2021 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

NEW ORLEANS – It’s meet week!

The 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place on the campus of Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan. Competition will begin on Thursday and conclude Saturday.

Here is what the women’s team title race could shape up to be in the Pre-Championships edition of the the National TFRI that was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Azusa Pacific
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Missouri Southern
Adams State
1
Azusa Pacific
2
West Texas A&M
3
Grand Valley State
4
Missouri Southern
5
Adams State
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Azusa Pacific is in prime position to capture its first NCAA crown. The Cougars will head to Allendale with 17 entries across 14 events and 11 among the top-5 of the Descending Order List. Top-seeds for the Cougars are Jennifer Sandoval  in the 10,000 (32:58.39), Jaylah Walker in the 400H (58.16) and Chinenye Agina in the high jump (1.84m/6-½).

No. 2 West Texas A&M is seeking its first NCAA title since 2017 and will do so with 17 entries across 13 events. Taylor Nelloms and Zada Swoopes are the top-ranked athletes in the triple jump (13.52mw/44-4¼) and shot put (17.71m/58-1¼), respectively. The Lady Buffs also have two other entries in the triple jump that are ranked in the top-10.

Grand Valley State will enter the meet at No. 3 and eyeing the top of the podium for the first time since 2012. The Lakers have 17 entries across 12 events. Judith Essemiah is the lone top-seed for the Lakers in the hammer throw (64.21m/210-8). Other top performers the Lakers will rely on are Nicole Sreenan in the 400 (No. 2, 53.74) and Hannah Roeske in the steeplechase (No. 2, 10:19.29).

Fourth-ranked Missouri Southern has 11 entries for the NCAA meet in eight entries. The Lions will rely heavily on their nine field entries to earn a podium finish. Elizabeth Pomatto is the national leader in the javelin (52.57m/172-6) and joined by teammate Katelyn Mooney (No. 3, 49.66m/162-11). Kirsten Leisinger is also the second seed in the hammer throw (60.81m/199-6).

Adams State will round out the top-5 and has 11 entries across the mid-distance/distance events. Nine of those entries sit among the top-10 on the Descending Order List. The Grizzlies are expecting big points from the Flanagan sisters, as Eilish Flanagan is ranked No. 1 in the steeplechase (9:40.68) and No. 2 in the 5000 (15:57.81) while Roisin Flanagan is the top seed in the 5000 (15:47.57).

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

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

2021 Week #9 - May 25th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC295.74PacWest (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M214.49Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 2)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE193.60GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN160.41MIAA (1)Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE153.16RMACSouth Central▼1
(LW: 4)
6lewisLEWIS116.59GLVC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 7)
7u-maryU-MARY106.14NSIC (1)Central▲1
(LW: 8)
8academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART105.42PacWestWest▲3
(LW: 11)
9angelo-stateANGELO STATE101.38Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 9)
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE94.16MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 10)
11minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE93.60NSICCentral▲1
(LW: 12)
12saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE91.15GLIACMidwest▼6
(LW: 6)
13fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE89.05MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 13)
14central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI84.69MIAACentral◀▶
(LW: 14)
15queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)81.45SAC (1)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 15)
16lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)74.89MIAACentral▲2
(LW: 18)
17texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE65.17Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 17)
18uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS59.84RMAC (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 21)
19western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO58.32RMACSouth Central▲4
(LW: 23)
20csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO57.52RMACSouth Central▼4
(LW: 16)
21northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI56.56MIAACentral▼2
(LW: 19)
22hillsdaleHILLSDALE51.17G-MACMidwest▼2
(LW: 20)
23lee-tennLEE (TENN.)46.63GSC (1)South▲1
(LW: 24)
24southern-wesleyan-s-cSOUTHERN WESLEYAN (S.C.)44.19Conference CarolinasSoutheast▲4
(LW: 28)
25walshWALSH43.43G-MACMidwest▲2
(LW: 27)


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 Irvine153249507579863631
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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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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Week 9Tue 5/25
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May 27-29: NCAA DII Champs (Allendale, Mich.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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