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

NEW ORLEANS – And then there was one.

Here is the Pre-Championships 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 Monday. The only marks used in this edition of the National TFRI are those associated with athletes who qualified for the national championship meet.

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 is poised to stand atop the podium at the end of competition in Allendale, Michigan. The Buffs have 22 entries for the NCAA Championships with multiple athletes entered in the 100 (4), 200 (3), 400 (2), 400H (2), 800 (2), high jump (2) and triple jump (2). West Texas A&M will rely heavily on their sprints, hurdles and relays group as they combine for more than half of their entries, with NCAA DII record-holders Benjamin Azamati (100 and 200) and Jahmaal Wilson (110H) leading the charge.

Don’t count Grand Valley State out of the title race. The second-ranked Lakers may be down by 68.3 points according to the computer ranking, but they will be looking to defend their national title, let alone doing it at home. The Lakers have 21 entries of their own and will look to score big in the distance events, especially from the duo of Isaac Harding and Tanner Chada: Harding is ranked No. 1 in the 5000 and No. 3 in the 10,000; Chada is ranked No. 2 in the 5000 and No. 4 in the 10,000. Grand Valley State also has some athletes highly ranked in the sprints and field events that can score big.

Third-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce and fourth-ranked Pittsburg State are in good position to earn podium finishes. The Lions have 15 entries qualified for the meet in 10 events, including three top-seeds from Ushan Perera in the high jump, Moaz Ibrahim in the discus and the 4×100 relay. Delan Edwin also holds a pair of top-5 seeds in the 100 and 200. The Gorillas will have 17 entries across 14 events, led by national leader Henry Kiner in the triple jump. Pittsburg State will also have the duo of Louis Rollins and TJ Caldwell in the 110H, who are ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Fifth-ranked Adams State will round out the top teams heading into the national meet. The Grizzlies have 15 entries across nine events, with the heavy point scorers coming from the distance squad. Clement Duigou (steeplechase) and Awet Beraki (10,000) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective events and are also ranked among the top-6 seasonally in the 5000.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in the Pre-Championships Edition of the National TFRI: No. 6 Central Missouri (unchanged), No. 7 Lincoln (Mo.) (unchanged), No. 8 Southern Connecticut (up three spots), No. 9 Colorado School of Mines (down one spot) and No. 10 CSU Pueblo (up one spot).

The 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin this Thursday at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan!

NCAA Division II
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
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M316.27Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE247.97GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE193.05Lone Star (2)South Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE191.35MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE167.93RMAC (4)South Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI129.82MIAA (4)Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)107.59MIAA (3)Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT105.31Northeast-10 (1)East▲3
(LW: 11)
9colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES104.38RMAC (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN102.44MIAA (2)Central◀▶
(LW: 10)
11csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO98.65RMAC (10)South Central▲1
(LW: 12)
12ashlandASHLAND95.24G-MAC (2)Midwest▼3
(LW: 9)
13angelo-stateANGELO STATE78.61Lone Star (3)South Central▲3
(LW: 16)
14uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS78.45RMAC (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 15)
15azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC72.51PacWest (1)West▼1
(LW: 14)
16academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART69.46PacWest (3)West▲1
(LW: 17)
17washburnWASHBURN67.01MIAA (8)Central▲2
(LW: 19)
18queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)60.82SAC (1)Southeast▼5
(LW: 13)
19carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN60.67SAC (4)Southeast▲1
(LW: 20)
20alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE56.39GSC (1)South▲2
(LW: 22)
21augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)51.69NSIC (2)Central◀▶
(LW: 21)
22simon-fraserSIMON FRASER51.08GNAC (4)West▲5
(LW: 27)
23minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE50.36NSIC (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 23)
24hardingHARDING49.49GAC (1)Central▲1
(LW: 25)
25fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE49.07MIAA (5)Central▼1
(LW: 24)


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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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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