2022 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Track is back!

Here is the first installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Ashland
Pittsburg State
Lee (Tenn.)
Fort Hays State
1
Grand Valley State
2
Ashland
3
Pittsburg State
4
Lee (Tenn.)
5
Fort Hays State
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Grand Valley State is No. 1 in the first ranking of the season for the fourth time in program history, also sitting at the top of the chart in 2015, 2016 and 2021. The Lakers boast 13 top-10 marks on the Descending Order List, including the top-2 performances in the 5000 from Isaac Harding (No. 1, 13:45.19) and Tanner Chada (No. 2, 13:45.19). Adding to the Lakers’ haul of top-5 performance marks are Hunter Harding and Myles Kerner in the weight throw, Jonathon Groendyk in the 800 and the 4×400 relay.

Ashland, the defending national champions, will start at No. 2 for the second straight year. While the Eagles have six top-10 performances so far this season, four of them sit among the top-2 nationally. Trevor Bassitt accounts for two of those efforts with his national leading times in the 400 (46.08) and 60H (7.75). Joining Bassitt in the 400 is Channing Phillips, who ran the nation’s second-fastest time of 47.44. Not to be outdone, Brent Fairbanks also has the second-best mark in the weight throw (21.43m.70-3¼)

Pittsburg State comes in at No. 3 for a program best ranking, bettering their former best of No. 5 set on multiple occasions. The Gorillas hold six top-10 marks to start the season, including a pair of national leading efforts from Henry Kiner (triple jump, 15.83m/51-11¼) and the 4×400 relay (3:12.86). Other athletes who boast top-5 marks are Braylen Brewer (400), Konner Swenson (shot put) and TJ Caldwell (60H).

Lee (Tenn.) is ranked fourth to begin the 2022 campaign. The Flames tallied six top-10 marks, including five that sit among the top-4 nationally. The duo of Christian Noble and Carson Bix each have two to their credit. Noble and Bix are ranked No. 1 (3:59.70) and No. 2 (4:01.15) in the mile, respectively, while sitting No. 3 and No. 4 in the 5000 on the Descending Order List. Don’t forget about Titus Lagat, who owns the third-best time this year in the 800.

Fort Hays State is making history right out of the gate at No. 5 for a new program best. The Tigers previous best ranking was No. 15 from the 2018 season. With six top-10 marks of their own, five of those are ranked in the top-5 on the Descending Order List. Ryan Stanley is the national leader in the pole vault with a season-best clearance of 5.20m (17-¾), while Phillip Landrum is highly ranked in the 60 (No. 3, 6.73) and 200 (No. 2, 21.29). Other athletes owning top-5 efforts of their own are Nolan Churchman (heptathlon) and Jacob Clark (pole vault).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in the first National TFRI of the season: No. 6 Central Missouri, No. 7 Adams State, No. 8 UC-Colorado Springs, No. 9 CSU Pueblo and No. 10 Nebraska-Kearney. This is a program best ranking for the Mountain Lions, topping their No. 9 billing set last year, while the Lopers are making their first top-10 appearance since 2014.

Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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

2022 Week #1 - January 25th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE161.50GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 2)
2ashlandASHLAND116.67G-MACMidwest▼1
(LW: 1)
3pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE115.95MIAA (1)Central▲2
(LW: 5)
4lee-tennLEE (TENN.)107.34GSC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 4)
5fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE106.37MIAA (5)Central▲29
(LW: 34)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI103.30MIAA (4)Central▲5
(LW: 11)
7adams-stateADAMS STATE102.34RMACSouth Central▲29
(LW: 36)
8uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS95.01RMAC (1)South Central▲9
(LW: 17)
9csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO81.60RMACSouth Central▲12
(LW: 21)
10neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY66.77MIAA (2)Central▲16
(LW: 26)
11findlayFINDLAY65.69G-MAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 11)
12west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M62.18Lone Star (1)South Central▼9
(LW: 3)
13texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE53.53Lone Star (2)South Central▼5
(LW: 8)
14academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART50.63IndependentsWest▲12
(LW: 26)
15azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC50.57IndependentsWestNR
16lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE50.46SACSoutheast▲22
(LW: 38)
17msu-moorheadMSU MOORHEAD48.39NSIC (3)Central▲22
(LW: 39)
18minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE48.07NSIC (1)Central▲2
(LW: 20)
19queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)47.25SAC (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 17)
20american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL44.45Northeast-10EastNR
21mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE44.07GSCSouthNR
22colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA42.79RMACSouth Central▼1
(LW: 21)
23lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)41.51MIAA (7)Central▼16
(LW: 7)
24missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN40.27MIAA (3)Central▼10
(LW: 14)
25limestoneLIMESTONE39.18SACSoutheastNR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Grand Valley State11132221
Ashland22244772
Pittsburg State34311113
West Texas A&M129765334
Central Missouri66477655
Minnesota State182223161212126
Texas A&M-Commerce13131588997
American International205956868
Adams State7361010589
Southern Indiana5162355029323210
Lincoln (Mo.)2324RVRVRVRVRV10
Simon Fraser3511131111131112
CSU Pueblo912121415141313
Colorado Mesa2218202526171613
Colo. School of Mines28238234415
Fort Hays State58101214151715
Academy of Art1428262830161517
Lee (Tenn.)410599101018
Neb.-Kearney1014192016212019
Tiffin2720182727252420
Texas A&M-Kingsville3037333635353620
Azusa Pacific1525141819232322
Augustana (S.D.)10556603132302822
Davenport (Mich.)4433323031293022
UC-Colorado Springs87111313181925
Missouri Southern2416211718111426
MSU Moorhead1717171920262627
Northern State2935302925272727
Tusculum3136382323242130
Harding4129242222222230
Alabama-Huntsville4619252624282930
Northwood (Mich.)2634282428343533
Queens (N.C.)1926311517191844
Southern Connecticut3315162121202544
Limestone25312732364039
Lenoir-Rhyne16272937384540
Findlay11212238413945
Mississippi College21303652556166

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 1/25
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Tue 2/1
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Mon 1/31
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Mon 1/31
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Week 3Tue 2/8
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Tue 2/15
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Tue 2/22
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Tue 3/1
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Mon 2/28
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Tue 3/1
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Week 7Mon 3/7
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Mon 3/7
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Mon 3/7
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Mon 3/7
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/12
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