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 STATE236.81GLIACMidwestNR
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-MACMidwestNR
9uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS94.13RMACSouth CentralNR
10tiffinTIFFIN91.04G-MACMidwestNR
11hardingHARDING74.17IndependentsCentralNR
12csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO55.99RMACSouth CentralNR
13neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY53.42MIAACentralNR
14alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE52.37GSCSouthNR
15pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE46.64MIAACentralNR
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 STATE22.58NSICCentralNR
25queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)21.47SACSoutheastNR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
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