2022 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Spring has sprung!

Here is the debut edition of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season. Only marks from the current season are being used, which gives a comprehensive, objective look at which teams have stood out in the early goings.

NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
William Carey (Miss.)
The Master
Indiana Tech
Vanguard (Calif.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
1
William Carey (Miss.)
2
The Master's (Calif.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
Vanguard (Calif.)
5
Southeastern (Fla.)
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William Carey (Miss.) opens the season ranked first. The Crusaders own 11 national top-10 marks this season, of which six top the charts: Joy Abu in the 100-meter hurdles (13.60), 400 meters (54.97) and 400-meter hurdles (57.78); Brittany Jones in the long jump (6.00m/19-8¼); Nevagant Jones in the triple jump (12.45m/40-10¼); and the 4×100 relay (45.49).

The Master’s (Calif.) holds down the No. 2 spot in Week 1. The Mustangs gathered 12 national top-10 marks so far this season with a majority of them in the distance events. The Master’s has multiple top-5 performers in the 1500 meters and 10,000 meters. Ellen Palmgren tops the chart in the 1500m at 4:29.44 and is ranked second nationally in the 800 meters (2:13.48).

Indoor national champion Indiana Tech comes into the new campaign ranked third. The Warriors opened the 2022 outdoor season in a big way this past weekend, notching 11 national top-10 performances. Lisa Voyles is the only top-ranked athlete from Indiana Tech with her 2:12.89 effort in the 800 meters, but the Warriors have three others ranked second in their respective events, which also includes Voyles in the 1500 meters (4:30.29).

Fourth-ranked Vanguard (Calif.) and fifth-ranked Southeastern (Fla.) aren’t separated by too many ranking points in Week 1. The Lions proudly own 11 national top-10 efforts, while the Fire scorched eight so far this season. Between those two programs, only Southeastern (Fla.) has a national leader, which comes in the guise of its 4×400 relay (3:49.56).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Southern Oregon, No. 7 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), No. 8 Marian (Ind.), No. 9 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) and No. 10 Taylor (Ind.).

Mark your calendars for May 25-27, as that’s when the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held once again in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

NAIA
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #1 - March 30th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2021
FINAL
1william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)345.99SSAC (2)South2
2the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)306.90GSAC (2)West45
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH305.56WHAC (1)Great Lakes1
4vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)292.78GSAC (1)West44
5southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)285.00Sun Conference (1)South5
6southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON245.60Cascade (3)West21
7lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)216.19Cascade (6)West45
8marian-indMARIAN (IND.)205.54Crossroads (1)Great Lakes8
9olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)190.71Chicagoland (1)Midwest34
10taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)186.29Crossroads (3)Great Lakes21
11westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)185.71GSAC (3)West57
12mobile-alaMOBILE (ALA.)184.52SSAC (1)South62
13life-gaLIFE (GA.)166.49Mid-South (1)South10
14dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)135.57Gulf Coast (1)South---
15concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)135.23GPAC (1)Midwest3
16columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)134.54AAC (1)South51
17providence-montPROVIDENCE (MONT.)125.81Frontier (3)West---
18saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)123.87KCAC (1)South Central37
19eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON107.99Cascade (5)West41
20xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)104.77Red River (1)South34
21rocky-mountain-montROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)97.38Frontier (4)West41
22central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)90.53The Heart (2)South Central---
23benedictine-kanBENEDICTINE (KAN.)88.25The Heart (3)South Central---
24grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)86.94The Heart (1)Midwest26
25friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)83.82KCAC (2)South Central23


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
British ColumbiaRV111111111
Indiana Tech3682222222
William Carey (Miss.)1223335343
Concordia (Neb.)15334443434
Life (Ga.)1310115566665
Hastings (Neb.)41181213654556
Marian (Ind.)8496777777
Montana Tech2842452525252720268
Aquinas (Mich.)57251798898119
Cumberland (Tenn.)69202219222225192310
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)916231513989811
St. Francis (Ill.)17212321171613911
Wayland Baptist (Texas)49343431292426282711
Southern Oregon6557101011101014
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)21383742473737292815
College of Idaho33121522181818181916
Cornerstone (Mich.)485121242124242016
Shawnee State (Ohio)RV556376363634313516
Doane (Neb.)62433833171915151519
Dordt (Iowa)54502934322719262419
The Master's (Calif.)281011141520121321
Corban (Ore.)27303340373438383421
Southeastern (Fla.)576891214221823
Grace (Ind.)616964353939413623
William Woods (Mo.)37415450626977665923
Taylor (Ind.)10131614121312171626
Benedictine (Kan.)23293132394246333126
Friends (Kan.)2514712111110111230
Grand View (Iowa)24372826272923272535
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)7111417313336141438
Eastern Oregon19335352747443404038
Providence (Mont.)17283235384142494738
Central Methodist (Mo.)22211818232628323750
Columbia (S.C.)16271920192022233950
Dillard (La.)14192724151413161755
Vanguard (Calif.)49410161617212255
Xavier (La.)20263037424347504355
Saint Mary (Kan.)18151316202321252163
William Jessup (Calif.)26242629303235396670
Westmont (Calif.)112324283431313630
Mobile (Ala.)122220272830333533
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)503125304040303438

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/30
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Wed 4/6
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Wed 4/13
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Wed 4/20
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Week 5Wed 4/27
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Week 8Wed 5/18
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
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FINAL ResultsMon 5/30
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