2021 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – The newest installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, based solely on the entires for the 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, has the men’s team title race shaping up to be a thriller.

The National Rating Index is projecting a battle among GLIAC teams to win the national title, with Ashland coming out on top over second-ranked Grand Valley State. The battle for the remaining podium spots is expected to be between 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
Ashland
Grand Valley State
Colo. School of Mines
West Texas A&M
Central Missouri
1
Ashland
2
Grand Valley State
3
Colo. School of Mines
4
West Texas A&M
5
Central Missouri
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Ashland is looking to win its second title in program history, with their first coming from the 2019 season. The Eagles will enter the meet with 13 entries –  10 of them sitting in the top-5 nationally. Headlining the Eagles is Trevor Bassitt, as he is entered in five events, all ranking No. 1 or No. 2: 60, 200, 60H, 4×400 and DMR. Joining Bassitt in the sprints are Tim Rumas (60/200) and Channing Phillips (400). Brent Fairbanks will lead a trio of weight throwers entered for the meet, while Travis Moore is ranked fifth in the heptathlon.

The Lakers have 16 entries and will rely on its distance runners. Dennis Mbuta is No. 2 in the 800, while Isaac Harding and Tanner Chada will take on the 3000/5000 double. Mbuta is also part of the top-ranked DMR. In the field events, Eli Kosiba is entered in the high jump (No. 3) and Justin Scavarda in the shot put (No. 4).

Of the 15 entries Colorado School of Mines has in Birmingham, and 13 of them are in mid-distance/distance events. The Orediggers have four marks that rank in top-5 nationally, including the national leader in the mile in Luke Julian. Kyle Moran is ranked second in the 5000.

West Texas A&M has quality in their eight entries for the national championships, as seven of them sit among the top-4 nationally. Leading the Buffs is Benjamin Azamati in the 60 (No. 1) and 200 (No. 2) and Butare Rugenerwa in the 800 (No. 1).

Central Missouri will have eight entries – all in the field events. Vincent Hobbie and Trey Miller are ranked No. 2 in their respective events: Hobbie in the pole vault; Miller in the heptathlon. Christopher Goodwin will look to score well for the Mules in both the long jump (No. 4) and triple jump (No. 7).

Here are the rest of the top-10 in Week 7: No. 6 Lee (Tenn.), No. 7 Northwest Missouri, No. 8 Tiffin, No. 9 Pittsburg State and No. 10 Missouri Southern.

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

2021 Week #7 - March 8th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1ashlandASHLAND215.47GLIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 2)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE194.22GLIAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 1)
3colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES156.49RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M146.81Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI101.94MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lee-tennLEE (TENN.)93.57GSCSouth▲1
(LW: 7)
7northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI85.23MIAACentral▲2
(LW: 9)
8tiffinTIFFIN81.05G-MACMidwest▼2
(LW: 6)
9pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE78.19MIAA (1)Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN67.80MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 11)
11texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE66.63Lone Star (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 10)
12findlayFINDLAY62.52G-MAC (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 14)
13uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS58.42RMAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 12)
14adams-stateADAMS STATE49.94RMACSouth Central▲6
(LW: 20)
15carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN49.75SACSoutheast▲2
(LW: 17)
16lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)49.74MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 16)
17western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO48.70RMACSouth Central▼4
(LW: 13)
18northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)43.63GLIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 19)
19minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE39.15NSIC (1)Central▼1
(LW: 18)
20csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO38.12RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 21)
21augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)37.48NSICCentral▲1
(LW: 22)
22neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY32.89MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 23)
23northern-stateNORTHERN STATE30.97NSICCentral▲3
(LW: 26)
24queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)30.63SACSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 24)
25lindenwoodLINDENWOOD28.06GLVCMidwest▲7
(LW: 32)


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