2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Spring has sprung!

Here is the debut edition of the NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season. Only marks from the current season are being used, which gives a comprehensive, objective look at which teams have stood out in the early goings.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Southeastern (Fla.)
The Master
Indiana Tech
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Dillard (La.)
1
Southeastern (Fla.)
2
The Master's (Calif.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
5
Dillard (La.)
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When you pack the Descending Order List with top marks, you’re bound to get rewarded. That’s the case for top-ranked Southeastern (Fla.), as the squad has 15 athletes ranked among the top-10 performers nationwide. Look for big things from the Fire in the 100 meters and 110-meter hurdles, specifically. Southeastern (Fla.) has three different athletes ranked among the top-5 performers in each of those events, including a three-way tie for the fourth spot in the 100.

The Master’s (Calif.) parlayed a strong start to the season into a No. 2 ranking. Endurance athletes shall lead the Mustangs, as 11 of their 15 national top-10 performers are in events from the 1500 meters to the 10,000 meters. Wesley Methum is the top-ranked performer in both the 5000m (14:16.57) and 10,000m (29:39.30), while Brint Laubach (30:01.44) and Daniel Rush (30:37.10) are ranked second and third, respectively, on the seasonal 10,000m chart.

Indiana Tech holds down the No. 3 ranking to begin the season. The Warriors have seven national top-10 performers to their credit, including two that top the chart: Daunte O’Bannion in the 400 meters (46.16) as well as the 4×400 relay (3:11.50). Joshua Ballard is the second-ranked athlete in the long jump (7.10m/23-3½), as is Collins Mokuah in the 400m (52.95).

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and Dillard (La.) are separated by just 0.46 ranking points in fourth and fifth, respectively, which is an infinitesimal total according to the TFRI. The Warriors are buoyed by two national leaders in the guise of Leon Menten in the javelin (63.70m/207-8) and Christian Bothwell in the decathlon (5944 points), while the Bleu Devils also have two of their own with Jamaal Morris Jr. in the 200 meters (20.91) and the 4×100 relay (40.51).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Montreat (N.C.), No. 7 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 8 Taylor (Ind.), No. 9 Keiser (Fla.) and No. 10 Midland (Neb.).

Mark your calendars for May 25-27, as that’s when the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held once again in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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

2022 Week #1 - March 30th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2021
FINAL
1southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)471.01Sun Conference (1)South5
2the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)400.41GSAC (2)West59
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH260.55WHAC (1)Great Lakes3
4lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)223.95Cascade (2)West8
5dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)223.49Gulf Coast (1)South28
6montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)213.41AAC (1)South19
7milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)212.14AAC (3)South21
8taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)198.78Crossroads (4)Great Lakes64
9keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)190.90Sun Conference (2)South49
10midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)188.61GPAC (5)Midwest7
11westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)184.49GSAC (3)West4
12william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)178.43SSAC (1)South8
13st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)153.08Sun Conference (3)South74
14marian-indMARIAN (IND.)146.12Crossroads (1)Great Lakes49
15madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)143.04WHAC (3)Great Lakes1
16southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON140.35Cascade (5)West26
17saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)132.95KCAC (1)South Central6
18tabor-kanTABOR (KAN.)125.07KCAC (3)South Central---
19grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)109.93The Heart (1)Midwest59
20vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)107.83GSAC (5)West40
21hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)94.21GPAC (7)Midwest26
22columbia-international-s-cCOLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL (S.C.)92.23AAC (9)South69
23central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)89.78The Heart (2)South Central28
24sagu-texasSAGU (TEXAS)87.56SACSouth Central69
25baker-kanBAKER (KAN.)86.35The Heart (7)South Central49


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8
British ColumbiaRV1111111
Southeastern (Fla.)12222222
Life (Ga.)302328157743
Indiana Tech34756334
The Master's (Calif.)23343455
Saint Mary (Kan.)176434566
Montreat (N.C.)614101481177
Midland (Neb.)10911111516128
William Carey (Miss.)12166917899
Taylor (Ind.)88171010131710
St. Thomas (Fla.)131724341191011
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)4129612101412
Madonna (Mich.)1510151216172313
Dordt (Iowa)8548182021141114
Mount Marty (S.D.)8846141722211515
Grand View (Iowa)1925232228192016
Keiser (Fla.)955756817
Doane (Neb.)5127252119201318
Cumberland (Tenn.)8944361624271919
Grace (Ind.)1820269121620
Dillard (La.)578814182221
Indiana Wesleyan40534930404422
Westmont (Calif.)1111131320252123
Marian (Ind.)1413222313151824
Eastern Oregon4220272825283025
Friends (Kan.)4019121926222526
Hastings (Neb.)2122212427242428
Truett-McConnell (Ga.)RV32514123292929
Wayland Baptist (Texas)5029192531232833
Milligan (Tenn.)715161818263134
Central Methodist (Mo.)2321263238383939
McPherson (Kan.)4624292934343840
Tabor (Kan.)1826444747414342
Southern Oregon1631505662788258
Columbia International (S.C.)2230384452555660
Baker (Kan.)2536353854717079
SAGU (Texas)2462526172758580
Vanguard (Calif.)2042696077737983

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/30
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Wed 4/6
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Wed 4/13
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Wed 4/20
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Mon 4/18
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Week 5Wed 4/27
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Wed 5/18
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
FINAL ResultsMon 5/30