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)


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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Week 5Tue 4/27
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Tue 5/4
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Week 8Tue 5/18
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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May 27-29: NCAA DII Champs (Allendale, Mich.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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