2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – As the calendar turns to May and conference championships start to dominate the schedule, the complexion of the postseason starts to take shape. In the sixth release of the USTFCCCA’s NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index (TFRI), the British Columbia Thunderbirds continue to lead the way while national indoor runner-up Indiana Tech made a three-spot jump to land in the current top three.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southeastern (Fla.)
Indiana Tech
The Master
Saint Mary (Kan.)
1
British Columbia
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
The Master's (Calif.)
5
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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British Columbia has “held court” for the fifth-straight week atop the national rankings. Last weekend, attending Western Washington’s Ralph Vernacchia Invitational, the Thunderbirds improved five marks, and, more importantly, still hold the NAIA’s top spots in the hammer (Rowan Hamilton), steeplechase (Dylan Urich), and 5000 meters (Tyler Dozzi). Hamilton’s winning mark from Mt. SAC Relays of 73.66m (241-8) remains the overall collegiate leader for the season.

The Fire of Southeastern (Fla.) stays at No. 2 for the fifth-straight week, within eyeshot of the cross-continent foe. Recovering from winning The Sun Conferene title a week ago, the Fire competed at the UNF Invitational. The headliner, Joseph Taylor, improved his 400 meter season best to 46.98 which is now in the NAIA’s top five. Taylor is also in the division’s top five in the 100 (4th, 10.36w) and 200 (20.86w).

No. 3 Indiana Tech took on the Penn Relays last weekend and jumped three spots in the TFRI as a result. Running 40-flat in the 4×100, they took over the division lead in the event. Anchor Zayquan Lincoln remains the NAIA leader in the 100 as well (10.17w). Current division No. 2 in the 400 meters, Daunte O’Bannion (46.16), led off the Warriors’ 4×4 at the Penn Relays that clocked 3:09.32, improving their season’s best and No. 2 national seed by over two seconds.

At No. 4, The Master’s (Calif.) placed runner-up this past weekend at the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Championships to Arizona Christian. Despite that, the TFRI algorithm can’t ignore seven national top-10 marks that will position them well in the national-championship team race.

Saint Mary’s (Kan.) remains in the top five. 

Jumping nine spots, No. 8 William Carey (Miss.) returns to the top ten. At the Mississippi College Twilight, Ledanian Rowell added a foot to his season best in the long jump and 18 inches to his season best in the triple jump. His triple jump from the past weekend of 14.69m/48-2½ puts him No. 7 among the division this year. 

Just three weeks until the start of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships that will be held in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 25-27. 

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

2022 Week #6 - May 4th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA341.04Cascade (3)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)313.18Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH233.92WHAC (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 6)
4the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)225.56GSAC (2)West▼1
(LW: 3)
5saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)214.98KCAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 4)
6keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)204.78Sun Conference (2)South▼1
(LW: 5)
7life-gaLIFE (GA.)187.56Mid-South (1)South◀▶
(LW: 7)
8william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)184.00SSAC (1)South▲9
(LW: 17)
9st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)183.69Sun Conference (3)South▲2
(LW: 11)
10lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)168.27Cascade (2)West▲2
(LW: 12)
11montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)164.83AAC (1)South▼3
(LW: 8)
12grace-indGRACE (IND.)155.70Crossroads (2)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 9)
13taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)151.70Crossroads (4)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 10)
14dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)149.51GPAC (2)Midwest▲7
(LW: 21)
15marian-indMARIAN (IND.)148.91Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼2
(LW: 13)
16midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)148.68GPAC (5)Midwest▼1
(LW: 15)
17madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)144.72WHAC (3)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 16)
18dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)143.66Gulf Coast (1)South▼4
(LW: 14)
19grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)140.30The Heart (1)Midwest▲9
(LW: 28)
20doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)134.75GPAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 19)
21mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)127.76GPAC (4)Midwest▲1
(LW: 22)
22friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)126.68KCAC (2)South Central▲4
(LW: 26)
23wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)125.85SACSouth Central▲8
(LW: 31)
24hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)125.09GPAC (7)Midwest▲3
(LW: 27)
25westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)121.30GSAC (3)West▼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 #7Week #8
British ColumbiaRV1111111
Southeastern (Fla.)12222222
Life (Ga.)302328157743
Indiana Tech34756334
The Master's (Calif.)23343455
Saint Mary (Kan.)176434566
Montreat (N.C.)614101481177
Midland (Neb.)10911111516128
William Carey (Miss.)12166917899
Taylor (Ind.)88171010131710
St. Thomas (Fla.)131724341191011
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)4129612101412
Madonna (Mich.)1510151216172313
Dordt (Iowa)8548182021141114
Mount Marty (S.D.)8846141722211515
Grand View (Iowa)1925232228192016
Keiser (Fla.)955756817
Doane (Neb.)5127252119201318
Cumberland (Tenn.)8944361624271919
Grace (Ind.)1820269121620
Dillard (La.)578814182221
Indiana Wesleyan40534930404422
Westmont (Calif.)1111131320252123
Marian (Ind.)1413222313151824
Eastern Oregon4220272825283025
Friends (Kan.)4019121926222526
Hastings (Neb.)2122212427242428
Truett-McConnell (Ga.)RV32514123292929
Wayland Baptist (Texas)5029192531232833
Milligan (Tenn.)715161818263134
Central Methodist (Mo.)2321263238383939
McPherson (Kan.)4624292934343840
Tabor (Kan.)1826444747414342
Southern Oregon1631505662788258
Columbia International (S.C.)2230384452555660
Baker (Kan.)2536353854717079
SAGU (Texas)2462526172758580
Vanguard (Calif.)2042696077737983

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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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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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
FINAL ResultsMon 5/30