2021 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to the top, West Texas A&M!

Following a five spot climb, the Buffs now sit at No. 1 in the second 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 in program history West Texas A&M is ranked No. 1 in the National TFRI.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Ashland
Grand Valley State
Lee (Tenn.)
Central Missouri
1
West Texas A&M
2
Ashland
3
Grand Valley State
4
Lee (Tenn.)
5
Central Missouri
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No. 2 Ashland was the only team that remained unchanged from a week ago. No. 3 Grand Valley State (down 2 spots), No. 4 Lee (Tenn.) (down 1 spot) and No. 5 Central Missouri (down 1 spot) round out the top-5 teams.

West Texas A&M has collected 11 top-10 national marks in the two meets they have competed in this season. The Buffs have two national leading marks: Benjamin Azamati improved his time in the 60 to 6.59; Peniel Richard in the triple jump (15.31m/50-2 ¾). Other top-5 marks that were turned in this past weekend at Washburn include the DMR (No. 3, 10:01.70) and Desmond Aryee in the 60 (No. 5, 6.79). The aforementioned Azamati posted a 0.01 second PR to improve upon his time as the No. 4 performer on the NCAA DII all-time top-10 list for 60 meters.

The second-ranked Eagles survived the shifting of the top-5 teams and remained steady with 10 nationally ranked marks. Earning a new provisional mark for the Eagles is Tim Rumas, who ran 21.34 in the 200 to sit at No. 3. Travis Moore also turned in the No. 6 performance in the heptathlon with 5023 points.

The Lakers hold 15 marks that sit within the top-10 nationally and continue to be paced by its performances in the distance events, which include three of the top-7 in the 3000. The weight throw crew posted three top-10 marks from the Bill Clinger Classic this past weekend: Justin Scavarda is No. 6 (20.20m/66-3 ¼), Hunter Harding is No. 7 (19.99m/65-7) and Leon White is No. 9 (19.49m/63-11 ½). Makiyah Smallwood also ran the No. 8 time in the 60H (8.17).

Lee (Tenn.) has an emphasis on quality over quantity, as six of their eight top-10 marks sit within the top-3 of their respective events. The Flames turned in two more top-3 marks from the Magic City Elite Meet: Christian Noble, the reigning three-time National Athlete of the Week, set a NCAA Division II record in the 3000 at 7:51.46, breaking the previous record set in 2019; Titus Lagat clocked the third-fastest 800 of the season at 1:50.86. Noble paces the Flames with three national-leading marks: the mile (4:00.60), 3000, and 5000 (13:37.39).

Rounding out the top-5 is Central Missouri. The Mules hold onto seven top-10 nationally ranked marks, with two athletes ranked within the top-5 in pole vault and heptathlon. Vincent Hobbie is the national leader in the pole vault at 5.23m (17-1 ¾) and Trey Miller is second in the heptathlon (5164).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Northwest Missouri (down 1 spot), No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 8 Colorado School of Mines (previously NR), No. 9 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 10 CSU Pueblo (up 2 spots).

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 #2 - February 2nd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M171.09Lone Star (1)South Central▲5
(LW: 6)
2ashlandASHLAND166.44GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE164.71GLIACMidwest▼2
(LW: 1)
4lee-tennLEE (TENN.)141.04GSCSouth▼1
(LW: 3)
5central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI121.39MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 4)
6northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI115.04MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 5)
7texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE104.69Lone Star (2)South Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES103.65RMACSouth CentralNR
9uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS103.41RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 9)
10csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO83.85RMACSouth Central▲2
(LW: 12)
11tiffinTIFFIN77.93G-MACMidwest▼1
(LW: 10)
12findlayFINDLAY67.05G-MAC (1)Midwest▼4
(LW: 8)
13hardingHARDING64.41IndependentsCentral▼2
(LW: 11)
14northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)48.68GLIACMidwest▲3
(LW: 17)
15neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY48.39MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 13)
16pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE42.99MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 15)
17alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE40.75GSCSouth▼3
(LW: 14)
18lindenwoodLINDENWOOD39.93GLVCMidwest▲9
(LW: 27)
19missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN39.32MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 18)
20washburnWASHBURN37.70MIAACentral
(LW: RV)
21fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE34.43MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 21)
22northern-stateNORTHERN STATE34.16NSICCentral▼3
(LW: 19)
23colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN26.80RMACSouth Central▲9
(LW: 32)
24minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE25.96NSIC (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 24)
25unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE25.32Conference CarolinasSoutheastNR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce 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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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
Mon 3/1
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Week 7Mon 3/8
FINAL ResultsSat 3/13
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