2021 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 8

NEW ORLEANS – It was the final qualifying weekend for the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

As teams made their last push to punch their ticket to Allendale, Michigan, let’s see how that shaped the newest edition 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
Ashland
Angelo State
Colo. School of Mines
1
Grand Valley State
2
West Texas A&M
3
Ashland
4
Angelo State
5
Colo. School of Mines
All TFRI Reports

No. 1 Grand Valley State and No. 2 West Texas A&M held steady in the National TFRI. The Lakers picked up two top-10 efforts at the Lee University Last Chance from Caleb Futter in the steeplechase (No. 3, 8:44.38) and Scott Spaanstra in the 800 (No. 6, 1:49.19).

Ashland gained two spots to move to No. 3 with the help of two top-10 performances. Channing Phillips jumped from No. 18 to No. 9 after his 47.15 in the 400 in Cleveland, Tennessee. Ian Johnson also clocked 1:49.84 in the 800 for the No. 10 time on the Descending Order List.

Fourth-ranked Angelo State clocked two season bests in the relays. The Rams’ 4×100 got the baton around in 40.30c (40.18A), good for No. 5. The 4×400 also ran 3:11.17c (3:10.73A) to sit at No. 9.

Colorado School of Mines improved to No. 5 to round out the top teams in Week 8. The Orediggers notched a national leading performance from Connor McLean, as he cleared 5.35m (17-6½) at the Mines Friday Last Chance.

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

The Biggest Mover of the Week is No. 24 Saginaw Valley State after soaring 16 spots from its previous billing of No. 40. Sam Black took over the national lead in the decathlon with his point total of 7807. That score also makes him the eighth-best performer all-time in NCAA DII.

This is the last National TFRI that will include regular season marks. Next week’s Pre-Championship rankings will only reflect those who qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships set for May 27-29.

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

2021 Week #8 - May 18th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE248.26GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M208.32Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ashlandASHLAND187.09GLIACMidwest▲2
(LW: 5)
4angelo-stateANGELO STATE182.77Lone StarSouth Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES169.47RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 6)
6pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE165.56MIAA (1)Central▼2
(LW: 4)
7texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE145.07Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8tiffinTIFFIN122.18G-MAC (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 10)
9central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI120.13MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 8)
10missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN111.36MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 9)
11lee-tennLEE (TENN.)87.71GSCSouth▲2
(LW: 13)
12uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS85.28RMAC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 12)
13limestoneLIMESTONE66.13SACSoutheast▲1
(LW: 14)
14adams-stateADAMS STATE62.75RMACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 11)
15western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO62.67RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 15)
16colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA62.21RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 17)
17southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT61.69Northeast-10 (1)East▲8
(LW: 25)
18carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN59.26SACSoutheast▲10
(LW: 28)
19lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)56.83MIAACentral▼1
(LW: 18)
20queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)55.01SAC (1)Southeast▲3
(LW: 23)
21academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART54.19PacWestWest▼5
(LW: 16)
22findlayFINDLAY53.88G-MACMidwest▼1
(LW: 21)
23alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE53.84GSC (1)South▼3
(LW: 20)
24saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE51.84GLIACMidwest▲16
(LW: 40)
25northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)51.29GLIACMidwest▼6
(LW: 19)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce 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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Mon 4/12
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Week 4Tue 4/20
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Mon 4/19
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Week 5Tue 4/27
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Tue 5/4
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Mon 5/3
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Week 7Tue 5/11
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Mon 5/10
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Week 8Tue 5/18
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Mon 5/17
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Mon 5/17
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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