2019 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Preseason

NEW ORLEANS – It’s time to check out the first National Rating Index of the newest NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season, which is about to wrap up its second full week on Friday.

Right now, the Adams State men and the Grand Valley State women are the favorites to bring home national titles at the conclusion of the 2019 NCAA DII Indoor Championships on March 9 in Pittsburg, Kansas. If the Grizzlies and the Lakers top the podium at the end of the season, it would be their third and fourth national title, respectively.

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This marks the third time in the past four years that Adams State’s men have been ranked No. 1 to begin the season. The Grizzlies also headlined the chart in 2015 and 2017. Adams State is expected to score a lot of points in distance events, as Sydney Gidabuday is ranked among the top returners in the nation in the mile, 3000 and 5000. Gidabuday is joined by Elias Gedyon, who is ranked first in the mile and second in the 3000. Don’t count out the Grizzlies’ throwers either, as Samuel Reid is the fourth best returner coming back in the shot put.

Colorado Mines sits No. 2 in the preseason and this is the highest the program has been ranked this early in the season. The Orediggers did own the top spot on five separate occasions last year, including four consecutive weeks at No. 1 from Week 1 to Week 4.

Tiffin is No. 3 and has been on quite the run in recent memory. The Dragons won back-to-back national titles in 2016 and 2017, then finished runner-up to Pittsburg State last year.

Ashland, two years removed from a runner-up finish, is ranked No. 4. The Eagles could get a lot of mileage out of Myles Pringle as well as a trio of weight throwers, including Alex Hill and Brent Fairbanks, who are ranked as the No. 1 and No. 2 returners in the nation.

Grand Valley State rounds out the top-5 in fifth. The Lakers have been ranked in the top-5 in five of the past six years, including the top spot to begin the 2015-16 season.

The computers expect Grand Valley State’s women to continue their success from the cross country season. The Lakers won the national title just 10 days ago in another Pittsburgh (That one is spelled with an ‘H’ at the end and is in Pennsylvania). GVSU has a stacked distance corps and should get some points out of its vaulters and throwers. This is the first time that the Lakers have been ranked No. 1 to begin the season since 2015-16.

Last year’s national runner-up Lincoln (Mo.) sits No. 2. The Blue Tigers have been ranked No. 2 to begin the season twice before and each time they ended up on the podium (third-place finish in 2012 and a runner-up showing in 2013).

Adams State sits No. 3, looking for its fourth national title in program history. The Grizzlies last won in 2017 and also topped the podium in 2014 and 2008.

Defending national champion West Texas A&M is ranked fourth to begin the new season. That’s exactly where the Lady Buffs started the season last year and look how it turned out for them.

Azusa Pacific is ranked No. 5, a far cry from where it has started the season in the past three years. The Cougars were ranked No. 39 in 2016, No. 51 in 2017 and No. 12 last year.

Past collegiate data is used to determine preseason rankings in NCAA Division II. Subsequent rankings use only season-best, qualifying-list information from the new season.

NCAA Division II
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Preseason - December 11th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1adams-stateADAMS STATE178.43RMACSouth Central3
2colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES167.76RMACSouth Central11
3tiffinTIFFIN140.07G-MAC (1)Midwest2
4ashlandASHLAND128.80GLIACMidwest4
5grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE108.44GLIAC (1)Midwest6
6pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE92.57MIAACentral1
7findlayFINDLAY79.63G-MACMidwest9
8central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI72.43MIAA (1)Central26
9texas-am-kingsvilleTEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE68.51Lone StarSouth Central19
10colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA64.61RMACSouth Central11
11texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE59.51Lone StarSouth Central5
12west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M57.34Lone Star (1)South Central16
13academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART51.92PacWestWest8
14american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL42.96Northeast-10East33
15saint-augustinesSAINT AUGUSTINE'S42.80CIAA (1)Atlantic20
16northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)40.78GLIACMidwest38
17csu-puebloCSU-PUEBLO38.48RMACSouth Central9
18eastern-new-mexicoEASTERN NEW MEXICO35.37Lone StarSouth Central16
19queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)31.03SAC (1)Southeast38
20minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE30.14NSIC (1)Central20
21lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)30.00MIAACentral14
22u-maryU-MARY29.83NSICCentral---
23chadron-stateCHADRON STATE29.82RMACSouth Central47
24lee-tennLEE (TENN.)26.33Gulf SouthSouth54
25wingateWINGATE26.10SACSoutheast50
26angelo-stateANGELO STATE26.01Lone StarSouth Central38
27emporia-stateEMPORIA STATE25.47MIAACentral15
28bartonBARTON24.76Conf. CarolinasSoutheast38
29western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO23.35RMAC (1)South Central58
30central-washingtonCENTRAL WASHINGTON23.16GNACWest29
31fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE22.44MIAACentral11
32northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI22.05MIAACentral58
33missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN20.90MIAACentral16
34sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS19.26NSICCentral54
35central-stateCENTRAL STATE18.41SIACSouth20
36christian-brothersCHRISTIAN BROTHERS18.24Gulf SouthSouth24
37tarleton-stateTARLETON STATE16.86Lone StarSouth Central33
38mckendreeMCKENDREE16.85GLVCMidwest33
39north-greenvilleNORTH GREENVILLE16.76Conf. CarolinasSoutheast---
40ferris-stateFERRIS STATE15.74GLIACMidwest58
41western-oregonWESTERN OREGON14.40GNACWest6
42southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA13.31GLVCMidwest---
43rogers-stateROGERS STATE12.97Great AmericanSouth Central54
44saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE12.74GLIACMidwest26
45indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS12.71GLVC (1)Midwest54
46maloneMALONE12.62G-MACMidwest47
47lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE12.33SACSoutheast50
48slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK11.47PSACAtlantic58
49seton-hillSETON HILL11.40PSACAtlantic---
50northern-stateNORTHERN STATE9.63NSICCentral58
51indiana-paINDIANA (PA.)9.44PSACAtlantic58
52alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE8.39GNACWest58
53embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)7.91Independent (DII)South---
54st-thomas-aquinasST. THOMAS AQUINAS7.24East CoastEast---
55concordia-oreCONCORDIA (ORE.)7.14GNACWest58
56notre-dame-ohioNOTRE DAME (OHIO)6.98Mountain EastAtlantic58
57limestoneLIMESTONE6.84Conf. CarolinasSoutheast50
58wayne-state-nebWAYNE STATE (NEB.)6.79NSICCentral58
59carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN6.58SACSoutheast20
60neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY6.34MIAACentral50
61assumptionASSUMPTION5.66Northeast-10East---
62southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT5.43Northeast-10 (1)East38
63oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST5.18Great AmericanCentral---
64augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)5.04NSICCentral58
65tusculumTUSCULUM4.61SACSoutheast33
66southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST4.53MIAACentral58
67virginia-stateVIRGINIA STATE4.19CIAAAtlantic58
68uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS4.09RMACSouth Central38
69hillsdaleHILLSDALE3.87G-MACMidwest---
70black-hills-stateBLACK HILLS STATE3.56RMACSouth Central58
71stonehillSTONEHILL3.09Northeast-10East38
72washburnWASHBURN2.86MIAACentral---
73alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE2.50Gulf SouthSouth58
74azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC2.25PacWestWest46
75adelphiADELPHI1.65Northeast-10East---
76missouri-stMISSOURI S&T1.29GLVCMidwest58
77northwest-nazareneNORTHWEST NAZARENE1.25GNACWest58
78cedarvilleCEDARVILLE1.17G-MACMidwest---
79unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE1.13Peach BeltSoutheast---
80franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE1.10Northeast-10East---
81concordia-st-paulCONCORDIA-ST. PAUL1.07NSICCentral---
82kutztownKUTZTOWN1.07PSACAtlantic58
83montana-st-billingsMONTANA ST.-BILLINGS1.04GNACWest---
84california-paCALIFORNIA (PA.)0.96PSACAtlantic---
85charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)0.75IndependentsAtlantic---
86claflinCLAFLIN0.67CIAA (Central Intercollegiate)Atlantic---
87lindenwoodLINDENWOOD0.64MIAACentral58
88simon-fraserSIMON FRASER0.64GNACWest---
89johnson-c-smithJOHNSON C. SMITH0.64CIAAAtlantic---
90oklahoma-christianOKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN0.63Great AmericanSouth Central26
91mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE0.58Conf. Carolinas (1)Southeast47
92walshWALSH0.56G-MACMidwest58
93western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON0.45GNAC (1)West---
94east-stroudsburgEAST STROUDSBURG0.45PSACAtlantic---
95hardingHARDING0.43IndependentsCentral24
96lubbock-christianLUBBOCK CHRISTIAN0.41Lone StarSouth Central---
97lewisLEWIS0.38GLVCMidwest58
98minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH0.35NSICCentral---
99shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG0.33PSAC (1)Atlantic38
100roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN0.30East CoastEast---
100cheyneyCHEYNEY0.30PSACAtlantic---
100uw-parksideUW-PARKSIDE0.30GLIACMidwest---
103new-havenNEW HAVEN0.15Northeast-10East---
103missouri-westernMISSOURI WESTERN0.15MIAACentral29
105southwest-minnesota-stateSOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE0.08NSICCentral---
106lemoyne-owenLEMOYNE-OWEN0.07SIACSouth---
107kentucky-wesleyanKENTUCKY WESLEYAN0.05G-MACMidwest---
108alderson-broaddusALDERSON BROADDUS0.04G-MACMidwest---
109shorterSHORTER0.02Gulf SouthSouth29
NCAA Division II
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Preseason - December 11th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE174.24GLIAC (1)Midwest8
2lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)138.69MIAACentral3
3adams-stateADAMS STATE128.73RMAC (1)South Central5
4west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M97.73Lone Star (1)South Central1
5azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC96.92PacWestWest10
6lewisLEWIS82.30GLVC (1)Midwest15
7ashlandASHLAND75.87GLIACMidwest29
8western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO72.04RMACSouth Central2
9new-mexico-highlandsNEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS67.44RMACSouth Central57
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE57.96MIAA (1)Central5
11uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS55.90RMACSouth Central13
12texas-am-kingsvilleTEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE52.45Lone StarSouth Central43
13augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)49.19NSICCentral53
14cedarvilleCEDARVILLE46.72G-MACMidwest---
15indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS46.03GLVCMidwest60
16southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST45.03MIAACentral49
17sf-stateSF STATE44.68CCAAWest22
18missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN43.08MIAACentral11
19central-washingtonCENTRAL WASHINGTON38.42GNACWest36
20mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE38.02Conf. Carolinas (1)Southeast43
21missouri-stMISSOURI S&T35.05GLVCMidwest60
22lindenwoodLINDENWOOD33.97MIAACentral17
23millersvilleMILLERSVILLE32.84PSACAtlantic17
24franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE32.74Northeast-10East---
25minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH32.21NSICCentral36
26academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART31.74PacWestWest57
27minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE29.44NSICCentral36
28east-stroudsburgEAST STROUDSBURG28.10PSACAtlantic49
29seattle-pacificSEATTLE PACIFIC27.51GNAC (1)West24
30hillsdaleHILLSDALE27.28G-MACMidwest24
31slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK26.63PSACAtlantic43
32bellarmineBELLARMINE24.51GLVCMidwest22
33angelo-stateANGELO STATE23.48Lone StarSouth Central7
34simon-fraserSIMON FRASER22.78GNACWest32
35tiffinTIFFIN22.40G-MAC (1)Midwest---
36wingateWINGATE21.43SACSoutheast32
37oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST20.11Great AmericanCentral49
38alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE19.64GNACWest17
39chadron-stateCHADRON STATE19.38RMACSouth Central60
40northern-stateNORTHERN STATE18.93NSICCentral---
41walshWALSH17.11G-MACMidwest12
42wheeling-jesuitWHEELING JESUIT16.96IndependentsAtlantic---
43embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)16.11Independent (DII)South60
44cal-state-laCAL STATE LA15.87CCAAWest24
45u-maryU-MARY15.32NSIC (1)Central4
46mckendreeMCKENDREE14.60GLVCMidwest53
47texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE13.36Lone StarSouth Central29
48concordia-califCONCORDIA (CALIF.)11.98PacWestWest60
49western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON11.18GNACWest36
50missouri-westernMISSOURI WESTERN11.11MIAACentral---
51maloneMALONE9.65G-MACMidwest60
52saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE9.29GLIACMidwest---
53flaglerFLAGLER9.02Peach BeltSoutheast60
54western-oregonWESTERN OREGON8.93GNACWest32
55colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES8.76RMACSouth Central32
56north-greenvilleNORTH GREENVILLE8.74Conf. CarolinasSoutheast60
57saint-augustinesSAINT AUGUSTINE'S7.87CIAAAtlantic9
58colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA7.53RMACSouth Central60
59sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS7.48NSICCentral24
60concordia-oreCONCORDIA (ORE.)7.36GNACWest29
61csu-puebloCSU-PUEBLO7.19RMACSouth Central60
62seton-hillSETON HILL7.00PSACAtlantic60
63bloomsburgBLOOMSBURG6.93PSACAtlantic60
64cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS6.86CCAAWest---
65central-oklahomaCENTRAL OKLAHOMA6.55MIAACentral---
65adelphiADELPHI6.55Northeast-10East60
67neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY6.17MIAACentral---
68west-chesterWEST CHESTER5.88PSACAtlantic---
69assumptionASSUMPTION4.92Northeast-10East60
70northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI4.86MIAACentral60
71washburnWASHBURN3.89MIAACentral60
72queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)3.85SAC (1)Southeast36
73eastern-new-mexicoEASTERN NEW MEXICO3.44Lone StarSouth Central---
74emporia-stateEMPORIA STATE2.74MIAACentral---
75northern-michiganNORTHERN MICHIGAN2.32GLIACMidwest60
76rogers-stateROGERS STATE1.96Great AmericanSouth Central---
77virginia-stateVIRGINIA STATE1.42CIAA (1)Atlantic60
78wayne-state-nebWAYNE STATE (NEB.)1.42NSICCentral16
79american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL1.38Northeast-10East53
80southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE1.15Northeast-10East---
81saint-martinsSAINT MARTIN'S1.13GNACWest---
82edinboroEDINBORO1.05PSACAtlantic60
83unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE1.02Peach BeltSoutheast---
84notre-dame-ohioNOTRE DAME (OHIO)0.98Mountain EastAtlantic---
85shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG0.85PSACAtlantic57
85pitt-johnstownPITT JOHNSTOWN0.85PSACAtlantic---
87northwest-nazareneNORTHWEST NAZARENE0.82GNACWest---
88ferris-stateFERRIS STATE0.60GLIACMidwest---
89central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI0.55MIAACentral43
90hardingHARDING0.45IndependentsCentral---
91msu-moorheadMSU MOORHEAD0.40NSICCentral---
92shorterSHORTER0.32Gulf SouthSouth---
93wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)0.31GLIACMidwest---
94fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE0.30MIAACentral---
95south-dakota-minesSOUTH DAKOTA MINES0.25RMACSouth Central---
96limestoneLIMESTONE0.16Conf. CarolinasSoutheast---
97southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT0.15Northeast-10East17
98northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)0.15GLIACMidwest60
98lee-tennLEE (TENN.)0.15Gulf SouthSouth43
98trumanTRUMAN0.15GLVCMidwest---
98winona-stateWINONA STATE0.15NSICCentral60
102bemidji-stateBEMIDJI STATE0.15NSICCentral---
103southwest-minnesota-stateSOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE0.07NSICCentral---
103georgian-courtGEORGIAN COURT0.07East Coast (1)East---
103johnson-c-smithJOHNSON C. SMITH0.07CIAAAtlantic---
106carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN0.02SACSoutheast---
106lock-havenLOCK HAVEN0.02PSACAtlantic---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 12/11
Week 1Tue 1/22Wed 1/23
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Week 2Tue 1/29Tue 1/29
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Thu 1/31
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Week 3Tue 2/5Tue 2/5
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Tue 2/5
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Week 4Tue 2/12Tue 2/12
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Tue 2/12
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Feb. 15: Conference Championships Begin
Week 5Tue 2/19Tue 2/19
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Tue 2/19
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Feb. 24: Last Qualifying Date
Week 6Tue 2/26Mon 2/25
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Mon 2/25
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Regional TFRI and #EventSquad final rankings
Week 7Mon 3/4Mon 3/4
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Mon 3/4
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Mar. 9-10: NCAA DII Championships, Pittsburg, Kan.
FINAL ResultsSat 3/9
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