2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – There are 50 combined teams listed in the NAIA Men’s and Women’s National Team Computer Rankings each week.

Would you believe us if we told you 47 of those teams shifted spots in the most recent rankings that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)?

The only teams that held their spot from Week 2 were the top-ranked squads from Indiana Tech and Hastings (Neb.), ranked sixth in the men’s index.

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If you didn’t know, the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 1-3 at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech remains the huge favorite to take home yet another indoor team title come March as Doug Edgar’s team has a 131.38-point lead over the rest of the field. The Warriors don’t seem to be slowing down as they added 8.24 points to their total from last week.

Don’t sleep on Wayland Baptist (Texas), though. The Pioneers soared 12 spots from Week 2 to come in at No. 2 this week. Wayland Baptist athletes notched six top-3 marks on the NAIA Descending Order List this past weekend including No. 1 spots in the 4×400 and DMR. This is the fourth time the Pioneers have been ranked No. 2 in program history.

Doane (Neb.), Cornerstone (Mich.) and Central Christian (Kan.) were all pushed down one spot as Wayland Baptist vaulted into the top-5.

Other big movers in the men’s index included Cumberlands (Ky.) (up 11 spots), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (up 15 spots) and Westmont (Calif.) (up 16 spots).

Women’s Story

The other four teams that trail top-ranked Indiana Tech look completely different in Week 3 than it did in Week 2 – that’s for sure.

Southern-New Orleans (La.) leapfrogged Friends (Kan.) into the No. 2 spot. The Lady Knights received a pair of strong performances in the 600 as Shantae Green and Kimona Smikle are now ranked No. 3 and No. 4 nationally.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) surged 15 spots between Week 2 and Week 3. The Pioneers are now ranked No. 4, compared to No. 19 last week. Wayland Baptist athletes tallied four top-5 marks last weekend, including a top mark in the DMR and third-best billing in the 200 and 3000.

Doane (Neb.) is back in the top-5 after a short respite outside of it. The Tigers were buoyed by the efforts of Claire Sintek and Shay Brown in the high jump.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #3 — February 7

next ranking: February 14
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 380.60 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 249.22 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 14
3 Doane (Neb.) 193.05 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 2
4 Cornerstone (Mich.) 149.37 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 3
5 Central Christian (Kan.) 134.99 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 4
6 Hastings (Neb.) 130.84 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 6
7 Keiser (Fla.) 128.62 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 5
8 Columbia (Mo.) 109.88 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 12
9 Aquinas (Mich.) 109.72 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 7
10 Friends (Kan.) 107.58 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th) 8
11 Cumberlands (Ky.) 95.84 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 22
12 Bethel (Ind.) 93.88 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 16
13 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 93.68 Frontier Mike Collins (21st) 28
14 Westmont (Calif.) 93.31 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 30
15 St. Francis (Ill.) 93.22 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 9
16 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 91.74 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 10
17 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 91.44 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 11
18 Indiana Wesleyan 90.31 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 26
19 Eastern Oregon 86.00 Cascade Ben Welch (14th) 21
20 Northwestern (Iowa) 82.60 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 15
21 Siena Heights (Mich.) 79.10 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (34th) 17
22 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 78.76 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 18
23 Carroll (Mont.) 75.10 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 20
24 Concordia (Neb.) 74.86 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 13
25 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 70.89 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 23
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 757.26 4
2 Great Plains 694.16 4
3 Crossroads 332.16 2
4 Heart of America 287.43 1
5 Sooner Athletic 283.32 1
6 Chicagoland 271.67 3
7 Kansas Collegiate 218.87 1
8 Frontier 185.78 2
9 Kentucky Intercollegiate 148.52
10 Sun Conference 146.88 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 720.00 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 705.22 1
South Montreat (N.C.) 545.43 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 398.16 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 678.46 4
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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 22.20 1:28.80
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 49.19 3:16.75
600 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 1:23.47 5:33.87
800 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 1:56.40 7:45.61
1000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 2:33.68 10:14.70
Mile Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 4:23.37 17:33.46
3000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 8:48.91 35:15.63
5000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 15:17.49 1:1:09.97
60 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 8.60 34.41
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.97m 6-5½ 7.89m 25-10½
Pole Vault Aquinas (Mich.) 4.66m 15-3¼ 18.62m 61-1
Long Jump Indiana Tech 7.13m 23-4½ 28.50m 93-6
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.29m 46-10¾ 57.17m 187-6
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.23m 53-2¾ 64.90m 212-11
Weight Throw Hastings (Neb.) 18.18m 59-7¾ 72.71m 238-6
Heptathlon Westmont (Calif.) 4,687 18,749

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #3 — February 7

next ranking: February 14
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 423.65 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 241.66 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 3
3 Friends (Kan.) 224.99 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 2
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 202.66 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 19
5 Doane (Neb.) 186.88 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 6
6 Hastings (Neb.) 185.26 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 4
7 Aquinas (Mich.) 182.08 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 5
8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 166.87 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 7
9 Northwestern (Iowa) 132.89 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 8
10 Concordia (Neb.) 120.16 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 9
11 Milligan (Tenn.) 114.74 Appalachian Chris Layne (14th) 12
12 Point Park (Pa.) 111.74 River States Kelly Parsley (4th) 13
13 Carroll (Mont.) 107.61 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 15
14 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 101.46 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 10
15 Taylor (Ind.) 98.20 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 20
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 97.17 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 14
17 Cornerstone (Mich.) 94.81 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 11
18 St. Francis (Ill.) 75.50 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 16
19 Morningside (Iowa) 75.12 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 18
20 Columbia (Mo.) 73.76 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 17
21 Westmont (Calif.) 65.56 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 35
22 Dordt (Iowa) 51.36 Great Plains Craig Heynen (10th) 31
23 Clarke (Iowa) 48.80 Heart of America Mason Tangen (3rd) 21
24 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 47.67 Frontier Mike Collins (21st) 27
25 Northwest (Wash.) 45.08 Cascade Mark Mandi (9th) 42
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 918.42 4
2 Great Plains 776.82 6
3 Chicagoland 348.42 3
4 Kansas Collegiate 279.19 1
5 Gulf Coast 241.66 1
6 Sooner Athletic 237.14 1
7 Heart of America 207.49 1
8 Crossroads 169.80 1
9 Appalachian 169.42 1
10 Frontier 155.28 2

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 869.86 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 548.43 1
South Columbia (S.C.) 553.40 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 791.63 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 696.70 3
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Indiana Tech 7.70 30.79
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) 2:18.72 9:14.88
1000 Meters Dordt (Iowa) 3:05.83 12:23.34
Mile Aquinas (Mich.) 5:11.46 20:45.86
3000 Meters Taylor (Ind.) 10:38.40 42:33.61
5000 Meters Milligan (Tenn.) 18:16.40 1:13:05.59
60 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 8.78 35.13
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.68m 5-6¼ 6.73m 22-1
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.45m 11-3½ 13.78m 45-2½
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.88m 19-3½ 23.51m 77-1¾
Triple Jump Indiana Tech 11.42m 37-5½ 45.66m 149-9
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.99m 45-10¾ 55.96m 183-7
Weight Throw Hastings (Neb.) 17.66m 57-11¼ 70.64m 231-9
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
Wed 2/21
Week 6Mon 2/26
Mon 2/26
March 1-3: NAIA Championships (Pittsburg, Kan.)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/3

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