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

NEW ORLEANS – With the first two weeks of the outdoor track & field season in the rearview mirror, the men from Chico State sit atop the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Team Rankings, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

The Wildcats hit 16 top-10 Descending Order Marks over the course of the first two weekends of the outdoor campaign to thrust themselves into the top of the opening-season rankings for the fourth time in the last five years.

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Chico State Texas A&M-Kingsville Pittsburg State Angelo State UC San Diego
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Leading the way for the Wildcats was Kyle Medina, who already hit an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Mark in the steeplechase, notching a Descending Order List-leading time of 8:51.66 in the event.

While Chico State had itself a solid opening to the season, it was joined in the top-five by some other programs that got a nice start to the outdoor campaign.

Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Richard Cervantes notched the nation’s top discus mark, while a quartet of Javelina ran a 40.31 in the 4×100 relay for the top mark in NCAA Division II this year, helping the program achieve the number two ranking.

Fresh off an indoor national title, Pittsburg State comes in at third on the week. The Gorillas were busy during the indoor season, but have already seen stellar results on the outdoor circuit, where Ian Duncan hit an NCAA Division II-leading high jump mark of 2.15m (7-0½).

Angelo State sits fourth in the rankings thanks in large part to two athletes who own the top marks in NCAA Division II in their respective events. Trivett Jones has already hit an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Mark in the pole vault, clearing 5.20m (17-0¾) at the Texas A&M-Kingsville Cactus Cup, while Dragan Pesic’s 7,033 in the decathlon also sits atop the Descending Order List.

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Rounding out the top-five on the week is UC San Diego, which finds itself in the top-five of the first week of the season for the fifth-straight season. The Tritons’ Matt Bowen owns top-five marks on the Descending Order List in the triple jump and long jump so far this year.

Alabama-Huntsville, UNC Pembroke, Saint Augustine’s, Concordia (Ore.) and Queens (N.C.) sit in spots sixth through 10th, respectively, during the first week of the season. The rankings for Alabama-Huntsville, UNC Pembroke, Concordia (Ore.) and Queens (N.C.) are program-bests for the opening week of the season. The eighth-place ranking for Saint Augustine’s is the highest the program has been ranked to open the outdoor season since ranking second in 2013.

The NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, this year on May 24-26.

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

2018 Week 1 - March 20th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Oliver Hanf (6th)
259.79 ▲ 7
(LW: 8)
2 texas-am-kingsville TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE
South Central Region (2)
Lone Star
Ryan Dall (10th)
150.49 NR
3 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (3)
MIAA (1)
Russ Jewett (30th)
127.87 ▲ 9
(LW: 12)
4 angelo-state ANGELO STATE
South Central Region (1)
Lone Star (1)
Tom Dibbern (2nd)
127.52 ▲ 6
(LW: 10)
5 uc-san-diego UC SAN DIEGO
West Region (2)
CCAA
Tony Salerno (19th)
118.74 NR
6 alabama-huntsville ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
David Cain (20th)
101.47 ▲ 56
(LW: 62)
7 unc-pembroke UNC PEMBROKE
Southeast Region (1)
Peach Belt
Peter Ormsby (4th)
93.07 NR
8 saint-augustines SAINT AUGUSTINE'S
Atlantic Region (3)
CIAA (1)
George Williams (42nd)
89.97 ▼ 7
(LW: 1)
9 concordia-ore CONCORDIA (ORE.)
West Region (7)
GNAC (1)
Jerret Mantalas (4th)
85.60 NR
10 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (4)
SAC (1)
Jim Vahrenkamp (6th)
80.43 NR
11 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (6)
RMAC
Damon Martin (19th)
80.18 ▲ 5
(LW: 16)
12 academy-of-art ACADEMY OF ART
West Region (9)
PacWest
Kevin LaSure (3rd)
79.03 ▲ 7
(LW: 19)
13 southern-arkansas SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
Central Region (1)
Great American (1)
Tim Servis (8th)
78.19 NR
14 columbus-state COLUMBUS STATE
Southeast Region (3)
Peach Belt
J.D. Evilsizer (9th)
71.36 ▲ 45
(LW: 59)
15 slippery-rock SLIPPERY ROCK
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC
John Papa (33rd)
67.71 NR
16 cal-state-la CAL STATE LA
West Region (10)
CCAA
Tina Fernandes (5th)
67.01 ▲ 22
(LW: 38)
17 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (6)
Gulf South
Caleb Morgan (5th)
65.53 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 humboldt-state HUMBOLDT STATE
West Region (11)
CCAA
Sarah Ingram (1st)
61.75 NR
19 albany-state-ga ALBANY STATE (GA.)
South Region (7)
SIAC
Kenneth Taylor (10th)
61.54 ▼ 11
(LW: 8)
20 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Brandon Masters (3rd)/Ross Fellows (2nd)
58.59 ▲ 10
(LW: 30)
21 cal-state-stanislaus CAL STATE STANISLAUS
West Region (12)
CCAA
Troy Johnson (5th)
57.99 NR
22 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (3)
CCAA
Chris Bradford (1st)
57.37 ▲ 24
(LW: 46)
23 cal-baptist CAL BAPTIST
West Region (17)
PacWest
Ben Gall (6th)
53.60 ▲ 15
(LW: 38)
24 concord CONCORD
Atlantic Region (5)
Mountain East
Mike Cox (18th)
50.71 NR
25 benedict BENEDICT
South Region (8)
SIAC (2)
Frank Hyland (11th)
50.62 ▲ 21
(LW: 46)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 2 Lincoln (Mo.), No. 3 Ashland, No. 3 Tiffin, No. 5 Central Missouri, No. 6 Missouri Southern, No. 7 Shorter, No. 10 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 13 Alaska Anchorage, No. 13 Grand Valley State, No. 13 Malone, No. 17 Johnson C. Smith, No. 17 Western Oregon, No. 19 Fort Hays State, No. 21 Minnesota State, No. 21 Western State, No. 24 Cedarville, No. 24 Central State, No. 24 Indianapolis, No. 24 Northwest Nazarene

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Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1CCAA645.756
2Lone Star325.192
3RMAC309.522
4Peach Belt249.092
5PacWest239.892
6Gulf South227.832
7SIAC222.572
8MIAA219.671
9GNAC200.411
10PSAC188.421

 

Men's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
AtlanticSlippery Rock381.42
CentralSouthern Arkansas666.28
EastSt. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.)973.34
MidwestMissouri S&T903.58
SouthAlabama-Huntsville511.86
South CentralAngelo State652.33
SoutheastUNC Pembroke534.69
WestChico State587.59
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/20
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 3/20
Feb. 15: First Qualifying Date
Week 2Tue 3/27
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 3/27
Week 3Tue 4/3
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/3
Week 4Tue 4/10
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/10
Apr. 13-14: SAC Champs
Week 5Tue 4/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/17
Apr. 19-21: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 6Tue 4/24
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/24
Apr. 27-29: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 7Tue 5/1
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/1
May 2-6: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 8Tue 5/8
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/8
May 11-12: GNAC Championships
Week 9Tue 5/15
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/15
May 13: Last Qualifying Date
Week 10Mon 5/21
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/21
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
May 24-26: NCAA DII Champs (Charlotte, N.C.)
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