeast-10 John Wallin (6th) 13
14 Chadron State 54.74 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 14
15 Lewis 50.66 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 10
16 Southern Indiana 50.63 GLVC Mike Hillyard (18th) 22
17 Missouri Southern 47.03 MIAA Bryan Schiding (3rd) 11
18 Alaska Anchorage 42.82 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 30
19 Findlay 41.64 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 17
20 Simon Fraser 40.16 GNAC Brit Townsend (16th) 42
21 Saginaw Valley State 39.24 GLIAC Rod Cowan (7th) 16
22 Western Oregon 37.77 GNAC Mike Johnson (12th) 68
23 American International 37.11 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (10th) 12
24 Texas A&M-Commerce 34.37 Lone Star Ross Smithey (1st) 66
25 Claflin 33.79 SIAC Lincoln London (3rd) 21
Dropped out: No. 18 Franklin Pierce, No. 19 Limestone, No. 23 Shorter, No. 24 Pittsburg State, No. 25 Wingate
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 479.68 5
2 RMAC 400.56 4
3 MIAA 231.33 2
4 NSIC 166.71 1
5 CIAA 158.67 1
6 PacWest 156.38 2
7 Lone Star 155.10 2
8 GNAC 143.92 3
9 Northeast-10 124.41 2
10 GLVC 119.87 2

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 539.05 1
Central Minnesota State 308.50 1
East American International 528.46 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 448.24 1
South Shorter 450.29 1
South Central Colorado Mines 389.65 4
Southeast Limestone 375.55 1
West Alaska Anchorage 433.77 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2016 Week #2 — February 2

next ranking: February 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Lincoln (Mo.) 173.45 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) 1
2 Pittsburg State 126.23 MIAA Russ Jewett (30th) 5
3 Grand Valley State 120.74 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 3
4 Lewis 112.06 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 2
5 Alaska Anchorage 111.14 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 13
6 Johnson C. Smith 98.27 CIAA Lennox Graham (9th) 9
7 Hillsdale 94.76 GLIAC Andrew Towne (5th) 4
8 Shorter 76.73 Gulf South Scott Byrd (9th) 6
9 Central Missouri 74.41 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (20th)/Kip Janvrin (18th) 8
10 Saint Augustine’s 72.89 CIAA George Williams (40th) 21
11 U-Mary 64.56 NSIC Mike Thorson (22nd) 10
12 Findlay 60.56 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 12
13 New Mexico Highlands 59.27 RMAC Bob DeVries (24th) 64
14 Merrimack 55.32 Northeast-10 Jacky Mendes (2nd) 27
15 Ashland 55.20 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 11
16 Minnesota Duluth 52.83 NSIC Joanna Warmington (5th) 15
17 CSU-Pueblo 50.44 RMAC Matt Morris (3rd) 18
18 Minnesota State 47.78 NSIC Jen Blue (16th) 7
19 Winona State 44.92 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (12th) 19
20 Missouri Southern 44.28 MIAA Patty Vavra (22nd) 16
21 Saginaw Valley State 42.31 GLIAC Rod Cowan (7th) 32
22 Texas A&M-Kingsville 41.27 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 31
23 Sioux Falls 39.21 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (4th) 29
24 Chadron State 38.21 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 23
25 Adams State 36.72 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 14
Dropped out: No. 17 Slippery Rock, No. 20 Queens (N.C.), No. 22 Northwest Missouri, No. 24 Azusa Pacific, No. 25 Southern Connecticut
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 502.27 4
2 GLIAC 428.88 5
3 NSIC 289.33 5
4 RMAC 245.65 4
5 GNAC 196.12 1
6 CIAA 192.22 2
7 GLVC 161.15 1
8 Northeast-10 106.04 1
9 Gulf South 96.64 1
10 Lone Star 73.58 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Johnson C. Smith 271.89 2
Central Lincoln (Mo.) 394.41 1
East Stonehill 357.04 2
Midwest Grand Valley State 418.89 1
South Shorter 555.52 1
South Central West Texas A&M 283.02 4
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 409.23 1
West Seattle Pacific 406.82 1
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