2021 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – The final weeks of the regular season and the start of conference championships shook up the latest edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Ashland
West Texas A&M
Colo. School of Mines
Central Missouri
1
Grand Valley State
2
Ashland
3
West Texas A&M
4
Colo. School of Mines
5
Central Missouri
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The top-5 is made up by No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Ashland, No. 3 West Texas A&M, No. 4 Colorado School of Mines and No. 5 Central Missouri. The only change that happened among the top tier from a week ago was a swap of the Buffs and the Orediggers.

Following the program’s third Lone Star Conference title, West Texas A&M improved one spot from No. 4 a week ago after earning three improved nationally ranked marks. Benjamin Azamati clocked 21.04c (20.97A) over 200 for the No. 2 time in the event this season and to become the No. 5 performer all-time in NCAA. Arnaud Taki and Jahmaal Wilson improved on season efforts that rank them No. 4 on the Descending Order list: Taki ran 1:50.10c (1:50.41A) in the 800 and Wilson ran 7.95c (7.93A) in the 60H.

Gaining ground in the top-10 are No. 6 Lee (Tenn.) and No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce. The Flames improved their 4×400 standing at the Camel City Elite Meet, getting the baton around the track in 3:11.82c (3:14.88) for the second best time this season. The Lions saw four improved marks at the LSC Championships that sit within the top-7 nationally: Ushan Perera in the high jump (No. 1, 2.25m/8-4½); Lamarion Arnold in the 200 (No. 3, 21.09c/21.02A); Dorian Andrews in the 60H (No. 6, 8.04c/8.02A); Cameron Macon in the 60H (No. 7, 8.09c/8.07A).

Western Colorado improved five spots to No. 14 after turning in two top-3 nationally ranked performances at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Charlie Sweeney and Taylor Stack improved to No. 2 (7:51.71c/7:57.19) and No. 3 (7:52.25c/7:57.74) in the 3000, respectively.

Nebraska-Kearney made the biggest climb in the National TFRI with a 10 spot improvement to No. 20 for its highest national placement since 2015. The Lopers notched two improved nationally ranked marks at the Loper Tune-Up meet: Brayden Sorensen cleared 2.11m (6-11) in the high jump for the third best clearance of the season; Seth Simonson was clocked at 1:50.47c (1:52.92) over 800, which ranks him No. 6 on the Descending Order List.

The 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 11-13 at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

2021 Week #5 - February 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE208.30GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ashlandASHLAND176.77GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M157.83Lone Star (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 4)
4colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES157.77RMACSouth Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI107.68MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lee-tennLEE (TENN.)100.41GSCSouth▲1
(LW: 7)
7tiffinTIFFIN98.65G-MACMidwest▼1
(LW: 6)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE94.79Lone Star (2)South Central▲1
(LW: 9)
9northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI91.23MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 8)
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE71.98MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 10)
11findlayFINDLAY66.02G-MAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 12)
12missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN62.94MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 13)
13uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS61.25RMAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 11)
14western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO59.03RMACSouth Central▲5
(LW: 19)
15angelo-stateANGELO STATE52.81Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 15)
16csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO47.70RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 14)
17northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)42.01GLIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 16)
18carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN41.49SACSoutheast▼1
(LW: 17)
19queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)39.13SACSoutheast▼1
(LW: 18)
20neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY38.07MIAACentral▲10
(LW: 30)
21minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE36.42NSIC (1)Central▼1
(LW: 20)
22alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE30.90GSCSouth▲2
(LW: 24)
23adams-stateADAMS STATE29.94RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 21)
24academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART29.02IndependentsWest▼2
(LW: 22)
25fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE28.75MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 23)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
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