2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Not much changed this week regarding the NAIA’s top teams on the men’s side, according to the latest installment of the 2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI that released on 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.)
Saint Mary (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Doane (Neb.)
4
Concordia (Neb.)
5
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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Indiana Tech remains No. 1 after posting five top-10 performances over the weekend which included a new No. 1 ranking in the 4×400 relay (3:14.96). The Warriors also had two marks inside the top five as senior Colby Bailey clocked a time of 6.81 to put him at No. 4 nationally in the 60, while junior Neville Smith also ranks No. 4 in the triple jump at 14.60m (47-10¾). Overall, Indiana Tech has 10 marks ranked in the top-five.

Dordt (Iowa) comes in at No. 2 for the second consecutive week. The Defenders own three No. 1 rankings as freshman Payton Mauldin and senior Matthew Van Eps lead the way in the 600 and 800, respectively. Mauldin also clocked a time of 48.71c (49.48) in the 400 over the weekend to put him at No. 8 nationally. The Dordt DMR squad continues to the country with a time of 7:44.56c (7:51.20).

Doane (Neb.) continues its No. 3 ranking for the second straight week after posting five top-15 marks. Sophomores Kalen Dockwiler and Sergio Arcos both posted No. 9 rankings in their respective events as Dockwhiler ran a 2:30.10c (2:32.17) in the 1000 and Arcos had a 7:08m (23-2¾) leap in the long jump. Junior Jacob Heitkamp continues his No.1 spot in the high jump clearing 2.17m (7-1½).

Concordia (Neb.) ranks No. 4 for the fourth consecutive week. The Bulldogs continue to hold down five nationally ranked top-five marks, including the fifth ranked 4×400 relay team as well as a Cody Williams’ third-ranked Heptathlon score of 5,030 points.

Saint Mary (Kan.) rounds out the top five for the third straight week. The Spires continue to own 10 top-10 rankings lead by senior Luke Skinner who has half of those marks (No. 2 in the 1000, No. 4 in the 800, No. 4 in the mile, No. 8 in the 3000 and No. 10 in the 5000).

The rest of the teams that make up the top-10 in Week 4 are No. 6 Friends (Kan.), No. 7 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 8 Hastings (Neb.), No. 9 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 10 Taylor (Ind.).

Southeastern (Fla.) moved up four spots after junior Dario Carter ran 8.03 in the 60H to put him at No. 2 nationally and senior Zachary Nichols heaved the implement 18.38m (60-3¾) to put him at No. 9 nationally in the weight throw.

The 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 4-6 in Yankton, South Dakota.

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

2021 Week #4 - February 17th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH326.24WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)242.89GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)210.66GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)161.38GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)157.96KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)132.06KCAC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN125.31CrossroadsGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 7)
8hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)94.53GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 8)
9southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)89.46Sun ConferenceSouth▲4
(LW: 13)
10taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)89.23CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 9)
11mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)88.86GPACMidwest▼1
(LW: 10)
12northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)83.57GPACMidwest▲3
(LW: 15)
13huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)83.01CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 12)
14bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)79.37KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 14)
15usc-beaufort-s-cUSC BEAUFORT (S.C.)78.41Sun ConferenceSouth▼4
(LW: 11)
16marian-indMARIAN (IND.)76.31Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲4
(LW: 20)
17midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)75.76GPACMidwest▲1
(LW: 18)
18cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)75.61WHACGreat Lakes▲11
(LW: 29)
19william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)72.14IndependentSouth▲15
(LW: 34)
20grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)71.85The Heart (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 21)
21oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY69.84IndependentSouth Central▼4
(LW: 17)
22olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)68.10Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲14
(LW: 36)
23dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)67.10North Star (1)Midwest▼7
(LW: 16)
24bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)63.35CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 23)
25milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)61.29AACSouth▼6
(LW: 19)


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
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 2/3
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 2/10
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 2/17
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Wed 2/24
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
FINAL ResultsSat 3/6
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 3-6: NAIA Championships (Brookings, S.D.)