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

NEW ORLEANS – Another week, another look for the top teams.

Grand Valley State worked its way back to the top in the latest 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.

No. 2 Ashland also gained a spot from a week ago, followed by No. 3 Colorado School of Mines, No. 4 West Texas A&M and No. 5 Central Missouri.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Ashland
Colo. School of Mines
West Texas A&M
Central Missouri
1
Grand Valley State
2
Ashland
3
Colo. School of Mines
4
West Texas A&M
5
Central Missouri
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Grand Valley State is back at No. 1 for the second time this season. The annual GVSU Big Meet was, in fact, a big meet for the Lakers, as they continued to add to their haul of nationally ranked marks. Grand Valley State earned five marks that sit within the top-5 nationally: Dennis Mbuta in the 800 (No. 2, 1:49.03); Eli Kosiba in the high jump (No. 2, 2.14m/7-¼); Jonathon Groendyk in the 800 (No. 4, 1:50.40); Tanner Chada in the 5000 (No. 4, 13:52.62). Groendyk and Mbuta were also contributing legs of the Lakers’ national leading DMR that set a NCAA DII all-conditions best of 9:39.28.

The second-ranked Eagles traveled to Allendale, Michigan for the Big Meet and earned a pair of ranked relays in the process. Ashland clocked 3:12.18 in the 4×400 and ran 9:45.23 in the DMR, both good for No. 2 on the Descending Order List. Out of the 11 top-10 nationally ranked marks Ashland has, nine sit within the top-5 of their respective events.

Although Colorado School of Mine fell two spots due to the improvement of Grand Valley State and Ashland, the Orediggers added a top-5 nationally ranked mark to add to their point total. Grant Redmond cleared 2.09m (6-10¼) in the high jump for the No. 5 mark on the Descending Order List.

West Texas A&M was the only team that stayed still from a week ago. The Buffs had a pair of 800 runners clock times that rank within the top-3 nationally at the Texas Tech Shootout: Butare Rugenerwa is ranked No. 1 after turning in the No. 5 performance all-time in NCAA DII of 1:48.17c/1:48.48A; Arnaud Taki ran 1:50.30c/1:50.61A for the No. 3 time of the season.

The fifth-ranked Mules improved four spots from Week 3’s National TFRI. Central Missouri earned two marks that rank in the top-10 nationally from Christopher Goodwin in the jumps following his performances at the 6th Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kansas. Goodwin is ranked No. 4 in the long jump (7.54m/24-9) and No. 7 in the triple jump (15.01m/49-3).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Tiffin, No. 7 Lee (Tenn.), No. 8 Northwest Missouri, No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce and No. 10 Pittsburg State.

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 #4 - February 16th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE230.58GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 2)
2ashlandASHLAND175.46GLIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES151.82RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 1)
4west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M138.70Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI107.51MIAACentral▲4
(LW: 9)
6tiffinTIFFIN100.46G-MACMidwest▲1
(LW: 7)
7lee-tennLEE (TENN.)96.54GSCSouth▼1
(LW: 6)
8northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI92.89MIAACentral▼3
(LW: 5)
9texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE87.10Lone Star (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE82.23MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 10)
11uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS67.46RMAC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 11)
12findlayFINDLAY63.28G-MAC (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 14)
13missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN61.47MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 13)
14csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO54.53RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 12)
15angelo-stateANGELO STATE53.74Lone StarSouth Central
(LW: RV)
16northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)50.31GLIACMidwest▲8
(LW: 24)
17carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN42.73SACSoutheast▲1
(LW: 18)
18queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)39.91SACSoutheast▲4
(LW: 22)
19western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO37.50RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 19)
20minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE35.64NSIC (1)Central▲6
(LW: 26)
21adams-stateADAMS STATE34.09RMACSouth Central▼5
(LW: 16)
22academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART31.61IndependentsWestNR
23fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE31.30MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 23)
24alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE29.75GSCSouth▼3
(LW: 21)
25lindenwoodLINDENWOOD29.15GLVCMidwest▼5
(LW: 20)


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 2/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/13
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Mar. 12-13: NCAA DII Championships (Birmingham, Ala.)