2022 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Championships Week is upon us!

Here is the newest edition of the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Remember that this is a comprehensive look at the current campaign, which means no marks have been used from previous seasons in this tabulation.

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Oklahoma City
Grand View (Iowa)
Friends (Kan.)
Marian (Ind.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Oklahoma City
3
Grand View (Iowa)
4
Friends (Kan.)
5
Marian (Ind.)
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Not much has changed at the top as Indiana Tech is still favored to win the national title in Brookings, South Dakota. The Warriors own 14 national top-10 marks, which include nine in the top-10 of their respective events. Indiana Tech will look to score big points in the 60 meters and the 60-meter hurdles, where it has multiple athletes ranked among the top-5 performers.

Oklahoma City jumped two spots from No. 4 to No. 2 and could challenge Indiana Tech for the national title. The Stars have a superstar in the guise of Zouhair Talbi, who isn’t just one of the fastest men in NAIA history, but in collegiate history. Talbi is currently top-ranked in three different events – mile, 3000, 5000 – but don’t count out his teammate Shimales Abebe, who is ranked second in each of those events as well. If Talbi and Abebe live up to their pre-meet billing, that’s 54 points alone from distance events.

Both Grand View (Iowa) and Friends (Kan.) climbed two spots from Week 5 to Week 6 as they peaked for the right time ahead of the NAIA Indoor  Championships. Both the Vikings and the Falcons have eight or more national top-10 performers this season, which should propel them to possible podium finishes come Saturday. Look for big things from Grand View’s relays, while Friends could score double-digit points in the race walk, among other events.

Marian (Ind.) is now ranked No. 5 after a four-spot jump. The Knights might only have five national top-10 performers, but have eight others that are residing just outside of that realm.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Dordt (Iowa) (down four spots), No. 7 Southeastern (Fla.) (up three spots), No. 8 Indiana Wesleyan (down one spot), No. 9 Grace (Ind.) (down six spots), No. 10 Taylor (Ind.) (up four spots).

The 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held this weekend at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota! Competition gets underway on Thursday!

NAIA
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #6 - February 28th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH258.04WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY189.69Indep.South Central▲2
(LW: 4)
3grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)146.30The Heart (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 5)
4friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)144.80KCACSouth Central▲2
(LW: 6)
5marian-indMARIAN (IND.)139.87Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲4
(LW: 9)
6dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)133.44GPAC (2)Midwest▼4
(LW: 2)
7southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)123.25Sun Conference (1)South▲3
(LW: 10)
8indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN122.06CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 7)
9grace-indGRACE (IND.)109.38CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼6
(LW: 3)
10taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)108.20CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 14)
11life-gaLIFE (GA.)107.81Mid-South (1)South◀▶
(LW: 11)
12doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)107.37GPAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 13)
13mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)105.19GPAC (3)Midwest▲2
(LW: 15)
14saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)96.46KCAC (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 12)
15midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)94.73GPAC (5)Midwest▲1
(LW: 16)
16huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)92.75CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼8
(LW: 8)
17madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)85.39WHACGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 19)
18langston-oklaLANGSTON (OKLA.)74.54Indep.South Central▲2
(LW: 20)
19eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON73.86Indep.West▲5
(LW: 24)
20westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)70.82Indep.West▲3
(LW: 23)
21milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)69.15AAC (1)South▼4
(LW: 17)
22wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)67.32Indep.South Central▼1
(LW: 21)
23cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)64.34Mid-SouthSouth▲2
(LW: 25)
24bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)63.37CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 27)
25cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)61.00WHACGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 22)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Oklahoma City3921197421
Indiana Tech1111112
Indiana Wesleyan2515910783
Saint Mary (Kan.)1913101112144
Life (Ga.)2223182311115
Midland (Neb.)1310131416156
Southeastern (Fla.)104761077
Madonna (Mich.)1722232019178
Huntington (Ind.)912698169
Marian (Ind.)898139510
Dordt (Iowa)23322610
Milligan (Tenn.)12182131172110
Wayland Baptist (Texas)1481515212213
Grand View (Iowa)32235314
Friends (Kan.)66556414
Cornerstone (Mich.)23242528222516
Westmont (Calif.)314619232017
Grace (Ind.)55443918
Doane (Neb.)47118131218
Bethel (Ind.)30343827272418
Langston (Okla.)15161717201821
Eastern Oregon29412224241922
Montreat (N.C.)32332735292722
Hastings (Neb.)27273225303124
Southwestern (Kan.)86966155383324
Mount Marty (S.D.)7111212151326
Briar Cliff (Iowa)24262832343226
St. Francis (Ill.)16202421282830
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)11141618183630
Cumberland (Tenn.)37303036252333
Concordia (Neb.)18172022312936
Taylor (Ind.)20191416141053
Central Methodist (Mo.)212526303338

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/26
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Wed 2/2
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Mon 1/31
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Tue 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/9
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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 4Wed 2/16
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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 5Wed 2/23
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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 6Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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