2022 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 2022 season, 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 outdoor track & field season.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southeastern (Fla.)
The Master
Indiana Tech
Keiser (Fla.)
1
British Columbia
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
The Master's (Calif.)
4
Indiana Tech
5
Keiser (Fla.)
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British Columbia went from unranked to the top team in the nation. The Thunderbirds are back in action after not having an outdoor season since pre-COVID. They currently have 14 top-10 marks, leading the nation in three events. Dylan Urich ran the nation’s best steeplechase over the weekend (9:04.81) at the WWU Invitational. In addition to Urich, UBC has three other runners ranked in the top-10 in the steeple. The Thunderbirds also have four athletes ranked in the 5000-meter race walk. Tyler Dozzi (5000, 13:57.14) and Rowan Hamilton (hammer, 72.22m/237-0) are the other two Thunderbirds leading the NAIA in their respective event.

Southeastern (Fla.) dropped one spot to No. 2 in Week 2. The Fire are loaded in the sprints with 12 of their 15 top-10 marks coming from those events. SEU stacked the 100 and 110H with three athletes in the top-5 nationally in both events. Joseph Taylor has been phenomenal for the Fire with four individual top-10 marks thus far. Before the weekend, Taylor was already ranked in the 100 (No. 4, 10.48) and 200 (No. 6, 21.16), but he added onto his resume at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic recording the No. 10 400 (47.98) and No. 7 long jump (7.14m/23-5¼). Not to mention, he’s also a member of the second-ranked 4×100 squad (40.63).

The Master’s (Calif.) comes in at No. 3, dropping one spot from last week. The Mustangs have three runners ranked top-10 nationally in the 1500, 5000 and 10,000. Wesley Methum leads the NAIA in the 10,000 with a time of 29:39.30. He’s also No. 3 in the 5000 (14:16.57). Aside from Methum’s leading mark, the team’s next best mark is the 4×800 relay team coming in at No. 2 (7:37.50). Daniel Rush is the lone Mustang with three top-10 marks; No. 7 1500 (3:53.05), No. 10 5000 (14:28.59) and No. 6 10,000 (30:37.10). After not competing last week, the Mustangs had no new marks and sit at 11 top-10 marks.

Indiana Tech fell one spot to No. 4. Daunte O’Bannion’s 400 (46.16) continues to lead the nation for the second week in a row, along with the Warriors 4×400 relay (3:11.50). Collins Mokuah also stayed put at No. 2 in the 400H (52.95). No new top-10 marks were recorded over the weekend as Indiana Tech held steady with seven.

Keiser (Fla) jumped up four spots to round out the top-5. Vindero Lightfoot leads the Seahawks with a pair of top-10 marks in the 200 (No. 4, 21.10) and 400 (No. 9, 47.93). He’s also part of the No. 4 ranked 4×100 relay team. Cole Wilson has the teams highest ranked mark after finishing winning the decathlon (No. 2, 6,581) over the weekend at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic. Keiser has a total of eight top-10 marks.

Here are the remaining top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Saint Mary (Kan.), No. 7 Dillard (La.), No. 8 Taylor (Ind.), No. 9 Midland (Neb.) and No. 10 Madonna (Mich.).

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

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

2022 Week #2 - April 6th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA419.16Cascade (3)West
(LW: RV)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)400.82Sun Conference (1)South▼1
(LW: 1)
3the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)277.35GSAC (2)West▼1
(LW: 2)
4indiana-techINDIANA TECH215.70WHAC (1)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 3)
5keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)204.60Sun Conference (2)South▲4
(LW: 9)
6saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)200.49KCAC (1)South Central▲11
(LW: 17)
7dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)197.87Gulf Coast (1)South▼2
(LW: 5)
8taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)178.27Crossroads (4)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 8)
9midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)168.01GPAC (5)Midwest▲1
(LW: 10)
10madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)161.69WHAC (3)Great Lakes▲5
(LW: 15)
11westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)159.81GSAC (3)West◀▶
(LW: 11)
12lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)153.98Cascade (2)West▼8
(LW: 4)
13marian-indMARIAN (IND.)149.10Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 14)
14montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)148.08AAC (1)South▼8
(LW: 6)
15milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)140.94AAC (3)South▼8
(LW: 7)
16william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)129.66SSAC (1)South▼4
(LW: 12)
17st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)123.86Sun Conference (3)South▼4
(LW: 13)
18grace-indGRACE (IND.)122.24Crossroads (2)Great LakesNR
19friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)122.17KCAC (2)South Central▲21
(LW: 40)
20eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON113.22Cascade (1)West▲22
(LW: 42)
21central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)109.32The Heart (2)South Central▲2
(LW: 23)
22hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)107.59GPAC (7)Midwest▼1
(LW: 21)
23life-gaLIFE (GA.)105.48Mid-South (1)South▲7
(LW: 30)
24mcpherson-kanMCPHERSON (KAN.)99.72KCAC (4)South Central▲22
(LW: 46)
25grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)90.49The Heart (1)Midwest▼6
(LW: 19)


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
Life (Ga.)30232815774331
Southeastern (Fla.)1222222222
British ColumbiaRV111111113
Saint Mary (Kan.)17643456664
Madonna (Mich.)1510151216172313125
Montreat (N.C.)61410148117786
Keiser (Fla.)955756817157
The Master's (Calif.)2334345558
Indiana Wesleyan40534930404422209
Dordt (Iowa)85481820211411141310
Grace (Ind.)18202691216202510
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)41296121014122910
Westmont (Calif.)11111313202521231913
Cumberland (Tenn.)89443616242719192213
Taylor (Ind.)88171010131710915
Oklahoma City66944240403326272115
Hastings (Neb.)21222124272424282615
St. Ambrose (Iowa)413137333736373415
Indiana Tech34756334419
Midland (Neb.)10911111516128719
Grand View (Iowa)19252322281920161621
William Carey (Miss.)121669178991122
Mount Marty (S.D.)88461417222115151422
Bethel (Ind.)595835394341303022
Missouri Baptist343439414442474525
Tabor (Kan.)18264447474143424232
Eastern Oregon42202728252830252336
St. Thomas (Fla.)1317243411910111037
Dillard (La.)5788141822211737
McPherson (Kan.)46242929343438403737
Wayland Baptist (Texas)50291925312328332840
Columbia International (S.C.)22303844525556605540
Doane (Neb.)51272521192013181846
Milligan (Tenn.)7151618182631344649
Marian (Ind.)14132223131518242455
Central Methodist (Mo.)23212632383839394456
Baker (Kan.)25363538547170797256
SAGU (Texas)24625261727585807956
Friends (Kan.)40191219262225263162
Vanguard (Calif.)20426960777379839369
Southern Oregon16315056627882585975
Truett-McConnell (Ga.)RV3251412329292935

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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Mon 4/11
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Wed 4/20
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Mon 4/18
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Mon 4/18
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Mon 4/18
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Week 5Wed 4/27
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Mon 4/25
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Mon 4/25
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Mon 5/9
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Wed 5/18
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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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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