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

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the third edition of the NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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This Week's National Top Five
Doane (Neb.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
Indiana Tech
Westmont (Calif.)
1
Doane (Neb.)
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Milligan (Tenn.)
4
Indiana Tech
5
Westmont (Calif.)
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Leading off the top-3 teams for the second straight week is No. 1 Doane (Neb.), No. 2 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 3 Milligan (Tenn.). The Tigers and Fire were both active in competition, while the Buffalos were idle.

Doane (Neb.) earned three season best efforts that sit within the top-10 nationally of their respective events. Henry Arnold was the top performer for the Tigers with his triple jump of 15.02m (49-3½), an improvement of his No. 3 placing. Conner Floyd’s clearance in the pole vault of 4.80m (15-9) moves him up to No. 4, while Logan Hammond clocked 54.37 in the 400H to come in at No. 10.

The Fire had several athletes hit big efforts that landed them in the top-5 nationally on the Descending Order List. Kyle Manuel improved to No. 2 this season in the shot put with his mark of 18.07m (59-3½) and Joseph Taylor moved up to No. 3 in the 200 (21.26). The pair of Davonte Vanterpool and Darion Carter hit season bests in the 110H to sit at No. 2 (14.18) and No. 3 (14.25), respectively.

Rounding out the top-5 in this week’s National TFRI is No. 4 Indiana Tech with a three spot jump over now No. 5 Westmont (Calif.). Indiana Tech’s 4×100 clocked the national leading time of 40.76 at the Warrior Open, while Collins Mokuah turned in the No. 9 time in the 110H of 14.48w. Westmont (Calif.)’s Senzo Sokhela was the top performer for the Warriors with his 3:51.20 in the 1500 to take over the national lead.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Dordt (Iowa), No. 7 Wayland Baptist (Texas), No. 8 Concordia (Neb.), No. 9 Friends (Kan.) and No. 10 Midland (Neb.).

Five of the biggest movers in this week’s National TFRI were Dordt (Iowa) (up 20 spots from No. 26), No. 11 Mount Marty (S.D.) (up 49 from No. 60), No. 12 Huntington (Ind.) (up 10 from No. 22), No. 19 Bethel (Ind.) (up 20 from No. 39) and No. 22 Northwestern (Iowa) (up 12 from No. 34).

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

2021 Week #3 - April 14th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)330.11GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)306.61Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)258.11AACSouth◀▶
(LW: 3)
4indiana-techINDIANA TECH205.25WHAC (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 7)
5westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)182.76GSACWest▼1
(LW: 4)
6dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)176.01GPACMidwest▲20
(LW: 26)
7wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)174.19SACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 5)
8concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)152.26GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 6)
9friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)148.61KCACSouth Central▲6
(LW: 15)
10midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)143.54GPACMidwest▲2
(LW: 12)
11mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)139.91GPACMidwest▲49
(LW: 60)
12huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)139.46CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲10
(LW: 22)
13madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)135.94WHACGreat Lakes▼4
(LW: 9)
14central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)133.10The HeartSouth Central▼4
(LW: 10)
15william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)132.03SSAC (1)South▼4
(LW: 11)
16montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)125.73AAC (1)South▼8
(LW: 8)
17tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN125.38AACSouth◀▶
(LW: 17)
18southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON122.34CascadeWest▼2
(LW: 16)
19bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)122.32CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲20
(LW: 39)
20xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)120.58Gulf CoastSouth▼7
(LW: 13)
21dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)119.64North StarMidwest◀▶
(LW: 21)
22northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)118.86GPACMidwest▲12
(LW: 34)
23columbia-international-s-cCOLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL (S.C.)116.76AACSouth◀▶
(LW: 23)
24baker-kanBAKER (KAN.)110.23The HeartSouth Central▼10
(LW: 14)
25grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)109.71The Heart (1)Midwest▲3
(LW: 28)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
Doane (Neb.)9111111111
Madonna (Mich.)129135587661
Indiana Tech4744222223
Westmont (Calif.)54579101217134
Southeastern (Fla.)1222335335
Saint Mary (Kan.)414543910113596
Midland (Neb.)101210141318201577
William Carey (Miss.)1111151819192929168
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)2633411624171826188
Wayland Baptist (Texas)18571114497510
Indiana Wesleyan1320271267691111
St. Ambrose (Iowa)3737202521182412
Huntington (Ind.)322212157544413
Dordt (Iowa)29266611138102214
Warner (Fla.)15242628272828332815
Oklahoma City78666942424333413915
Oregon Tech55545461363714111017
Grace (Ind.)27253223333846474618
Montreat (N.C.)3816134910121419
Florida Memorial44485535403243494320
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)30382933312630161221
William Penn (Iowa)46536253571519232321
Milligan (Tenn.)23338611242621
Xavier (La.)23132030264545302721
Science & Arts (Okla.)65687269798065514821
Southern Oregon16161832252235323026
Concordia (Neb.)6688161213132028
Central Methodist (Mo.)28101427394647565928
Cornerstone (Mich.)81764039213036251940
Baker (Kan.)7142424354432271749
Friends (Kan.)2415921121615213449
McPherson (Kan.)21293338302425373549
Cumberland (Tenn.)22354750605963313749
Marian (Ind.)35192831384734404049
Bethel (Ind.)25391920233944464449
Grand View (Iowa)202825411721168859
Eastern Oregon75415056514027222959
Arizona Christian17303136456769696859
Taylor (Ind.)63525926293623141564
Bethel (Kan.)33183034441417192164
Dickinson State (N.D.)8212110152022202564
Columbia International (S.C.)19232319222724284169
St. Thomas (Fla.)59756352532326353174
Mount Marty (S.D.)601117343139485474
Tennessee Wesleyan14171722183337443677
Northwestern (Iowa)363422253234413960

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2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/31
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Mon 3/29
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Week 2Wed 4/7
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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Wed 4/14
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Mon 4/12
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Week 4Wed 4/21
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Mon 4/19
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Week 5Wed 4/28
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Wed 5/5
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Mon 5/3
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Week 7Wed 5/12
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Mon 5/10
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Week 8Wed 5/19
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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Mon 5/24
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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May 26-28: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)