2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championship Weekend brought some notables changes to the national landscape, especially on the Descending Order List where athletes established eight new national leads with less than three weeks left until the national championships.

From The USTFCCCA InfoZone: Conference Championships Central

With that known, it’s time to look at how much the National Rating Index shifted between Week 5 and Week 6 with the most recent installment that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Remember: The 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held May 23-25 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Indiana Tech
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Westmont (Calif.)
1
British Columbia
2
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
3
Indiana Tech
4
Saint Mary (Kan.)
5
Westmont (Calif.)
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While the top-5 of the Men’s National Rating Index went virtually unscathed, the same couldn’t be said for the entire top-25. Only six of the top-25 teams from last week remained in place, of which included three top-5 programs.

British Columbia, Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Indiana Tech sit No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, for yet another week. Strong performances this past weekend allowed the trio to hold steady atop the National Rating Index in a tumultuous week.

Saint Mary (Kan.) swapped spots with Westmont (Calif.), as the former is now ranked No. 4 and the latter comes in at No. 5. The Spires captured the team title at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend and were rewarded by the Index.

Here are the biggest movers in the top-25 of Week 6 of the Men’s National Rating Index: No. 11 Concordia (Neb.) (up seven spots), No. 13 Indiana Wesleyan (up 12 spots), No. 18 Dordt (Iowa) (up four spots), No. 20 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) (up six spots). MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) was the only new addition to the top-25 in Week 6.

NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southern-New Orleans (La.)
Concordia (Neb.)
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Doane (Neb.)
1
British Columbia
2
Southern-New Orleans (La.)
3
Concordia (Neb.)
4
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
5
Doane (Neb.)
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Despite some exciting conference championship meets, change was few and far between in the top-10 of the Women’s National Rating Index this week.

The only difference between the top-10 in Week 5 and Week 6 came at No. 6 and No. 7, where MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) and Indiana Tech swapped spots. The Pioneers are now ranked sixth, while the Warriors dropped one spot to seventh.

We did see some movement outside of the top-10, notably with Eastern Oregon. The Mountaineers jumped from No. 18 to No. 11 thanks to some strong efforts this past weekend. EOU added three new marks to the Index in the guise of its now fourth-ranked 4×800 relay team, Karianne Zollman (now seventh in the javelin) and Maggie Ledbetter (now 10th in the discus).

Three new teams did join the top-25: Taylor (Ind.) comes in at No. 23, McPherson (Kan.) is ranked 24th and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) holds down the No. 25 spot. Both the Trojans and the Bulldogs leapt 10 or more spots between Week 5 and Week 6, while the Warriors made up four spots of their own.

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

2019 Week #6 - May 8th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA394.75CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)361.79Sooner AthleticSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 2)
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH329.43Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 3)
4saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)227.43Kansas CollegiateSouth Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)197.92Golden StateWest▼1
(LW: 4)
6william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)183.39Southern StatesSouth◀▶
(LW: 6)
7southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON181.18CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 7)
8doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)175.92Great PlainsMidwest▲1
(LW: 9)
9tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN157.22Appalachian (AAC)South▼1
(LW: 8)
10grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)152.84Heart of AmericaMidwest▲1
(LW: 11)
11concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)148.44Great PlainsMidwest▲7
(LW: 18)
12lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)147.38Mid-SouthGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 10)
13indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN146.11CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲12
(LW: 25)
14southern-new-orleans-laSOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)140.38Gulf CoastSouth▼1
(LW: 13)
15cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)139.20Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 12)
16bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)136.61CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 19)
17midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)136.29Great PlainsMidwest▼2
(LW: 15)
18dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)135.62Great PlainsMidwest▲4
(LW: 22)
19olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)134.22ChicagolandMidwest▼5
(LW: 14)
20midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)131.91Heart of AmericaSouth Central▲6
(LW: 26)
21cumberlands-kyCUMBERLANDS (KY.)127.80Mid-SouthGreat Lakes▼5
(LW: 16)
22baker-kanBAKER (KAN.)123.07Heart of AmericaSouth Central▼5
(LW: 17)
23oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY121.91Sooner AthleticSouth Central▼3
(LW: 20)
24hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)103.31Great PlainsMidwest◀▶
(LW: 24)
25siena-heights-michSIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)99.10Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼4
(LW: 21)
NAIA
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #6 - May 8th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA544.77CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-new-orleans-laSOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)434.86Gulf CoastSouth◀▶
(LW: 2)
3concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)390.55Great PlainsMidwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)341.02Sooner AthleticSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)280.11Great PlainsMidwest◀▶
(LW: 5)
6midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)223.15Heart of AmericaSouth Central▲1
(LW: 7)
7indiana-techINDIANA TECH202.78Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 6)
8william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)169.68Southern StatesSouth◀▶
(LW: 8)
9hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)168.81Great PlainsMidwest◀▶
(LW: 9)
10oregon-techOREGON TECH167.32CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 10)
11eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON158.71CascadeWest▲7
(LW: 18)
12aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)155.16Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 12)
13siena-heights-michSIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)150.47Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 16)
14friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)148.56Kansas CollegiateSouth Central▼1
(LW: 13)
15olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)140.22ChicagolandMidwest▼1
(LW: 14)
16cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)135.47Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes▼5
(LW: 11)
17college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO125.73CascadeWest▼2
(LW: 15)
18oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY120.02Sooner AthleticSouth Central▲1
(LW: 19)
19dakota-wesleyan-s-dDAKOTA WESLEYAN (S.D.)112.92Great PlainsMidwest▲2
(LW: 21)
20westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)107.11Golden StateWest▼3
(LW: 17)
21xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)104.40Gulf CoastSouth▼1
(LW: 20)
22lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)101.67Mid-SouthGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 22)
23taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)97.03CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲10
(LW: 33)
24mcpherson-kanMCPHERSON (KAN.)95.40Kansas CollegiateSouth Central▲12
(LW: 36)
25lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)91.61A.I.I.West▲4
(LW: 29)

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