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

NEW ORLEANS – Three teams remained steady among a long list of changes seen in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, which was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State
Missouri Southern
CSU Pueblo
1
West Texas A&M
2
Azusa Pacific
3
Grand Valley State
4
Missouri Southern
5
CSU Pueblo
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West Texas A&M continued to sit at the top of the National TFRI for a second consecutive week. Florence Uwajeneza clocked the No. 1 time in the 10,000 of 34:24.70, which pairs nicely with her No. 4 ranking in the 5000 (16:29.50). In the throws, Zada Swoopes continued her dominance and posted season best efforts in the shot put (No. 1, 17.45m/57-3) and discus (No. 2, 56.10m/184-1). The Lady Buffaloes’ 4×400 also clocked a season-best effort of 3:47.52c (3:47.08A) to move up to No. 5.

Azusa Pacific and Grand Valley State traded places from a week ago, as the Cougars moved up to No. 2 and sent the Lakers back one spot to No. 3. The Cougars received its biggest boost in the heptathlon after having the trio of Meagan Warwick (No. 4, 5321), Jordan Hammond (No. 5, 5108) and Nicole Warwick (No. 6, 5080) post three of the top-6 scores in the nation this season.

For the Lakers, Kayce Rupma ran 10:52.15 in the steeplechase for the No. 4 time on the Descending Order List.

Rounding out the top-5 is No. 4 Missouri Southern and No. 5 CSU Pueblo. Both teams held their respective positions from last week’s National TFRI. Of the two teams, Lions were in action this past weekend and paced by Jasmine Deckard‘s performance in the 100 (No. 4, 11.65w), which pairs nicely with her No. 3 ranking in the 200 (23.80w). Kirstin Leisinger also improved her placement in the discus (No. 5, 50.05m/164-3) to go with her No. 5 hammer throw (56.24m/184-6).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Central Missouri, No. 7 Queens (N.C.), No. 8 Angelo State, No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce and No. 10 Minnesota State.

The biggest move in the National TFRI belongs to No. 15 Saginaw Valley State. The Cardinals soared 62 spots for the program’s first appearance in the National TFRI during the outdoor season. Cheyenne Williamson headlined the Cardinals’ squad with her national leading point total in the heptathlon (5517). She also hit the No. 5 mark in the long jump (6.11m/20-½) during the heptathlon competition. Another top performer for the Cardinals is Lauren Huebner, as she clocked the No. 3 time in the 400H (59.63).

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
Women'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
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M270.39Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC265.29PacWest (1)West▲1
(LW: 3)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE222.05GLIAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN164.68MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO111.44RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI107.16MIAACentral▲6
(LW: 12)
7queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)101.62SAC (1)Southeast▲2
(LW: 9)
8angelo-stateANGELO STATE94.69Lone StarSouth Central▼2
(LW: 6)
9texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE92.41Lone StarSouth Central▲1
(LW: 10)
10minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE88.76NSICCentral▲4
(LW: 14)
11adams-stateADAMS STATE87.17RMACSouth Central▼4
(LW: 7)
12lee-tennLEE (TENN.)80.86GSC (1)South▲9
(LW: 21)
13colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA80.83RMACSouth Central▲14
(LW: 27)
14lewisLEWIS80.51GLVC (1)Midwest▼6
(LW: 8)
15saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE76.42GLIACMidwest▲62
(LW: 77)
16northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI72.73MIAACentral▲4
(LW: 20)
17pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE69.78MIAACentral▼6
(LW: 11)
18uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS66.03RMAC (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 19)
19fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE63.19MIAACentral▼3
(LW: 16)
20u-maryU-MARY60.08NSIC (1)Central▲5
(LW: 25)
21academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART59.07PacWestWest▼6
(LW: 15)
22wingateWINGATE55.37SACSoutheast▲8
(LW: 30)
23hardingHARDING53.95GAC (1)Central▼10
(LW: 13)
24western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO53.21RMACSouth Central▼6
(LW: 18)
25fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC52.38PacWestWest▼8
(LW: 17)


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
Azusa Pacific1321111111
Grand Valley State2233222332
West Texas A&M3112333223
Adams State1471115554454
Saginaw Valley State577715126666125
Lewis48141114149766
Missouri Southern12444445547
U-Mary32252058912878
Queens (N.C.)139799131715159
Central Missouri591268121114141410
Minnesota State681410141178121111
Academy of Art24152171381011812
Northwest Missouri38201620242627192113
Tiffin20334126252832414113
CSU Pueblo655671013162015
Emmanuel (Ga.)21232732374150534915
Western Colorado11182421212322231917
Angelo State76810151679918
Pittsburg State49111722101518101019
Texas A&M-Commerce1010913161816171719
North Georgia62656548492930312819
Lincoln (Mo.)36223345471915181622
Fresno Pacific8172517202223343522
Wingate27302230353741424222
Walsh54663936434526272525
Slippery Rock77374027262729302725
Black Hills State34424552514253636125
Lee (Tenn.)9211216222019242328
UC-Colorado Springs18191823281720211829
Southern Wesleyan (S.C.)22293033313335282429
Colo. School of Mines19242928343438444335
Neb.-Kearney70544819192425222644
Harding5132325273842465044
Fort Hays State30161924171211131346
Hillsdale78353241182121202252
Augustana (S.D.)537336402930282529
Concordia (Calif.)153249507579863631
Colorado Mesa172713182325242940
Biola (Calif.)162837344150515552
Alabama-Huntsville233434434646495473
Dallas Baptist253652597862707679

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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FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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