2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 8

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NEW ORLEANS – It all comes down to this weekend.

The best of the best in NAIA Outdoor Track & Field will convene in Gulf Shores, Alabama, starting Thursday for the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

If the most recent National Team Computer Rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have any say in the matters, the Indiana Tech men and the Wayland Baptist (Texas) women are the odds-on favorites to walk out of the Yellowhammer State with their gender’s respective team titles.

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The Warriors are seeking their 2nd team title in a row and their 4th in the past 5 years. Indiana Tech has a very strong chance to doing so as it heads into the meet with the most entries out of any men’s team with 39, which are 17 more than anybody else. The Warriors are stacked in the sprint and hurdles discipline with 14 entries and 10 more in the jumps.

British Columbia is ranked No. 2 in the men’s rankings nearly 82 points behind Indiana Tech’s blistering pace. The Thunderbirds have 22 entries to the national championships with six of them coming in the distance events and five more in the mid-distance portion.

Wiley (Texas) might have the best chance of making some noise as it has 19 entries, of which 7 are ranked in the top-3 of the NAIA Descending Order List. The 3rd-ranked Wildcats are tied with the top-ranked Warriors for the most top-3 entries going into this weekend.

Rounding out the top-5 this week is No. 4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) and No. 5 Doane (Neb.). The Tigers are one of five teams with 18 or more entries to the national championships, joining Indiana Tech, British Columbia, Wiley (Texas) and Concordia (Neb.).

Over in the women’s rankings, Wayland Baptist (Texas) might not have the most entries to this weekend’s meet (That distinction belongs to 2nd-ranked Indiana Tech with 29), but it has a good number that can score points. Sixteen of the Pioneers’ 23 entries are ranked in the top-10 of the NAIA Descending Order List, of which 6 are ranked in the top-3.

If Wayland Baptist (Texas) wins the team title, it would be its 2nd in the past three years. The Pioneers also won in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009.

Indiana Tech’s women could score points in bushels, as could Concordia (Neb.). The Bulldogs know a thing or two about winning NAIA titles as they captured the trophy last year. Concordia (Neb.) will rely heavily on its throwers as a staggering 18 entries make up its total of 23.

Hastings (Neb.) swapped spots with Doane (Neb.) from the previous week as the former is ranked 4th in Week 8, while the latter is ranked 5th. The Broncos are one of four women’s teams with 20 or more entries (Hastings has 21) and the Tigers are alone in 5th with 18 entries.

Make sure to check back after the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as we bring you national awards and more on USTFCCCA.org.

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

2017 Week #8 — TUESDAY, May 23

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships (May 25-27)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 491.55 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th) 1
2 British Columbia 409.97 Independent (NAIA) Laurier Primeau (2nd) 2
3 Wiley (Texas) 375.85 Red River Marlon Baugh (2nd) 3
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 345.45 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd) 4
5 Doane (Neb.) 289.48 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th) 5
6 Concordia (Neb.) 282.49 Great Plains Matt Beisel (1st) 6
7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 201.52 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (4th) 7
8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 199.51 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (33rd) 8
9 Southern Oregon 165.85 Cascade Grier Gatlin (6th) 10
10 Bethel (Ind.) 161.51 Crossroads Tony Natali (19th) 9
11 St. Francis (Ill.) 134.18 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th) 11
12 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 125.74 Heart of America Nate Wiens (2nd) 14
13 Carroll (Mont.) 125.06 Frontier Harry Clark (4th) 12
14 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 121.11 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (10th) 13
15 Cornerstone (Mich.) 114.91 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (19th) 17
16 Aquinas (Mich.) 113.82 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (21st) 16
17 Midland (Neb.) 110.49 Great Plains Mark Kostek (4th) 18
18 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 108.20 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th) 21
19 Taylor (Ind.) 98.66 Crossroads David Neville (3rd) 23
20 Marian (Ind.) 98.37 Crossroads Mike Holman (5th) 15
21 William Carey (Miss.) 97.87 Southern States Ben Smith (5th) 24
22 Dordt (Iowa) 93.08 Great Plains Andy Canegitta (3rd) 20
23 Westmont (Calif.) 89.56 Golden State Russell Smelley (38th) 27
24 Northwestern (Iowa) 87.17 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (5th) 25
25 William Penn (Iowa) 85.76 Heart of America Allen Friesen (7th) 19
dropped out: No. 22 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 970.96 4
2 Great Plains 932.00 5
3 Crossroads 571.04 3
4 Red River 444.36 1
5 Sooner Athletic 436.31 1
6 Chicagoland 413.62 2
7 Independent (NAIA) 409.97 1
8 Heart of America 391.76 2
9 Cascade 367.00 1
10 Mid-South 266.17 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1302.87 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 761.49 1
South Tennessee Wesleyan 580.11 2
South Central Wiley (Texas) 643.24 1
West British Columbia 965.93 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Indiana Tech 10.38 41.52
200 Meters Indiana Tech 21.17 1:24.67
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 47.22 3:08.86
800 Meters Wiley (Texas) 1:52.26 7:29.06
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:51.77 15:27.09
Steeplechase British Columbia 9:12.13 36:48.54
5000 Meters British Columbia 14:32.09 58:08.37
10,000 Meters Indiana Tech 31:55.69 2:7:42.77
110 Meter Hurdles Marian (Ind.) 15.02 1:00.08
400 Meter Hurdles MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 55.84 3:43.36
5000m Race Walk St. Ambrose (Iowa) 25:27.07 1:41:48.26
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 2.04m 6-8¼ 8.17m 26-9½
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 4.75m 15-7 19.00m 62-4
Long Jump Indiana Tech 7.30m 23-11¼ 29.18m 95-9
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.32m 46-11¾ 57.27m 187-10
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.20m 53-1¾ 64.79m 212-6
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 49.47m 162-3 197.86m 649-1
Hammer Concordia (Neb.) 60.38m 198-1 241.51m 792-4
Javelin Eastern Oregon 57.96m 190-2 231.84m 760-7
Decathlon Corban (Ore.) 5,758 23,033
Half-Marathon Saint Mary (Kan.) 1:11:41.25 4:46:45.00

 

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

2017 Week #8 — TUESDAY, May 23

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships (May 25-27)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 489.41 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd) 1
2 Indiana Tech 361.81 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th) 2
3 Concordia (Neb.) 326.27 Great Plains Matt Beisel (1st) 3
4 Hastings (Neb.) 284.10 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (4th) 5
5 Doane (Neb.) 280.39 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th) 4
6 Wiley (Texas) 262.16 Red River Marlon Baugh (2nd) 9
7 British Columbia 259.18 Independent (NAIA) Laurier Primeau (2nd) 7
8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 240.22 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (5th) 8
9 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 226.95 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th) 6
10 Aquinas (Mich.) 207.11 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (21st) 10
11 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 188.80 Cascade George Walcott (4th) 11
12 Friends (Kan.) 175.94 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (6th) 13
13 Carroll (Mont.) 175.65 Frontier Harry Clark (4th) 12
14 Westmont (Calif.) 163.03 Golden State Russell Smelley (38th) 16
15 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 156.11 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (1st) 14
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 149.53 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (16th) 15
17 St. Francis (Ill.) 134.20 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th) 19
18 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 132.77 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (10th) 20
19 Southern Oregon 125.29 Cascade Grier Gatlin (6th) 18
20 Biola (Calif.) 99.33 Golden State Sean Henning (2nd) 17
21 Dordt (Iowa) 99.31 Great Plains Craig Heynen (9th) 21
22 Mobile (Ala.) 94.59 Southern States Andy Canegitta (3rd) 28
23 College of Idaho 84.77 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (1st) 23
24 Northwestern (Iowa) 79.72 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (5th) 22
25 Point Park (Pa.) 77.89 River States Kelly Parsley (3rd) 25
dropped out: No. 24 Milligan (Tenn.)
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 1085.56 5
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 861.34 3
3 Sooner Athletic 571.31 1
4 Chicagoland 569.61 3
5 Cascade 476.94 3
6 Gulf Coast 340.00 1
7 Red River 325.73 1
8 Kansas Collegiate 314.44 1
9 Golden State 309.24 2
10 Heart of America 260.63

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1221.16 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 1005.07 1
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 906.71 1
South Central Wayland Baptist (Texas) 883.08 1
West British Columbia 842.84 1
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Indiana Tech 11.85 47.40
200 Meters Indiana Tech 24.54 1:38.15
400 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 54.56 3:38.24
800 Meters British Columbia 2:13.86 8:55.45
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:30.39 18:01.58
Steeplechase Biola (Calif.) 11:09.07 44:36.26
5000 Meters Northwest Christian (Ore.) 17:29.28 1:9:57.12
10,000 Meters Westmont (Calif.) 39:35.04 2:38:20.15
100 Meter Hurdles Aquinas (Mich.) 14.38 57.53
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 1:03.13 4:12.54
5000m Race Walk Missouri Baptist 30:14.74 2:0:58.96
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.69m 5-6½ 6.76m 22-2
Pole Vault Concordia (Neb.) 3.62m 11-10¼ 14.46m 47-5¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.72m 18-9¼ 22.87m 75-½
Triple Jump British Columbia 11.24m 36-10½ 44.94m 147-5
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 14.30m 46-11¼ 57.21m 187-8
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 46.29m 151-10 185.17m 607-6
Hammer Concordia (Neb.) 53.83m 176-7 215.30m 706-4
Javelin Concordia (Neb.) 39.67m 130-1 158.67m 520-7
Heptathlon Friends (Kan.) 4,123 16,492
Half-Marathon Tennessee Wesleyan 1:28:14.25 5:52:57.00
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