2021 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – There have been some big changes between Week 3 and Week 4 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.
While the top-5 is made of up familiar faces, the remaining teams in the National TFRI continue to shake up the standings.
NCAA Division II — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
West Texas A&M
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Grand Valley State continues to maintain its status as the No. 1 team for the second straight week. Justin Scavarda picked up a pair of season best efforts in the throws. He is ranked No. 4 in the shot put (18.57m/60-11¼) and No. 5 in the discus (56.54m/185-6). The Lakers also gained two top-5 efforts in the steeplechase. Caleb Futter is ranked No. 4 (8:51.30) and Connor Schwartz is No. 5 (8:52.32).
Ashland soared three spots to come in at No. 2 this week. Trevor Bassitt added another national leading performance to his resume, going 46.63 over 400. He also teamed up with Brayden Chaney, Keshun Jones and Channing Phillips as he anchored the 4×400 to the fastest time of the year (3:08.78). A new top-10 performance for the Eagles comes from Travis Moore, as his score of 6932 in the decathlon puts him at No. 7 on the Descending Order List.
No. 3 West Texas A&M remained steady, while No. 4 Angelo State dropped two spots and No. 5 Pittsburg State fell one to make up for Ashland’s improvement.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 7 Missouri Southern, No. 8 Tiffin, No. 9 Colorado School of Mines and No. 10 Central Missouri.
No. 14 Academy of Art was the big gainer this week with a 33 spot jump from No. 47 in Week 3. James Young starred at the Bryan Clay Invitational, taking over the national lead in the 1500 in 3:37.72, good for No. 2 all-time in NCAA DII history. The Urban Knights’ 4×400 relay also clocked the second-fastest time this season of 3:10.38.
The 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 27-29 in Allendale, Michigan, hosted by Grand Valley State.