2021 NCAA DII Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – The results from the first conference championships and final tune-up meets trickled down into the latest installment of the 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

No. 1 Grand Valley, No. 2 Minnesota State and No. 3 Central Missouri hold their respective rankings for the fourth straight week. No. 4 West Texas A&M and No. 5 Colorado School of Mines both moved into the top-5 this week to round out our top teams.

NCAA Division II — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Minnesota State
Central Missouri
West Texas A&M
Colo. School of Mines
1
Grand Valley State
2
Minnesota State
3
Central Missouri
4
West Texas A&M
5
Colo. School of Mines
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West Texas A&M improved three spots after claiming its eight consecutive Lone Star Conference title. The Lady Buffs notched new or improved top-3 nationally ranked marks en route to their respective event crowns: Taylor Nelloms in the triple jump (No. 1, 12.72m/41-8¾); Zada Swoopes in the shot put (No. 1, 16.31m/53-6¼), Florance Uwajeneza in the 5000 (No. 2, 16:29.00/16:42.18A).

The fifth-ranked Orediggers jumped up seven spots for their first appearance in the top-5 this season. Colorado School of Mines closed out a series of home meets with the Mines Front Range #4 with several new or improved top-5 nationally ranked marks: Aryelle Wright in the 800 (No. 3, 2:10.91c/2:14.04A); Zoe Baker in the 3000 (No. 4, 9:31.56c/9:55.80A); Hannah Miller in the pole vault (No. 5, 3.91m/12-10). The aforementioned Baker and Wright were also part of the quartet that turned in the No. 4 DMR.

No. 7 CSU-Pueblo earned a nine spot improvement following four marks at the Mines Front Range #4 that sit within the top-5 nationally: Lauren Fairchild in the long jump (No. 2, 6.14m/20-1¾); Yasmine Hernandez (No. 3, 4:47.67c/4:59.46A) and Hailey Streff (No. 5, 4:49.42c/5:01.28A) in the mile. Hernandez and Streff were also contributing legs to the DMR that has the No. 2 time on the Descending Order List.

The biggest move in the top-25 came from No. 21 Ashland as the Eagles soared 12 spots. Rachel Miller clocked the No. 4 time in the 400 of 55.89 at the Kent State Tune-Up.

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 #5 - February 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE312.99GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE230.44NSICCentral◀▶
(LW: 2)
3central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI122.41MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M114.35Lone Star (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 7)
5colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES103.59RMACSouth Central▲7
(LW: 12)
6uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS92.63RMAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 4)
7csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO88.27RMACSouth Central▲9
(LW: 16)
8southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST85.57GLVCMidwest▼2
(LW: 6)
9pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE80.10MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 5)
10saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE74.00GLIACMidwest▼2
(LW: 8)
11indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS67.35GLVCMidwest▼2
(LW: 9)
12tiffinTIFFIN66.30G-MACMidwest▼2
(LW: 10)
13lee-tennLEE (TENN.)57.05GSC (1)South▲2
(LW: 15)
14hillsdaleHILLSDALE56.74G-MAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 13)
15missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN46.75MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 11)
16lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)45.32MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 14)
17queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)40.91SACSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 17)
18winona-stateWINONA STATE38.94NSICCentral▲3
(LW: 21)
19augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)37.39NSICCentral▼1
(LW: 18)
20findlayFINDLAY36.55G-MACMidwest▲7
(LW: 27)
21ashlandASHLAND36.23GLIACMidwest▲12
(LW: 33)
22academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART29.55IndependentsWest▼2
(LW: 20)
23fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE29.34MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 23)
24u-maryU-MARY28.43NSICCentral▼5
(LW: 19)
25sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS28.13NSICCentral▼1
(LW: 24)


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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Week 4Tue 2/16
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Week 5Tue 2/23
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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.)