2022 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The indoor track & field season is well underway!

Here is the first installment of the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for 2022, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are used, which means this objective ranking is comprised solely of marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Grand View (Iowa)
Doane (Neb.)
Grace (Ind.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Grand View (Iowa)
4
Doane (Neb.)
5
Grace (Ind.)
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Indiana Tech headlines the initial National TFRI thanks to 13 top-10 marks on the Descending Order List. Just one of those top-10 marks leads that nation – Coby Bailey in the 60 hurdles at 7.95 – which shows just how much depth the Warriors developed. Indiana Tech has multiple top-10 athletes in four different events, including the 400, 600, 60H and triple jump.

Next up is Dordt (Iowa) at No. 2. The Defenders amassed 14 national top-10 marks so far this season with a national leader in the guise of Payton Mauldin in the 600 at 1:18.37 OT. Mauldin is also ranked in the top-10 in both the 800 (No. 2, 1:52.76c) the 400 (No. 7, 48.49 OT). In fact, 11 of the Defenders’ 14 national top-10 marks are in events ranging from the 400 to 5000.

Grand View (Iowa) holds down the No. 3 spot to begin the season. The Vikings, who nabbed nine national top-10 marks in the first few weeks, will be led by their mid-distance athletes and race walkers. Grand View has three top-4 athletes in the 1000 and three top-10 race walkers. This is the best ranking in program history for the Vikings.

Doane (Neb.) is ranked fourth to begin the season. The Tigers have eight national top-10 marks to their credit with two each from Sergio Acros and Kalen Dockwiler. Acros is ranked third in the heptathlon and fourth in the high jump. Dockwiler is sixth in the 1000 and seventh in the mile.

Grace (Ind.) emerges at No. 5 for its best ranking in program history. The Lancers tallied seven national top-10 marks, which span six different events. Five of them were turned in by mid-distance and distance athletes (800, 2x 1000, mile, 5000), another by Isaac Brown in the high jump (No. 2, 2.10m/6-10¾) and one last mark from the second-ranked 4×800 relay (7:48.82c).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Friends (Kan.), No. 7 Mount Marty (S.D.), No. 8 Marian (Ind.), No. 9 Huntington (Ind.) and No. 10 Southeastern (Fla.).

Mark your calendars for March 3-5, because that’s when the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota.

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

2022 Week #1 - January 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2021
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH250.47WHAC (1)Great Lakes1
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)201.98GPAC (2)Midwest2
3grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)185.50The Heart (1)Midwest19
4doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)146.71GPAC (1)Midwest6
5grace-indGRACE (IND.)139.87CrossroadsGreat Lakes19
6friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)129.44KCACSouth Central22
7mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)127.09GPAC (3)Midwest42
8marian-indMARIAN (IND.)121.74Crossroads (1)Great Lakes5
9huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)118.84CrossroadsGreat Lakes13
10southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)118.42Sun Conference (1)South9
11lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)117.91Indep.West35
12milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)115.10AAC (1)South8
13midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)106.46GPAC (5)Midwest7
14wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)103.22Indep.South Central30
15langston-oklaLANGSTON (OKLA.)85.52Indep.South Central---
16st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)84.91Chicagoland (1)Midwest---
17madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)84.68WHACGreat Lakes17
18concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)80.05GPAC (4)Midwest12
19saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)78.70KCAC (1)South Central10
20taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)69.31CrossroadsGreat Lakes44
21central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)66.82The Heart (6)South Central47
22life-gaLIFE (GA.)60.99Mid-South (1)South---
23cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)55.08WHACGreat Lakes28
24briar-cliff-iowaBRIAR CLIFF (IOWA)54.44GPAC (7)Midwest13
25indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN52.23CrossroadsGreat Lakes4


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Oklahoma City3921197421
Indiana Tech1111112
Indiana Wesleyan2515910783
Saint Mary (Kan.)1913101112144
Life (Ga.)2223182311115
Midland (Neb.)1310131416156
Southeastern (Fla.)104761077
Madonna (Mich.)1722232019178
Huntington (Ind.)912698169
Marian (Ind.)898139510
Dordt (Iowa)23322610
Milligan (Tenn.)12182131172110
Wayland Baptist (Texas)1481515212213
Grand View (Iowa)32235314
Friends (Kan.)66556414
Cornerstone (Mich.)23242528222516
Westmont (Calif.)314619232017
Grace (Ind.)55443918
Doane (Neb.)47118131218
Bethel (Ind.)30343827272418
Langston (Okla.)15161717201821
Eastern Oregon29412224241922
Montreat (N.C.)32332735292722
Hastings (Neb.)27273225303124
Southwestern (Kan.)86966155383324
Mount Marty (S.D.)7111212151326
Briar Cliff (Iowa)24262832343226
St. Francis (Ill.)16202421282830
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)11141618183630
Cumberland (Tenn.)37303036252333
Concordia (Neb.)18172022312936
Taylor (Ind.)20191416141053
Central Methodist (Mo.)212526303338

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/26
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Wed 2/2
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Mon 1/31
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Tue 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/9
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Wed 2/16
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Wed 2/23
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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