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

NEW ORLEANS – The results from the first conference championships and final tune-up meets trickled down into the latest installment of the 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

No. 1 Grand Valley, No. 2 Minnesota State and No. 3 Central Missouri hold their respective rankings for the fourth straight week. No. 4 West Texas A&M and No. 5 Colorado School of Mines both moved into the top-5 this week to round out our top teams.

NCAA Division II — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Minnesota State
Central Missouri
West Texas A&M
Colo. School of Mines
1
Grand Valley State
2
Minnesota State
3
Central Missouri
4
West Texas A&M
5
Colo. School of Mines
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West Texas A&M improved three spots after claiming its eight consecutive Lone Star Conference title. The Lady Buffs notched new or improved top-3 nationally ranked marks en route to their respective event crowns: Taylor Nelloms in the triple jump (No. 1, 12.72m/41-8¾); Zada Swoopes in the shot put (No. 1, 16.31m/53-6¼), Florance Uwajeneza in the 5000 (No. 2, 16:29.00/16:42.18A).

The fifth-ranked Orediggers jumped up seven spots for their first appearance in the top-5 this season. Colorado School of Mines closed out a series of home meets with the Mines Front Range #4 with several new or improved top-5 nationally ranked marks: Aryelle Wright in the 800 (No. 3, 2:10.91c/2:14.04A); Zoe Baker in the 3000 (No. 4, 9:31.56c/9:55.80A); Hannah Miller in the pole vault (No. 5, 3.91m/12-10). The aforementioned Baker and Wright were also part of the quartet that turned in the No. 4 DMR.

No. 7 CSU-Pueblo earned a nine spot improvement following four marks at the Mines Front Range #4 that sit within the top-5 nationally: Lauren Fairchild in the long jump (No. 2, 6.14m/20-1¾); Yasmine Hernandez (No. 3, 4:47.67c/4:59.46A) and Hailey Streff (No. 5, 4:49.42c/5:01.28A) in the mile. Hernandez and Streff were also contributing legs to the DMR that has the No. 2 time on the Descending Order List.

The biggest move in the top-25 came from No. 21 Ashland as the Eagles soared 12 spots. Rachel Miller clocked the No. 4 time in the 400 of 55.89 at the Kent State Tune-Up.

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

NCAA Division II
Women'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 STATE312.99GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE230.44NSICCentral◀▶
(LW: 2)
3central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI122.41MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M114.35Lone Star (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 7)
5colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES103.59RMACSouth Central▲7
(LW: 12)
6uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS92.63RMAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 4)
7csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO88.27RMACSouth Central▲9
(LW: 16)
8southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST85.57GLVCMidwest▼2
(LW: 6)
9pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE80.10MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 5)
10saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE74.00GLIACMidwest▼2
(LW: 8)
11indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS67.35GLVCMidwest▼2
(LW: 9)
12tiffinTIFFIN66.30G-MACMidwest▼2
(LW: 10)
13lee-tennLEE (TENN.)57.05GSC (1)South▲2
(LW: 15)
14hillsdaleHILLSDALE56.74G-MAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 13)
15missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN46.75MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 11)
16lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)45.32MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 14)
17queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)40.91SACSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 17)
18winona-stateWINONA STATE38.94NSICCentral▲3
(LW: 21)
19augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)37.39NSICCentral▼1
(LW: 18)
20findlayFINDLAY36.55G-MACMidwest▲7
(LW: 27)
21ashlandASHLAND36.23GLIACMidwest▲12
(LW: 33)
22academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART29.55IndependentsWest▼2
(LW: 20)
23fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE29.34MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 23)
24u-maryU-MARY28.43NSICCentral▼5
(LW: 19)
25sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS28.13NSICCentral▼1
(LW: 24)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
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