2021 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – We are one month away from the start of the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Allendale, Michigan.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the most recent installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). There is a new No. 1 and multiple changes from the results of this past weekend of competition.
NCAA Division II — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Colo. School of Mines
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
All TFRI Reports
Colorado School of Mines jumped eight spots to come in as the top team in this week’s National TFRI. The Orediggers turned in six top-6 nationally ranked efforts at the Mines Pre-Conference Invite. The biggest point boost came in the 10,000 thanks to a 2-3-4 punch on the Descending Order List. Kyle Moran leads the trio with his No. 2 billing (28:54.57/30:04.39A), followed by Dylan Ko at No. 3 (28:56.15/30:06.03A) and Dillon Powell at No. 4 (28:59.85/30:09.88A). Other strong performances for the Orediggers came from Luke Julian in the 1500 (No. 5, 3:43.85c/3:50.02A), Jacob Mitchem in the steeple (No. 5, 8:51.98c/9:08.77A) and Grant Redmond in the high jump (No. 6, 2.12m/6-11½).
Ashland held steady at No. 2 for the second straight week. Alex Hill posted an improved No. 2 effort in the hammer of 69.96m (229-7), which makes him the seventh-best performer all-time in NCAA DII history. The Eagles also picked up a big season best effort from Noah Koch in the discus. Koch moved from No. 16 to No. 6 on the Descending Order List with his throw of 55.41m (181-10).
No. 3 Angelo State and No. 4 West Texas A&M traded places since Week 4. The Rams had impressive outings from Decio Andrade and Devoux Deysel that moved them up on the NCAA DII all-time lists in their respective events. Andrade became the third best performer all-time in the hammer throw after turning in a mark of 71.82m (235-8) to extend his national lead. Deysel had a heave of 75.30m (247-1) in the javelin to improve his No. 2 ranking on the Descending Order List and is now the sixth-best performer on the all-time chart. Another top performer for the Rams this past weekend was Gianluca Tamberi, posting an effort of 71.07m (233-2) in the javelin that moved him up to No. 3 on the national list.
The Buffs received an improved nationally ranked effort from Jahmaal Wilson, who clocked the seventh-fastest time in the 110H of 14.08.
No. 5 Grand Valley State will round out this week’s top-5 teams. The Lakers’ 4×400 relay of Jaylen Hasan, Jackson Blanchard, Myles Rhodes and Daniel Walker ran 3:10.65 at the Knights Invite in Orlando, Florida. That time is also ranked third on the national list.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Pittsburg State, No. 7 Missouri Southern, No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 9 Tiffin and No. 10 Central Missouri.