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

NEW ORLEANS – This past weekend did not disappoint!

Here is the fourth edition of the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. Only marks from the current season are being used, which gives a comprehensive, objective look at which teams have stood out during the season.

NCAA Division II — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Pittsburg State
Adams State
1
West Texas A&M
2
Grand Valley State
3
Texas A&M-Commerce
4
Pittsburg State
5
Adams State
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West Texas A&M remained at No. 1 for a second-straight week. Innocent Murwanashyaka led the Buffs with his 8:56.09 in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays, putting him at No. 12 on the NCAA DII Descending Order List. The Buffs have 14 total national top-10 performances this season, with four of them coming in the 100 meters alone. The Buffs also top the chart in three events: Benjamin Azamati in the 100 and 200 and the 4×400 relay.

Grand Valley State jumped two spots from No. 4 in Week 3 to No. 2 in Week 4. The Lakers gained six new or improved national top-10 efforts between a split squad in California and Georgia. Isaac Harding and Tanner Chada turned in NCAA DII all-time efforts in the 5000 at the Mt. SAC Relays: Harding ran 13:34.54 for the No. 2 time this season and No. 5 all-time; Chada clocked 13:37.81 for the No. 3 time this season and No. 9 all-time. Over at the Kennesaw State Invitational, Eli Kosiba moved to No. 3 on the Descending Order List in the high jump with a clearance of 2.15m (7-½).

That two spot climb by the Lakers pushed Texas A&M-Commerce and Pittsburg State down one spot each to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. While the Lions did not gain any new national marks, the Gorillas turned in a trio of stellar performances at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Two of those efforts are national-leading marks: Braylen Brewer ran the 400 in 46.48; Henry Kiner soared 16.36m (53-8¼) in the triple jump going. Brewer was also part of the Gorillas’ 4×400 relay that clocked the second-fastest time of the season of 3:09.48.

Adams State climbed into the top-5 for the second time this season after spending a week at No. 6. The Grizzlies picked up six new or improved national top-10 marks at the Bryan Clay Invitational, including two national leaders that turned in performances to crack the NCAA DII record book: Clement Duigou ran 13:53.28 to move to No. 7 all-time; Awet Beraki clocked 28:12.10 to sit at No. 6 all-time. Duigou also ran 13:53.28 in the 5000 for the sixth-best time this season.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Central Missouri (down one spot), No. 7 CSU Pueblo (held steady), No. 8 UC-Colorado Springs (up one spot), No. 9 Missouri Southern (up one spot) and No. 10 Colorado School of Mines (down two spots). No one was better than Reece Sharman-Newell of CSU Pueblo, who became the No. 2 performer in NCAA DII history with his 1:45.56 in the 800 and narrowly missing the DII record by 0.32 seconds.

Mark your calendars for May 26-28, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan!

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

2022 Week #4 - April 19th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M293.74Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE250.79GLIAC (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 4)
3texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE216.10Lone Star (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 2)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE194.75MIAA (1)Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE173.43RMAC (4)South Central▲1
(LW: 6)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI133.63MIAA (4)Central▼1
(LW: 5)
7csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO124.06RMAC (10)South Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS110.92RMAC (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 9)
9missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN96.74MIAA (2)Central▲1
(LW: 10)
10colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES96.29RMAC (2)South Central▼2
(LW: 8)
11ashlandASHLAND88.60G-MAC (2)Midwest▲8
(LW: 19)
12lee-tennLEE (TENN.)80.94GSC (2)South▲1
(LW: 13)
13angelo-stateANGELO STATE79.05Lone Star (3)South Central▼2
(LW: 11)
14southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT77.35Northeast-10 (1)East▲3
(LW: 17)
15queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)75.10SAC (1)Southeast▼3
(LW: 12)
16fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE73.57MIAA (5)Central▼1
(LW: 15)
17lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)70.07MIAA (3)Central▼3
(LW: 14)
18washburnWASHBURN63.58MIAA (8)Central▲12
(LW: 30)
19hardingHARDING61.12GAC (1)Central▼3
(LW: 16)
20azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC60.86PacWest (1)West▲4
(LW: 24)
21neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY59.33MIAA (6)Central▼1
(LW: 20)
22lindenwoodLINDENWOOD56.30GLVC (3)Midwest▼4
(LW: 18)
23carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN55.76SAC (4)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 23)
24simon-fraserSIMON FRASER55.63GNAC (4)West▲2
(LW: 26)
25academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART55.59PacWest (3)West▼3
(LW: 22)


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
Pittsburg State5534454441
West Texas A&M2211111112
Grand Valley State1142222223
Texas A&M-Commerce4323333334
Ashland302319111210119125
Adams State9465545556
Lincoln (Mo.)1619141714207776
Missouri Southern49161091114810106
Colo. School of Mines258810779899
Central Missouri1310566666610
Academy of Art22242225251620171610
Carson-Newman31422323271817201912
UC-Colorado Springs611989812151413
Alabama-Huntsville14202129212428222014
Southern Connecticut1014171416172111815
CSU Pueblo36778910121115
Angelo State1571113101113161315
Harding8151619202729252415
Davenport (Mich.)432935302923262719
Lane909497817519
Lindenwood27291822242325282821
American International9610556616243312921
Neb.-Kearney32182021192127292623
Northwest Missouri26252727282831333323
Northern State353233353638373823
Azusa Pacific12212420231316141526
Augustana (S.D.)1054126262519212126
Simon Fraser63222624222626272229
Queens (N.C.)2391215151214131834
Limestone19323650525940363534
Fort Hays State18131516182222242539
Mount Olive17273149384036424144
Cal Poly Pomona11172528293032353449
Washburn107303018171918191752
Fresno Pacific21394044454345504952
Minnesota State972834363638242323
Chadron State203145374445505352
Wingate243433464956526157
Lee (Tenn.)71213121315151859

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/29
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Tue 4/5
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Mon 4/4
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Tue 4/12
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Mon 4/11
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Tue 4/19
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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 5Tue 4/26
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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 6Tue 5/3
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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 7Tue 5/10
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Mon 5/9
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Tue 5/17
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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 ResultsSun 5/29
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