DII National Rankings Shuffle Post-Conference Championships

NOTE: Lincoln (Mo.) returns to the rankings after a one-week absence. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings.

NEW ORLEANS – With the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field regular season in the books, a pair of recent national team champions are favored in the latest National Team Computer Rankings announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Adams State 2)Minnesota St 3)GVSU 4)Adams State 5)Ashland
Adams State Tiffin GVSU Saint Augustine’s TAMU-Kingsville
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NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)GVSU 2)GVSU 3)GVSU 4)GVSU 5)GVSU
Lincoln (Mo.) Pittsburg St. Hillsdale GVSU Lewis
View Complete Women’s National Coaches’ Poll

The defending national indoor champion Adams State men and 2014 national outdoor champion Lincoln (Mo.) women are atop the penultimate edition of the rankings, which aim to predict how teams will fare at the NCAA Championships on March 11-12 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

These rankings take into account the entirety of the regular season, regardless of athletes’ intended events at the NCAA Championships. Next Monday’s pre-Championships rankings will consider only the entries into the NCAA Championships.

Behind ASU (206.66 points) in the men’s rankings were No. 2 Tiffin (176.60) and GLIAC Champion No. 3 Grand Valley State (171.88) – which swapped spots from a week ago – and the stationary duo of CIAA Champion No. 4 Saint Augustine’s (155.43) and No. 5 Texas A&M-Kingsville (106.60).

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MIAA Champion Lincoln (Mo.) (176.29 points) returned to the top spot, followed by MIAA rival No. 2 Pittsburg State (147.85). Last week’s chart-topper, Hillsdale (139.68), dropped two spots to No. 3 – a fall mirrored by GLIAC Champion No. 4 Grand Valley State (123.54). GLVC Champ Lewis (104.52) fell one spot to No. 5 to round out the top five.

The ASU men may have only finished third at the RMAC Championships, but the Grizzlies are projected to do much better at a meet like the NCAA Championships. While Adams State proved to be a less complete team this past weekend than winner No. 7 Colorado Mines or runner-up No. 20 Chadron State, no team in the country is as top-heavy as the Grizzlies.

ASU boasts a nation-best seven performers ranked top-three nationally, three more than the four each from No. 3 Grand Valley State and No. 6 Academy of Art. The Grizzlies are tied for the most top-10 ranked performers with 13, a total equaled by No. 3 GVSU.

Tiffin moved up to No. 2 behind sprinter Lamar Hargrove, who is now No. 1 in the nation both at 60 and 200 meters, and is positioning himself for a run at a third-consecutive sweep of the national 60-meter and 200-meter crowns.

The MIAA Champion Lincoln (Mo.) women will hope to top MIAA runner-up No. 2 Pittsburg State again next weekend, again on the Gorilla’s home track. The Blue Tigers took down PSU, 169-147, this past weekend for the league title.

As it currently stands, the Blue Tigers have a narrow advantage over Pitt State in terms of total top-10 ranked athletes, 10-9 – though No. 4 GVSU tops both squads with 12 – but Lincoln has the edge in top-three performers. Seven Blue Tigers are ranked No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 in their respective events, to Pittsburg State’s four.

No. 3 Hillsdale is next behind Lincoln on that list with five, followed by PSU, No. 6 Johnson C. Smith, and RMAC Champion No. 7 New Mexico Highlands.

No top-25 team for either gender moved up farther than did the Northeast-10 Champion No. 16 American International men, who climbed up 22 spots from last time.

The biggest gainer for the women was NSIC Champion No. 13 Minnesota State, which improved eight spots from the previous week.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2016 Week #6 — March 1

next ranking: MONDAY, March 7 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Adams State 206.66 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 1
2 Tiffin 176.60 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (16th) 3
3 Grand Valley State 171.88 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 2
4 Saint Augustine’s 155.43 CIAA George Williams (40th) 4
5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 106.60 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 5
6 Academy of Art 102.74 PacWest Kevin LaSure (1st) 6
7 Colorado Mines 94.68 RMAC Matt Sparks (3rd) 7
8 Lincoln (Mo.) 84.91 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) NR
9 Minnesota State 83.03 NSIC Jim Dilling (3rd) 8
10 Pittsburg State 76.22 MIAA Russ Jewett (28th) 14
11 Western State 72.29 RMAC Chris Bradford (7th) 9
12 Azusa Pacific 62.60 PacWest Kevin Reid (21st) 10
13 Ashland 61.92 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 11
14 Lewis 55.09 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 23
15 Missouri Southern 50.56 MIAA Bryan Schiding (3rd) 16
16 American International 49.23 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (10th) 38
17 Central Missouri 48.98 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (20th)/Kip Janvrin (18th) 18
18 Alaska Anchorage 48.60 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 12
19 Texas A&M-Commerce 48.29 Lone Star Ross Smithey (1st) 13
20 Chadron State 47.89 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 20
21 Findlay 46.19 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 27
22 West Texas A&M 41.15 Lone Star Darren Flowers (7th) 15
23 Southern Connecticut 38.82 Northeast-10 John Wallin (6th) 19
24 Shorter 38.77 Gulf South Scott Byrd (9th) 17
25 Saginaw Valley State 38.67 GLIAC Rod Cowan (7th) 22
Dropped out: No. 21 MSU Moorhead, No. 24 Johnson C. Smith, No. 25 Black Hills State
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 536.00 5
2 RMAC 460.20 4
3 MIAA 289.17 4
4 Lone Star 213.63 3
5 CIAA 178.40 1
6 PacWest 165.34 2
7 NSIC 134.91 1
8 Northeast-10 121.19 2
9 GLVC 111.59 1
10 GNAC 106.95 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 594.19 1
Central Lincoln (Mo.) 315.96 NR
East American International 511.15 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 470.91 1
South Alabama-Huntsville 455.83 1
South Central Adams State 423.79 1
Southeast Limestone 412.77 2
West Alaska Anchorage 432.93 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2016 Week #6 — March 1

next ranking: MONDAY, March 7 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Lincoln (Mo.) 176.29 MIAA Victor Thomas (15th) NR
2 Pittsburg State 147.85 MIAA Russ Jewett (30th) 3
3 Hillsdale 139.68 GLIAC Andrew Towne (5th) 1
4 Grand Valley State 123.54 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (17th) 2
5 Lewis 104.52 GLVC Dana Schwarting (11th) 4
6 Johnson C. Smith 101.75 CIAA Lennox Graham (9th) 6
7 New Mexico Highlands 100.56 RMAC Bob DeVries (24th) 7
8 Alaska Anchorage 93.82 GNAC Michael Friess (26th) 5
9 Minnesota Duluth 91.58 NSIC Joanna Warmington (5th) 8
10 Central Missouri 70.56 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (20th)/Kip Janvrin (18th) 12
11 Ashland 70.36 GLIAC Jud Logan (13th) 11
12 Saint Augustine’s 68.99 CIAA George Williams (40th) 9
13 Minnesota State 63.51 NSIC Jen Blue (16th) 21
14 Shorter 57.17 Gulf South Scott Byrd (9th) 10
15 Merrimack 52.34 Northeast-10 Jacky Mendes (2nd) 14
16 Findlay 49.78 GLIAC Marc Arce (28th) 18
17 U-Mary 47.32 NSIC Mike Thorson (22nd) 15
18 Missouri Southern 42.71 MIAA Patty Vavra (22nd) 23
19 Winona State 42.21 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (12th) 17
20 Southern Connecticut 42.19 Northeast-10 Melissa Stoll (4th) 20
21 Seattle Pacific 39.11 GNAC Karl Lerum (11th) 13
22 Adams State 38.22 RMAC Rock Light (3rd) 22
23 Angelo State 34.93 Lone Star James Reid (17th) 19
24 Chadron State 33.72 RMAC Brad Gamble (2nd) 27
25 Texas A&M-Kingsville 33.43 Lone Star Ryan Dall (8th) 16
Dropped out: No. 24 Cedarville, No. 25 Azusa Pacific
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 500.27 4
2 GLIAC 443.53 4
3 NSIC 311.10 4
4 RMAC 236.89 3
5 CIAA 177.62 2
6 GNAC 176.63 2
7 GLVC 128.87 1
8 Northeast-10 128.30 2
9 Lone Star 100.56 2
10 Gulf South 77.59 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders (FINAL)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Slippery Rock 350.04 NR
Central Lincoln (Mo.) 402.57 NR
East Stonehill 381.04 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 426.97 1
South Shorter 573.27 1
South Central Adams State 331.84 1
Southeast Queens (N.C.) 449.76 1
West Seattle Pacific 400.05 2
View All Regional Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2016 Rankings Calendar
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