2017 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 8

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NEW ORLEANS — Welcome to the top-5, Lincoln (Mo.) and welcome back to the top-10, Texas A&M-Commerce.

Both men’s outdoor track & field teams made pushes in the top-10 in the newest U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor Team Rankings, released on Tuesday. Lincoln (Mo.) has been a mainstay in the top-10 the last 3 weeks, but had not cracked the top-5 on the season. In that same timeframe, Texas A&M-Commerce had fallen out of the top-10 after spending the 1st 4 weeks of the season settled there.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men




Chico State


Adams State




Saint Augustine

Lincoln (Mo.) tied for the MIAA Outdoor Championship this past week thanks to some stellar performances from Sedeekie Edie and Faedian Royes. Edie posted the top long jump mark in all of NCAA Division II with a leap of 7.89m (25-10¾), while Royes’ time of 46.27 in the 400 meters sits 2nd on the descending order list. Both marks are automatic qualifying marks. Additionally, Miguel Barton ran the 6th-best 400 meter race (46.75) and 8th-fastest 200 meter race (20.91WA) on the descending order list at the meet last weekend.

Texas A&M-Commerce won the Lone Start Outdoor Track & Field Championship behind the likes of Gage Bowles, DeVontae Steele and Florian Obst, as well as the team’s relay squads. Bowles (15.68m/51-5½) and Steele (15.53m/50-11½) notched the 4th and 8th-best triple jump marks in the nation this year, respectively, while Obst’s 7395 point total in the decathlon was an automatic qualifying mark that ranks 3rd in the nation.

With the rise of those two teams, there were those who had to fall.

Adams State (4th), Shorter (5th), Saint Augustine’s (6th) and Tiffin (7th) all dropped a spot from a week ago, as did Grand Valley State (10th). Angelo State (12th) fell out of the top-10 for just the 2nd time this season.

Ashland and Chico State held on to the top-2 spots, respectively, and Missouri Southern did not relinquish its 8th-place position despite all of the other movement.

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Two teams at the bottom of the rankings made significant leaps in Eastern New Mexico (22nd to 15th) and Fort Hays State (32nd to 23rd).

A week after opening the season in 5th, Eastern New Mexico fell out of the top-10 and has risen and fallen in the rankings ever since. However, after running the 15th-best time in NCAA Division II outdoor history in the 4×100 relay (39.72), and with Marcus Parker notching the 2nd-best 200 meter mark on the season at 20.77, the Greyhounds found themselves in the best position in the rankings since coming in at 13th during week 3.

Conversely, this is the 1st top-25 ranking in the history of Fort Hays State’s men’s program. Strong outings from Dillando Allotey in the 200 meters (20.91 WA) and Decano Cronin in the 800 meters (1:49.98) to move into the top-10 of the descending order list has allowed the Tigers to make history this week.

The 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, from May 25-27. Check back at www.USTFCCCA.org each week throughout the season for updated rankings.


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

2017 Week #8 — May 9

next ranking: May 16
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Ashland 167.88 GLIAC Jud Logan (14th) 1
2 Chico State 163.80 CCAA Oliver Hanf (5th) 2
3 Lincoln (Mo.) 155.75 MIAA Victor Thomas (16th) 7
4 Adams State 148.41 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 3
5 Shorter 131.78 Gulf South Scott Byrd (10th) 4
6 Saint Augustine’s 123.96 CIAA George Williams (41st) 5
7 Tiffin 117.15 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (17th) 6
8 Missouri Southern 111.84 MIAA Bryan Schiding (4th) 8
9 Texas A&M-Commerce 109.75 Lone Star George Pincock (1st) 13
10 Grand Valley State 101.95 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 9
11 Central Missouri 100.54 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th) 12
12 Angelo State 100.34 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 10
13 Academy of Art 93.65 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 11
14 West Texas A&M 80.59 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 14
15 Eastern New Mexico 65.55 Lone Star Danielle Kcholi (3rd) 22
16 Fresno Pacific 57.41 PacWest Ray Winter (3rd) 15
17 Pittsburg State 56.74 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 16
18 Minnesota State 54.44 NSIC Jim Dilling (4th) 17
19 Azusa Pacific 49.54 PacWest Kevin Reid (22nd) 18
20 Texas A&M-Kingsville 48.47 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 21
21 Shippensburg 45.79 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (12th) 20
22 Limestone 43.35 Conf. Carolinas Joseph Wassink (3rd) 19
23 Fort Hays State 40.18 MIAA Dennis Weber (24th) 32
24 Western Oregon 39.98 GNAC Mike Johnson (13th) 25
25 Johnson C. Smith 39.90 CIAA Lennox Graham (10th) 23
dropped out: No. 24 Mount Olive
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 537.80 5
2 GLIAC 497.87 3
3 Lone Star 419.34 5
4 RMAC 285.55 1
5 CCAA 239.22 1
6 PacWest 205.73 3
7 Gulf South 197.31 1
8 CIAA 167.13 2
9 GLVC 163.07
10 GNAC 121.41 1


Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 580.17 1
Central Lincoln (Mo.) 361.14 4
East Southern Connecticut 608.45 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 458.84 1
South Alabama-Huntsville 386.38 1
South Central Angelo State 485.04 1
Southeast Mount Olive 492.70 1
West Chico State 598.56 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Angelo State 10.44 41.75
200 Meters Lincoln (Mo.) 20.94 1:23.76
400 Meters Saint Augustine’s 47.13 3:08.53
800 Meters Western Oregon 1:51.66 7:26.62
1500 Meters Adams State 3:46.89 15:07.55
Steeplechase Southern Indiana 9:13.65 36:54.62
5000 Meters Adams State 14:06.11 56:24.43
10,000 Meters Adams State 29:32.59 1:58:10.35
110 Meter Hurdles Azusa Pacific 14.47 57.88
400 Meter Hurdles Shorter 53.27 3:33.07
High Jump Minnesota State 2.08m 6-9¾ 8.32m 27-3½
Pole Vault Sioux Falls 5.05m 16-6¾ 20.21m 66-3½
Long Jump Chico State 7.36m 24-1¾ 29.42m 96-6¼
Triple Jump Minnesota State 15.13m 49-7¾ 60.53m 198-7
Shot Put Tiffin 17.80m 58-4¾ 71.18m 233-6
Discus Ashland 52.65m 172-8 210.59m 690-11
Hammer Ashland 66.49m 218-1 265.96m 872-7
Javelin Pittsburg State 64.39m 211-3 257.57m 845-0
Decathlon Chico State 7,426 29,702


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