2022 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

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Here is the first installment of the 2022 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. 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.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State
Fresno Pacific
Cal Poly Pomona
1
West Texas A&M
2
Azusa Pacific
3
Grand Valley State
4
Fresno Pacific
5
Cal Poly Pomona
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West Texas A&M stands at the top of the first National TFRI of the season. The Lady Buffs have amassed 12 national top-10 marks on the Descending Order List across nine events. Not only that, the Lady Buffs also top the chart in seven different events: Leah Belfield in the 100 (11.52w); Alana Wilson in the 200 (24.01c/23.94A); Eleonora Curtabbi in the steeple (10:16.66); Taylor Nelloms in the triple jump (12.86m/42-2¼); Zada Swoopes in the shot put (17.16m/39-¼) and discus (53.93m/176-11); the 4×100 relay clocking 44.86c (44.74A).

Defending champion Azusa Pacific will debut the season at No. 2. The Cougars also have 12 national top-10 marks themselves, including a pair of national leading marks from Jaylah Walker in the 400H (59.54) and Nicole Warwick in the long jump (6.16m/20-2½). Alayna Verner and Kiayra Holmes give Azusa Pacific two top-5 nationally ranked performances in the 400, while both run on the fourth-ranked 4×400 relay. Other highly-ranked performers for the Cougars in the early season are Jennifer Sandoval in the 5000 (No. 2), Chinenye Agina in the high jump (No. 4) and Sara Wagenveld in the pole vault (No. 5), along with their third-ranked 4×100 relay.

Grand Valley State comes in at No. 3 in Week 1. The Lakers have hauled in 12 national top-10 marks on the Descending Order List through the first two week of the season. Two of them are national leading marks: Allie Ludge in the 1500 (4:23.57); Ellianne Kimes in the pole vault (4.15m/13-7¼). Ludge is one of three Lakers ranked among the top-5 in the 1500, as she is joined by third-ranked Klaudia O’Malley and fifth-ranked Taryn Chapko. You’ll also find Chapko ranked No. 2 in the 800. Another event the Lakers have a heavy presence in is the 10,000 as the trio of Jessica Gockley, Kayce Rypma and Grace Pagone all sit in the top-10.

Fresno Pacific will start the season at No. 4. The Sunbirds have nine national top-10 marks to its credit, with six of them residing in the top-5. The Sunbirds’ 4×400 relay holds the nation’s best time in 3:41.62, while their 4×100 relay is ranked fourth. Kyla Richardson and Danae Manibog, who both run on those highly-ranked relays, are also ranked well in their respective events: Richardson is ranked second in the 200; Manibog is ranked third in the 300.

Cal Poly Pomona rounds out the top-5 in Week 1. The Broncos have eight national top-10 marks to begin the season. Ayana Fields is ranked No. 2 in both the 200 and 200 meters, while Ana Tovi is also ranked second in the shot put. The Broncos also have their 4×100 and 4×400 relays ranked sixth.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 UC-Colorado Springs, No. 7 Queens (N.C.), No. 8 Harding, No. 9 Adams State and No. 10 Angelo State.

Mark your calendars for May 26-28, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan!

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

2022 Week #1 - March 29th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M267.58Lone Star (1)South Central▲2
(LW: 3)
2azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC241.89PacWest (1)West▼1
(LW: 1)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE230.13GLIAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC158.82PacWest (2)West▲18
(LW: 22)
5cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA122.91CCAA (1)WestNR
6uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS109.07RMAC (1)South Central▲23
(LW: 29)
7queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)108.52SAC (2)Southeast▲2
(LW: 9)
8hardingHARDING99.44GAC (2)Central▲36
(LW: 44)
9adams-stateADAMS STATE94.57RMAC (5)South Central▼5
(LW: 4)
10angelo-stateANGELO STATE90.15Lone Star (2)South Central▲8
(LW: 18)
11lee-tennLEE (TENN.)89.82GSC (1)South▲17
(LW: 28)
12fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE87.24MIAA (4)Central▲34
(LW: 46)
13missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN81.82MIAA (8)Central▼6
(LW: 7)
14lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)78.24MIAA (3)Central▲8
(LW: 22)
15csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO74.94RMAC (12)South Central◀▶
(LW: 15)
16alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE64.31GNAC (2)WestNR
17findlayFINDLAY62.06G-MAC (2)Midwest▲29
(LW: 46)
18academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART59.79PacWest (3)West▼6
(LW: 12)
19west-alabamaWEST ALABAMA52.18GSC (8)South▲19
(LW: 38)
20wayne-state-nebWAYNE STATE (NEB.)50.89NSIC (8)Central▲9
(LW: 29)
21northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI47.42MIAA (9)Central▼8
(LW: 13)
22embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)46.21PBC (1)SouthNR
23slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK44.63PSAC (2)Atlantic▲2
(LW: 25)
24tiffinTIFFIN44.47G-MAC (4)Midwest▼11
(LW: 13)
25minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE41.16NSIC (1)Central▼14
(LW: 11)


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 #9
Azusa Pacific234231111
West Texas A&M111112322
Grand Valley State322323233
Minnesota State25106445444
Adams State969666655
Fresno Pacific443554566
Academy of Art1816171010811107
Lincoln (Mo.)14111819913988
Texas A&M-Commerce2795887899
Pittsburg State3519107797710
Angelo State1057111112101111
Central Missouri323213171618131212
Queens (N.C.)788151311121313
UC-Colorado Springs61711141710141714
Fort Hays State12141991517181415
Colorado Mesa3630253521252316
Saginaw Valley State5583101282123202217
Walsh332623262726211918
Lee (Tenn.)112212232022171519
Simon Fraser872120121214162020
Missouri Southern131514181820232421
Millersville702928302528312522
Sioux Falls384032313129292623
CSU Pueblo151821131415191624
Findlay172824201919222125
Colo. School of Mines312327332225262726
Winona State8046212416151827
Wayne State (Neb.)203029322927272829
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)221338553832333030
Tiffin242526222830242933
Seattle Pacific362022343436363735
Cal Poly Pomona5715162324283136
West Alabama192425353037404039
Slippery Rock233335363638393840
Northwest Missouri214260394243384542
Harding81216242631374249
Alaska Anchorage162731373741556873

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/29
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Tue 4/5
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Tue 4/12
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Tue 4/19
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Mon 4/18
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Week 5Tue 4/26
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Tue 5/3
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Tue 5/10
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Tue 5/17
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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
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FINAL ResultsSun 5/29