2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – With just about one month remaining until the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, changes ripped through the Men’s and Women’s National Team Rankings that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top-2 teams in each index remained the same, but 20 of the other 23 men’s teams swapped spots, as did 22 of the 23 women’s teams in the top-25.

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Mark your calendars for March 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kansas, because that’s when the best of the best in NAIA Indoor Track & Field will converge on the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech and Doane (Neb.) sit first and second for the second week in a row. This is also marks the 17th time in the history of the Men’s National Team Rankings that the Warriors and Tigers have been ranked in that order, respectively.

Cornerstone (Mich.) moved up 11 spots from Week 1 to Week 2 thanks to the efforts of its strong distance corps. Colin De Young is going to be a threat for the Golden Eagles in both the 5000 and 3000, where he’s ranked first and second, respectively. Other than De Young, look out for Sam Elmi in the 5000 (fifth) and the second-ranked 4×800 relay.

Keiser (Fla.) jumped six spots since the last index, taking up residence in the top-5 at a program-high No. 5. The Seahawks had never been ranked in the top-10 before and will hope Jacob Nkamasiai (first, 3000; second, 5000), Chris Grinley (first, 60 hurdles) and Edens Thermidor (first, 400) continue to excel in 2018.

Seven other teams soared three or more spots from Week 1 to Week 2, paced by Cumberlands (Ky.) and Concordia (Neb.), which vaulted 16 and 14 spots, respectively.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech and Friends (Kan.) are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the women’s rankings, but the top-5 looks a bit different around them.

For starters, Southern-New Orleans (La.) comes in at No. 3 after being ranked No. 6 last week. The Lady Knights inched their way up the index after Shadae Hylton recorded the nation’s fastest time in the 400. Hylton’s effort now gives SUNO four top-ranked efforts this season (60, 200, 400 and 4×400).

Aquinas (Mich.) entered the top-5 for the first time this season at No. 5. Adri Sigafoose is a terror at both the 600 and 800 – where she is ranked first in both – and both of the Saints’ relay teams are ranked in the top-3 nationally.

You’ll have to look further down to see the biggest moves of the week: Judson (Ill.) going from No. 55 to No. 22 and Oklahoma City jumping from No. 46 to No. 24.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #2 — January 31

next ranking: February 6
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 372.36 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Doane (Neb.) 205.28 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 2
3 Cornerstone (Mich.) 158.05 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 14
4 Central Christian (Kan.) 156.98 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 3
5 Keiser (Fla.) 143.17 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 11
6 Hastings (Neb.) 129.32 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 4
7 Aquinas (Mich.) 126.62 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 13
8 Friends (Kan.) 124.63 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th) 8
9 St. Francis (Ill.) 118.68 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 6
10 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 115.23 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 10
11 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 108.13 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 5
12 Columbia (Mo.) 107.91 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 18
13 Concordia (Neb.) 99.72 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 27
14 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 98.79 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) NR
15 Northwestern (Iowa) 97.64 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 19
16 Bethel (Ind.) 96.81 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 9
17 Siena Heights (Mich.) 83.15 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (34th) 20
18 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 77.93 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 22
19 Morningside (Iowa) 77.41 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 17
20 Carroll (Mont.) 77.39 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 7
21 Eastern Oregon 76.79 Cascade Ben Welch (14th) 12
22 Cumberlands (Ky.) 75.09 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 38
23 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 74.55 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 24
24 Saint Mary (Kan.) 72.03 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 21
25 Tennessee Wesleyan 71.55 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 15
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 790.88 5
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 788.75 4
3 Chicagoland 329.48 3
4 Heart of America 312.30 1
5 Kansas Collegiate 299.53 2
6 Crossroads 268.48 1
7 Kentucky Intercollegiate 171.60
8 Sun Conference 162.05 1
9 Frontier 158.68 1
10 Independent (NAIA) 156.98 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 746.25 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 672.55 1
South Montreat (N.C.) 549.46 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 453.41 1
West Carroll (Mont.) 582.26 1
View All Regional Rankings

 

Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Indiana Tech 6.81 27.24
200 Meters Indiana Tech 22.23 1:28.90
400 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 49.89 3:19.57
600 Meters Doane (Neb.) 1:23.53 5:34.12
800 Meters Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 1:58.54 7:54.17
1000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 2:33.68 10:14.70
Mile Aquinas (Mich.) 4:23.74 17:34.96
3000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 8:48.91 35:15.63
5000 Meters Saint Mary (Kan.) 16:01.03 1:4:04.11
60 Meter Hurdles Tennessee Wesleyan 8.62 34.47
60 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 8.62 34.47
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.94m 6-4½ 7.77m 25-5¾
Pole Vault Aquinas (Mich.) 4.61m 15-1½ 18.45m 60-6¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 7.13m 23-4½ 28.50m 93-6
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.15m 46-5¼ 56.61m 185-8
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.17m 53-½ 64.66m 212-1
Weight Throw Hastings (Neb.) 17.92m 58-9½ 71.68m 235-2
Heptathlon Doane (Neb.) 4,354 17,417

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #2 — January 31

next ranking: February 6
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 429.51 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Friends (Kan.) 252.27 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 2
3 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 207.67 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 6
4 Hastings (Neb.) 191.95 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 3
5 Aquinas (Mich.) 180.54 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 9
6 Doane (Neb.) 177.55 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 4
7 Siena Heights (Mich.) 168.54 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 5
8 Northwestern (Iowa) 136.95 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 10
9 Concordia (Neb.) 132.41 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 12
10 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 124.49 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 8
11 Cornerstone (Mich.) 117.61 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 16
12 Milligan (Tenn.) 117.01 Appalachian Chris Layne (14th) 14
13 Point Park (Pa.) 101.03 River States Kelly Parsley (4th) 18
14 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 98.32 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 17
15 Carroll (Mont.) 95.16 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 7
16 St. Francis (Ill.) 93.08 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 11
17 Columbia (Mo.) 85.15 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 15
18 Morningside (Iowa) 82.50 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 23
19 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 79.54 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) NR
20 Taylor (Ind.) 72.26 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 13
21 Clarke (Iowa) 51.41 Heart of America Mason Tangen (3rd) 29
22 Judson (Ill.) 49.29 Chicagoland   55
23 Southern Oregon 49.26 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 24
24 Oklahoma City 47.53 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 46
25 Saint Mary (Kan.) 46.12 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 21
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 938.55 4
2 Great Plains 782.64 5
3 Chicagoland 408.76 4
4 Kansas Collegiate 337.39 2
5 Heart of America 246.20 1
6 Gulf Coast 207.67 1
7 Appalachian 159.76 1
8 Cascade 144.13 1
9 Kentucky Intercollegiate 141.40 1
10 Frontier 139.47 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 895.86 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 520.72 1
South Columbia (S.C.) 589.19 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 873.58 1
West Carroll (Mont.) 604.87 1
View All Regional Rankings

 

Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Indiana Tech 7.71 30.85
200 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 25.34 1:41.34
400 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 56.65 3:46.61
600 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 1:39.86 6:39.43
800 Meters Northwestern (Iowa) 2:19.91 9:19.63
1000 Meters Morningside (Iowa) 3:07.32 12:29.27
Mile Aquinas (Mich.) 5:15.43 21:01.73
3000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 10:39.72 42:38.87
5000 Meters Milligan (Tenn.) 18:16.40 1:13:05.59
60 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 8.81 35.23
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.67m 5-5½ 6.67m 21-10½
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.42m 11-2½ 13.68m 44-10½
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.84m 19-2 23.37m 76-8¼
Triple Jump Indiana Tech 11.33m 37-2¼ 45.32m 148-8
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.98m 45-10½ 55.93m 183-6
Weight Throw Hastings (Neb.) 17.39m 57-¾ 69.57m 228-3
Pentathlon Friends (Kan.) 3,223 12,893

 

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 1/24
Week 2Wed 1/31
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 1/31
Week 3Wed 2/7
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/7
Week 4Wed 2/14
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/14
Week 5Wed 2/21
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/21
Week 6Mon 2/26
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/26
March 1-3: NAIA Championships (Pittsburg, Kan.)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/3

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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2018