2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – The top teams in NAIA seemed to be fairly unfazed by the changes that occurred over the past weekend of competition, according to the latest installment of the 2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI that released on Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Doane (Neb.)
Concordia (Neb.)
Saint Mary (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Doane (Neb.)
4
Concordia (Neb.)
5
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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The top-5 only saw one change in Week 3: Indiana Tech will remain No. 1, with No. 2 Dordt (Iowa) and No. 3 Doane (Neb.) trading places from Week 2. No. 4 Concordia (Neb.) and No. 5 Saint Mary (Kan.) will round out the top-5.

Dordt (Iowa) received a boost in the rankings due to turning in the top-ranked 4×800 in 7:44.56c (7:51.20). One of the contributing legs, Matthew Van Eps, also clocked the No. 5 time over 600 in 1:20.77c (1:21.98).

While Concordia (Neb.) and Saint Mary (Kan.) remained idle, the Spires pulled closer to the Bulldogs after two top-3 performances from Corey Lyons and Eric Vazquez: Lyons took over the national lead in the 400 (47.21); Vazquez clocked the No. 3 time in the mile (4:12.014).

Here are the rest of the teams that make up the top-10 in Week 3: No. 6 Friends (Kan.), No. 7 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 8 Hastings (Neb.), No. 9 Taylor (Ind.) and No. 10 Mount Marty (S.D.).

Indiana Wesleyan was the big mover after soaring 16 spots from Week 2 as it turned in three top-3 performances that vaulted them into the top-10: Landon Miller in the 3000 (No. 2, 8:16.29c/8:22.06) and Chris Maxon in the 5000 (No. 2, 14:41.79c/14:51.23). Both were contributing legs to the No. 3 DMR in 10:08.59 (10:16.85).

The 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 4-6 in Yankton, South Dakota.

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

2021 Week #3 - February 10th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH316.73WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)241.48GPAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)228.24GPACMidwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)177.05GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)171.79KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)137.41KCAC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN133.86CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲16
(LW: 23)
8hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)109.36GPACMidwest▲1
(LW: 9)
9taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)99.28CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲15
(LW: 24)
10mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)99.22GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 10)
11usc-beaufort-s-cUSC BEAUFORT (S.C.)91.16Sun ConferenceSouth▼4
(LW: 7)
12huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)89.98CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲9
(LW: 21)
13southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)88.99Sun ConferenceSouth▼2
(LW: 11)
14bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)87.80KCACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 15)
15northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)85.05GPACMidwest▼3
(LW: 12)
16dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)79.61North Star (1)Midwest▲9
(LW: 25)
17oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY74.79IndependentSouth Central▼3
(LW: 14)
18midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)71.94GPACMidwest▲11
(LW: 29)
19milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)70.86AACSouth▼2
(LW: 17)
20marian-indMARIAN (IND.)69.30Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼7
(LW: 13)
21grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)68.41The Heart (1)Midwest▼13
(LW: 8)
22midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)66.17The HeartSouth Central▼3
(LW: 19)
23bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)64.95CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 27)
24central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)64.86The HeartSouth Central▼8
(LW: 16)
25wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)64.58IndependentSouth Central▲7
(LW: 32)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Indiana Tech1111111
Dordt (Iowa)2322222
Oklahoma City341417218123
Indiana Wesleyan182377454
Marian (Ind.)1713201610105
Doane (Neb.)3233336
Midland (Neb.)2329181721167
Milligan (Tenn.)2917192524318
Southeastern (Fla.)91113917149
Saint Mary (Kan.)65555410
Warner (Fla.)40363844443811
Concordia (Neb.)44446612
Huntington (Ind.)13211213122313
Briar Cliff (Iowa)36413728312413
Hastings (Neb.)7988161815
Tennessee Wesleyan22182730262515
Columbia International (S.C.)20222833343017
Madonna (Mich.)43313231324317
Grace (Ind.)26303543181319
Grand View (Iowa)1282120201919
Westmont (Calif.)354338373421
Friends (Kan.)56667722
Bethel (Kan.)111514149922
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)403622151724
Eastern OregonRV37222124
Dickinson State (N.D.)25251623252924
Montreat (N.C.)28262634393224
Cornerstone (Mich.)16202918141128
Bethel (Ind.)15272324303330
Wayland Baptist (Texas)24322526364730
USC Beaufort (S.C.)871115292735
William Carey (Miss.)3033341911837
Northwestern (Iowa)10121512232237
Mount Marty (S.D.)RV101011191542
Dakota State (S.D.)21283032384042
Taylor (Ind.)1924910132044
Central Methodist (Mo.)14162427272847
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)RV1922292826

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/27
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Wed 2/3
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Mon 2/1
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/10
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Week 4Wed 2/17
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Wed 2/24
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Week 6Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/6
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Mar. 3-6: NAIA Championships (Brookings, S.D.)