2017 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 9
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NEW ORLEANS — It looks like we have a stranglehold on the top-2 spots in the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
For the 3rd-straight week, Ashland and Chico State sit 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the rankings. It may be difficult to sneak ahead of either of them in just 2 weekends when the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships take place in Bradenton, Florida.
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Ashland saw two top-10 descending order list performances in the discus throw from Jason Zahn and Alex Hill. Zahn posted the 8th-best throw on the season at the BW Harrison Dillard Twilight at 55.01m (180-6), while Hill’s throw of 54.53m (178-11) at the GVSU 2nd to Last Chance Meet is good for 9th.
While Chico State did not have any top-10 descending order list performances at the West Coast Last Chance Open, Connor Fisher did improve on a provisional mark in the steeplechase, posting the 20th-best time in the country this year at 9:01.63.
Following those two teams in the rankings once again were Lincoln (Mo.) (3rd) and Adams State (4th).
The 1st movement in the rankings this week came at 5th, where Saint Augustine’s reclaimed its spot in the top-5 after falling to 6th a week ago. The Falcons were able to accomplish this after Omar Johnson ran the 3rd-best 400 meter time on the year at 46.38 at the Aggie Last Chance, hitting an automatic qualifying mark in the process. Additionally, the Falcons’ 4×100 relay team ran a 40.52, good for 10th on the descending order list.
Tiffin saw a rise in the rankings to 6th, followed by Shorter – who dropped 2 spots – Missouri Southern, Grand Valley State and Texas A&M-Commerce.
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After cracking the top-25 a week ago for the 1st time since 2011, Fort Hays State jumped again, moving to a program-best 18th after Decano Cronin’s automatic qualifying mark in the 800 meters at an altitude-converted 1:48.94 last weekend at the MINES Friday Last Chance. His mark is good for 3rd on the descending order list, while Brett Myers’ time of 1:49.43 at the same meet places him at 9th in the country.
Western State made its season-debut in the top-25 this week, leaping 12 spots to 22nd.
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.
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Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #9 — May 16
|next ranking: MONDAY, May 22 (pre-championships)|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||Ashland||165.05||GLIAC||Jud Logan (14th)||1|
|2||Chico State||152.69||CCAA||Oliver Hanf (5th)||2|
|3||Lincoln (Mo.)||151.52||MIAA||Victor Thomas (16th)||3|
|4||Adams State||148.54||RMAC||Rock Light (4th)||4|
|5||Saint Augustine’s||135.32||CIAA||George Williams (41st)||6|
|6||Tiffin||127.10||GLIAC||Jeremy Croy (17th)||7|
|7||Shorter||126.60||Gulf South||Scott Byrd (10th)||5|
|8||Missouri Southern||115.91||MIAA||Bryan Schiding (4th)||8|
|9||Grand Valley State||115.89||GLIAC||Jerry Baltes (18th)||10|
|10||Texas A&M-Commerce||98.30||Lone Star||George Pincock (1st)||9|
|11||Central Missouri||98.19||MIAA||Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th)||11|
|12||Angelo State||93.38||Lone Star||Tom Dibbern (1st)||12|
|13||Academy of Art||88.57||PacWest||Kevin LaSure (2nd)||13|
|14||West Texas A&M||78.65||Lone Star||Darren Flowers (8th)||14|
|15||Pittsburg State||69.27||MIAA||Russ Jewett (29th)||17|
|16||Eastern New Mexico||65.76||Lone Star||Danielle Kcholi (3rd)||15|
|17||Fresno Pacific||54.24||PacWest||Ray Winter (3rd)||16|
|18||Fort Hays State||53.63||MIAA||Dennis Weber (24th)||23|
|19||Texas A&M-Kingsville||49.73||Lone Star||Ryan Dall (9th)||20|
|20||Minnesota State||46.52||NSIC||Jim Dilling (4th)||18|
|21||Azusa Pacific||46.51||PacWest||Kevin Reid (22nd)||19|
|22||Western State||44.65||RMAC||Chris Bradford (8th)||34|
|23||Alaska Anchorage||44.14||GNAC||Michael Friess (27th)||31|
|24||Limestone||43.10||Conf. Carolinas||Joseph Wassink (3rd)||22|
|25||Western Oregon||41.29||GNAC||Mike Johnson (13th)||24|
|dropped out: No. 21 Shippensburg, No. 25 Johnson C. Smith|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Men’s Regional Index Leaders|
|Midwest||Grand Valley State||463.67||1|
|South Central||Angelo State||444.93||1|
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|100 Meters||Angelo State||10.44||41.75|
|200 Meters||Lincoln (Mo.)||20.94||1:23.76|
|400 Meters||Saint Augustine’s||47.04||3:08.17|
|800 Meters||Western Oregon||1:51.66||7:26.62|
|1500 Meters||Adams State||3:46.89||15:07.55|
|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||15.29m||50-1¾||61.14m||200-7|