No Movement In Top-4 Of NCAA Men’s DII Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS – The more things change, the more they stay the same.

That can certainly be said of the 4th week of the Men’s National Division II Team Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, where Ashland, Adams State, Grand Valley State and Tiffin all stayed put in spots one through four.

The only newcomer in the top-5 is Minnesota State, who made a two-spot jump from 7th a week ago.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Adams State
Ashland Adams State Grand Valley State Tiffin Minnesota State
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Ashland’s 4 x 400 relay and distance medley relay teams had strong weekends at the GVSU Big Meet Invite over the weekend. The 4 x 400 relay quartet ran the 3rd-fastest time in Division II with a finish of 3:12.59, while the distance medley team now owns the 4th-best time in Division II after a performance that saw them finish 9:47.98. Sophomore Myles Pringle also ran a 21.39 in the 200 meters, good for 4th in Division II.

The Husky Classic turned out to be a successful meet for Adams State, as the Grizzlies saw five top-10 Division II performances in Washington, including Oliver Aitchison and Sydney Gidabuday posting the 1st and 2nd fastest times in the mile at 4:01.32 and 4:01.76, respectively.

Tiffin’s Coy Blair, who was named the NCAA Men’s Division II National Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, claimed the top spot in all of Division II in the shot put with a throw of 19.16m (62-10 ½), helping the Dragons stay in the top-5 for the 16th-straight week, dating back to the fifth week of the 2015 campaign.

Minnesota State broke into the top-5 for the first time on the year after sitting on the cusp during the first four polls.

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Much like the Women’s National Division II Team Rankings this week, the majority of the changes happened outside of the top-5.

Texas A&M-Kingsville returned to the top-5 for the first time since the end of the 2016 season after a 13-spot move to 6th. The Javelinas’ Charles Greaves posted a triple jump mark of 15.49m (50-10) at the Dunamis Sports Group College Classic II, ranking him 3rd in Division II, while Javier Lopez’ 7.95 finish in the 60 hurdles is good for 4th in Division II.

Missouri Southern not only broke into the top-25 for the first time on the season, but it jumped all the way to 10th after coming in at what was a season-high 33rd a week ago. Vincent Kiprop ran an 8:04.04 in the 3,000 meters at the 2nd Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic, coming in at 2nd in Division II. The Lions were outstanding in the field, as Bryan Burns (shot put), Junior Joseph (weight throw) and Morgan Hold (pole vault) all notched top-10 performances in Division II at the MSSU Lion Invitational.

Two other programs in Southern Indiana and Fort Hays State made double-digit spot jumps in the polls, coming in at 14th and 20th, respectively.

Southern Indiana saw a rise in the polls for the 3rd-straight week due to its distance medley squad who finished with a time of 9:47.61 at the GVSU Big Meet on Saturday, ranking 3rd in Division II. Individually, Chase Broughton posted the 6th-fastest time in the 3,000 meters on the year, finishing in 8:07.07.

Fort Hays State’s ranking is the highest in program history, and it can be attributed to Decano Cronin and Brett Meyer in the 800 meters. The duo posted the 2nd and 3rd fastest times in the event in Division II, respectively, this past weekend at the Concordia Invite. The Tigers ranked 49th a week ago.

The 2017 NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 10-11. Be sure to check throughout the season to see how the rankings change between now and then.


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

2017 Week #4 — February 14

next ranking: February 21
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Ashland 211.44 GLIAC Jud Logan (14th) 1
2 Adams State 189.46 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 2
3 Grand Valley State 134.67 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 3
4 Tiffin 127.11 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (17th) 4
5 Minnesota State 68.86 NSIC Jim Dilling (4th) 7
6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 68.04 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 19
7 Azusa Pacific 67.54 PacWest Kevin Reid (22nd) 8
8 Sioux Falls 67.00 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (5th) 9
9 Saint Augustine’s 65.54 CIAA George Williams (41st) 5
10 Missouri Southern 61.78 MIAA Bryan Schiding (4th) 33
11 Academy of Art 61.75 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 13
12 Pittsburg State 59.79 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 10
13 Angelo State 59.48 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 11
14 Southern Indiana 56.66 GLVC Mike Hillyard (19th) 26
15 Texas A&M-Commerce 55.53 Lone Star Ross Smithey (2nd) 20
16 Central Missouri 54.97 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th) 15
17 Findlay 54.74 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 18
18 CSU-Pueblo 53.04 RMAC Matt Morris (4th) 6
19 Western Oregon 51.17 GNAC Mike Johnson (13th) 16
20 Fort Hays State 48.19 MIAA Dennis Weber (24th) 49
21 Shorter 44.23 Gulf South Scott Byrd (10th) 12
22 Emporia State 43.81 MIAA Steve Blocker (6th) 14
23 Western State 42.43 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 17
24 West Texas A&M 40.99 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 21
25 American International 32.36 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (11th) 23
dropped out: No. 22 Limestone, No. 24 St. Thomas Aquinas, No. 25 Cal State LA
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 570.30 4
2 RMAC 335.87 3
3 MIAA 272.58 5
4 Lone Star 225.06 4
5 NSIC 162.36 2
6 GNAC 133.29 1
7 PacWest 129.29 2
8 GLVC 102.49 1
9 Northeast-10 82.82 1
10 CIAA 73.30 1


Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 380.52 1
Central Pittsburg State 289.54 1
East Southern Connecticut 539.48 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 454.35 1
South Alabama-Huntsville 559.42 1
South Central Adams State 426.83 1
Southeast Mount Olive 403.54 1
West Azusa Pacific 404.75 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 6.84 27.36
200 Meters Lincoln (Mo.) 21.84 1:27.34
400 Meters Emporia State 48.61 3:14.43
800 Meters Adams State 1:52.12 7:28.46
Mile Adams State 4:02.52 16:10.07
3000 Meters Adams State 8:07.76 32:31.05
5000 Meters Adams State 14:11.55 56:46.21
60 Meter Hurdles Azusa Pacific 8.25 32.98
High Jump Minnesota State 2.08m 6-9¾ 8.32m 27-3½
Pole Vault Sioux Falls 5.13m 16-9¾ 20.51m 67-3½
Long Jump Pittsburg State 7.14m 23-5 28.55m 93-8
Triple Jump Minnesota State 15.14m 49-8 60.55m 198-8
Shot Put Tiffin 17.59m 57-8½ 70.35m 230-9
Weight Throw Ashland 20.93m 68-8 83.71m 274-7
Heptathlon Minnesota State 4,680 18,718


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