2022 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – The biggest weekend of the indoor season shook up the rankings in a big way!

Here is the fourth installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.

Every spot changed as a result of what transpired over the course of the weekend.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Pittsburg State
Colo. School of Mines
Grand Valley State
Ashland
American International
1
Pittsburg State
2
Colo. School of Mines
3
Grand Valley State
4
Ashland
5
American International
All TFRI Reports

Pittsburg State climbed two spots into the No. 1 position for the first time in program history. The Gorillas have 10 national top-10 marks this season, including two that sit among the top of the Descending Order List. Henry Kiner improved upon his national lead in the triple jump after bounding 15.88m (52-1¼). No one may have had a better weekend than Braylen Brewer, who had a hand in three improved top-5 marks. Brewer is now ranked second in the 400 at 46.59, fourth in the 200 at 21.16 and ran on the second-ranked DMR that clocked 9:37.45. That DMR time is also the second-fastest time in DII history, regardless of track size. Other Gorillas that improved their marks are Nizar Alarahsun (400: No. 3, 47.43) and Hunter Jones (high jump: No. 3, 2.16m/7-1).

Colorado School of Mines soared six spots to No. 2. The Orediggers are making their first top-5 appearance of the season after turning in six new or improved top-10 efforts. Four of those efforts come in the 5000 and are ranked No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 7 this season on the Descending Order List. Dillon Powell led the Oredigger charge, as he ran 13:33.68 to break the one-year-old NCAA DII record. Kyle Moran also dipped under the old record with his 13:35.58 effort to become the second-best performer in NCAA DII history. Teammates Jake Mitchem (13:40.44) and Dylan Ko (13:47.35) rounded out the quartet of strong 5000 performances in Boston. Adding to their haul was a pair of fifth-ranked performances from Luke Julian in the mile (4L00.81) and Hunter Potrykus in the high jump (5.07m/16-7½).

Grand Valley State slid two spots to No. 3 in Week 4. The Lakers picked up eight new or improved top-10 marks after their weekend hosting the GVSU Big Meet. The high jump was a strong event for the Lakers with two marks sitting in the top-5: Eli Kosiba is ranked second (2.19m/7-2¼); Jonathan Rankins-James is ranked fifth (2.15m/7-½). Myles Kerner and Matt Thomas are another pair of athletes that turned in top-10 performances in the shot put. Kerner is ranked third at 19.29m (63-3½) and Thomas is eighth at 17.76m (58-3¼). Other top-10 efforts come from Jonathon Groendyk in the 800, Isaac Harding in the 3000, Makiyah Smallwood in the 60H and the DMR.

Ashland also slid two spots and the Eagles are now at No. 4 this week. Trevor Bassitt ran a season-best 20.75 in the 200 to improve his national lead in the event. Doniven Jackson also registered the eighth-best time in the 60 at 6.75, while Nathan Stout is ranked No. 10 in the shot put with a throw of 17.66m (57-11¼).

American International improved four spots from No. 9 in Week 3 to No. 5 in Week 4. The Yellow Jackets had four new or improved top-10 marks, including two that are ranked as high as third: Callum Elson in the mile at 3:59.71; Yvan Lopes Ribeiro in the 60H at 7.90. Other impactful performances that boosted the Yellow Jackets came from Ezra Mutai in the 5000 (No. 4, 13:41.12) and the 4×400 relay (No. 7, 3:13.99).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 West Texas A&M (up one spot), No. 7 Central Missouri (down three spots), No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce (up seven spots), No. 9 Lee (Tenn.) (down four spots) and No. 10 Adams State (down four spots).

Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas!

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

2022 Week #4 - February 15th

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE183.02MIAA (1)Central▲2
(LW: 3)
2colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES166.21RMACSouth Central▲6
(LW: 8)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE163.08GLIAC (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 1)
4ashlandASHLAND146.87G-MACMidwest▼2
(LW: 2)
5american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL123.42Northeast-10East▲4
(LW: 9)
6west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M122.62Lone Star (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 7)
7central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI120.73MIAA (4)Central▼3
(LW: 4)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE81.46Lone Star (2)South Central▲7
(LW: 15)
9lee-tennLEE (TENN.)77.00GSC (1)South▼4
(LW: 5)
10adams-stateADAMS STATE73.14RMACSouth Central▼4
(LW: 6)
11simon-fraserSIMON FRASER63.31GNACWest▲2
(LW: 13)
12fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE62.71MIAA (5)Central▼2
(LW: 10)
13uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS61.86RMAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 11)
14csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO59.30RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 12)
15queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)53.99SAC (1)Southeast▲16
(LW: 31)
16minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE48.45NSIC (1)Central▲7
(LW: 23)
17missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN47.79MIAA (3)Central▲4
(LW: 21)
18azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC46.47IndependentsWest▼4
(LW: 14)
19msu-moorheadMSU MOORHEAD43.47NSIC (3)Central▼2
(LW: 17)
20neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY42.45MIAA (2)Central▼1
(LW: 19)
21southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT41.82Northeast-10 (1)East▼5
(LW: 16)
22hardingHARDING36.21IndependentsCentral▲2
(LW: 24)
23tusculumTUSCULUM35.50SACSoutheast▲15
(LW: 38)
24northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)33.59GLIAC (2)Midwest▲4
(LW: 28)
25colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA32.51RMACSouth Central▼5
(LW: 20)


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 State11132221
Ashland22244772
Pittsburg State34311113
West Texas A&M129765334
Central Missouri66477655
Minnesota State182223161212126
Texas A&M-Commerce13131588997
American International205956868
Adams State7361010589
Southern Indiana5162355029323210
Lincoln (Mo.)2324RVRVRVRVRV10
Simon Fraser3511131111131112
CSU Pueblo912121415141313
Colorado Mesa2218202526171613
Colo. School of Mines28238234415
Fort Hays State58101214151715
Academy of Art1428262830161517
Lee (Tenn.)410599101018
Neb.-Kearney1014192016212019
Tiffin2720182727252420
Texas A&M-Kingsville3037333635353620
Azusa Pacific1525141819232322
Augustana (S.D.)10556603132302822
Davenport (Mich.)4433323031293022
UC-Colorado Springs87111313181925
Missouri Southern2416211718111426
MSU Moorhead1717171920262627
Northern State2935302925272727
Tusculum3136382323242130
Harding4129242222222230
Alabama-Huntsville4619252624282930
Northwood (Mich.)2634282428343533
Queens (N.C.)1926311517191844
Southern Connecticut3315162121202544
Limestone25312732364039
Lenoir-Rhyne16272937384540
Findlay11212238413945
Mississippi College21303652556166

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 1/25
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/24
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 2/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/31
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/31
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/7
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/7
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/7
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/14
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/14
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/14
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 2/22
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/21
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/21
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/21
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/28
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 7Mon 3/7
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/7
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/7
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/7
MEN | WOMEN
FINAL ResultsSat 3/12
MEN | WOMEN