2022 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – We’re officially one month out from the start of the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

Here is the newest installment of the 2022 NCAA Division II Women’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 throughout the season.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Azusa Pacific
Minnesota State
Fresno Pacific
1
West Texas A&M
2
Grand Valley State
3
Azusa Pacific
4
Minnesota State
5
Fresno Pacific
All TFRI Reports

This week’s National TFRI is headlined by West Texas A&M for a fifth-straight week. Grand Valley State and Azusa Pacific traded spots this week to sit at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while No. 4 Minnesota State and No. 5 Fresno Pacific held steady.

West Texas A&M added three new or improved national top-10 marks to its ledger, paced by Leah Belfield bettering her No. 2 position in the 100 with a 11.40 clocking. The Lady Buffs also got a pair of No. 9 performances from Jordanae Scott in the 100 (11.61) and Brooke Urban in the high jump (1.73m).

Grand Valley State leapfrogged Azusa Pacific thanks to a trio of new or improved marks that sit among the top-5 nationally. Judith Essemiah had a season best toss of 60.36m (198-1) in the hammer throw to improve her standing as third-best performer this season. In the discus, Erika Beistle moved up to No. 3 (51.01m/167-4) and Emma Richards held steady at No. 4 (50.60m/166-0).

Minnesota State solidified its placement at No. 4 in Week 5 after the duo of Makayla Jackson and Denisha Cartwright combined for four new or improved national top-10 marks: Jackson is No. 2 in the 100 with a windy 11.40 (+3.4) and No. 3 in the 200 at 23.53 (+0.9); Cartwright is the national leader in the 100H with a wind-aided 13.42 (+2.1) and No. 10 in the 100 at 11.62 (+3.4).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 6 Adams State, No. 7 Pittsburg State, No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 9 Lincoln (Mo.) (up 10 spots) and No. 10 Academy of Art. The Blue Tigers earned the jump thanks to three national top-3 performances in the 400H, 800 and 4×400 relay.

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

2022 Week #5 - April 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M248.50Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE233.94GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC218.78PacWest (1)West▼1
(LW: 2)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE192.02NSIC (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC152.00PacWest (2)West◀▶
(LW: 5)
6adams-stateADAMS STATE150.85RMAC (5)South Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE120.50MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE119.82Lone Star (3)South Central◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)82.20MIAA (3)Central▲10
(LW: 19)
10academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART80.95PacWest (3)West◀▶
(LW: 10)
11angelo-stateANGELO STATE78.43Lone Star (2)South Central◀▶
(LW: 11)
12simon-fraserSIMON FRASER75.80GNAC (3)West◀▶
(LW: 12)
13queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)74.76SAC (2)Southeast▲2
(LW: 15)
14csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO72.33RMAC (12)South Central▼1
(LW: 13)
15fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE72.06MIAA (4)Central▼6
(LW: 9)
16central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI68.75MIAA (2)Central▲1
(LW: 17)
17uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS65.31RMAC (1)South Central▼3
(LW: 14)
18missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN63.69MIAA (8)Central◀▶
(LW: 18)
19findlayFINDLAY63.56G-MAC (2)Midwest▲1
(LW: 20)
20lee-tennLEE (TENN.)61.27GSC (1)South▲3
(LW: 23)
21saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE58.57GLIAC (3)Midwest▲7
(LW: 28)
22colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES53.92RMAC (2)South Central▲11
(LW: 33)
23cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA51.15CCAA (1)West▼7
(LW: 16)
24winona-stateWINONA STATE50.88NSIC (4)Central▼3
(LW: 21)
25millersvilleMILLERSVILLE48.61PSAC (1)Atlantic▲5
(LW: 30)


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
West Texas A&M1111123221
Grand Valley State3223232332
Minnesota State251064454443
Academy of Art18161710108111074
Lincoln (Mo.)141118199139885
Azusa Pacific2342311116
Adams State9696666557
Texas A&M-Commerce27958878998
Pittsburg State35191077977109
Fresno Pacific44355456610
Queens (N.C.)78815131112131311
Tiffin24252622283024293312
Angelo State105711111210111113
Winona State804621241615182713
Cal Poly Pomona571516232428313613
Central Missouri32321317161813121216
U-Mary68684551484034322816
Fort Hays State1214199151718141518
Saginaw Valley State558310128212320221718
Wayne State (Neb.)20302932292727282918
Findlay17282420191922212521
Walsh33262326272621191822
Missouri Southern13151418182023242122
CSU Pueblo15182113141519162422
Fayetteville StateRV567079899596495025
Lee (Tenn.)11221223202217151926
UC-Colorado Springs6171114171014171428
Simon Fraser87212012121416202028
Seattle Pacific36202234343636373530
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)22133855383233303034
Slippery Rock23333536363839384034
Colorado Mesa363025352125231643
Colo. School of Mines31232733222526272649
Millersville70292830252831252257
Sioux Falls384032313129292623
West Alabama192425353037404039
Northwest Missouri214260394243384542
Harding81216242631374249
Alaska Anchorage162731373741556873

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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Week 3Tue 4/12
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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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Week 5Tue 4/26
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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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Week 7Tue 5/10
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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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Week 9Mon 5/23
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FINAL ResultsSun 5/29
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