2021 NCAA DII Women’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 set for May 27-29.

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 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
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Adams State
Missouri Southern
1
Azusa Pacific
2
West Texas A&M
3
Grand Valley State
4
Adams State
5
Missouri Southern
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Top-ranked Azusa Pacific continued to hold down the top spot for the fifth straight week. Chasing the Cougars are second-ranked West Texas A&M, third-ranked Grand Valley State, fourth-ranked Adams State and fifth-ranked Missouri Southern.

Azusa Pacific turned in several season bests at the APU Last Chance Twilight in preparation for the NCAA Championships. Headlining the Cougars is Chinenye Agina with her clearance of 1.84m (6-½) in the high jump to improve her No. 1 billing. Mechaela Hyacynth clocked two top-3 nationally ranked performances in the 200 (No. 2, 23.59) and 100 (No. 3, 11.49), while Jaylah Walker moved to No. 4 in the 100H (13.65w).

West Texas A&M and Grand Valley State traded spots from a week ago. The Lady Buffs were led by Brooke Urban’s No. 2 performance in the high jump of 1.77m (5-9¾). The Lakers picked up a new top-10 effort from Hannah Roeske in the 1500, clocking 4:21.84 to sit at No. 7.

Adams State notched an improved performance in the steeplechase. Sarah Wills jumped from No. 22 to No. 11 on the Descending Order List after clocking 10:32.91 to put herself.

Missouri Southern received a pair of pole vault performances that rank within the top-10 nationally. Elena Bisotto moved to No. 7 (4.16m/13-7¾) and Samantha Petry soared from No. 21 to No. 10 with her 4.10m (13-5¼) clearance.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 8: No. 6 Saginaw Valley State, No. 7 Lewis, No. 8 U-Mary, No. 9 Angelo State and No. 10 Pittsburg State. 

The Biggest Movers of the Week are Pittsburg State and No. 19 Northwest Missouri as both teams gained eight spots from their Week 7 rankings. The Gorillas had a big weekend from London Futch, who clocked the national lead in the 400 (53.73) and anchored the third-fastest 4×400 of the season (3:42.45). The Bearcats’ 4×400 clocked 3:43.74 for the fifth-best performance on the Descending Order List.

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.

NCAA Division II
Women'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
1azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC282.35PacWest (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M209.06Lone Star (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 3)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE193.21GLIAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4adams-stateADAMS STATE169.12RMACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN161.33MIAA (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE116.71GLIACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lewisLEWIS112.42GLVC (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 9)
8u-maryU-MARY109.86NSIC (1)Central▲4
(LW: 12)
9angelo-stateANGELO STATE99.06Lone StarSouth Central▼2
(LW: 7)
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE94.18MIAACentral▲8
(LW: 18)
11academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART94.15PacWestWest▼1
(LW: 10)
12minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE93.10NSICCentral▼4
(LW: 8)
13fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE91.42MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 11)
14central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI89.33MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 14)
15queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)78.88SAC (1)Southeast▲2
(LW: 17)
16csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO77.65RMACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 13)
17texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE68.89Lone StarSouth Central▼1
(LW: 16)
18lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)66.79MIAACentral▼3
(LW: 15)
19northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI52.40MIAACentral▲8
(LW: 27)
20hillsdaleHILLSDALE51.31G-MACMidwest▲1
(LW: 21)
21uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS51.13RMAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 20)
22neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY48.49MIAACentral▲3
(LW: 25)
23western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO48.32RMACSouth Central▼1
(LW: 22)
24lee-tennLEE (TENN.)45.11GSC (1)South▼5
(LW: 19)
25augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)43.31NSICCentral▲3
(LW: 28)


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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Week 8Tue 5/18
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May 27-29: NCAA DII Champs (Allendale, Mich.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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