Only a Handful of Teams Hold Steady in Latest NCAA DII National Rankings

Only a Handful of Teams Hold Steady in Latest NCAA DII National Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – With only a month left in the countdown to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bradenton, Florida, on May 26-28, teams continue to jockey for position in the latest edition of the National Team Computer Rankings.

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NATIONAL PDFs
Top 25 | By Team | By Event
Top TFRRS Qualifiers
# of Top-10 Athletes by Team

EVENT SQUAD RANKINGS
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Only six top-25 teams between both genders remained in the same position from a week ago, including both the No. 1 men and women of Saint Augustine’s. The week seven rankings were announced Tuesday morning by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The three-time defending national champion SAU men won their 19th consecutive CIAA conference title this past weekend to add some breathing room between themselves and No. 2 Grand Valley State. Behind sprinter Burkheart Ellis, Jr., the Falcons improved nearly 47 points to 229.44, while GVSU had a strong weekend in its own right with a 31-point gain to 195.31.

No. 3 Texas A&M-Kingsville (144.09) held steady from last time, while the last two indoor national champions – reigning winner Tiffin (128.29) and 2015 champ Adams State (127.63) – swapped spots at No. 4 and No. 5.

The Saint Augustine’s women still hold a comfortable lead over No. 2 Johnson C. Smith, but the Golden Bulls are chipping away. The Falcons checked in at 172.12 points, while the JCSU women added 15 points to come in at 135.54. That was just enough to step past No. 3 Grand Valley State (133.54).

No. 4 Pittsburg State (127.58) remained stationary but moved closer to the top three, while Hillsdale – national runners-up both in cross country and indoors – jumped up nine spots to No. 5.

Reigning women’s national champion Central Missouri dropped one spot to No. 7, displaced by a two-spot rise from No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville.

National champions in 2014, the Lincoln (Mo.) women were the biggest mover among top-25 teams this week. The Blue Tigers jumped up 17 spots to No. 12.

Their male teammates improved the most of any top-25 men’s team this week, up 15 positions to No. 22.

The National Team Computer Rankings are complied by a mathematical formula based on national descending order lists. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points.

A full description of the rankings can be found here.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2016 Week #7 — April 26

next ranking: May 3
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Saint Augustine’s 229.44 CIAA George Williams (40th) 1
2 Grand Valley State 195.31 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 2
3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 144.09 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 3
4 Tiffin 128.29 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (16th) 5
5 Adams State 127.63 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 4
6 Chico State 112.93 CCAA Oliver Hanf (4th) 7
7 Shippensburg 103.15 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (11th) 12
8 Missouri Southern 99.40 MIAA Bryan Schiding (3rd) 6
9 Colorado Mines 88.36 RMAC Matt Sparks (3rd) 11
10 Central Missouri 87.74 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (20th)/Kip Janvrin (18th) 9
11 Ashland 85.73 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 8
12 Azusa Pacific 74.77 PacWest Kevin Reid (21st) 14
13 Pittsburg State 74.21 MIAA Russ Jewett (28th) 17
14 Alaska Anchorage 74.02 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 15
15 Angelo State 72.39 Lone Star James Reid (17th) 16
16 Academy of Art 71.76 PacWest Kevin LaSure (1st) 10
17 Minnesota State 69.71 NSIC Jim Dilling (3rd) 13
18 Johnson C. Smith 66.67 CIAA Lennox Graham (9th) 25
19 Cal State Stanislaus 61.47 CCAA Diljeet Taylor (4th) 24
20 Texas A&M-Commerce 60.99 Lone Star Ross Smithey (1st) 18
21 Findlay 54.51 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 20
22 Lincoln (Mo.) 53.77 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) 37
23 UC San Diego 49.99 CCAA Tony Salerno (17th) 19
24 Cal State LA 49.01 CCAA Tina Fernandes (3rd) 22
25 Southern Indiana 48.56 GLVC Mike Hillyard (18th) 23
dropped out: No. 21 Western Washington
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 555.74 4
2 Lone Star 399.42 3
3 MIAA 344.56 4
4 RMAC 328.13 2
5 CIAA 320.95 2
6 CCAA 278.34 4
7 PacWest 197.12 2
8 GNAC 188.24 1
9 GLVC 159.83 1
10 NSIC 152.10 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 632.81 1
Central Missouri Southern 373.91 1
East American International 531.10 2
Midwest Grand Valley State 597.19 1
South Shorter 363.53 2
South Central Texas A&M-Kingsville 397.95 1
Southeast Mount Olive 483.53 1
West Chico State 431.35 1
View All Regional Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2016 Week #7 — April 26

next ranking: May 3
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Saint Augustine’s 172.12 CIAA George Williams (40th) 1
2 Johnson C. Smith 135.54 CIAA Lennox Graham (9th) 3
3 Grand Valley State 133.54 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 2
4 Pittsburg State 127.58 MIAA Russ Jewett (30th) 4
5 Hillsdale 112.03 GLIAC Andrew Towne (5th) 14
6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 103.39 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 8
7 Central Missouri 99.45 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (20th)/Kip Janvrin (18th) 6
8 West Texas A&M 95.84 Lone Star Darren Flowers (7th) 5
9 Alaska Anchorage 94.54 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 10
10 Findlay 93.43 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 9
11 Lewis 84.97 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 7
12 Lincoln (Mo.) 84.66 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) 29
13 Shorter 84.47 Peach Belt Scott Byrd (9th) 12
14 Chico State 81.78 CCAA Robert Nooney (3rd) 11
15 Angelo State 71.80 Lone Star James Reid (17th) 16
16 Adams State 70.17 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 13
17 Missouri Southern 67.87 MIAA Patty Vavra (22nd) 21
18 Chadron State 66.73 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 27
19 Claflin 64.04 SIAC Lincoln London (3rd) 15
20 Western Washington 58.15 GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (29th) 18
21 Cal State Stanislaus 56.35 CCAA Diljeet Taylor (4th) 22
22 Azusa Pacific 55.19 PacWest Preston Grey (4th) 20
23 Seattle Pacific 54.26 GNAC Karl Lerum (11th) 17
24 Minnesota State 53.16 NSIC Jen Blue (16th) 19
25 Humboldt State 50.85 CCAA Scott Pesch (6th) 24
dropped out: No. 23 Sioux Falls, No. 25 Ashland
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 534.18 4
2 GLIAC 461.77 3
3 CIAA 330.02 2
4 Lone Star 319.69 3
5 GNAC 255.17 3
6 RMAC 251.04 2
7 NSIC 229.34 1
8 CCAA 225.08 3
9 GLVC 173.58 1
10 Peach Belt 144.40 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 427.34 1
Central Pittsburg State 430.64 1
East Stonehill 454.61 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 631.65 1
South Shorter 471.04 1
South Central Angelo State 441.67 2
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 612.09 1
West Chico State 376.04 1
View All Regional Rankings

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2016 Rankings Calendar
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