Field Gains Ground On Top-2 In NCAA DII Men’s ITF Rankings

Field Gains Ground On Top-2 In NCAA DII Men’s ITF Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — Business is picking up with less than six weeks to go until the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Adams State
Ashland Tiffin CSU-Pueblo Grand Valley State Adams State
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One look at the most recent Men’s National Team Computer Rankings, released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), reveals 20 of the teams in the top-25 moved around from Week 1 to Week 2.

Ashland and Tiffin are still No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but a lot changed behind them. In fact, the gap is closing between the Eagles and Dragons and rest of the field.

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Top TFRRS Qualifiers
# of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History
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| By Team | By Event

#EventSquad Rankings

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NCAA Division II Rankings Central

As a refresher, points in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings are based on the NCAA Division II Descending Order Lists. The higher an athlete is ranked on the list, the more points he or she provides his or her team. From there, a team’s points are totaled and more points mean a better billing in the top-25.

One team that made a huge jump from Week 1 to Week 2 was CSU-Pueblo. The ThunderWolves gained 56.88 points and surged from No. 12 to No. 3 in the process. CSU-Pueblo has five athletes and/or relays ranked in the top-3 of the Descending Order Lists — Paul Roberts (No. 1, 3000), Dante Carter (No. 2, 800; No. 3, mile), DMR (No. 2) and Derrick Williams (No. 3, 3000).

Grand Valley State held steady at No. 4, while Adams State fell two spots and rounded out the top-5 at No. 5.

Another big gainer this week was Sioux Falls. The Cougars rallied from No. 14 to No. 6 thanks to its DMR team that is now ranked 3rd in NCAA DII. This is the highest ranking in program history for Sioux Falls, topping its previous high-water mark of 14th.

Shorter and Angelo State jumped nine and four spots, respectively, from No. 20 to No. 11 and No. 16 to No. 12.

Current National Athlete of the Week David Ribich helped Western Oregon soar 13 spots in the rankings to 14th, its highest ranking in program history. Ribich reeled off the top mile in DII this season this past weekend and anchored the No. 1 DMR team.

Elsewhere in the rankings, Emporia State jumped three spots from No. 21 to No. 18 and St. Thomas Aquinas continued to climb up the rankings from No. 24 to No. 22.

Which one of these teams will be crowned champion in six weeks’ time at the Birmingham CrossPlex? We’ll find out soon enough.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2017 Week #2 — January 31

next ranking: February 7
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Ashland 207.11 GLIAC Jud Logan (14th) 1
2 Tiffin 147.56 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (17th) 2
3 CSU-Pueblo 121.57 RMAC Matt Morris (4th) 12
4 Grand Valley State 116.40 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 4
5 Adams State 110.62 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 3
6 Sioux Falls 77.50 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (5th) 14
7 Azusa Pacific 70.69 PacWest Kevin Reid (22nd) 9
8 Minnesota State 69.88 NSIC Jim Dilling (4th) 7
9 Western State 68.52 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 11
10 Lincoln (Mo.) 68.06 MIAA Victor Thomas (16th) 8
11 Shorter 67.56 Gulf South Scott Byrd (10th) 20
12 Angelo State 65.46 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 16
13 Texas A&M-Commerce 64.39 Lone Star Ross Smithey (2nd) 5
14 Western Oregon 64.00 GNAC Mike Johnson (13th) 27
15 Pittsburg State 58.39 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 13
16 Central Missouri 58.10 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (21st)/
Kip Janvrin (19th)
10
17 Saint Augustine’s 52.38 CIAA George Williams (41st) 6
18 Emporia State 50.14 MIAA Steve Blocker (6th) 21
19 Findlay 45.52 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 15
20 Texas A&M-Kingsville 44.36 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 18
21 Limestone 38.49 Conf. Carolinas Joseph Wassink (3rd) 19
22 St. Thomas Aquinas 35.19 East Coast Lorne Marcus (7th) 24
23 UC-Colorado Springs 34.55 RMAC Brandon Masters (2nd)/
Ross Fellows (1st)
23
24 West Texas A&M 33.94 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 17
25 Cal State LA 32.23 CCAA Tina Fernandes (4th) 25
dropped out: No. 22 Hillsdale
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 587.32 4
2 RMAC 363.26 4
3 MIAA 276.33 4
4 Lone Star 208.15 4
5 NSIC 186.89 2
6 GNAC 184.41 1
7 Gulf South 93.55 1
8 PacWest 87.17 1
9 Northeast-10 82.37
10 Conf. Carolinas 80.92 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 391.44 1
Central Minnesota State 288.64 2
East Southern Connecticut 561.70 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 429.48 3
South Alabama-Huntsville 616.37 1
South Central Texas A&M-Commerce 326.12 2
Southeast Limestone 356.84 1
West Azusa Pacific 421.57 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Tiffin 6.85 27.38
200 Meters Minnesota State 21.93 1:27.72
400 Meters Emporia State 48.75 3:14.98
800 Meters Grand Valley State 1:53.31 7:33.24
Mile CSU-Pueblo 4:11.74 16:46.96
3000 Meters CSU-Pueblo 8:14.54 32:58.17
5000 Meters Adams State 14:22.38 57:29.50
60 Meter Hurdles Azusa Pacific 8.28 33.11
High Jump Minnesota State 2.08m 6-9¾ 8.31m 27-3
Pole Vault Sioux Falls 5.07m 16-7½ 20.27m 66-6
Long Jump Pittsburg State 7.14m 23-5 28.55m 93-8
Triple Jump Minnesota State 14.95m 49-¾ 59.80m 196-2
Shot Put Tiffin 17.32m 56-9¾ 69.27m 227-3
Weight Throw Ashland 20.85m 68-5 83.40m 273-7
Heptathlon Minnesota State 4,680 18,718
NCAA Division I
's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

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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
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2017 | All-Time
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