2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 2

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NEW ORLEANS – Week in and week out, there are 50 teams listed across the top-25s of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings.

Between Week 1 and Week 2, guess how many of those teams stayed in place?

If you said any number larger than eight, you’d be wrong.

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Forty-two teams in the most recent rankings that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) shifted around. It’s an even split of four teams staying put in the men’s rankings and four entrenched in the women’s rankings.

We’re back to even footing at the top of the NAIA rankings, however, as Indiana Tech has both of the top-ranked teams. The Warrior men jumped previously top-ranked British Columbia, while the women lost a bit of ground but still hold an edge over Concordia (Neb.).

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Let’s start with the men’s rankings where the top-10 looks all kinds of different.

Indiana Tech is No. 1, followed by last week’s No. 1 team British Columbia. Coming at No. 3 – jumping 10 spots from Week 1 – is Concordia (Neb.). Southern Oregon and Doane (Neb.) stayed in place at No. 4 and No. 5.

The Bulldogs went from No. 13 to No. 3 thanks to a bunch of stellar efforts. Zachary Lurz (shot put and hammer throw), Cody Boellstorff (hammer throw) and Lucas Weichman (pole vault) are all ranked atop their respective events and garnered valuable points for their team.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) soared 31 spots from last week to No. 6 this week. Following the Blue Raiders in the rankings is St. Francis (Ill.) – up nine spots from last week to No. 7 – Wayland Baptist (Texas), Marian (Ind.) and Mid-America Nazarene. Four of those teams jumped six or more spots, while Marian (Ind.) fell one spot from No. 8 to No. 9.

Over in the women’s rankings, Indiana Tech is followed closely by Concordia (Neb.). British Columbia remained in 3rd, while Southern-New Orleans (La.) and Wayland Baptist (Texas) both jumped five spots from No. 9 to No. 4 and No. 10 to No. 5, respectively.

One of the most meaningful steps into the top-10 was taken by Hastings (Neb.). The Broncos added 87.80 points to their tally from Week 1 to Week 2 and can thank their field athletes for their contributions. Nichole Ramaekers led the charge with a 3rd ranked throw in the discus, while Sara Olsen is top-5 in both the shot put and hammer throw. Anna Megenhardt isn’t too far outside the top-5 in the pole vault either.

Other teams in the women’s top-10 include Westmont (Calif.) at No. 6, Northwest Christian (Ore.) at No. 7, USC Beaufort (S.C.) at No. 8 and Doane (Neb.) at No. 10.

The Move of the Week in either poll belonged to the Missouri Baptist women. After starting the season at No. 59, Missouri Baptist vaulted to No. 15 this week – a 44-spot jump.

Be sure to check back throughout the regular season as the rankings will be sure to change before the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 25-27 in lovely Gulf Shores, Alabama.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #2 — April 12

next ranking: April 19
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 396.65 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th) 2
2 British Columbia 371.76 Independent (NAIA) Laurier Primeau (2nd) 1
3 Concordia (Neb.) 279.61 Great Plains Matt Beisel (1st) 13
4 Southern Oregon 225.53 Cascade Grier Gatlin (6th) 4
5 Doane (Neb.) 222.80 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th) NR
6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 217.57 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (4th) 37
7 St. Francis (Ill.) 199.06 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th) 16
8 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 175.83 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd) 14
9 Marian (Ind.) 158.45 Crossroads Mike Holman (5th) 8
10 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 155.02 Heart of America Nate Wiens (2nd) 38
11 The Master’s (Calif.) 151.46 Golden State Zach Schroeder (9th) 6
12 Westmont (Calif.) 147.28 Golden State Russell Smelley (38th) 5
13 Bethel (Ind.) 138.17 Crossroads Tony Natali (19th) 9
14 Tennessee Wesleyan 122.62 Appalachian Justin Herbert (2nd) 7
15 Indiana Wesleyan 119.91 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (1st) 17
16 Siena Heights (Mich.) 109.63 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (33rd) 30
17 Midland (Neb.) 103.74 Great Plains Mark Kostek (4th) 18
18 Baker (Kan.) 101.19 Heart of America Tim Byers (3rd) 11
19 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 100.62 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th) 26
20 Keiser (Fla.) 86.23 Sun Conference Marc Small (1st) 19
21 William Penn (Iowa) 84.97 Heart of America Allen Friesen (7th) 21
22 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 83.91 Chicagoland Matt Aguero (1st) NR
23 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 83.74 Crossroads Jeremy Smith (3rd) 82
24 Saint Mary (Kan.) 81.95 Kansas Collegiate Josh Webb (2nd) 27
25 Taylor (Ind.) 80.77 Crossroads David Neville (3rd) 23
dropped out: No. 3 Wiley (Texas)*, No. 10 Corban (Ore.)*, No. 12 Florida Memorial*, No. 15 Eastern Oregon*, No. 20 William Carey (Miss.), No. 22 Edward Waters (Fla.)*, No. 24 Aquinas (Mich.), No. 25 Oregon Tech

* current non-members
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 802.10 3
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 670.19 2
3 Crossroads 632.59 5
4 Heart of America 480.46 3
5 Cascade 437.13 1
6 Chicagoland 406.09 2
7 Golden State 395.04 2
8 Independent (NAIA) 371.86 1
9 Sun Conference 252.84 1
10 Mid-South 251.07 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1143.85 1
Midwest Concordia (Neb.) 669.46 11
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 609.47 1
South Central Baker (Kan.) 657.37 1
West British Columbia 874.43 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Wiley (Texas) 10.48 41.92
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.28 1:25.13
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 48.06 3:12.24
800 Meters Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 1:53.63 7:34.52
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:53.83 15:35.31
Steeplechase Shawnee State (Ohio) 10:10.24 40:40.96
5000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 14:57.12 59:48.49
10,000 Meters Oregon Tech 33:07.67 2:12:30.68
110 Meter Hurdles Concordia (Neb.) 15.49 1:01.94
400 Meter Hurdles MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 57.08 3:48.33
High Jump Marian (Ind.) 1.94m 6-4½ 7.77m 25-5¾
Pole Vault Concordia (Neb.) 4.59m 15-¾ 18.36m 60-2¾
Long Jump Indiana Tech 7.19m 23-7¼ 28.76m 94-4¼
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.02m 46-0 56.07m 183-11
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 15.48m 50-9¼ 61.90m 203-1
Discus Grand View (Iowa) 48.78m 160-0 195.12m 640-2
Hammer Concordia (Neb.) 59.70m 195-10 238.78m 783-4
Javelin Eastern Oregon 55.73m 182-10 222.93m 731-4
Half-Marathon Saint Mary (Kan.) 1:11:41.25 4:46:45.00

 

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USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #2 — April 12

next ranking: April 19
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 356.52 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th) 1
2 Concordia (Neb.) 330.49 Great Plains Matt Beisel (1st) 4
3 British Columbia 324.19 Independent (NAIA) Laurier Primeau (2nd) 3
4 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 256.95 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th) 9
5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 252.94 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd) 10
6 Westmont (Calif.) 233.45 Golden State Russell Smelley (38th) 5
7 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 231.43 Cascade George Walcott (4th) 8
8 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 218.68 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (1st) 6
9 Hastings (Neb.) 210.27 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (4th) 17
10 Doane (Neb.) 177.21 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th) NR
11 Siena Heights (Mich.) 172.13 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (5th) 16
12 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 163.30 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (16th) 7
13 Biola (Calif.) 149.72 Golden State Sean Henning (2nd) 15
14 Friends (Kan.) 142.21 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (6th) 12
15 Missouri Baptist 126.09 American Midwest Katie Cline (3rd) 59
16 St. Francis (Ill.) 125.86 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th) 30
17 College of Idaho 123.31 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (1st) 11
18 Dillard (La.) 122.64 Gulf Coast Bobby Williams (8th) 14
19 Southern Oregon 115.34 Cascade Grier Gatlin (6th) 13
20 Carroll (Mont.) 101.98 Frontier Harry Clark (4th) 20
21 The Master’s (Calif.) 90.74 Golden State Zach Schroeder (9th) 18
23 Indiana Wesleyan 83.53 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (1st) 32
24 Aquinas (Mich.) 80.39 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (21st) 26
25 Point Park (Pa.) 79.15 River States Kelly Parsley (3rd) 33
dropped out: No. 2 Wiley (Texas)*, No. 19 Ottawa (Kan.)*, No. 21 Grand View (Iowa), No. 22 Edward Waters (Fla.)*, No. 23 Xavier (La.), No. 24 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 25 Tabor (Kan.)

* current non-members
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 817.83 3
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 655.96 3
3 Cascade 555.58 3
4 Golden State 491.02 3
5 Gulf Coast 442.29 2
6 Sooner Athletic 385.04 2
7 Chicagoland 363.37 2
8 Sun Conference 356.56 1
9 Kansas Collegiate 334.19 1
10 Independent (NAIA) 325.21 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1112.91 1
Midwest Concordia (Neb.) 730.81 2
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 906.70 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 634.47 2
West British Columbia 906.63 1
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Wiley (Texas) 12.01 48.05
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 24.92 1:39.67
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 55.92 3:43.66
800 Meters British Columbia 2:15.24 9:00.95
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:32.97 18:11.86
Steeplechase St. Ambrose (Iowa) 13:24.71 53:38.84
5000 Meters Northwest Christian (Ore.) 17:29.28 1:9:57.12
100 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 14.59 58.35
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 1:05.34 4:21.35
5000m Race Walk Missouri Baptist 30:16.35 2:1:05.39
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.61m 5-3¼ 6.42m 21-¾
Pole Vault Concordia (Neb.) 3.50m 11-5½ 13.98m 45-10¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.57m 18-3½ 22.29m 73-1¾
Triple Jump British Columbia 11.21m 36-9½ 44.85m 147-1
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.79m 45-3 55.16m 180-11
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 45.14m 148-1 180.54m 592-4
Hammer Concordia (Neb.) 53.18m 174-5 212.72m 697-11
Javelin Eastern Oregon 37.47m 122-11 149.86m 491-8
Half-Marathon MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1:28:18.75 5:53:15.00
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Week 1Wed 4/5
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Week 3Wed 4/19
Week 4Wed 4/26
Week 5Wed 5/3
Week 6Wed 5/10
Week 7Wed 5/17
Week 8Tue 5/23
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