2021 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Following a competitive weekend of competition, there is a new No. 1 in the third installment of the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

The entire top-25 continues to evolve as we get deeper into the indoor season.  Seven teams have jumped multiple spots throughout the National TFRI, including a new look to the top teams.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Colo. School of Mines
Grand Valley State
Ashland
West Texas A&M
Northwest Missouri
1
Colo. School of Mines
2
Grand Valley State
3
Ashland
4
West Texas A&M
5
Northwest Missouri
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Colorado School of Mines returns to No. 1 for the first time since the 2018 season. Chasing down the Orediggers is No. 2 Grand Valley State, No. 3 Ashland, No. 4 West Texas A&M and No. 5 Northwest Missouri.

The Orediggers jumped seven spots to the top of the National TFRI thanks to numerous top-10 marks from their outing at the Mines Front Range #2. Three of their top-5 performances come in the distance events: Luke Julian in the mile (No. 1, 3:58.94c/4:10.12A), Kyle Moran in the 5000 (No. 2, 13:46.54/14:27.16A) and Dylan Ko in the 5000 (No. 3, 13:53.72c/14:34.69A). Colorado School of Mines now has 13 top-10 marks.

Grand Valley State improved one spot from a week ago. Boosting the Lakers were Isaac Harding and Tanner Chada with their performances in the 3000: Harding is ranked No. 2 (7:53.77) and Chada is right behind at No. 3 (7:56.09). The Lakers are right behind the Orediggers with a total of 11 top-10 marks.

Although Ashland fell one to No. 3, Trevor Bassitt continued to turn in big marks at the American Track League to boost the Eagles. In his first 400 of the season, Bassitt set the NCAA DII record in 45.27. He also lowered his national-leading time in the 60H to 7.68 to become the No. 2 performer all-time in divisional history.

The fourth-ranked Buffalos hold onto 10 nationally ranked marks. Adding to their total was the DMR that clocked the fourth fastest time in the year of 9:53.16c (10:19.37A) at the Adams State Grizzlies Open.

Northwest Missouri is back in the top-5 for the second time this season after an impressive outing at the Bearcat Open. Adding to the Bearcats’ top-performances are Omar Austin in the 400 (No. 3, 47.24), Blake Morgan in the high jump (No. 3, 2.09m/6-10 ¼) and Abdelrahim Mahgoub in the 800 (No. 6, 1:51.27). The aforementioned Austin also anchored the top-ranked 4×400 that clocked 3:10.37.

Here are the remaining top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Lee (Tenn.), No. 7 Tiffin, No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 9 Central Missouri and No. 10 Pittsburgh State. The Dragons gained four spots with a boost from Lloyd Mccurdy‘s top triple jump of 15.32m (50-3 ¼). For Pittsburg State, the Gorillas climbed six spots thanks to No. 2 performances by Trey Mooney in the heptathlon (5528) and the 4×400 (3:13.02).

The 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 11-13 at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

2021 Week #3 - February 9th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES170.73RMACSouth Central▲7
(LW: 8)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE162.58GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3ashlandASHLAND147.38GLIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M144.49Lone Star (1)South Central▼3
(LW: 1)
5northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI120.00MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 6)
6lee-tennLEE (TENN.)114.22GSCSouth▼2
(LW: 4)
7tiffinTIFFIN106.47G-MACMidwest▲4
(LW: 11)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE98.49Lone Star (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 7)
9central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI95.32MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 5)
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE78.33MIAA (1)Central▲6
(LW: 16)
11uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS74.30RMAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 9)
12csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO72.61RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 10)
13missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN68.96MIAACentral▲6
(LW: 19)
14findlayFINDLAY58.09G-MAC (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 12)
15neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY52.60MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 15)
16adams-stateADAMS STATE47.09RMACSouth CentralNR
17hardingHARDING44.34IndependentsCentral▼4
(LW: 13)
18carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN44.33SACSoutheast▲10
(LW: 28)
19western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO42.55RMACSouth Central▲8
(LW: 27)
20lindenwoodLINDENWOOD37.04GLVCMidwest▼2
(LW: 18)
21alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE36.85GSCSouth▼4
(LW: 17)
22queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)36.79SACSoutheast▲4
(LW: 26)
23fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE36.68MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 21)
24northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)35.35GLIACMidwest▼10
(LW: 14)
25northern-stateNORTHERN STATE30.49NSICCentral▼3
(LW: 22)


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.)