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

NEW ORLEANS – Competition continues to heat up across the nation as we inch closer to the postseason.

This past weekend of action is reflected in the the fourth installment of the 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor National TFRI, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty teams in the top-25 have shifted spots, while the top-3 continue to make their case as the teams to beat.

No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Minnesota State and No. 3 Central Missouri maintain rank for the third consecutive week. No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs climbed five spots and No. 5 Pittsburg State improved one spot from a week ago.

NCAA Division II — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Minnesota State
Central Missouri
UC-Colorado Springs
Pittsburg State
1
Grand Valley State
2
Minnesota State
3
Central Missouri
4
UC-Colorado Springs
5
Pittsburg State
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Grand Valley State is showing no signs of slowing down. The Lakers notched 11 new or improved top-10 nationally ranked marks over the course of the two-day GVSU Big Meet, with three of those marks being national leaders: Nicole Sreenan in the 400 (53.35); Ellianne Kimes in the pole vault (4.17m/13-8¼); the Distance Medley Relay (11:21.12).

The second-ranked Mavericks added six marks that were new or improved at the MSU Triangular, including three that rank within the top-3 of their respective events: Denisha Cartwright improved upon her No. 1 time in the 60H from 8.62 to 8.50 and Makayla Jackson in the 60 (No. 2, 7.48). Cartwright was also a contributing leg of the 4×400 with the No. 3 time (3:48.05c/3:51.07).

Central Missouri saw two athletes improve upon nationally ranked marks at the 6th Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic: Madi Wulfekotter‘s No. 1 clearance in the pole vault (4.17m/13-8¼); Kayla Goodwin with the No. 6 mark in the triple jump (12.18m/39-11½). The Jennies’ 4×400 also clocked the No. 9 time of the season (3:52.09).

UC-Colorado Springs are back in the top-5 for the second time this season. The Mountain Lions saw several top-10 nationally ranked marks to boost them in the National TFRI: Hannah Meek with a national leading mark in the long jump (6.17m/20-3); Kayla Zink in the 60 (No. 3, 7.51c/7.47A); Hannah Ellis in the 5000 (No. 6, 16:57.17/17:46.20A); Lydia Pavlenko in the high jump (No. 8, 1.72m/5-7¾). UCCS also saw its DMR clock the fifth fastest time of the year (11:46.48/12:10.04A).

Pittsburg State squeaked ahead of Southwest Baptist for the fifth spot in this week’s rankings, bumping the Bearcats out of the top-5. Haven Lander improved on her national leading mark in the pole vault with a height of 4.17m (13-8¼). The Gorillas also saw a pair of No. 6 marks to move them up in the rankings: Christine Williams in the 200 (24.48) and the 4×400 relay (3:51.29).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Southwest Baptist, No. 7 West Texas A&M, No. 8 Saginaw Valley State, No. 9 Indianapolis and No. 10 Tiffin. The Greyhounds made the biggest jump in the top-10, vaulting 16 spots from No. 25 a week ago. UIndy notched two national leading marks at the GVSU Big Meet: Berenice Cleyet-Merle in the 800 (2:07.36) and Lauren Bailey in the 5000 (16:27.30).

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

NCAA Division II
Women'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 STATE351.88GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE202.29NSICCentral◀▶
(LW: 2)
3central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI127.67MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS109.14RMAC (1)South Central▲5
(LW: 9)
5pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE95.01MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 6)
6southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST94.73GLVCMidwest▼1
(LW: 5)
7west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M90.42Lone Star (1)South Central▼3
(LW: 4)
8saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE82.66GLIACMidwest▲4
(LW: 12)
9indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS70.86GLVCMidwest▲16
(LW: 25)
10tiffinTIFFIN70.00G-MACMidwest▼2
(LW: 8)
11missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN63.61MIAACentral▲3
(LW: 14)
12colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES60.50RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 10)
13hillsdaleHILLSDALE60.42G-MAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 13)
14lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)55.12MIAACentral
(LW: RV)
15lee-tennLEE (TENN.)49.98GSC (1)South▼8
(LW: 7)
16csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO48.28RMACSouth Central▼5
(LW: 11)
17queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)45.13SACSoutheast▼1
(LW: 16)
18augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)44.70NSICCentral▲4
(LW: 22)
19u-maryU-MARY35.12NSICCentral◀▶
(LW: 19)
20academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART34.77IndependentsWestNR
21winona-stateWINONA STATE33.02NSICCentral▼6
(LW: 15)
22adams-stateADAMS STATE32.93RMACSouth Central▲14
(LW: 36)
23fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE30.18MIAACentral▼6
(LW: 17)
24sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS29.82NSICCentral▲9
(LW: 33)
25msu-denverMSU DENVER29.49RMACSouth Central▼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 #6Week #7FINAL
Grand Valley State11111111
Minnesota State32222222
West Texas A&M125474453
Central Missouri23333334
Saginaw Valley StateRVRV12810865
CSU Pueblo1112111679146
Indianapolis44482591111127
UC-Colorado Springs47946548
Missouri Southern231614111512119
Pittsburg State686596710
Hillsdale1610131314161510
Augustana (S.D.)92622181914912
Colorado MesaRV3248252812
Tiffin141381012101314
U-Mary1729191924181715
Adams State362228201916
Fort Hays State1814172323242316
Southwest Baptist74568131018
Queens (N.C.)1911161717232119
Concordia-St. Paul2938403034272519
Mount Olive54636341404019
Lincoln (Mo.)RVRVRV1416191822
Colo. School of Mines28101257823
Ashland1517213321212423
Wayne State (Neb.)3040482830292623
Academy of Art2022302923
Angelo StateRVRVRV5332313023
WashburnRV34413638323123
Emmanuel (Ga.)RV27262931353323
Black Hills State3325294744423723
Southern IndianaRVRV474242504923
Findlay2120242720222232
Mississippi College2823345257555334
Winona State249152118171638
Northwest Missouri815203526333240
Northern State1019183127283540
Sioux Falls2630332425262743
Neb.-Kearney2222273940414443
Lee (Tenn.)56715131520
MSU Denver25212325293434
Alabama-Huntsville20243048434754
Harding131835465963

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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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Tue 2/9
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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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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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Tue 2/23
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Tue 2/23
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Tue 2/23
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Tue 2/23
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Week 6Tue 3/2
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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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Week 7Mon 3/8
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Mon 3/8
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Mon 3/8
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/13
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Mar. 12-13: NCAA DII Championships (Birmingham, Ala.)