2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – If we said the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are less than three weeks from now, would you believe us?

Take one look at the calendar and then back here, because the newest NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

The top-4 teams in each index remained the same, while a litany of changes were peppered throughout the rest of the top-25s.

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NATIONAL PDFs Top 25 | By Team | By Event
Top TFRRS Qualifiers # of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History This Season By Rank | All-Time

REGIONAL PDFs Top 10 | By Team | By Event

#EventSquad Rankings

Top-16 Summary
Full Reports: By Team | By Event

Remember: The 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kansas at the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech and Wayland Baptist (Texas) are still clear-cut favorites in the race for the men’s team title that will be handed out on March 3. The Warriors and the Pioneers are the only two men’s teams with more than 200 points in the men’s index.

It should be no surprise as to why Indiana Tech and Wayland Baptist (Texas) are where they are because they have the most and second-most performances ranked in the top-10 of the NAIA Descending Order List at 17 and 13, respectively.

Doane (Neb.) and Cornerstone (Mich.) come in at No. 3 and No. 4 again, while Hastings (Neb.) rounds out the top-5 – one week after being ranked No. 6. The Broncos jumped over Central Christian (Kan.) and have the fourth most top-3 performances in the nation on the Descending Order List with three.

The biggest gainer in the top-10 was Westmont (Calif.), which went from No. 18 to No. 7. The Warriors received top-6 marks this past weekend from Pieter Top in the 200 (sixth), Michael Oldach in the mile (fourth) and Seth Wilmoth in the pole vault (fifth).

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech might want to watch its back as Wayland Baptist (Texas) is gaining steam in the women’s rankings as the season draws to a close.

The Pioneers gained 37.1 points on the Warriors from Week 4 to Week 5. Wayland Baptist (Texas) saw five athletes notch top-5 performances this past weekend: Devin Johnson in the 60 (first), Ja’Ianna Williams in the 600 (second), Silvia Sosa in the 1000 (second), Telecia Briscoe in the 60 hurdles (fourth) and Tiona Owens in the triple jump (fourth).

Southern-New Orleans and Friends (Kan.) are third and fourth again, respectively, while Hastings (Neb.) is now ranked fifth. The Broncos were paced by Abigail Collingham, who got a top-5 mark in the pole vault this past weekend.

St. Francis (Ill.) continued its climb as it joined the top-10 this week. The Fighting Saints moved up five spots from No. 15 to No. 10 after its 4×400 relay notched a time of 3:59.46, the third best time in the nation this season.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #5 — February 21

next ranking: MONDAY, February 26 (pre-championships)
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 691.90 4
2 Great Plains 687.90 3
3 Sooner Athletic 334.12 1
4 Crossroads 304.48 1
5 Chicagoland 301.96 3
6 Heart of America 261.78 1
7 Kansas Collegiate 237.89 1
8 Mid-South 198.11 2
9 Frontier 161.50 1
10 Sun Conference 154.68 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
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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 22.02 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 #5 — February 21

next ranking: MONDAY, February 26 (pre-championships)
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 793.99 6
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 753.17 4
3 Chicagoland 367.98 3
4 Sooner Athletic 366.50 2
5 Kansas Collegiate 268.19 1
6 Heart of America 264.27 2
7 Gulf Coast 215.27 1
8 Cascade 175.74
9 Crossroads 161.58 1
10 Frontier 147.27 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

 

USTFCCCA NAIA
's Indoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 5 - February 21st

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Doug Edgar (9th)
375.55 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (3rd)
271.52 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 southern-new-orleans-la SOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)
Gulf Coast
Younne Reid (1st)
215.27 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Cole Davis (7th)
200.52 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
6 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
Great Plains (1)
Ed Fye (16th)
190.93 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
6 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
187.24 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Dave Wood (22nd)
147.69 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains
Scott Bahrke (6th)
137.57 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Kirk Richards (6th)
136.74 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
11 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
Great Plains
Matt Beisel (2nd)
108.88 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
15 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (6th)
84.31 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
14 st-ambrose-iowa ST. AMBROSE (IOWA)
Chicagoland (1)
Dan Tomlin (11th)
90.53 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
14 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Harry Clark (5th)
94.60 ▼ 3
(LW: 11)
12 point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States (1)
Kelly Parsley (4th)
94.31 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
15 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Ted Bowers (12th)
83.27 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
80.44 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (17th)
79.21 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
19 grand-view-iowa GRAND VIEW (IOWA)
Heart of America
Jerry Monner (12th)
68.76 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
23 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian
Chris Layne (19th)
60.65 ▼ 5
(LW: 18)
20 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
64.32 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
24 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains
Craig Heynen (10th)
62.78 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
24 clarke-iowa CLARKE (IOWA)
Heart of America
Mason Tangen (3rd)
58.52 ▼ 3
(LW: 21)
22 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
61.52 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
25 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic
Matt Aguero (2nd)
57.88 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 23 College of Idaho

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