2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Conference championship weekend has stirred up the recent edition 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). Only five teams maintained their rankings from a week ago.

Only five teams have

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Doane (Neb.)
Indiana Wesleyan
Saint Mary (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Doane (Neb.)
4
Indiana Wesleyan
5
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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No. 1 Indiana Tech, No. 2 Dordt (Iowa), No. 3 Doane (Neb.), No. 4 Indiana Wesleyan and No. 5 Saint Mary (Kan.) reside in the top-5. The Wildcats are the lone change in the top-5, as they improved three spots from its No. 7.

Indiana Wesleyan earned six new or improved marks that rank in the top-5 nationally. Landon Miller in the mile (No. 1, 4:08.42c/4:11.59) and the 5000 (14:18.08/14:27.27); Steven Ott in the 1000 (No. 3, 2:27.42c/2:29.45) and 800 (No. 4, 1:53.35c/1:54.97); Scott Rathbun in the pole vault (No. 3, 4.90m/16-¾); Charlie Young in the 600 (No. 4, 1:19.93c/1:21.13).

Three teams made jumps into the top-10: No. 8 Oklahoma City (up 13 spots), No. 9 Bethel (Kan.) (up 5 spots) and No. 10 Marian (Ind.) (up 6 spots).

The Stars improved upon season bests in the 5000: Zouhair Talbi is No. 3 (14:24.50/14:37.90A) and Shimales Abebe is No. 6 (14:38.09/14:51.70A) following their outing at the South Plains College Indoor Invite #2 and additional results from this weekend.

The ninth-ranked Threshers earned a boost thanks to three marks that sit within the top-2 nationally at the KCAC Championships. Kemroy Cupid is now the national leader in both the 60 (6.73) and 200 (21.42c/21.80), while Austin Cheatham improved to No. 2 in the shot put (17.43m/57-2¼).

For the Knights, the Crossroads champions turned in numerous marks to improve their national standing, including the top ranked 4×800 that clocked 7:39.86c (7:46.43). Howard Hendricks improved upon his season best in the 800 (No. 6, 1:54.34c/1:55:97), while Drew Thornton turned in a new performance in the 600 (No. 9, 1:21.01c/1:22.22).

The biggest mover in the top-25 this week is No. 18 Grace (Ind.) with a 25 spot jump after. The Lancers saw two athletes and two relays hit improved nationally ranked marks that sit within the top-10 from the Crossroads League Championships: Kyle Smith in the 600 (No. 7, 1:20.92c/1:22.13) and John Green in the 200 (No. 9, 21.70c/22.08). The 4×800 is ranked No. 2 and the Distance Medley relay is ranked No. 4 on the Descending Order List.

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

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

2021 Week #5 - February 24th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH272.65WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)210.44GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)189.05GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN156.13CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 7)
5saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)155.61KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)152.50GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 4)
7friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)139.90KCAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 6)
8oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY109.39IndependentSouth Central▲13
(LW: 21)
9bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)108.24KCACSouth Central▲5
(LW: 14)
10marian-indMARIAN (IND.)107.44Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲6
(LW: 16)
11william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)96.40IndependentSouth▲8
(LW: 19)
12huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)91.64CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 13)
13taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)87.34CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 10)
14cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)86.00WHACGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 18)
15olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)80.30Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲7
(LW: 22)
16hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)79.08GPACMidwest▼8
(LW: 8)
17southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)78.52Sun ConferenceSouth▼8
(LW: 9)
18grace-indGRACE (IND.)77.39CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲25
(LW: 43)
19mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)76.56GPACMidwest▼8
(LW: 11)
20grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)75.02The Heart (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 20)
21midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)72.24GPACMidwest▼4
(LW: 17)
22eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON66.56IndependentWest▲15
(LW: 37)
23northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)64.89GPACMidwest▼11
(LW: 12)
24milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)58.31AACSouth▲1
(LW: 25)
25dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)57.18North Star (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 23)


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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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.)