2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Indiana Tech remained at the top of the final NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Ratings Index that was released this afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The ratings get replaced with real action this week as the 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are set for Wednesday through Saturday in Yankton, South Dakota. This is the 56th annual edition of the men’s championships.

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Doane (Neb.)
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Indiana Wesleyan
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Doane (Neb.)
4
Saint Mary (Kan.)
5
Indiana Wesleyan
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Indiana Tech continues to lead the National TFRI and aims to regain the national title it last held in 2019, when the program finished a run of five crowns in six years. The Warriors have a meet-high 17 individual entries. Add to that a pair of relays, including the nation’s top-ranked 4 x 400-meter relay team.

Dordt (Iowa) is at No.2, and the Defenders enter the nationals with nine individuals. That includes two leaders – Matthew Van Epps in the 800 and Payton Mauldin in 600 – the latter is a freshman and followed at No. 2 by fellow freshman Cole Zevenbergon.

At No. 3 is Doane (Neb.), hoping to move up from last year’s fourth-place finish. The Tigers have the nation’s top high jumper in Jacob Heltkamp.

Saint Mary (Kan.) moved up to No. 4 in the latest ratings, pushing Indiana Weselyan down to No. 5. The Spires have a pair of national leaders in Cory Lyons (400) and Luke Skinner (1000), while Indiana Wesleyan has Landon Miller, tops in the mile and 3000.

Rounding out the top 10 are Concordia (Neb.) at No. 6, Friends (Kan.) at No. 7, William Carey (Miss.) at No. 8, Bethel (Kan.) at No. 9 and Marian (Ind.) at No. 10.

William Carey is the defending team champion and has the nation’s leading long jumper and triple jumper in Ineh Emmanuel, while Bethel’s forces are led by Kemroy Cupid, tops in the 60 and 200. Emmanuel is also ranked No. 2 in the 60.

NAIA
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #6 - March 1st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH296.32WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)200.65GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)186.15GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)154.53KCACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN139.59CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 4)
6concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)130.15GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 6)
7friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)126.90KCAC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)125.54IndependentSouth▲3
(LW: 11)
9bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)99.37KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 9)
10marian-indMARIAN (IND.)94.06Crossroads (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 10)
11cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)90.55WHACGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 14)
12oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY88.17IndependentSouth Central▼4
(LW: 8)
13grace-indGRACE (IND.)87.92CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲5
(LW: 18)
14southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)86.79Sun ConferenceSouth▲3
(LW: 17)
15mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)85.98GPACMidwest▲4
(LW: 19)
16midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)85.09GPACMidwest▲5
(LW: 21)
17olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)77.57Chicagoland (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 15)
18hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)75.95GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 16)
19grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)73.74The Heart (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 20)
20taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)68.49CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼7
(LW: 13)
21eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON68.36IndependentWest▲1
(LW: 22)
22northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)63.80GPACMidwest▲1
(LW: 23)
23huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)58.35CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼11
(LW: 12)
24briar-cliff-iowaBRIAR CLIFF (IOWA)56.38GPACMidwest▲7
(LW: 31)
25tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN55.22AACSouth▲1
(LW: 26)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Indiana Tech1111111
Dordt (Iowa)2322222
Oklahoma City341417218123
Indiana Wesleyan182377454
Marian (Ind.)1713201610105
Doane (Neb.)3233336
Midland (Neb.)2329181721167
Milligan (Tenn.)2917192524318
Southeastern (Fla.)91113917149
Saint Mary (Kan.)65555410
Warner (Fla.)40363844443811
Concordia (Neb.)44446612
Huntington (Ind.)13211213122313
Briar Cliff (Iowa)36413728312413
Hastings (Neb.)7988161815
Tennessee Wesleyan22182730262515
Columbia International (S.C.)20222833343017
Madonna (Mich.)43313231324317
Grace (Ind.)26303543181319
Grand View (Iowa)1282120201919
Westmont (Calif.)354338373421
Friends (Kan.)56667722
Bethel (Kan.)111514149922
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)403622151724
Eastern OregonRV37222124
Dickinson State (N.D.)25251623252924
Montreat (N.C.)28262634393224
Cornerstone (Mich.)16202918141128
Bethel (Ind.)15272324303330
Wayland Baptist (Texas)24322526364730
USC Beaufort (S.C.)871115292735
William Carey (Miss.)3033341911837
Northwestern (Iowa)10121512232237
Mount Marty (S.D.)RV101011191542
Dakota State (S.D.)21283032384042
Taylor (Ind.)1924910132044
Central Methodist (Mo.)14162427272847
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)RV1922292826

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/27
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Wed 2/3
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Mon 2/1
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/10
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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 4Wed 2/17
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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 5Wed 2/24
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Week 6Mon 3/1
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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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FINAL ResultsSat 3/6
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 3-6: NAIA Championships (Brookings, S.D.)