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

NEW ORLEANS – The latest installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, continues to evolve as the outdoor season presses on. Four teams among the top-25 kept their placement from a week ago.

NCAA Division II — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Angelo State
West Texas A&M
Pittsburg State
Ashland
1
Grand Valley State
2
Angelo State
3
West Texas A&M
4
Pittsburg State
5
Ashland
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Grand Valley State is back at No. 1 for the second time this season, jumping ahead of No. 2 Angelo State, who was idle this past weekend. The Lakers added 3 new or improved nationally ranked performances to their haul: Enael Woldemichael in the 10,000 (No. 4, 29:12.99); Connor Schwartz in the steeplechase (No. 7, 9:05.08); Hunter Harding in the hammer throw (No. 8, 63.86m/209-6). Grand Valley State’s 4×100 opened up the season in 40.86 for the No. 10 time.

No. 3 West Texas A&M was the only top-5 team to remain unchanged. The Buffalos earned two more nationally ranked performances over the weekend. The 4×100 relay clocked the No. 2 time in their season debut (40.10c/39.98A) and Ezekiel Kipchirchir ran the eighth fastest time in the 10,000 (29:30.77).

Moving up one spot to No. 4 is Pittsburg State. The Gorillas earned several new or improved top-10 nationally ranked season bests at the 13th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic. Brett Thompson and Joshua Hudiburg hit new PRs in the javelin that continue to have them ranked No. 1 (76.65m/251-6) and No. 4 (69.17m/226-11), respectively. Other improved marks in the field events came from Konner Swenson in the discus (No. 5, 55.01m/180-6), Cameron Wright in the pole vault (No. 6, 5.14m/16-10¼) and Levi Wyrick in the hammer throw (No. 9, 62.72m/205-9). The Gorillas also have a pair of ranked relays with the 4×400 (No. 2, 3:12.63) and 4×100 (No. 8, 40.78)

Rounding out the top-5 is Ashland. The Eagles notched four new or improved season best efforts that rank among the top-6 nationally. New performances came from Trevor Bassitt (No. 1, 20.52) and Keshun Jones (No. 4, 21.07) in the 200 at the Flames Invitational. In the hammer throw, Alex Hill (No. 2, 67.78m/222-5) and Brent Fairbanks (No. 7, 63.93m/209-9) turned in PRs at the Walsh Invitational.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 7 Adams State, No. 8 Missouri Southern, No. 9 Central Missouri and No. 10 UC-Colorado Springs.

Elsewhere in the National TFRI, No. 14 Colorado School of Mines jumped up 12 spots from No. 26 a week ago. No. 24 Azusa Pacific is making its first appearance in the top-25 this season after previously receiving votes.

The 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 27-29 in Allendale, Michigan, hosted by Grand Valley State.

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

2021 Week #3 - April 13th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE230.77GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 2)
2angelo-stateANGELO STATE226.61Lone StarSouth Central▼1
(LW: 1)
3west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M220.18Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE187.46MIAA (1)Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5ashlandASHLAND181.66GLIACMidwest▼1
(LW: 4)
6texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE160.57Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7adams-stateADAMS STATE138.80RMACSouth Central▲3
(LW: 10)
8missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN119.78MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 8)
9central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI119.09MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS109.07RMAC (1)South Central▼3
(LW: 7)
11tiffinTIFFIN106.60G-MAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 12)
12queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)91.42SAC (1)Southeast▲2
(LW: 14)
13lee-tennLEE (TENN.)85.32GSCSouth▲2
(LW: 15)
14colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES68.84RMACSouth Central▲12
(LW: 26)
15colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA66.04RMACSouth Central▲6
(LW: 21)
16alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE65.20GSC (1)South▲1
(LW: 17)
17lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)64.23MIAACentral▲2
(LW: 19)
18western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO61.86RMACSouth Central▼7
(LW: 11)
19hardingHARDING61.08GACCentral▼6
(LW: 13)
20washburnWASHBURN54.24MIAACentral▼4
(LW: 16)
21limestoneLIMESTONE48.98SACSoutheast▲4
(LW: 25)
22northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)47.65GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 22)
23oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST47.61GAC (1)Central▼3
(LW: 20)
24azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC45.18PacWest (1)West
(LW: RV)
25csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO42.28RMACSouth Central▼7
(LW: 18)


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
Grand Valley State1211511111
West Texas A&M2333452222
Angelo State4124343433
Ashland3452225344
Pittsburg State14545664654
Colo. School of Mines2926149136576
Texas A&M-Commerce11666877767
Missouri Southern1088779910108
Tiffin71211891110899
Southern Connecticut28393032182225171910
Central Missouri37991010889811
Carson-Newman21322629252728181711
Seton Hill40494034363942414113
Limestone23252123121314131214
Adams State1810712111211141615
Findlay901032918242421222715
Academy of Art108354714141816211817
Fort Hays State47333539293233293417
American International545860435727272419
Concordia-St. Paul30424242404438403619
Lincoln (Mo.)20191722272518192521
Lee (Tenn.)9151315151413111122
UC-Colorado Springs571011131012121322
Neb.-Kearney43242726303135363722
North Greenville59577275818189666422
Western Colorado31111824261515151426
Saginaw Valley State80935254734140242126
Minnesota State111293338331622283126
Colorado Mesa15211517191717161530
Queens (N.C.)8141213162123202630
Washburn39162021232926313330
Azusa PacificRVRV2427312631333235
Lenoir-Rhyne36456059586230262036
Alabama-Huntsville12171616171920232241
Oklahoma Baptist17202325354254343041
Northwood (Mich.)16222220202019252350
Harding6131919222324302953
Colorado Christian24413855343539423957
CSU Pueblo131825312128323535
Emporia State223744455559514953
Quincy (Ill.)3523323338384957
Wingate1927283557677473
Lewis2564768289907576

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/30
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Mon 3/29
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Week 2Tue 4/6
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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Tue 4/13
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Week 5Tue 4/27
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Mon 4/26
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Week 8Tue 5/18
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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May 27-29: NCAA DII Champs (Allendale, Mich.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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