2021 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the second edition of the NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). 22 of the top-25 teams in the National TFRI have moved from a week ago.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Doane (Neb.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
Westmont (Calif.)
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
1
Doane (Neb.)
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Milligan (Tenn.)
4
Westmont (Calif.)
5
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
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Doane (Neb.) improved eight spots from a week ago to sit atop the National TFRI. The Tigers posted nine top-10 nationally ranked performances at the Doane-Nebraska Wesleyan Dual Meet. Leading the way was Jacob Hruska in the high jump with his national leading clearance of 2.11m (6-11) and Richard Dover in the discus (No. 2, 50.15m/164-7). The Tigers’ strength is in the jumps, with three athletes ranked in the top-10 in the high jump (No. 1, No. 5, No. 9) and long jump (No. 4, No. 6, No. 7), while having two ranked in the triple jump (No. 3, No. 8).

Southeastern (Fla.) comes in at No. 2. The Fire gained a new No. 1 performance from Kyle Manuel in the discus with his heave of 50.33m (165-2), which pairs well with his No. 3 mark in the shot put (17.73m/58-2). Zachary Nichols improved his season best effort in the hammer throw (No. 5, 56.60m/185-9), while Darion Carter moved up to No. 8 in the 400H (54.53).

Milligan (Tenn.) is the third-ranked team in Week 2 and were idle. The Buffalos have 10 top-10 nationally ranked performances this season, including two national leading efforts from Nathan Baker in the 1500 (3:53.79) and the 10,000 (30:39.95).

Improving one spot to No. 4 is Westmont (Calif.). The Warriors earned two top-5 performances this past weekend at the APU Invitational and Distance Carnival, including a national leader: Senzo Sokhela in the 800 (No. 1, 1:49.52); Adam King in the 1500 (No. 5, 3:58.69). The Warriors have five efforts that sit among the top-10 on the Descending Order List.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) climbed 13 spots to No. 5 to round out this week’s top teams. Of the Pioneers’ eight nationally ranked efforts turned in this weekend, six of them rank among the top-10. The 400 crew had a stellar weekend with three season best efforts at the David Noble Relays: Demetrius Turner (No. 3, 47.56), Reggie Mouton (No. 7, 47.94) and Che Lara (No. 8, 48.08). Those three were also part of the top-ranked 4×400 (3:10.44c/3:10.00A) that competed at West Texas A&M’s Joe Meaker Classic and Multi.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Concordia (Neb.), No. 7 Indiana Tech, No. 8 Montreat (N.C.), No. 9 Madonna (Mich.) and No. 10 Central Methodist (Mo.).

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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #2 - April 7th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)350.64GPAC (1)Midwest▲8
(LW: 9)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)273.26Sun Conference (1)South▼1
(LW: 1)
3milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)267.41AACSouth▼1
(LW: 2)
4westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)188.94GSACWest▲1
(LW: 5)
5wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)178.79SACSouth Central▲13
(LW: 18)
6concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)176.88GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 6)
7indiana-techINDIANA TECH176.16WHAC (1)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 4)
8montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)175.20AAC (1)South▼5
(LW: 3)
9madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)163.28WHACGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 12)
10central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)161.49The HeartSouth Central▲18
(LW: 28)
11william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)155.04SSAC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 11)
12midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)150.37GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 10)
13xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)141.34Gulf CoastSouth▲10
(LW: 23)
14baker-kanBAKER (KAN.)136.57The HeartSouth Central▼7
(LW: 7)
15friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)133.87KCACSouth Central▲9
(LW: 24)
16southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON133.74CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 16)
17tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN133.44AACSouth▼3
(LW: 14)
18bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)120.41KCACSouth Central▲15
(LW: 33)
19marian-indMARIAN (IND.)119.58Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲16
(LW: 35)
20indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN117.80CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼7
(LW: 13)
21dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)115.56North StarMidwest▼13
(LW: 8)
22huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)114.00CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲10
(LW: 32)
23columbia-international-s-cCOLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL (S.C.)112.62AACSouth▼4
(LW: 19)
24warner-flaWARNER (FLA.)107.80Sun ConferenceSouth▼9
(LW: 15)
25grace-indGRACE (IND.)102.32CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲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 #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
Doane (Neb.)9111111111
Madonna (Mich.)129135587661
Indiana Tech4744222223
Westmont (Calif.)54579101217134
Southeastern (Fla.)1222335335
Saint Mary (Kan.)414543910113596
Midland (Neb.)101210141318201577
William Carey (Miss.)1111151819192929168
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)2633411624171826188
Wayland Baptist (Texas)18571114497510
Indiana Wesleyan1320271267691111
St. Ambrose (Iowa)3737202521182412
Huntington (Ind.)322212157544413
Dordt (Iowa)29266611138102214
Warner (Fla.)15242628272828332815
Oklahoma City78666942424333413915
Oregon Tech55545461363714111017
Grace (Ind.)27253223333846474618
Montreat (N.C.)3816134910121419
Florida Memorial44485535403243494320
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)30382933312630161221
William Penn (Iowa)46536253571519232321
Milligan (Tenn.)23338611242621
Xavier (La.)23132030264545302721
Science & Arts (Okla.)65687269798065514821
Southern Oregon16161832252235323026
Concordia (Neb.)6688161213132028
Central Methodist (Mo.)28101427394647565928
Cornerstone (Mich.)81764039213036251940
Baker (Kan.)7142424354432271749
Friends (Kan.)2415921121615213449
McPherson (Kan.)21293338302425373549
Cumberland (Tenn.)22354750605963313749
Marian (Ind.)35192831384734404049
Bethel (Ind.)25391920233944464449
Grand View (Iowa)202825411721168859
Eastern Oregon75415056514027222959
Arizona Christian17303136456769696859
Taylor (Ind.)63525926293623141564
Bethel (Kan.)33183034441417192164
Dickinson State (N.D.)8212110152022202564
Columbia International (S.C.)19232319222724284169
St. Thomas (Fla.)59756352532326353174
Mount Marty (S.D.)601117343139485474
Tennessee Wesleyan14171722183337443677
Northwestern (Iowa)363422253234413960

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2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/31
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Mon 3/29
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Week 2Wed 4/7
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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Wed 4/14
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Mon 4/12
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Mon 4/12
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Week 4Wed 4/21
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Mon 4/19
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Week 5Wed 4/28
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Wed 5/5
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Mon 5/3
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Week 7Wed 5/12
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Mon 5/10
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Mon 5/10
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Week 8Wed 5/19
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Mon 5/17
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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Mon 5/24
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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May 26-28: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)