2021 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – What transpired from the bulk of contested conference championships made its way into the most recent installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

NCAA Division II — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
West Texas A&M
Angelo State
Pittsburg State
Ashland
1
Grand Valley State
2
West Texas A&M
3
Angelo State
4
Pittsburg State
5
Ashland
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Grand Valley State held down the stop spot for the second straight week. The Lakers claimed their third consecutive GLIAC title with 300.50 points, and the program’s 14th crown since 2001.

West Texas A&M jumped three spots to No. 2 after capturing the program’s first Lone Star Conference title and  picked up seven top-5 nationally ranked efforts. Benjamin Azamati led the way with his two golds in the 100 and 200, along with a new NCAA DII record in the 200 (20.13). He also ran the second leg of the second-fastest 4×100 of the season (40.04c/39.92A). Other Buffs with nationally prominent performances are Tyrin Lewis in the 110H (No. 2, 13.62cw/13.58A), Guillaume Devries in the high jump (No. 2, 2.17m/7-1½), Dhanushka Sandaruwan in the long jump (No. 2, 7.84mw/25-8¾), Loic Rodrigues in the decathlon (No. 3, 7483) and Peniel Richard in the triple jump (No. 5, 15.59m/51-1¾)

No. 3 Angelo State gained a spot after finishing second at the Lone Star Conference Championships with 190.5 points. Decio Andrade had a monster throw in the hammer to extend his national lead. His winning distance of 73.57m (241-5) is also 8 inches away from the NCAA DII record in the event. Elvis Kryukov moved to No. 2 in the decathlon after winning the event in 7498 points, while Trpimir Siroki turned in an improved season best in the long jump (No. 5, 7.72mw/25-4).

No. 4 Pittsburg State moved up two spots and holds a slim lead over now No. 5 Ashland, who fell three spots from its Week 6 ranking. The Gorillas claimed their fifth straight MIAA Outdoor Championship with 172.5 points. Louis Rollins and Joshua Hudiburg each turned in No. 4 performances on the Descending Order List. Rollins ran 13.85w in the 110H and Hudiburg threw the javelin 71.01m (233-0). Levi Wyrick also added a top-5 performance in the hammer throw (No. 5, 67.55m/221-8).

The fifth-ranked Eagles placed second in their final GLIAC Championship appearance before moving to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Trevor Bassitt continued to shine for the Eagles and won four golds in two individual events (110H, 400H) and two relays (4×100, 4×400). He bettered his national leading time in the 400H to 49.04, which makes him the fourth-best performer all-time in NCAA DII history.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Colorado School of Mines, No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 8 Central Missouri, No. 9 Missouri Southern and No. 10 Tiffin.

The 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 27-29 at Grand Valley State.

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

2021 Week #7 - May 11th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE235.05GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M223.04Lone Star (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 5)
3angelo-stateANGELO STATE190.38Lone StarSouth Central▲1
(LW: 4)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE184.45MIAA (1)Central▲2
(LW: 6)
5ashlandASHLAND183.74GLIACMidwest▼3
(LW: 2)
6colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES181.98RMACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 3)
7texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE157.91Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI130.23MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 8)
9missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN112.35MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 9)
10tiffinTIFFIN110.48G-MAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 11)
11adams-stateADAMS STATE85.67RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 12)
12uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS85.62RMAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 10)
13lee-tennLEE (TENN.)68.40GSCSouth▲1
(LW: 14)
14limestoneLIMESTONE65.02SACSoutheast▼1
(LW: 13)
15western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO63.05RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 15)
16academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART62.32PacWestWest▲2
(LW: 18)
17colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA60.45RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 17)
18lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)57.44MIAACentral▲7
(LW: 25)
19northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)57.12GLIACMidwest▲1
(LW: 20)
20alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE57.08GSC (1)South▼1
(LW: 19)
21findlayFINDLAY56.02G-MACMidwest▲3
(LW: 24)
22minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE52.13NSIC (1)Central▼6
(LW: 16)
23queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)51.62SAC (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 21)
24hardingHARDING49.42GACCentral▼1
(LW: 23)
25southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT48.13Northeast-10 (1)East▼3
(LW: 22)


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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May 27-29: NCAA DII Champs (Allendale, Mich.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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