2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field season is underway!

Here is the first installment of the 2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI released Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Doane (Neb.)
Concordia (Neb.)
Friends (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Doane (Neb.)
4
Concordia (Neb.)
5
Friends (Kan.)
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Indiana Tech headlines the National TFRI for the fourth straight year. The Warriors have amassed 18 national top-10 marks. Indiana Tech is paced by two national leading marks: Jaylen Coleman in the triple jump (15.04/49-4¼) and the 4×800 (7:50.78c). The Warriors also have multiple athletes ranked in the top-10 in the 60, 200, 60H, high jump, and triple jump.

Dordt (Iowa) will start the season at No. 2 for the program’s best national ranking. With 13 top-10 nationally ranked marks, Dordt (Iowa) earned a program’s best ranking, bettering their No. 9 placement in Week 4 of the 2020 season. The Defenders have three No. 1 rankings: Payton Mauldin in the 600 (1:19.09c), Matthew Van Eps in the 800 (1:51.06c) and the 4×400 (3:15.04c).

Doane (Neb.) will come in at No. 3 for the first National TFRI. Out of the 12 national top-10 marks for the Tigers, five of them are in the top-5 in their respective events: Jacob Heitkamp is No. 1 in the high jump (2.17/7-1½); Zach Turner is No. 3 in the 60H (8.10); Connor Floyd is No. 3 in the pole vault (4.78m/15-8¼); Kalen Dockwiler is No. 4 in the 1000 (2:30.98c); Matthew Campbell is No. 4 in the weight throw (18.55m/60-10½).

Concordia (Neb). is the fourth-ranked team to begin the 2021 season with 12 marks that sit within the top-10 nationally. Cody Williams leads the Bulldogs with a No. 1 ranking in the heptathlon (5030) and the 4×400 has the second fastest time this season (3:19.01c). The Bulldogs also have four athletes ranked in the top-8 in the pole vault, including the aforementioned Wiliams.

Friends (Kan.) will round out the top-5 teams with its best billing in program history. The Falcons have shown quality over quantity, as six of their seven top-10 national marks fall within the top-5 in their respective events: Jadon Davis (No. 2, 14:13.94) and Gage Carr (No. 4, 18:25.40) in the 3000 race walk; Brayden Wells in the weight throw (No. 2, 18.71m/61-4¾); Cadin Gustafson in the heptathlon (No. 2, 4935). The Falcons also have the No. 2 4×400 (3:28.34c) and No. 3 DMR (10:10.48c).

Here are the rest of the teams that make up the top-10 in Week 1: No. 6 Saint Mary (Kan.), No. 7 Hastings (Neb.), No. 8 USC Beaufort (S.C.), No. 9 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 10 Northwestern (Iowa).

The 2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 3-6 in Yankton, South Dakota.

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

2021 Week #1 - January 27th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2020
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH342.80WHAC (1)Great Lakes3
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)250.30GPAC (1)Midwest12
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)249.96GPACMidwest4
4concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)225.03GPACMidwest17
5friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)187.67KCAC (1)South Central30
6saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)152.15KCACSouth Central6
7hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)126.96GPACMidwest30
8usc-beaufort-s-cUSC BEAUFORT (S.C.)116.65Sun ConferenceSouth60
9southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)114.82Sun ConferenceSouth29
10northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)102.57GPACMidwest39
11bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)92.95KCACSouth Central---
12grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)87.67The Heart (1)Midwest15
13huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)86.59CrossroadsGreat Lakes37
14central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)83.00The HeartSouth Central55
15bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)81.49CrossroadsGreat Lakes20
16cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)75.89WHACGreat Lakes30
17marian-indMARIAN (IND.)74.66Crossroads (1)Great Lakes60
18indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN71.87CrossroadsGreat Lakes11
19taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)70.91CrossroadsGreat Lakes25
20columbia-international-s-cCOLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL (S.C.)69.17AACSouth25
21dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)63.75North StarMidwest39
22tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN61.17AACSouth42
23midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)58.15GPACMidwest7
24wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)57.44IndependentSouth Central5
25dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)54.69North Star (1)Midwest---


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Indiana Tech1111111
Dordt (Iowa)2322222
Oklahoma City341417218123
Indiana Wesleyan182377454
Marian (Ind.)1713201610105
Doane (Neb.)3233336
Midland (Neb.)2329181721167
Milligan (Tenn.)2917192524318
Southeastern (Fla.)91113917149
Saint Mary (Kan.)65555410
Warner (Fla.)40363844443811
Concordia (Neb.)44446612
Huntington (Ind.)13211213122313
Briar Cliff (Iowa)36413728312413
Hastings (Neb.)7988161815
Tennessee Wesleyan22182730262515
Columbia International (S.C.)20222833343017
Madonna (Mich.)43313231324317
Grace (Ind.)26303543181319
Grand View (Iowa)1282120201919
Westmont (Calif.)354338373421
Friends (Kan.)56667722
Bethel (Kan.)111514149922
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)403622151724
Eastern OregonRV37222124
Dickinson State (N.D.)25251623252924
Montreat (N.C.)28262634393224
Cornerstone (Mich.)16202918141128
Bethel (Ind.)15272324303330
Wayland Baptist (Texas)24322526364730
USC Beaufort (S.C.)871115292735
William Carey (Miss.)3033341911837
Northwestern (Iowa)10121512232237
Mount Marty (S.D.)RV101011191542
Dakota State (S.D.)21283032384042
Taylor (Ind.)1924910132044
Central Methodist (Mo.)14162427272847
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)RV1922292826

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/27
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Wed 2/3
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Mon 2/1
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/10
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Week 4Wed 2/17
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Wed 2/24
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Week 6Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/6
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Mar. 3-6: NAIA Championships (Brookings, S.D.)