Lots Of Changes In First NCAA DII Men’s ITF Rankings Of 2017

Lots Of Changes In First NCAA DII Men’s ITF Rankings Of 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The first NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings of 2017 made their debut on Tuesday and with it came a lot of changes from the original rankings released in December.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Ashland
Ashland Tiffin Adams State Grand Valley State Texas A&M-Commerce
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Using marks from only this season, Ashland is the new No. 1 thanks to three top-ranked marks in NCAA DII. Myles Pringle owns DII’s best marks in the 400 (46.11 OT) and the high jump (2.17m/7-1½), while Daniel Roberts is the division’s top weight thrower with a heave of 21.47m (70-5½).

Settling in behind the Eagles is Tiffin, with two top-ranked athletes of its own. Marquise Corbett is No. 1 in the long jump (7.61m/24-11¾) and Coy Blair is tops in the shot put after his throw of 18.45m (60-6½).

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Previous-No. 1 Adams State fell two spots to No. 3, while Grand Valley State remained at No. 4 for the second consecutive ranking.

Texas A&M-Commerce jumped nine spots into the top-5 and is led by a talented DMR team that is tops in the nation. Luis Romero, who has a hand in that DMR, is ranked in the top-5 in both the 3000 (3rd, 8:12.44 OT) and 800 (4th, 1:51.98cf).

The discrepancy between Ashland and the rest of the top-5 is quite astounding, though. The Eagles have 207.68 points and it goes all the way down to 85.09 for the Lions.

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).

Five teams made huge improvements in the rankings: Central Missouri, CSU-Pueblo, Sioux Falls, UC-Colorado Springs and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Central Missouri went from No. 27 to No. 10. Cole Phillips (No. 2 pole vault) and Jacob Mahin (No. 3 shot put) are two reasons why the Mules climbed as high as they have.

CSU-Pueblo improved 52 spots — going from No. 64 to No. 12 — since the preseason and is led by Dante Carter’s DII-leading time in the mile (4:07.12).

Sioux Falls is in the top-15 at No. 14 after starting the season at No. 37. Scott Greenman and Jagger Gran are two of the top pole vaulters in DII and their efforts pushed the Cougars up.

UC-Colorado Springs and St. Thomas Aquinas moseyed into the top-25 at No. 23 and No. 24, respectively. The former jumped 82 spots thanks to William Mayhew (No. 2 800) and LaChristopher Smith (No. 4 60), while the latter is propelled by Winslow Dorsainvil (No. 2 60) and Saint-Jacob Diodonet (No. 4 400).


Men’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 Ashland 207.68 GLIAC Jud Logan (14th) 6
2 Tiffin 169.77 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (17th) 2
3 Adams State 127.66 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 1
4 Grand Valley State 101.15 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 4
5 Texas A&M-Commerce 85.09 Lone Star George Pincock (1st) 14
6 Saint Augustine’s 80.87 CIAA George Williams (41st) 5
7 Minnesota State 76.23 NSIC Jim Dilling (4th) 9
8 Lincoln (Mo.) 73.50 MIAA Victor Thomas (16th) 3
9 Azusa Pacific 72.42 PacWest Kevin Reid (22nd) 8
10 Central Missouri 67.39 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th) 27
11 Western State 66.53 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 12
12 CSU-Pueblo 64.69 RMAC Matt Morris (4th) 64
13 Pittsburg State 62.35 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 10
14 Sioux Falls 59.68 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (5th) 37
15 Findlay 53.13 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 11
16 Angelo State 52.20 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) NR
17 West Texas A&M 50.17 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 16
18 Texas A&M-Kingsville 49.61 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 18
19 Limestone 47.91 Conf. Carolinas Joseph Wassink (3rd) 17
20 Shorter 47.53 Gulf South Scott Byrd (10th) 15
21 Emporia State 47.07 MIAA Steve Blocker (6th) 29
22 Hillsdale 38.72 GLIAC Andrew Towne (3rd) 23
23 UC-Colorado Springs 36.00 RMAC Brandon Masters (2nd) 105
24 St. Thomas Aquinas 35.53 East Coast Lorne Marcus (7th) 54
25 Cal State LA 34.98 CCAA Tina Fernandes (4th) NR
dropped out: No. 7 Colorado Mines, No. 13 Academy of Art, No. 19 Alaska Anchorage, No. 20 Shippensburg, No. 21 Saginaw Valley State, No. 22 American International, No. 24 Lewis, No. 25 Clafin
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 630.26 5
2 RMAC 333.42 4
3 MIAA 315.19 4
4 Lone Star 238.98 4
5 NSIC 175.35 2
6 GNAC 130.78
7 CIAA 107.50 1
8 PacWest 103.36 1
9 Conf. Carolinas 103.27 1
10 Gulf South 84.83 1


Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 383.04
Central Lincoln (Mo.) 308.22
East Southern Connecticut 602.14
Midwest Tiffin 425.43
South Alabama-Huntsville 578.67
South Central Adams State 349.60
Southeast Limestone 379.35
West Azusa Pacific 437.05
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