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

NEW ORLEANS – The Pre-Championships Edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating has the women’s title race at the 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships to be an exciting one. This edition of the National TFRI, released Monday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), is based solely on entries for the meet.

Grand Valley State is the the heavy favorite projected to win the team title in Birmingham according to the computer rankings.  Minnesota State is expected to come in second, followed by No. 3 Central Missouri, No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 5 West Texas A&M fighting for the remaining podium spots.

NCAA Division II — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Minnesota State
Central Missouri
UC-Colorado Springs
West Texas A&M
1
Grand Valley State
2
Minnesota State
3
Central Missouri
4
UC-Colorado Springs
5
West Texas A&M
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The Lakers will come into the meet with 22 entries, while 11 of them boast a top-5 national ranking. Nicole Sreenan leads the Lakers with her national leading marks in the 200 and 400, and is part of the top-ranked 4×4 and DMR. Pacing the mid-distance and distance squads will be Allie Ludge (mile/3000), Taryn Chapko (800), and Klaudia O’Malley (mile/3000), and all three will join Sreenan on the DMR. In the field events, Judith Essemiah is entered in the weight throw (No. 2) and Ellianne Kimes in the pole vault (No. 3).

Minnesota State has 19 entries itself and have 10 that sit within the top-10 nationally, mainly within the sprints. Makayla Jackson (60) and Denisha Cartwright (60H) each own a national leading mark. Cartwright will also be featured in the 60 (No. 3), 300 (No. 3), and part of the fifth-ranked 4×400, while Jackson is ranked No. 3 in the long jump. Katie Taylor will compete in both the weight throw (No. 2) and the shot put (No. 6).

Central Missouri will enter the meet with 11 entires. The Jennies will rely on its field events to claim a podium spot. Madi Wulfekotter leads the team with her national leading clearance in the pole vault. Three other athletes are ranked No. 3 in their respective events: Kayla Goodwin in the triple jump; Ashlan Burton in the shot put; Hannah VanBuskirk in the pentathlon.

UC-Colorado Springs will head to Alabama with eight entries. Hannah Meek will double in the long jump (No. 1) and triple jump (No. 4), while Kayla Zink is entered in the 60 (No. 2) and Layla Almasri is in the mile (No. 3).  Almasri is also part of the fifth-ranked DMR.

While West Texas A&M only has seven entires for the national championships, they will pack a punch. Four entires rank within the top-2 in their respective events: Taylor Nelloms in the triple jump (No. 1); Zada Swoopes in the shot put (No. 1); Florance Uwajeneza in the 5000 (No. 2); Flore Gracia in the triple jump (No. 2). Uwajeneza is also entered in the 3000 and part of the DMR.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Saginaw Valley State, No. 7 Pittsburg State, No. 8 Colorado School of Mines, No. 9 Augustana (S.D.) and No. 10 Southwest Baptist.

NCAA Division II
Women'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
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE307.19GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE228.65NSICCentral◀▶
(LW: 2)
3central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI123.31MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS110.07RMAC (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M107.54Lone Star (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 4)
6saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE87.77GLIACMidwest▲2
(LW: 8)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE87.19MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 6)
8colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES81.71RMACSouth Central▼1
(LW: 7)
9augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)74.90NSICCentral▲5
(LW: 14)
10southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST72.77GLVCMidwest▲3
(LW: 13)
11missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN71.44MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 12)
12indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS71.06GLVCMidwest▼1
(LW: 11)
13tiffinTIFFIN68.04G-MACMidwest▼3
(LW: 10)
14csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO63.91RMACSouth Central▼5
(LW: 9)
15hillsdaleHILLSDALE54.01G-MAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 16)
16winona-stateWINONA STATE44.41NSICCentral▲1
(LW: 17)
17u-maryU-MARY43.56NSICCentral▲1
(LW: 18)
18lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)41.43MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 19)
19adams-stateADAMS STATE39.63RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 20)
20lee-tennLEE (TENN.)37.75GSC (1)South▼5
(LW: 15)
21queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)32.97SACSoutheast▲2
(LW: 23)
22findlayFINDLAY31.90G-MACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 22)
23fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE31.87MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 24)
24ashlandASHLAND29.91GLIACMidwest▼3
(LW: 21)
25concordia-st-paulCONCORDIA-ST. PAUL29.37NSICCentral▲2
(LW: 27)


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 3Tue 2/9
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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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Week 5Tue 2/23
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Week 6Tue 3/2
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Mon 3/1
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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.)