2018 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field National Rankings — Preseason

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season set to kick off today, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the NCAA Division II Preseason National Computer Team Rankings.

NATIONAL PDFs: Top-25 Summary | By Team | By Event
WEEK-BY-WEEK PDFs: This Season | All-Time

QUICK LINKS: Men | Women

Two teams that finished fourth at the indoor championships a year ago in Adams State (men) and Pittsburg State (women) lead the way in the initial rankings, while the defending national champion Tiffin Dragons and Adams State Grizzlies sit in second of the men’s and women’s rankings, respectively.

This is the third time Adams State’s men’s program has been ranked first in the preseason poll, including last year and 2015. The Grizzlies captured their most recent national title during the 2015 season. Pittsburg State’s women’s team was also ranked first in the preseason poll last season.

The 2017 national runner-up Ashland Eagles come in at third on the men’s side of the rankings and are followed by Missouri Southern and Minnesota State in fourth and fifth, respectively. Ashland’s ranking ties a program high for the preseason poll, while the latter two teams have never seen their names this high in a preseason ranking.

The women’s rankings nearly mimic the men’s, as the national runner-up from a year ago in Grand Valley State also comes in at third. Behind the Lakers are West Texas A&M and Lincoln (Mo.). This ranking is unchartered territory for the Aggies of West Texas A&M, as its previous high-water mark in the preseason ranking was 12th.

On the other hand, Lincoln’s ranking ties a program low. However, the Blue Tigers should not fret; the last time they started a season fifth in the rankings, they went on to win the national championship (2016).

Rounding out the top-10 on the men’s side are GVSU, Azusa Pacific, Lincoln (Mo.), Texas A&M-Kingsville and Pittsburg State. Azusa Pacific’s ranking is the highest it’s ever been since transitioning to NCAA Division II in 2013.

Spots 6-10 in the women’s rankings belong to Findlay, U-Mary, Minnesota State, New Mexico Highlands and Hillsdale. Findlay’s ranking marked the first top-10 spot for the program since at least 2010.

Past collegiate data is used to determine national preseason rankings in NCAA Division II. Subsequent rankings use only season-best, qualifying-list information from the 2018 season.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2018 Preseason — Thursday, November 30, 2017

next ranking: January 23
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) 2017 FINAL
1 Adams State 171.55 RMAC Damon Martin (19th) 4
2 Tiffin 127.74 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (18th) 1
3 Ashland 118.31 GLIAC Jud Logan (15th) 2
4 Missouri Southern 94.90 MIAA Bryan Schiding (5th) 13
5 Minnesota State 94.83 NSIC Mike Turgeon (1st) 12
6 Grand Valley State 81.34 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (19th) 8
7 Azusa Pacific 76.97 PacWest Jack Hoyt (1st) 6
8 Lincoln (Mo.) 72.57 MIAA Victor Thomas (17th) 9
9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 71.57 Lone Star Ryan Dall (10th) 17
10 Pittsburg State 69.39 MIAA Russ Jewett (30th) 23
11 Academy of Art 60.62 PacWest Kevin LaSure (3rd) 5
12 Western Oregon 52.85 GNAC Mike Johnson (14th) 6
13 Saint Augustine’s 51.22 CIAA George Williams (42nd) 3
14 Findlay 51.01 G-MAC Marc Arce (30th) 21
15 Fort Hays State 49.81 MIAA Jason McCullough (1st) 30
16 Texas A&M-Commerce 48.39 Lone Star George Pincock (2nd) 9
17 Colorado Mines 44.40 RMAC Matt Sparks (5th) 38
18 Shorter 39.40 Gulf South Scott Byrd (11th) 16
19 Angelo State 38.81 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (2nd) NR
20 American International 35.17 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (12th) NR
21 CSU-Pueblo 33.33 RMAC Matt Morris (5th) 18
22 Shippensburg 29.95 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (13th) NR
23 Eastern New Mexico 29.53 Lone Star Danielle Kcholi (4th) NR
24 Wingate 29.02 SAC Travis LeFlore (3rd) 23
25 Hillsdale 27.49 G-MAC Andrew Towne (4th) 42
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 387.10 3
2 MIAA 352.62 4
3 RMAC 329.37 3
4 Lone Star 221.98 4
5 NSIC 143.27 1
6 PacWest 137.59 2
7 GNAC 105.40 1
8 G-MAC 99.08 2
9 Conf. Carolinas 79.04
10 Northeast-10 62.00 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

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

2018 Preseason — Thursday, November 30, 2017

next ranking: January 23
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) 2017 FINAL
1 Pittsburg State 125.63 MIAA Russ Jewett (32nd) 4
2 Adams State 111.56 RMAC Damon Martin (26th) 1
3 Grand Valley State 109.52 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (19th) 2
4 West Texas A&M 93.30 Lone Star Matt Stewart (1st) 5
5 Lincoln (Mo.) 79.39 MIAA Victor Thomas (17th) 9
6 Findlay 76.10 G-MAC Marc Arce (30th) 12
7 U-Mary 74.66 NSIC Dennis Newell (1st) 20
8 Minnesota State 68.88 NSIC Mike Turgeon (1st) 18
9 New Mexico Highlands 67.66 RMAC Bob DeVries (26th) 55
10 Hillsdale 62.41 G-MAC Andrew Towne (7th) 33
11 Western State 60.90 RMAC Lindsey Grasmick (1st) 8
12 Azusa Pacific 60.63 PacWest Jack Hoyt (1st) 15
13 Angelo State 58.45 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (2nd) 24
14 Minnesota Duluth 56.01 NSIC Joanna Warmington (8th) 15
15 Academy of Art 53.08 PacWest Kevin LaSure (3rd) 34
16 Johnson C. Smith 52.76 CIAA Larry Moore (1st) 6
17 Queens (N.C.) 51.19 SAC Jim Vahrenkamp (6th) 14
18 Southwest Baptist 50.57 MIAA Corey McElhaney (10th) 11
19 Walsh 50.11 G-MAC Rob Mizicko (6th) 9
20 Cedarville 43.17 G-MAC Jeff Bolender (15th) 15
21 Bellarmine 39.78 GLVC Jim Vargo (18th) 30
22 Missouri Southern 38.76 MIAA Patty Vavra (24th) 24
23 Simon Fraser 37.84 GNAC Brit Townsend (18th) 24
24 Saint Augustine’s 37.12 CIAA George Williams (42nd) 13
25 Ashland 32.80 GLIAC Jud Logan (15th) NR
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 314.40 4
2 NSIC 308.11 3
3 RMAC 264.38 3
4 G-MAC 260.37 4
5 Lone Star 198.73 2
6 GLIAC 173.09 2
7 GNAC 146.04 1
8 PacWest 125.80 2
9 GLVC 97.14 1
10 CIAA 93.45 2

 

USTFCCCA 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field
Rankings Calendar

Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonThu 11/30
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 30: First contest allowed
Week 1Tue 1/23
Tue 1/23
Week 2Tue 1/30
Tue 1/30
Week 3Tue 2/6
Tue 2/6
Week 4Tue 2/13
Tue 2/13
Week 5Tue 2/20
Tue 2/20
Feb. 25: Last Qualifying Date
Week 6Tue 2/27
Tue 2/27
Week 7Mon 3/5
Mon 3/5
March 9-10: NCAA Championship (Pittsburg)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2018 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2018 | All-Time

The Bowerman Presentation