2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Less than three weeks remain until the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held in Pittsburg, Kansas from March 1-3.

With that in mind, it’s time to look at the latest NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

After a lot of movement between Week 2 and Week 3, fewer teams changed positions between Week 3 and Week 4. A total of 17 men’s teams and 18 women’s teams swapped spots.

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Men’s Story

Nothing changed in the top-5 as Indiana Tech, Wayland Baptist (Texas), Doane (Neb.), Cornerstone (Mich.) and Central Christian (Kan.) still sit first through fifth, respectively.

Look closer and you’ll see that the lead the Warriors have over the Pioneers shrank. Wayland Baptist gained 44.98 points this week to cut Indiana Tech’s advantage to less than 40 points. The Pioneers were boosted by the efforts of Quintaveon Poole and Tre Hinds this past weekend, who took over the No. 1 ranking in the 400 and 600, respectively.

Two moves shook up the top-10 as Aquinas (Mich.) and St. Francis (Ill.) vaulted two and six spots, respectively. The Saints went from No. 9 to No. 7 thanks to Curtis Bell (No. 1 in the pole vault) and the second-ranked DMR quartet. The Fighting Saints jumped from No. 15 to No. 9 following a weekend that saw Brian Blaylock take over the No. 2 spot in the mile and the DMR quartet notch the fourth fastest mark in the nation.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech holds down the top spot for the 28th consecutive week, but it has some company as Wayland Baptist (Texas) jumped two spots from No. 4 to No. 2.

The Pioneers now hold 10 top-5 marks nationally, including a new No. 1 spot by Devin Johnson in the 200. Johnson, who is also ranked No. 5 in the 60, ripped off a time of 24.78 this past weekend to join the team’s DMR quartet with No. 1 billings.

Wayland Baptist jumped both Southern-New Orleans (La.) and Friends (Kan.) in the process. Neither of those programs turned in better marks between Week 3 and Week 4.

Doane (Neb.) held down the No. 5 spot once again, making it the 26th time in program history that it has been in that lofty company.

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

2017 Week #4 — February 14

next ranking: February 21
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 334.12 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 294.20 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 2
3 Doane (Neb.) 170.72 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 3
4 Cornerstone (Mich.) 154.56 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 4
5 Central Christian (Kan.) 140.85 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 5
6 Hastings (Neb.) 132.42 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 6
7 Aquinas (Mich.) 121.39 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 9
8 Keiser (Fla.) 121.03 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 7
9 St. Francis (Ill.) 110.21 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 15
10 Friends (Kan.) 105.29 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th) 10
11 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 104.68 Frontier Mike Collins (21st) 13
12 Northwestern (Iowa) 103.82 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 20
13 Bethel (Ind.) 103.25 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 12
14 Eastern Oregon 97.68 Cascade Ben Welch (14th) 19
15 Cumberlands (Ky.) 94.48 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 11
16 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 93.54 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 17
17 Columbia (Mo.) 87.42 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 8
18 Westmont (Calif.) 83.76 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 14
19 West Virginia Tech 79.39 River States (0th) 29
20 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 74.87 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 16
21 Indiana Wesleyan 72.37 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 18
22 Tennessee Wesleyan 71.58 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 26
23 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 71.01 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 22
24 Concordia (Neb.) 70.77 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 24
25 Siena Heights (Mich.) 68.51 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (34th) 21
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 707.66 4
2 Great Plains 688.47 4
3 Sooner Athletic 336.02 1
4 Crossroads 317.13 2
5 Heart of America 301.81 1
6 Kansas Collegiate 267.86 1
7 Chicagoland 259.67 3
8 Frontier 185.12 1
9 Cascade 167.58 1
10 Kentucky Intercollegiate 160.48 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 670.10 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 642.28 1
South Montreat (N.C.) 486.46 1
South Central Wayland Baptist (Texas) 506.13 2
West Eastern Oregon 620.30 2
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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 22.16 1:28.63
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 48.78 3:15.13
600 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 1:20.56 5:22.25
800 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 1:55.65 7:42.61
1000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 2:33.68 10:14.70
Mile Cornerstone (Mich.) 4:21.75 17:27.02
3000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 8:47.76 35:11.02
5000 Meters Cornerstone (Mich.) 15:17.49 1:1:09.97
60 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 8.60 34.41
3000m Race Walk West Virginia Tech 13:25.17 53:40.67
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.97m 6-5½ 7.89m 25-10½
Pole Vault Aquinas (Mich.) 4.68m 15-4 18.70m 61-4¼
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.) 18.26m 59-10¾ 73.03m 239-7
Heptathlon Westmont (Calif.) 4,687 18,749

 

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

2017 Week #4 — February 14

next ranking: February 21
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 380.31 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 271.52 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 4
3 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 227.10 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 2
4 Friends (Kan.) 217.24 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 3
5 Doane (Neb.) 200.60 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 5
6 Hastings (Neb.) 187.24 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 6
7 Aquinas (Mich.) 171.53 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 7
8 Northwestern (Iowa) 152.91 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 9
9 Siena Heights (Mich.) 141.14 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 8
10 Concordia (Neb.) 125.56 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 10
11 Carroll (Mont.) 101.00 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 13
12 Point Park (Pa.) 94.31 River States Kelly Parsley (4th) 12
13 Taylor (Ind.) 93.90 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 15
14 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 90.53 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th) 14
15 St. Francis (Ill.) 84.31 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 18
16 Morningside (Iowa) 80.44 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 19
17 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 79.21 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 16
18 Milligan (Tenn.) 71.31 Appalachian Chris Layne (14th) 11
19 Grand View (Iowa) 68.76 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 26
20 Cornerstone (Mich.) 64.32 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 17
21 Clarke (Iowa) 63.72 Heart of America Mason Tangen (3rd) 23
22 Columbia (Mo.) 63.41 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 20
23 College of Idaho 63.17 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (2nd) 53
24 Dordt (Iowa) 62.78 Great Plains Craig Heynen (10th) 22
25 Oklahoma City 62.72 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 32
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 829.15 6
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 793.19 4
3 Sooner Athletic 334.24 2
4 Chicagoland 318.85 3
5 Heart of America 285.30 2
6 Kansas Collegiate 283.28 1
7 Gulf Coast 227.10 1
8 Cascade 204.15 1
9 Crossroads 170.26 1
10 Frontier 159.27 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 864.55 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 553.29 1
South Columbia (S.C.) 503.81 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 769.70 1
West Carroll (Mont.) 724.09 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 7.70 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) 2:16.77 9:07.09
1000 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 3:03.04 12:12.15
Mile Aquinas (Mich.) 5:11.46 20:45.86
3000 Meters College of Idaho 10:32.11 42:08.42
5000 Meters Milligan (Tenn.) 18:16.40 1:13:05.59
60 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 8.78 35.13
3000m Race Walk Grand View (Iowa) 22:16.71 1:29:06.85
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.68m 5-6¼ 6.73m 22-1
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.53m 11-7 14.13m 46-4¼
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.) 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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