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

NEW ORLEANSGrand Valley State came ready to go when the season started.

The Lakers sit at No. 1 in the first edition of the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor National TFRI released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first time since Week 2 of the 2016 season that GVSU is perched atop the rankings.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Ashland
Lee (Tenn.)
Central Missouri
Northwest Missouri
1
Grand Valley State
2
Ashland
3
Lee (Tenn.)
4
Central Missouri
5
Northwest Missouri
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Ashland starts the season at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Lee (Tenn.), No. 4 Central Missouri and No. 5 Northwest Missouri. Both Lee (Tenn.) and Northwest Missouri have set program-best rankings in the National TFRI.

The Lakers have shown depth across all event disciplines early on this season and boast 16 marks that rank in the top-10 nationally. The strength for GVSU comes in its distance squad, which includes three of the top-5 spots in the mile and 3000. Isaac Harding leads the way in the mile (No. 2, 4:03.14), with Tanner Chada (No. 3, 4:03.74) and Caleb Futter (No. 4, 4:06.26) shortly behind. In the 3000, Futter is ranked second in 8:10.72, followed by Harding (No. 3, 8:11.09) and Chada (8:14.57). Joining the distance crew with a top-5 mark is Justin Scavarda in the shot put (No. 4, 18.55m/60-10 ½).

The second-ranked Eagles own 10 marks that sit within the top-10 on the national list. Leading the way is Trevor Bassitt with highly ranked marks across three events: 60H (No. 1, 7.70), 200 (20.85) and 60 (No. 2, 6.73). Joining Bassitt as top performers include Tim Rumas in the 60 (No. 4, 6.76), Channing Phillips in the 200 (No. 4, 21.66c), Ian Johnson in the mile (No. 5, 4:07.26c) and Brent Fairbanks in the weight throw (No. 5, 20.47m/67-2). The Eagles’ 4×400 relay is also ranked No. 2 (3:13.50c).

Out of eight top-10 performances, the Flames are the proud owners of four No. 1 marks – Christian Noble in the mile (4:00.60) and 5000 (13:37.39), Wynand Du Toit in the 400 (47.18) and as a member of the 4×400 (3:13.15). Three additional top performances come from Siphosethu Boya in the 400 (No. 3, 48.05), Caleb Eagleson in the 5000 (No. 4, 14:30.81), and Titus Lagat in the 800 (No. 5, 1:51.97).

The fourth-ranked Mules have 11 top-10 performances within the field events, including multiple athletes highly ranked in the pole vault and heptathlon. The pole vault features the top-2 performers in Vincent Hobbie (No. 1, 5.23m/17-1¾) and Reagan Ulrich (No. 2, 5.13m/16-10). Central Missouri also boasts four of the seven top performers in the heptathlon: Trey Miller is No. 1 (5517), Garrett Francis is No. 3 (5164), Calaway McQueeny is No. 5 (4607) and Trent Davis is No. 7 (4607).

Northwest Missouri reached a program-best ranking with the help of 11 national marks that sit within the top-10 of their respective events. The top athletes for Northwest Missouri include Gavyn Monday in the 200 (No. 3, 21.65) and 60 (No. 8, 6.88), Caelon Harkey in the 400 (No. 4, 48.29), and Blake Morgan in the high jump (No. 5, 2.07m/6-9 ½). The Bearcats also boast the top-ranked DMR (9:49.43) and the third fastest 4×400 (3:14.04).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 West Texas A&M, No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 8 Findlay, No. 9 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 10 Tiffin.

The 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 12-13 at the Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

2021 Week #1 - January 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE236.81GLIAC (1)MidwestNR
2ashlandASHLAND179.12GLIACMidwestNR
3lee-tennLEE (TENN.)170.65GSCSouthNR
4central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI167.13MIAACentralNR
5northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI157.06MIAACentralNR
6west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M120.55Lone Star (1)South CentralNR
7texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE117.32Lone Star (2)South CentralNR
8findlayFINDLAY99.36G-MAC (1)MidwestNR
9uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS94.13RMAC (1)South CentralNR
10tiffinTIFFIN91.04G-MACMidwestNR
11hardingHARDING74.17IndependentsCentralNR
12csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO55.99RMACSouth CentralNR
13neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY53.42MIAACentralNR
14alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE52.37GSCSouthNR
15pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE46.64MIAA (1)CentralNR
16chadron-stateCHADRON STATE35.94RMACSouth CentralNR
17northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)33.30GLIACMidwestNR
18missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN30.14MIAACentralNR
19northern-stateNORTHERN STATE28.37NSICCentralNR
20montevalloMONTEVALLO28.13GSCSouthNR
21fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE25.42MIAACentralNR
22wayne-state-nebWAYNE STATE (NEB.)25.09NSICCentralNR
23msu-moorheadMSU MOORHEAD24.40NSICCentralNR
24minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE22.58NSIC (1)CentralNR
25queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)21.47SACSoutheastNR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Ashland22322211
Grand Valley State13211122
West Texas A&M61443443
Lee (Tenn.)34676764
Pittsburg State1516101010895
Colo. School of Mines8134336
Lincoln (Mo.)RVRVRV313116167
Texas A&M-Commerce7789810118
Tiffin1011767689
Northwood (Mich.)1714241617191810
Central Missouri459555511
Northwest Missouri565899711
Findlay812141211141211
Missouri Southern1819131312111014
Carson-NewmanRV28181718171514
Western Colorado27191914131714
UC-Colorado Springs99111113121317
Queens (N.C.)2526221819242417
Quincy (Ill.)3040443535413819
Minnesota State2424262021181920
CSU Pueblo1210121416212021
Colorado MesaRV3333393021
Angelo StateRVRVRV1515153321
Texas A&M-KingsvilleRVRVRVRVRVRVRV21
(unknown)21
Neb.-Kearney1315153020232226
Academy of Art2224342826
Harding1113172832253426
Lindenwood2718202528322529
Alabama-Huntsville1417212422282630
Montevallo2032364341444230
Augustana (S.D.)3649273426222134
Fort Hays State2121232325273534
Adams State162123201436
Northern State1922252627262336
MSU Moorhead2335313739302739
WashburnRV20342934374541
Chadron State1633384947424345
Wayne State (Neb.)22343336384039
UNC Pembroke253242404751
Colorado Christian32232840435252

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 1/26
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Tue 2/2
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Tue 2/9
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Mon 2/8
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Week 4Tue 2/16
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Tue 2/23
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Week 6Tue 3/2
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Week 7Mon 3/8
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/13
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Mar. 12-13: NCAA DII Championships (Birmingham, Ala.)