2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

NEW ORLEANS – British Columbia finished as No. 1 in the 2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index, leading as the Week 9 (and final) edition was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Only marks from the current outdoor track & field season have been used in this objective compilation.

Rankings and ratings will mean little beginning Wednesday, when the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This will be the 70th edition of the men’s meet and the eighth at this facility.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southeastern (Fla.)
Life (Ga.)
Indiana Tech
The Master
1
British Columbia
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Life (Ga.)
4
Indiana Tech
5
The Master's (Calif.)
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British Columbia is poised to reclaim the national title, which it won for the first time in 2019. The 2020 meet was of course canceled due to the pandemic, which washed out the Thunderbirds’ 2021 season as well. UBC enters the 2022 nationals with 10 top-10 marks and two national leaders – Dylan Ulrich in the steeplechase (8:57.17) and Rowan Hamilton in the hammer (75.98m/249-4). Hamilton, who won this meet as a freshman in 2019, is the leading collegiate hammer thrower this year combining all divisions.

No. 2 Southeastern (Fla.) has the most top-10 marks with 11 and cut British Columbia’s lead in half since the last TFRI. The Fire have their highest ranker with Zachary Nichols in the hammer (65.19m/213-11) but have multi-talented sprinter Joseph Taylor, who rates top-5 in all three sprints and is part of the Fire’s 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams, both also among the top-5.

Moving back up to No. 3 is Indiana Tech. The Warriors have five top-10 marks, with four among the top-2. That includes two national leaders with Zayquan Lincoln in the 100 (10.17w) and the 4×100 relay, which also features Lincoln. Don’t count him out in the 200 – he’s listed just 16th at 21.17, but he won the event last year as well as in this year’s indoor meet. The Warriors also have the No. 2-rated 400 runner in Danute O’Banion (46.16), a strong component in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays, which rate No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

Life (Ga.) is No. 4, a scant three points out of its former No. 3 position. The Running Eagles have eight top-10 marks, with two national leaders – Phemelo Matlhabe in the 200 at 20.50 and the 4×400 relay at 3:08.00.

The Master’s (Calif.) is No. 5, completing a season-long stretch among the top-5. The Mustangs have seven top-10 marks with five among the top-5. They have two who rate No. 2 – Wesley Methum in the 10,000 at 29:39.30 and Caleb Pouliot in the pole vault at 5.05m/16-6¾. Methum is also No. 3 in the 5000, an event he won at last year’s meet.

Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Saint Mary (Kan.), No. 7 Midland (Neb.), No. 8 Montreat (N.C.), No. 9 Taylor (Ind.) and No. 10 St. Thomas (Fla.).

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

2022 Week #9 - May 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA336.34Cascade (3)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)307.88Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3life-gaLIFE (GA.)222.34Mid-South (1)South◀▶
(LW: 3)
4indiana-techINDIANA TECH220.88WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 4)
5the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)197.22GSAC (2)West◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)186.76KCAC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)185.30GPAC (5)Midwest▲1
(LW: 8)
8montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)173.74AAC (1)South▼1
(LW: 7)
9taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)169.52Crossroads (4)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 10)
10st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)163.55Sun Conference (3)South▲1
(LW: 11)
11william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)161.41SSAC (1)South▼2
(LW: 9)
12madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)160.04WHAC (3)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 13)
13dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)153.83GPAC (2)Midwest▲1
(LW: 14)
14mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)151.71GPAC (4)Midwest▲1
(LW: 15)
15keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)149.60Sun Conference (2)South▲2
(LW: 17)
16grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)146.60The Heart (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 16)
17dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)138.68Gulf Coast (1)South▲4
(LW: 21)
18doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)137.96GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 18)
19westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)131.45GSAC (3)West▲4
(LW: 23)
20indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN129.79Crossroads (6)Great Lakes▲2
(LW: 22)
21oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY127.77SACSouth Central▲6
(LW: 27)
22cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)122.91Mid-South (3)South▼3
(LW: 19)
23eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON119.46Cascade (1)West▲2
(LW: 25)
24marian-indMARIAN (IND.)116.91Crossroads (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 24)
25grace-indGRACE (IND.)116.16Crossroads (2)Great Lakes▼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 #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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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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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
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FINAL ResultsMon 5/30
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