2019 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – With teams across the country gearing up for the upcoming conference championship weekend there wasn’t much change to the top of the rankings in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index released by the U.S. Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

Only one team in the top-five of both the men’s and women’s ratings experienced any change as the top four program stayed put in both national ratings indexes.

NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Adams State Ashland Grand Valley State Tiffin Colo. School of Mines

NATIONAL TFRI

PDFs: TEAM SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY

REGIONAL TFRI

TFRI scored by USTFCCCA region

 

NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Adams State Grand Valley State Lincoln (Mo.) SF State West Texas A&M

NATIONAL TFRI

PDFs: TEAM SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY

REGIONAL TFRI

TFRI scored by USTFCCCA region

That means for the second consecutive week that the men’s and women’s programs from Adams State held in the No. 1 spot in the country.

Keep checking back as more movement is expected by all teams with the running of conference championships this weekend as programs gear up for the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 9-10 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Men’s Story

For the third week in a row, Adams State leads the country, this time with 198.74 points.

The Grizzlies had groups of athletes all over the place as they competed at the Western Colorado Alumni Open, the Air Force Open and the Last Chance College Elite meet. While no new times from the weekend made it over past performances, the weekend served as one final run before the championship season.

Remaining in the No. 2 spot was Ashland with 154.75 points.

The Eagles also didn’t add any new times to their rating but spent the weekend at the Kent State Tune-Up and the Ohio State University Tune-Up. It is the third straight week that Ashland has held in the No. 2 spot.

Staying at No. 3 was Grand Valley State after in recorded 121.61 points.

The Lakers hosted their GVSU Tune-Up this past weekend and saw top contributions come from Hunter Weeks (now eighth in the nation in the high jump) and Justin Scavarda (16th overall in the weight throw). It is the second straight week that the program has been ranked third overall.

Slotting in at No. 4 was Tiffin with 106.89 points.

The Dragons had athletes competing at the Kent State Tune-Up and the Ohio State University Tune-Up over the weekend, with the standout performance from the meets going to Nikolas Curtiss who is now third in the nation in the shot put. It is also the second consecutive week that Tiffin has remained at No. 4.  

Moving back into the top-five for the second time this season was No. 5 Colo. School of Mines after the program had an outstanding weekend at the Mines vs. CSU-Pueblo & MSU-Denver meet. The program picked up 92.47 points in this edition of the index.

The Orediggers added 11 performances from the weekend to the rating index with top marks going to Josh Evans (sixth in  the country in the mile), Connor McLean (eighth in the pole vault) and Luke Julian (ninth in the 3000).

The rest of the top-10 was completed by Angelo State (91.82 points), Central Missouri (88.84), West Texas A&M (83.03), Texas A&M-Commerce (79.83) and Western Colorado (77.57). It was a new program-best mark by Angelo State.

The biggest gain in the rankings belonged to No. 65 Northwest Nazarene who jumped 38 spots from their previous rating. Five new teams joined the rankings this week led by No. 83 Tarleton State.

Women’s Story

For the second straight week Adams State was selected as the top team in the nation after it earned 227.57 points.

The Grizzlies were using the past weekend as a final tune-up as they had athletes spread across three meets; the Western Colorado Alumni Open, the Air Force Open and the Last Change College Elite meet. No new performances from the weekend overtook old showing from earlier in the season.

It is the first time in program history that Adams State has held in the No. 1 position in consecutive rankings.

Coming in at No. 2 was Grand Valley State with 200.17 points.

The Lakers hosted their GVSU Tune-Up this past weekend as the prepared for the championship season. No performances cracked what has been a very strong index for Grand Valley State this season.

It is the second straight week the Lakers have held at second overall.

Coming in after them was No. 3 Lincoln (Mo.) with 112.92 points.

The Blue Tigers are fresh off competition at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge where Diana Cauldwell posted the 11th-best mark in the long jump this year. It is also the second consecutive index that Lincoln (Mo.) has came in at third overall.

Coming in next at No. 4 was SF State after it recorded 105.84 points.

The Gators were off from competition this past weekend as they gear up for the East Bay Dual Meet on February 22 and the Boston University Last Chance Meet on February 24.

Advancing three spots to move into the top-five for the second time this year was West Texas A&M with 91.60 points.

The Buffaloes spent the weekend at the Lone Star Conference meet in which they recorded eight new performances that were added to the rating index to go with picking up their sixth straight conference indoor championship. Standouts from the meet went to Valda Kabia (sixth in the nation in both the 60 and 200), Tianna McKinney (11th in the 400 and 20th in the 200) and Zada Swoopes (eighth in the shot put).

The rest of the top-10 was rounded out by Alaska Anchorage (82.54 points), Lewis (74.26), UC-Colorado Springs (70.96), Missouri Southern (69.11) and Ashland (63.35).

The largest leap of the poll went to Seattle Pacific who jumped from No. 74 to No. 16 in this week’s ratings. It was the best mark recorded by the school since 2016.

Five new programs joined the ratings this week after being previously unranked, with the highest being Coker at No. 86.

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

2019 Week #5 - February 19th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE198.74RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ashlandASHLAND154.75GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE121.61GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4tiffinTIFFIN106.89G-MACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES92.47RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 6)
6angelo-stateANGELO STATE91.82Lone StarSouth Central▲5
(LW: 11)
7central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI88.84MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 5)
8west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M83.03Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 8)
9texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE79.83Lone StarSouth Central▲3
(LW: 12)
10western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO77.57RMACSouth Central▲5
(LW: 15)
11findlayFINDLAY75.39G-MACMidwest▼4
(LW: 7)
12lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)70.52MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 13)
13saint-augustinesSAINT AUGUSTINE'S67.91CIAAAtlantic▲7
(LW: 20)
14texas-am-kingsvilleTEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE65.13Lone StarSouth Central▲9
(LW: 23)
15academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART62.71IndependentsWest▼6
(LW: 9)
16northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)50.31GLIACMidwest▼6
(LW: 10)
17csu-puebloCSU-PUEBLO48.62RMACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 14)
18lee-tennLEE (TENN.)42.38IndependentSouth▼2
(LW: 16)
19minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE40.11NSICCentral▲2
(LW: 21)
20u-maryU-MARY40.09NSICCentral▼2
(LW: 18)
21queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)37.51SACSoutheast▼4
(LW: 17)
22northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI37.09MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 22)
23colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA36.65RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 24)
24pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE35.10MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 25)
25chadron-stateCHADRON STATE34.18RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 26)
NCAA Division II
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #5 - February 19th

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE227.57RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE200.17GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)112.92MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 3)
4sf-stateSF STATE105.84IndependentWest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M91.60Lone StarSouth Central▲3
(LW: 8)
6alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE82.54GNACWest▲8
(LW: 14)
7lewisLEWIS74.26GLVCMidwest▼1
(LW: 6)
8uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS70.96RMACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 5)
9missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN69.11MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 7)
10ashlandASHLAND63.35GLIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 9)
11saint-augustinesSAINT AUGUSTINE'S60.74CIAAAtlantic▲2
(LW: 13)
12simon-fraserSIMON FRASER54.47GNACWest▼2
(LW: 10)
13indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS52.41GLVCMidwest▼2
(LW: 11)
14franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE45.61Northeast-10East▲2
(LW: 16)
15u-maryU-MARY44.59NSICCentral▼3
(LW: 12)
16seattle-pacificSEATTLE PACIFIC42.60GNACWest▲58
(LW: 74)
17mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE41.88Conf. CarolinasSoutheast▲5
(LW: 22)
18azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC40.11IndependentsWest▼1
(LW: 17)
19southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST39.62MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 15)
20embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)39.53Independent (DII)South▲17
(LW: 37)
21millersvilleMILLERSVILLE38.70PSACAtlantic◀▶
(LW: 21)
22missouri-stMISSOURI S&T37.61GLVCMidwest▼4
(LW: 18)
23oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST37.18IndependentCentral▼3
(LW: 20)
24pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE36.88MIAACentral▼5
(LW: 19)
25texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE31.12Lone StarSouth Central▲31
(LW: 56)

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
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 1/29Tue 1/29
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 1/31
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 2/5Tue 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 2/12Tue 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Feb. 15: Conference Championships Begin
Week 5Tue 2/19Tue 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Feb. 24: Last Qualifying Date
Week 6Tue 2/26Mon 2/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 2/26
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/25
MEN | WOMEN
Regional TFRI and #EventSquad final rankings
Week 7Mon 3/4Mon 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 9-10: NCAA DII Championships, Pittsburg, Kan.
FINAL ResultsSat 3/9
MEN | WOMEN
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