2021 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – We’ve made it to May!

As the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season heads into the final month and post-season competition starts to ramp up, let’s take a look at the most recent installment of the NCAA Division II Women’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 — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State
West Texas A&M
Missouri Southern
Adams State
1
Azusa Pacific
2
Grand Valley State
3
West Texas A&M
4
Missouri Southern
5
Adams State
All TFRI Reports

Azusa Pacific continues to headline the National TFRI after claiming the PacWest Championship, notching numerous new or improved season bests in the process. Elle Alexander picked up two of them herself in the discus (No. 3, 53.68m/176-2) and hammer throw (No. 9, 57.44m/188-6). Other top performers for the Cougars were Jaylah Walker in the 100H (No. 7, 13.86) and Nicole Warwick in the long jump (No. 8, 6.08m/19-11½). Walker also ran the second leg of the 4×100 that is now ranked No. 2 (45.34).

No. 2 Grand Valley State hosted the GVSU Extra Weekend Meet and picked up a handful of season bests. Judith Essemiah extended her national lead in the event to 64.21m (210-8) to become the No. 6 performer all-time in NCAA DII. Adding a new nationally ranked performance for the Lakers was Allie Ludge, running the 1500 (No. 5, 4:23.37) in her first race of the outdoor season.

While No. 3 West Texas A&M, No. 4 Missouri Southern and No. 5 Adams State have pulled away from the rest of the pack, they are only separated by a few points themselves.

The Lady Buffs gained a new top-10 nationally ranked performance after traveling to Allendale, Michigan for the GVSU Extra Weekend Meet. Eleonora Curtabbi clocked the ninth-fastest time in the steeplechase of 10:43.74.

For the fourth-ranked Lions, Kirsten Leisinger notched a season best in the hammer. Her throw of 60.81m (199-6) is the second-best throw of the year. 

The Grizzlies saw two new or improved season bests that fall within the top-10 nationally at the RMAC Championships: Stephanie Cotter in the 1500 (No. 7, 4:23.93c/4:29.60A); Nicole Lawrence in the 800 (No. 9, 2:09.68c/2:10.37A).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Saginaw Valley State, No. 7 Minnesota State, No. 8 Academy of Art, No. 9 U-Mary and No. 10 CSU Pueblo. 

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 #6 - May 4th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC302.45PacWest (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE243.28GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M169.34Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN168.20MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE161.93RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE115.24GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 6)
7minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE109.50NSICCentral▲4
(LW: 11)
8academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART105.38PacWestWest▲5
(LW: 13)
9u-maryU-MARY103.29NSIC (1)Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO99.14RMACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 7)
11central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI92.21MIAACentral▲1
(LW: 12)
12fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE85.01MIAACentral▲5
(LW: 17)
13queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)77.63SAC (1)Southeast▼4
(LW: 9)
14lewisLEWIS77.23GLVC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 14)
15pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE70.70MIAACentral▼5
(LW: 10)
16angelo-stateANGELO STATE68.56Lone StarSouth Central▼1
(LW: 15)
17uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS68.45RMAC (1)South Central▲11
(LW: 28)
18texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE66.24Lone StarSouth Central▼2
(LW: 16)
19lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)61.75MIAACentral▲28
(LW: 47)
20lee-tennLEE (TENN.)61.38GSC (1)South▲2
(LW: 22)
21hillsdaleHILLSDALE60.83G-MACMidwest▼3
(LW: 18)
22fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC57.90PacWestWest▼2
(LW: 20)
23western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO56.15RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 21)
24neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY55.89MIAACentral▼5
(LW: 19)
25colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA55.61RMACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 23)


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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Week 2Tue 4/6
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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Tue 4/13
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Week 4Tue 4/20
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Week 5Tue 4/27
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Week 6Tue 5/4
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Week 7Tue 5/11
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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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