Big Movers Shake Up First NCAA DII Women’s ITF Rankings Of 2017

Big Movers Shake Up First NCAA DII Women’s ITF Rankings Of 2017

NEW ORLEANS — Out of the 25 teams that were ranked in the first NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings at the start of the season, three remained in place when the first rankings of 2017 made their debut.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)GVSU 2)GVSU 3)GVSU 4)GVSU 5)GVSU
Grand Valley State Pittsburg State Adams State Johnson C. Smith Chadron State
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One of those teams is ranked No. 7, while the two others are No. 23 and No. 25.

It’s safe to say there was a lot of movement since December.

Grand Valley State and Pittsburg State switched spots atop the rankings. The Lakers are now No. 1 after gaining 41.79 points thanks to five athletes/relays ranked in the top-5, while the Gorillas lost 40.62 points and fell to No. 2.

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GVSU is led by six athletes or relays ranked in the top-5 of their respective events. Kendra Foley is tops in the 5000 and 2nd in the mile. Rachael Walters is 3rd in the 800. Kathryn Mills is 3rd in the high jump, while Stacey Metzger is 4th in the 5000 to form a potent 1-2 punch with Foley. The Lakers’ 4×400 team is currently 3rd.

Adams State jumped 14 spots from No. 17 to No. 3 this week. The Grizzlies have two top-ranked athletes in Jenna Thurman (mile) and Sunayna Wahi (200). Thurman also is highly-ranked in the 5000 (2nd) and 3000 (3rd).

Johnson C. Smith went from No. 5 to No. 4, which made space for Chadron State to leap 23 spots from No. 28 to No. 5. Field events boosted the latter, as Mel Herl (weight throw) and Stachia Reuwsaat (long jump) are both No. 1 in their respective events.

As a note, 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).

Minnesota State went from No. 21 to No. 6 after Khadiya Hollingsworth posted a top-ranked mark in the high jump this past weekend.

Two other teams vaulted into the top-10 — Southwest Baptist and Bellarmine. The former went from No. 25 to No. 9, while the latter climbed from No. 59 to No. 10.

Big moves weren’t restricted to those teams either, as Azusa Pacific went from No. 51 to No. 12, Central Missouri and CSU-Pueblo bounced 17 spots, while American International (No. 61 to No. 19), McKendree (No. 90 to No. 21) and St. Cloud State (No. 58 to No. 22) all worked their way up the rankings.

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

2017 Week #1 — January 24

next ranking: January 31
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 180.10 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 2
2 Pittsburg State 112.72 MIAA Russ Jewett (31st) 1
3 Adams State 110.36 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 17
4 Johnson C. Smith 103.93 CIAA Lennox Graham (10th) 5
5 Chadron State 97.04 RMAC Brad Gamble (3rd) 28
6 Minnesota State 88.42 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 21
7 Minnesota Duluth 86.40 NSIC Joanna Warmington (6th) 7
8 West Texas A&M 78.65 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 12
9 Southwest Baptist 73.03 MIAA Corey McElhaney (9th) 25
10 Bellarmine 71.88 GLVC Jim Vargo (17th) 59
11 Ashland 62.52 GLIAC Jud Logan (14th) 6
12 Azusa Pacific 60.92 PacWest Preston Grey (5th) 51
13 Saint Augustine’s 59.92 CIAA George Williams (41st) 8
14 Central Missouri 59.68 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th) 31
15 Texas A&M-Kingsville 59.02 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 22
16 CSU-Pueblo 53.43 RMAC Matt Morris (4th) 33
17 Findlay 49.28 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 13
18 Lincoln (Mo.) 48.13 MIAA Victor Thomas (16th) 4
19 American International 43.29 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (11th) 61
20 Winona State 38.68 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (13th) 18
21 McKendree 36.64 GLVC Michael Mendez (5th) 90
22 St. Cloud State 34.50 NSIC Sam Kettenhofen (2nd) 58
23 Oklahoma Baptist 33.96 Great American Ford Mastin (21st) NR
24 Western State 33.16 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 11
25 Eastern New Mexico 33.01 Lone Star Danielle Kcholi (3rd) NR
dropped out: No. 3 Hillsdale, No. 9 Lewis, No. 10 U-Mary, No. 14 New Mexico Highlands, No. 15 Southern Connecticut, No. 16 Merrimack, No. 19 Cedarville, No. 20 Saginaw Valley State, No. 23 Angelo State, No. 24 Queens (N.C.)
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 399.48 3
2 NSIC 386.43 4
3 MIAA 351.32 4
4 RMAC 318.41 4
5 Lone Star 180.39 3
6 GLVC 174.23 2
7 CIAA 164.90 2
8 GNAC 85.07
9 Northeast-10 79.75 1
10 PSAC 77.46

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 303.26
Central Minnesota State 292.63
East Southern Connecticut 421.44
Midwest Grand Valley State 503.22
South Alabama-Huntsville 445.17
South Central West Texas A&M 302.03
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 326.61
West Azusa Pacific 317.24
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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

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