2017 NAIA ITF Season Comes Into Focus With Rankings Debut

2017 NAIA ITF Season Comes Into Focus With Rankings Debut

NOTE: Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for the USTFCCCA rankings after this week. Please check your membership status HERE.

NEW ORLEANS — The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings made their 2017 debut Wednesday when they were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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

Rankings History
By Rank
| By Team | All-Time

REGIONAL PDFs
Top 10 | By Team | By Event

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Indiana Tech’s men — the defending national champs — and women headline the rankings, which are tabulated by assigning point totals to where athletes and relay teams stand on the descending order lists from the current season.

QUICK LINKS: Men’s Rankings | Women’s Rankings

We’ll start with the men’s rankings, where the Warriors have four athletes ranked No. 1 in their respective events and many more in the top-3 of theirs. Just this past weekend, Keejavon Moore (60) and Malik Stuart (shot put) took over the NAIA lead.

Siena Heights (Mich.) comes in at No. 2 with 274.73 points and only one top-ranked athlete (Brent Rodden in the 800).

The 3rd spot belongs to Doane (Neb.), while No. 4 Concordia (Neb.) and No. 5 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) round out the top-5. Just eight points separate Doane (Neb.) from Siena Heights (Mich.), while Concordia (Neb.) and Cardinal Strictch (Wis.) are nearly 80 and 100 points behind Doane (Neb.).

Over in the women’s rankings, the defending national champ Wayland Baptist (Texas) sits all the way down at No. 14, while Indiana Tech leads the way.

The Warriors’ lead is a staggering 288.55 points over No. 2 Siena Heights (Mich.). Indiana Tech has three top-ranked athletes and a score of others in the top-3.

A look at the rest of the top-5 reveals Doane (Neb.) at No. 3, Hastings (Neb.) at No. 4 and Friends (Kan.) at No. 5. Hastings (Neb.) and Friends (Kan.) both have multiple athletes ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, while Doane (Neb.) only has one at the moment.

We’ll see who is ranked No. 1 when the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are held March 2-4 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #1 — January 25

next ranking: February 1
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 509.23 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th)
2 Siena Heights (Mich.) 274.73 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (33rd)
3 Doane (Neb.) 266.65 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th)
4 Concordia (Neb.) 189.78 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (25th)
5 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 165.80 Chicagoland Joel Pearson (3rd)
6 St. Francis (Ill.) 151.95 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th)
7 Cornerstone (Mich.) 144.22 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (19th)
8 Bethel (Ind.) 129.85 Crossroads Tony Natali (19th)
9 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 114.70 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd)
10 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 112.92 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th)
11 Midland (Neb.) 107.34 Great Plains Mark Kostek (4th)
12 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 105.54 Heart of America Nate Wiens (2nd)
13 Aquinas (Mich.) 87.71 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (21st)
14 Dordt (Iowa) 85.95 Great Plains Craig Heynen (9th)
15 Tennessee Wesleyan 83.29 Appalachian Justin Herbert (2nd)
16 Eastern Oregon 81.95 Cascade Ben Welch (13th)
17 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 76.13 Frontier Mike Collins (20th)
18 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 71.64 Crossroads Jeremy Smith (3rd)
19 William Penn (Iowa) 69.49 Heart of America Allen Friesen (7th)
20 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 68.27 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (4th)
21 York (Neb.) 63.00 Kansas Collegiate Justin Carver (6th)
22 Hastings (Neb.) 61.42 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (4th)
23 Northwestern (Iowa) 60.62 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (5th)
24 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 60.47 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (10th)
25 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 59.48 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (16th)
 
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 1093.75 4
2 Great Plains 842.53 6
3 Chicagoland 497.93 4
4 Heart of America 357.89 2
5 Crossroads 346.18 2
6 Appalachian 164.38 1
7 Sooner Athletic 151.17 1
8 Sun Conference 143.19
9 Frontier 126.88 1
10 Kansas Collegiate 116.04 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 770.36
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 569.61
South Milligan (Tenn.) 624.31
South Central MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 462.64
West Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 942.40
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USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #1 — January 25

next ranking: February 1
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 567.52 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th)
2 Siena Heights (Mich.) 278.97 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (5th)
3 Doane (Neb.) 232.40 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th)
4 Hastings (Neb.) 223.07 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (4th)
5 Friends (Kan.) 190.18 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (6th)
6 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 120.30 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th)
7 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 119.84 Heart of America Nate Wiens (2nd)
8 Carroll (Mont.) 118.97 Frontier Harry Clark (4th)
9 Aquinas (Mich.) 118.76 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (21st)
10 St. Francis (Ill.) 112.03 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th)
11 Cornerstone (Mich.) 97.46 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (19th)
12 Concordia (Neb.) 97.32 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (25th)
13 Milligan (Tenn.) 96.67 Appalachian Chris Layne (13th)
14 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 88.84 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd)
15 Point Park (Pa.) 86.41 River States Kelly Parsley (4th)
16 Northwestern (Iowa) 85.43 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (5th)
17 Davenport (Mich.) 84.17 Wolverine-Hoosier Scott Cook (10th)
18 Missouri Baptist 77.43 American Midwest Katie Cline (3rd)
19 Dordt (Iowa) 76.62 Great Plains Craig Heynen (9th)
20 Clarke (Iowa) 69.60 Heart of America Mason Tangen (2nd)
21 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 68.32 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (16th)
22 Concordia (Mich.) 58.98 Wolverine-Hoosier Andrew Tirmenstein (3rd)
23 Rio Grande (Ohio) 57.71 River States Bob Willey (36th)
24 Morningside (Iowa) 54.36 Great Plains Dave Nash (14th)
25 Bethel (Ind.) 52.00 Crossroads Tony Natali (19th)
 
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 1243.24 6
2 Great Plains 813.23 6
3 Kansas Collegiate 355.79 1
4 Chicagoland 311.65 2
5 Heart of America 308.84 2
6 Sooner Athletic 164.99 1
7 Frontier 160.27 1
8 American Midwest 155.23 1
9 Kentucky Intercollegiate 148.82 2
10 Crossroads 147.92 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1002.90
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 709.95
South Milligan (Tenn.) 387.68
South Central Friends (Kan.) 744.50
West Eastern Oregon 750.98
View All Regional Rankings
NCAA Division I
's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

Preseason - November 24th

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USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2017 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2017 | All-Time