2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 8 (Pre-Championships)

NEW ORLEANS – The hay is in the barn and the entries are in for the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, set to take place this weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

We combed through the numbers and based on our calculations, big things could be in store for the Wiley (Texas) men and the British Columbia women. Both of those programs are predicted to win their first outdoor team title in program history.

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NAIA Rankings Central

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

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEN: May 24-26 | Schedule
WHERE: Gulf Shores, Alabama

MEN’S ENTRIES
By EventBy Program

WOMEN’S ENTRIES
By Event | By Program

Remember: These rankings only take into account accepted entries into the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Men’s Story

Wiley (Texas) jumped to the No. 1 spot based on its absurd amount of national top-10 marks. The Wildcats hold 11 entries that are ranked in the top-10 nationally, including six top-ranked entries: Oraine Palmer in the 100 and 200, Marbeq Edgar in the 800, Lafranz Campbell in the 110 hurdles and the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

Indiana Tech sits No. 2 in the Pre-Championships Rankings and will look to rain on Wiley (Texas)’s parade. The Warriors have won three national team titles with the last one coming in 2016. Indiana Tech hopes to make the most out of 11 entries that are ranked in the top-10 nationally, including seven that are ranked in the top-5.

Don’t rule out defending champion British Columbia, which sits third. The Thunderbirds will rely on their strong distance corps to get the job done once again. John Gay enters the meet ranked No. 1 nationally in the both the steeplechase and 5000, while he’ll be joined by three other athletes that hold top-3 Billings this late in the season.

Doane (Neb.) and Tennessee Wesleyan are ranked No. 4 and No. 5 in the final index of the season and appear to be strong candidates to make the podium.

Women’s Story

British Columbia lurked in the shadows all season long and jumped into the forefront when it mattered most. The Thunderbirds own 12 entries that are ranked in the top-5 nationally, including two by Natalia Hawthorn, who is No. 2 in the 1500 and No. 4 in the 800, and two by Enid Au, who is ranked third and fourth in the 5000 and 10,000, respectively.

Defending champion Wayland Baptist sits second in the Pre-Championships Rankings with 11 entries ranked in the top-5 nationally. The Pioneers, who have won a staggering 40 individual championships in meet history, could definitely add to that total with three women ranked atop their respective events: Devin Johnson in the 200, Karis Parker in the 100 hurdles and Tiona Owens in the triple jump.

Indiana Tech doesn’t have any top-ranked entries, but has 16 listed in the top-10 nationally. The Warriors went back to back in 2013 and 2014, then finished runner-up in 2016 and 2017, so you better believe they’re hungry to get back atop the podium.

Hastings (Neb.) and Southern-New Orleans (La.) round out the top-5 of the rankings and should be well-positioned to contend into the final day.

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

2017 Week #8 — May 22 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships, May 24-26
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wiley (Texas) 383.12 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 2
2 Indiana Tech 382.48 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
3 British Columbia 363.78 A.I.I. Laurier Primeau (3rd) NR
4 Doane (Neb.) 261.21 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 3
5 Tennessee Wesleyan 224.54 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 5
6 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 214.90 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 4
7 Hastings (Neb.) 203.87 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 6
8 Saint Mary (Kan.) 182.38 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 7
9 Central Christian (Kan.) 166.87 A.I.I. Mike Anderson (2nd) 8
10 Keiser (Fla.) 165.63 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 9
11 Oregon Tech 151.71 Cascade Jack Kegg (5th) 12
12 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 144.43 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 29
13 William Carey (Miss.) 136.06 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 14
14 Indiana Wesleyan 133.77 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 13
15 Bethel (Ind.) 123.53 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 17
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 118.53 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 15
17 Taylor (Ind.) 113.73 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 16
18 Grand View (Iowa) 113.59 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 18
19 Cornerstone (Mich.) 112.01 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 22
20 WVU Tech 108.70 River States Bruce Cox (11th) 19
21 Friends (Kan.) 107.44 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th) 20
22 Westmont (Calif.) 103.02 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 11
23 Cumberlands (Ky.) 99.21 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 24
24 Northwestern (Iowa) 96.67 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 10
25 Dordt (Iowa) 94.89 Great Plains Craig Heynen (10th) 27
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 945.97 4
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 710.93 2
3 Independent (NAIA) 530.65 2
4 Crossroads 523.12 3
5 Cascade 442.84 1
6 Red River 439.40 1
7 Kansas Collegiate 400.94 2
8 Appalachian 382.01 1
9 Heart of America 377.61 1
10 Sooner Athletic 343.23 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1117.82 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 1070.95 1
South Reinhardt (Ga.) 584.00 1
South Central Wiley (Texas) 593.72 1
West Southern Oregon 739.07 2
View All Regional Rankings

 

Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Central Christian (Kan.) 10.48 41.90
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.05 1:24.18
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 47.47 3:09.89
800 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 1:54.28 7:37.10
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:51.29 15:25.15
Steeplechase Cornerstone (Mich.) 9:37.93 38:31.73
5000 Meters British Columbia 14:17.65 57:10.60
10,000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 31:47.81 2:7:11.23
110 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 15.13 1:00.50
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 54.48 3:37.91
5000m Race Walk West Virginia Tech 22:31.02 1:30:04.08
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 2.00m 6-6¾ 8.01m 26-3¼
Pole Vault Aquinas (Mich.) 4.67m 15-3½ 18.66m 61-2½
Long Jump Doane (Neb.) 7.08m 23-2¾ 28.32m 92-11
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.69m 48-2½ 58.76m 192-9
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.50m 54-1½ 65.99m 216-6
Discus Grand View (Iowa) 51.54m 169-1 206.17m 676-5
Hammer Grand View (Iowa) 53.59m 175-9 214.34m 703-2
Javelin Baker (Kan.) 54.87m 180-0 219.46m 720-0
Decathlon Westmont (Calif.) 6,173 24,692

 

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

2017 Week #8 — May 22 (pre-championships)

next ranking: none, NAIA Championships, May 24-26
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 British Columbia 451.70 A.I.I. Laurier Primeau (3rd) NR
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 424.25 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 1
3 Indiana Tech 378.31 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 2
4 Hastings (Neb.) 320.66 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 4
5 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 318.95 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 3
6 Friends (Kan.) 279.86 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 7
7 Doane (Neb.) 249.96 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 5
8 Concordia (Neb.) 241.03 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 6
9 Wiley (Texas) 233.80 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 8
10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 224.29 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 9
11 Aquinas (Mich.) 185.88 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 10
12 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 181.14 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 12
13 Southern Oregon 168.89 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 11
14 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 154.83 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 13
15 Taylor (Ind.) 153.63 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 14
16 Oklahoma City 140.10 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 17
17 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 134.20 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (2nd) 16
18 Cornerstone (Mich.) 132.08 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 15
19 College of Idaho 122.60 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (2nd) 18
20 Morningside (Iowa) 114.60 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 20
21 Westmont (Calif.) 104.41 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 19
22 Rio Grande (Ohio) 88.57 River States Bob Willey (37th) 23
23 William Carey (Miss.) 87.68 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 21
24 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 81.29 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 30
25 Carroll (Mont.) 78.04 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 27
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 1063.99 4
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 972.35 4
3 Sooner Athletic 564.94 2
4 Heart of America 512.33 1
5 Cascade 502.72 2
6 Independent (NAIA) 466.99 1
7 Kansas Collegiate 372.26 1
8 Gulf Coast 362.11 1
9 Chicagoland 343.86 1
10 Crossroads 303.90 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1123.80 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 877.03 1
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 777.38 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 1063.25 1
West Southern Oregon 739.96 2
View All Regional Rankings

 

Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 11.81 47.23
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 24.60 1:38.39
400 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 54.48 3:37.91
800 Meters British Columbia 2:11.29 8:45.15
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:26.83 17:47.32
Steeplechase Taylor (Ind.) 11:30.97 46:03.87
5000 Meters Oklahoma City 17:36.17 1:10:24.67
10,000 Meters College of Idaho 38:32.73 2:34:10.90
100 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 14.46 57.85
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 1:04.60 4:18.40
5000m Race Walk Cumberlands (Ky.) 41:32.43 2:46:09.71
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.70m 5-7 6.81m 22-4
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.55m 11-7½ 14.18m 46-6¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.89m 19-4 23.57m 77-4
Triple Jump Friends (Kan.) 11.41m 37-5½ 45.65m 149-9
Shot Put Hastings (Neb.) 14.01m 45-11¾ 56.05m 183-10
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 45.72m 150-0 182.89m 600-0
Hammer Hastings (Neb.) 53.57m 175-9 214.29m 703-0
Javelin Corban (Ore.) 40.98m 134-5 163.91m 537-9
Heptathlon Jamestown (N.D.) 3,939 15,757
Half-Marathon MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1:25:31.00 5:42:04.00

 

NAIA
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Week #8 - May 22nd

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1wiley-texasWILEY (TEXAS)383.12Red River (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 2)
2indiana-techINDIANA TECH382.48Wolverine-Hoosier (1)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 1)
3british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA363.78A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)West▲107
(LW: 110)
4doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)261.21Great Plains (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 3)
5tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN224.54Appalachian (AAC)South◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)214.90Sooner AthleticSouth Central▼2
(LW: 4)
7hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)203.87Great PlainsMidwest▼1
(LW: 6)
8saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)182.38Kansas CollegiateSouth Central▼1
(LW: 7)
9central-christian-kanCENTRAL CHRISTIAN (KAN.)166.87A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)South Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)165.63Sun Conference (1)South▼1
(LW: 9)
11oregon-techOREGON TECH151.71CascadeWest▲1
(LW: 12)
12lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)144.43Mid-South (1)Great Lakes▲17
(LW: 29)
13william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)136.06Southern StatesSouth▲1
(LW: 14)
14indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN133.77CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 13)
15bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)123.53CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 17)
16olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)118.53Chicagoland (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 15)
17taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)113.73CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 16)
18grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)113.59Heart of America (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 18)
19cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)112.01Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 22)
20wvu-techWVU TECH108.70River StatesGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 19)
21friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)107.44Kansas CollegiateSouth Central▼1
(LW: 20)
22westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)103.02Golden State (1)West▼11
(LW: 11)
23cumberlands-kyCUMBERLANDS (KY.)99.21Mid-SouthGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 24)
24northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)96.67Great PlainsMidwest▼14
(LW: 10)
25dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)94.89Great PlainsMidwest▲2
(LW: 27)
NAIA
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Week #8 - May 22nd

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA451.70A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)West▲105
(LW: 106)
2wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)424.25Sooner AthleticSouth Central▼1
(LW: 1)
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH378.31Wolverine-Hoosier (1)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 2)
4hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)320.66Great PlainsMidwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-new-orleans-laSOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)318.95Gulf CoastSouth▼2
(LW: 3)
6friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)279.86Kansas Collegiate (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 7)
7doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)249.96Great Plains (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 5)
8concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)241.03Great PlainsMidwest▼2
(LW: 6)
9wiley-texasWILEY (TEXAS)233.80Red RiverSouth Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10siena-heights-michSIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)224.29Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 9)
11aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)185.88Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 10)
12midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)181.14Heart of America (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 12)
13southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON168.89CascadeWest▼2
(LW: 11)
14olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)154.83Chicagoland (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 13)
15taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)153.63Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 14)
16oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY140.10Sooner AthleticSouth Central▲1
(LW: 17)
17usc-beaufort-s-cUSC BEAUFORT (S.C.)134.20Sun Conference (1)South▼1
(LW: 16)
18cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)132.08Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 15)
19college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO122.60Cascade (1)West▼1
(LW: 18)
20morningside-iowaMORNINGSIDE (IOWA)114.60Great PlainsMidwest◀▶
(LW: 20)
21westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)104.41Golden State (1)West▼2
(LW: 19)
22rio-grande-ohioRIO GRANDE (OHIO)88.57River States (1)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 23)
23william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)87.68Southern StatesSouth▼2
(LW: 21)
24lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)81.29Mid-South (1)Great Lakes▲6
(LW: 30)
25carroll-montCARROLL (MONT.)78.04FrontierWest▲2
(LW: 27)

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2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 4/4Wed 4/4
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 4/11Wed 4/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 4/18Wed 4/18
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 4/25Wed 4/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Wed 5/2Wed 5/2
MEN | WOMEN
May 5-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 6Wed 5/9Wed 5/9
MEN | WOMEN
May 11-12: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 7Wed 5/16Wed 5/16
MEN | WOMEN
Week 8Tue 5/22Tue 5/22
MEN | WOMEN
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
MEN | WOMEN
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