2022 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – It’s crunch time, which means it’s the final weekend for athletes to get into position to punch their tickets to 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
Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State
West Texas A&M
Minnesota State
Fresno Pacific
1
Azusa Pacific
2
Grand Valley State
3
West Texas A&M
4
Minnesota State
5
Fresno Pacific
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Azusa Pacific is the top-ranked team for a second-straight week, but not by much as now-No. 2 Grand Valley State is down by less than a point in the computer calculations. The second-ranked Lakers added two national leaders to its ledger to get the bump in the National TFRI this week: Ellianne Kimes cleared 4.29m (14-0¾) at the Len Paddock Open to match the seventh-best performer in NCAA DII history; Judith Essemiah had a massive toss of 62.99m (206-8) in the hammer throw. Grand Valley State claimed the program’s 22nd consecutive GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship this past weekend.

West Texas A&M fell one spot to No. 3 by no fault of its own. The Lady Buffs picked up four new or improved national top-10 marks as they romped to their second-straight Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Two of those marks came in the triple jump from Taylor Nelloms (No. 2, 13.13m/43-1) and Miriam Zanovello (No. 10, 12.48m/40-11½). Other Lady Buffs that turned in season bests at the LSC Championships were Zada Swoopes in the discus (No. 2, 54.16m/177-8) and DeOndra Green in the 100 (No. 6, 11.44).

Minnesota State leapfrogged Fresno Pacific for the No. 4 spot and bumped the Sunbirds down to No. 5 this week. The Mavericks earned the boost after adding seven new or improved national top-10 marks to its resume at the Deb Schulz Open. Denisha Cartwright has a hand in three of those efforts, as she clocked the nation’s fastest time in the 100H (13.38), moved to No. 5 in the 100 (11.41), and is No. 7 in the 200 (23.64). Other top performers for Minnesota State were Kary Petricka in the long jump (No. 4, 6.29m/20-7¾), Brea Perron in the shot put (No. 6, 14.95m/49-¾), Flore Gracia in the triple jump (No. 8, 12.57m/41-3) and Taylor Elliott in the high jump (No. 10, 1.73m-5-8).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Adams State (unchanged), No. 7 Pittsburg State (up two spots), No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce (down one spot), No. 9 Lincoln (Mo.) (up four spots) and No. 10 Angelo State (up two spots). The Gorillas claimed the MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship and gained five new or improved national top-10 marks, led by Christine Williams’ 23.33 in the 200 for the second-fastest time of the season. The Blue Tigers turned in five new or improved national top-10 marks at the MIAA Championships, headlined by Maria Diamond clocking the No. 2 time in the 400H of 58.00. The Belles added five new or improved national top-10 performances at the LSC Championships, with three of them coming from Antonija Radic in the triple jump (No. 3, 12.85m/42-2), long jump (No. 6, 6.22m/20-5) and high jump (No. 9, 1.74m/5-8½).

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 #7 - May 10th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC229.63PacWest (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE228.77GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M221.57Lone Star (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 2)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE200.04NSIC (1)Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC154.85PacWest (2)West▼1
(LW: 4)
6adams-stateADAMS STATE145.00RMAC (5)South Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE132.88MIAA (1)Central▲2
(LW: 9)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE117.16Lone Star (3)South Central▼1
(LW: 7)
9lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)105.43MIAA (3)Central▲4
(LW: 13)
10angelo-stateANGELO STATE98.72Lone Star (2)South Central▲2
(LW: 12)
11academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART95.82PacWest (3)West▼3
(LW: 8)
12queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)90.98SAC (2)Southeast▼1
(LW: 11)
13central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI84.12MIAA (2)Central▲5
(LW: 18)
14uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS80.64RMAC (1)South Central▼4
(LW: 10)
15winona-stateWINONA STATE75.28NSIC (4)Central▲1
(LW: 16)
16simon-fraserSIMON FRASER69.70GNAC (3)West▼2
(LW: 14)
17lee-tennLEE (TENN.)68.54GSC (1)South▲5
(LW: 22)
18fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE63.98MIAA (4)Central▼1
(LW: 17)
19csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO63.10RMAC (12)South Central▼4
(LW: 15)
20saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE60.08GLIAC (3)Midwest▲3
(LW: 23)
21walshWALSH57.02G-MAC (6)Midwest▲5
(LW: 26)
22findlayFINDLAY54.51G-MAC (2)Midwest▼3
(LW: 19)
23missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN46.54MIAA (8)Central▼3
(LW: 20)
24tiffinTIFFIN45.72G-MAC (4)Midwest▲6
(LW: 30)
25colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA45.62RMAC (3)South Central▼4
(LW: 21)


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
Azusa Pacific23423111
West Texas A&M11111232
Grand Valley State32232323
Minnesota State2510644544
Adams State96966665
Fresno Pacific44355456
Pittsburg State35191077977
Lincoln (Mo.)1411181991398
Texas A&M-Commerce279588789
Academy of Art181617101081110
Angelo State10571111121011
Central Missouri3232131716181312
Queens (N.C.)7881513111213
Fort Hays State121419915171814
Lee (Tenn.)1122122320221715
CSU Pueblo1518211314151916
UC-Colorado Springs617111417101417
Winona State80462124161518
Walsh3326232627262119
Simon Fraser8721201212141620
Findlay1728242019192221
Saginaw Valley State55831012821232022
Colorado Mesa36302535212523
Missouri Southern1315141818202324
Millersville7029283025283125
Colo. School of Mines3123273322252627
Wayne State (Neb.)2030293229272728
Tiffin2425262228302429
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)2213385538323330
Cal Poly Pomona57151623242831
Seattle Pacific3620223434363637
Slippery Rock2333353636383938
West Alabama1924253530374040
Harding812162426313742
Northwest Missouri2142603942433845
Alaska Anchorage1627313737415568

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
FINAL ResultsSun 5/29