2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Pre-Championships

NEW ORLEANS – The time is here.

Three days from now the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will get underway in Pittsburg, Kansas at the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Before that, though, it’s prudent to see what the final NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings – released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have to say about the proceedings.

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NATIONAL PDFs Top 25 | By Team | By Event
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Rankings History This Season By Rank | All-Time

  NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 1-3: Pittsburg, Kansas

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Men’s Story

Indiana Tech is the odds-on favorite to win yet another crown – and justifiably so. The Warriors have the most entries into the championships (24) and cover the most ground with them. Indiana Tech has nine entries in sprint/hurdles, two in the mid-distance, three in relays, eight in jumps and two in throws.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Doane (Neb.) are both tied for the second most entries into the championships with 18. The Pioneers are ranked second nationally thanks to more athletes ranked in the top-10 of their respective events than the third-ranked Tigers. Wayland Baptist (Texas) has 14 entries ranked in the top-10 of their respective events and eight in the top-3 compared to 11 and two from Doane (Neb.), respectively.

Despite only having eight entries into the championships, Hastings (Neb.) is ranked fourth in the pre-championship index. Six of the Broncos’ eight entries are ranked in the top-10 nationally with three of those coming in the top-3.

Bethel (Ind.) – with four entries to the championships that are all ranked in the top-3 in the nation – rounds out the top-5. The Pilots don’t have much breathing room, however, as the difference between them and seventh-ranked Central Christian (Kan.) is less than one point.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech is stacked going into the championships this weekend.

The top-ranked Warriors have 32 entries ready to go in Pittsburg, Kansas, with 15 of them in the sprints/hurdles and another 12 in the jumps. Twenty of Indiana Tech’s entries rank in the top-10 nationally and eight of those fall in the top-3.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Friends (Kan.) are second and third in the rankings behind the Warriors. The Pioneers and Falcons both have 18 entries into the championships with eight of the former’s being ranked in the top-3 and four of the latter’s in the same realm.

Fifth-ranked Hastings (Neb.) will rely heavily on the strength of its field events. Fifteen of the Broncos’ 18 entries into the championships are in jumps and throws.

Seven other programs have double-digit entries into the championships, including fourth-ranked Southern-New Orleans (La.). Doane (Neb.) has the most out of any team not ranked in the top-5 with 16. The Tigers are ranked right outside the top-5 in sixth.

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

2017 Week #6 — February 26

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships, March 1-3
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 332.68 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 286.64 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 2
3 Doane (Neb.) 187.87 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 3
4 Hastings (Neb.) 131.95 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 5
5 Bethel (Ind.) 118.58 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 10
6 St. Francis (Ill.) 118.47 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 8
7 Central Christian (Kan.) 117.87 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 6
8 Keiser (Fla.) 113.69 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 11
9 Cornerstone (Mich.) 97.10 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 4
10 Cumberlands (Ky.) 94.29 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 12
11 Northwestern (Iowa) 92.60 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 14
12 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 91.81 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 19
13 William Carey (Miss.) 90.42 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 21
14 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 89.10 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 20
15 Aquinas (Mich.) 86.85 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 9
16 Tennessee Wesleyan 82.85 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 22
17 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 80.58 Frontier Mike Collins (21st) 18
18 Columbia (Mo.) 79.36 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 17
19 Westmont (Calif.) 79.26 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 7
20 West Virginia Tech 77.21 River States 23
21 Eastern Oregon 73.30 Cascade Ben Welch (14th) 16
22 Indiana Wesleyan 73.26 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 26
23 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 68.21 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 24
24 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 67.85 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 28
25 Siena Heights (Mich.) 67.40 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (34th) 25
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 668.69 3
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 613.88 4
3 Sooner Athletic 342.08 1
4 Crossroads 334.41 2
5 Chicagoland 272.10 2
6 Heart of America 223.30 1
7 Mid-South 195.56 2
8 Kansas Collegiate 185.33
9 Sun Conference 169.55 1
10 Appalachian 162.83 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 691.82 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 637.88 1
South Milligan (Tenn.) 485.13 2
South Central Wayland Baptist (Texas) 519.28 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 764.27 2
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 22.02 1:28.06
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 48.77 3:15.07
600 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 1:20.54 5:22.17
800 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 1:55.65 7:42.61
1000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 2:33.58 10:14.32
Mile Cornerstone (Mich.) 4:20.94 17:23.76
3000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 8:43.14 34:52.56
5000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 15:17.49 1:1:09.97
60 Meter Hurdles Tennessee Wesleyan 8.55 34.19
3000m Race Walk West Virginia Tech 13:25.17 53:40.67
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 2.00m 6-6½ 7.98m 26-2¼
Pole Vault Aquinas (Mich.) 4.75m 15-7 19.00m 62-4
Long Jump Bethel (Ind.) 7.25m 23-9½ 29.00m 95-1¾
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.29m 46-10¾ 57.17m 187-6
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.23m 53-3 64.91m 212-11
Weight Throw Hastings (Neb.) 18.36m 60-3 73.45m 240-11
Heptathlon Westmont (Calif.) 4,687 18,749

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #6 — February 26

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships, March 1-3
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 408.89 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 298.70 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 2
3 Friends (Kan.) 242.75 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 4
4 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 205.31 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 3
5 Hastings (Neb.) 203.04 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 5
6 Doane (Neb.) 143.91 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 6
7 Aquinas (Mich.) 140.08 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 7
8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 131.79 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 9
9 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 117.21 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 12
10 Northwestern (Iowa) 106.47 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 8
11 Concordia (Neb.) 103.48 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 11
12 St. Francis (Ill.) 102.75 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 10
13 Point Park (Pa.) 100.70 River States Kelly Parsley (4th) 13
14 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 87.57 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 17
15 Taylor (Ind.) 79.55 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 15
16 Carroll (Mont.) 71.58 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 14
17 Oklahoma City 69.29 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 25
18 Cornerstone (Mich.) 68.20 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 20
19 Columbia (Mo.) 67.32 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 22
20 Grand View (Iowa) 59.94 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 18
21 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 58.79 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 27
22 Milligan (Tenn.) 58.64 Appalachian Chris Layne (14th) 23
23 Morningside (Iowa) 55.70 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 16
24 Dordt (Iowa) 55.62 Great Plains Craig Heynen (10th) 21
25 Clarke (Iowa) 52.02 Heart of America Mason Tangen (3rd) 24
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 776.31 4
2 Great Plains 691.85 6
3 Chicagoland 379.61 3
4 Sooner Athletic 368.00 2
5 Kansas Collegiate 338.20 1
6 Heart of America 220.50 2
7 Gulf Coast 205.31 1
8 Crossroads 184.06 1
9 Cascade 173.09
10 Kentucky Intercollegiate 127.19 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 868.50 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 533.39 1
South Columbia (S.C.) 493.94 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 744.17 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 759.79 2
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 7.68 30.73
200 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 25.29 1:41.17
400 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 56.65 3:46.61
600 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 1:38.25 6:32.99
800 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 2:16.77 9:07.09
1000 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 3:03.04 12:12.15
Mile Aquinas (Mich.) 5:11.46 20:45.86
3000 Meters Taylor (Ind.) 10:30.17 42:00.69
5000 Meters Milligan (Tenn.) 18:10.18 1:12:40.72
60 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 8.77 35.09
3000m Race Walk Grand View (Iowa) 22:16.71 1:29:06.85
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.69m 5-6½ 6.76m 22-2
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.57m 11-8½ 14.28m 46-10¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.88m 19-3¾ 23.53m 77-2½
Triple Jump Indiana Tech 11.50m 37-9 46.01m 150-11
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 14.11m 46-3¾ 56.45m 185-2
Weight Throw Hastings (Neb.) 17.74m 58-2¼ 70.94m 232-9
Pentathlon Friends (Kan.) 3,223 12,893

 

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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

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