2018 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS –The NCAA Division II Preseason Men’s National Team Computer Rankings came out back in December, giving teams an opportunity to get a lot of work in before the first week of rankings were released.

Colorado Mines did just that.

The Orediggers shot up 16 spots from the preseason poll to overtake the lead in the newest batch of rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. The ranking marks the first time in program history that Colorado Mines has been in the top spot.

NCAA Division II National Team Computer Rankings – Men

1)Oregon 2)Arkansas 3)Georgia 4)USC 5)Texas
Colorado Mines Tiffin Ashland Grand Valley State Adams State
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Connor McLean helped Colorado Mines achieve that status by climbing to the top of the NCAA Division II Descending Order List with a pole vault mark of 5.12m (16-9½) this past weekend. Teammate Jake Pinkston’s vault of 5.02m (16-5½) at the same meet is fourth on the list.

Tiffin and Ashland remained in second and third, respectively, in the rankings, while Grand Valley State jumped two spots to fourth. Adams State slipped four spots to fifth to round out the top-five.

The bottom half of the top-10 all saw some movement, with Findlay gaining the most ground. The Oilers moved up eight spots to sixth thanks to the second-best shot put mark in NCAA Division II this season from Austin Combs (18.20m or 59-8½), as well as a triple jump mark of 15.16m (49-9) from Martin Etsey that sits sixth on the Descending Order List.

Lincoln (Mo.) and Pittsburg State also moved up in the rankings to seventh and eighth, respectively, while Saint Augustine’s jumped into the top-10 at 10th after sitting in 13th during the preseason rankings. Missouri Southern fell from fifth to ninth.

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There was a slew of considerable movement outside of the top-10, as well. Six teams in the top-25 jumped 16 spots or more.

U-Mary saw the biggest leap, as the Marauders moved up 64 spots to 15th. Luxon Glor (60 meters) and Josh Lamers (60 hurdles) posted outstanding marks in their respective events this past weekend to place third on the Descending Order Lists.

Queens (N.C.) also climbed the ladder, moving up to 22nd from 51st thanks to its distance medley relay squad that notched the third-best time in NCAA Division II this season over the weekend.

Colorado Christian (45th to 18th), Southern Connecticut (37th to 21st), Central Missouri (47th to 24th) and UC-Colorado Springs (52nd to 24th) also made huge jumps in the rankings on the week.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II
Men's Indoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 1 - January 23rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Matt Sparks (5th)
238.22 ▲ 16
(LW: 17)
2 tiffin TIFFIN
Midwest Region (2)
GLIAC
Jeremy Croy (18th)
135.20 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 ashland ASHLAND
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC
Jud Logan (15th)
128.67 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
121.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Damon Martin (19th)
114.02 ▼ 4
(LW: 1)
6 findlay FINDLAY
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC (1)
Blaine Maag (1st)
113.64 ▲ 8
(LW: 14)
7 lincoln-mo LINCOLN (MO.)
Central Region (3)
MIAA
Victor Thomas (17th)
87.93 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Russ Jewett (30th)
77.72 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (6)
MIAA
Bryan Schiding (5th)
75.24 ▼ 5
(LW: 4)
10 saint-augustines SAINT AUGUSTINE'S
Atlantic Region (3)
CIAA (1)
George Williams (42nd)
67.15 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 academy-of-art ACADEMY OF ART
West Region (5)
PacWest
Kevin LaSure (3rd)
66.11 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 texas-am-commerce TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE
South Central Region (7)
Lone Star (1)
George Pincock (2nd)
65.58 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 texas-am-kingsville TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE
South Central Region (9)
Lone Star
Ryan Dall (10th)
55.26 ▼ 4
(LW: 9)
14 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (8)
RMAC
Matt Morris (5th)
48.05 ▲ 7
(LW: 21)
15 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (7)
NSIC
Dennis Newell (1st)
47.70 ▲ 64
(LW: 79)
16 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Mike Turgeon (1st)
47.67 ▼ 11
(LW: 5)
17 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (4)
SAC
Travis LeFlore (3rd)
47.22 ▲ 7
(LW: 24)
18 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (13)
RMAC
Jon Poag (4th)
44.79 ▲ 27
(LW: 45)
19 emporia-state EMPORIA STATE
Central Region (4)
MIAA
Steve Blocker (7th)
43.52 ▲ 8
(LW: 27)
20 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (6)
Lone Star
Matt Stewart (1st)
35.18 ▲ 6
(LW: 26)
21 southern-connecticut SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (1)
John Wallin (8th)
34.40 ▲ 16
(LW: 37)
22 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Jim Vahrenkamp (6th)
34.03 ▲ 29
(LW: 51)
23 central-missouri CENTRAL MISSOURI
Central Region (5)
MIAA
Kirk Pedersen (22nd)/Kip Janvrin (20th)
33.56 ▲ 24
(LW: 47)
24 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (2)
RMAC
Brandon Masters (3rd)/Ross Fellows (2nd)
27.94 ▲ 28
(LW: 52)
25 limestone LIMESTONE
Southeast Region (3)
Conf. Carolinas
Joe Wassink (1st)
26.01 ▲ 9
(LW: 34)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 7 Azusa Pacific, No. 12 Western Oregon, No. 15 Fort Hays State, No. 18 Shorter, No. 19 Angelo State, No. 20 American International, No. 22 Shippensburg, No. 23 Eastern New Mexico, No. 25 Hillsdale

VIEW ALL RANKINGS BEYOND THE TOP 25

Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1RMAC535.665
2GLIAC443.263
3MIAA393.815
4Lone Star162.753
5G-MAC125.911
6NSIC125.852
7SAC120.322
8CIAA91.831
9PacWest85.111
10Northeast-1079.721

 

Men's Regional Index Leaders
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
AtlanticShippensburg307.52
CentralPittsburg State276.43
EastSouthern Connecticut600.01
MidwestGrand Valley State466.64
SouthShorter374.92
South CentralColorado Mines503.39
SoutheastQueens (N.C.)426.81
WestNorthwest Nazarene340.74
View All Regional Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonThu 11/30Nov. 30: First contest allowed
Week 1Tue 1/23
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 1/23
Week 2Tue 1/30
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Tue 1/30
Week 3Tue 2/6
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Tue 2/6
Week 4Tue 2/13
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Tue 2/13
Week 5Tue 2/20
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Tue 2/20
Feb. 25: Last Qualifying Date
Week 6Tue 2/27
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Tue 2/27
Week 7Sun 3/4
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March 9-10: NCAA Championship (Pittsburg)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10
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