2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the third edition of the NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are used, which means this objective ranking is comprised solely of marks from the 2022 outdoor track & field season.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southeastern (Fla.)
The Master
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Keiser (Fla.)
1
British Columbia
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
The Master's (Calif.)
4
Saint Mary (Kan.)
5
Keiser (Fla.)
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British Columbia remains at No. 1 after claiming the top spot last week. The Thunderbirds have 12 top-10 marks, leading the nation in two events. Tyler Dozzi (5000) and Rowan Hamilton (hammer) continue to hold the No. 1 spot in their respective event. British Columbia also has four athletes ranked in the 5000-meter race walk led by Tyler Wilson with the No. 2 time of 21:35.96.

Southeastern (Fla.) held steady at No. 2 in Week 3. Joseph Taylor continues to show his dominance for the Fire, taking over the national lead in the 100 after running a 10.36 at the South Florida Invitational this past weekend. That wasn’t all for Taylor, he also recorded the No. 2 200 (20.98), No. 8 long jump (7.18m/23-6¾) and anchored Southeastern to the No. 2 4×100 relay time (40.59). Davonte Vanterpool ran the No. 2 110H (14.12) at the South Florida Invitational as well. The Fire have a total of 13 top-10 marks.

The Master’s (Calif.) comes in at No. 3 for the second week in a row, making the top-3 remain the same. The Mustangs have 10 top-10 efforts and recorded three of the 10 this past weekend at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite. Caleb Poulot cleared 4.90m (16-¾) in the pole vault to put him into a tie for the national lead. Davis Boggess ran the No. 3 1500 (3:51.54) and Anthony Ghiorso ran the No. 10 800 (1:53.07). In addition to Poulot, Wesley Methum leads the nation in the 10,000.

Saint Mary (Kan.) moved up two spots to No. 4, making their debut into the top-5 in Week 3. The Spires have seven top-10 marks with four of them coming from distance events. Luke Skinner has the top mark with the No. 2 5000 (14:10.30). Saint Mary picked up two top-10 efforts over the week in the 4×400 (No. 3, 3:14.07) and Jonathan Bowen’s No. 10 5000 (14:28.24). Bowen has a pair of top-10 marks as he’s also ranked fourth-nationally in the 10,000 (30:12.64).

Keiser (Fla) rounds out the top-5, staying put at No. 5 for Week 3. The Seahawks have nine top-10 efforts, recording two new marks last weekend at the South Florida Invitational. Melvin Johnson ran the No. 5 100 (10.44) in a field featuring NCAA DI and DII programs, along with other NAIA teams. The 4×400 relay team ran the No. 8 time (3:17.72). Cole Wilson still holds the team’s highest ranking at No. 3 in the decathlon. Vindero Lightfoot leads the Seahawks with the most individual marks with two top-10 marks in the 200 and 400 and he’s also part of the nationally-ranked 4×100 and 4×400 squads.

Here are the remaining top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 William Carey (Miss.), No. 7 Indiana Tech, No. 8 Dillard (La.), No. 9 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and No. 10 Montreat (N.C.).

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 #3 - April 13th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA370.81Cascade (3)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)365.85Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)285.38GSAC (2)West◀▶
(LW: 3)
4saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)257.99KCAC (1)South Central▲2
(LW: 6)
5keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)199.95Sun Conference (2)South◀▶
(LW: 5)
6william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)185.62SSAC (1)South▲10
(LW: 16)
7indiana-techINDIANA TECH182.91WHAC (1)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 4)
8dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)182.07Gulf Coast (1)South▼1
(LW: 7)
9lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)180.26Cascade (2)West▲3
(LW: 12)
10montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)179.34AAC (1)South▲4
(LW: 14)
11midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)173.99GPAC (5)Midwest▼2
(LW: 9)
12friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)166.48KCAC (2)South Central▲7
(LW: 19)
13westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)162.79GSAC (3)West▼2
(LW: 11)
14mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)146.03GPAC (4)Midwest▲32
(LW: 46)
15madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)142.57WHAC (3)Great Lakes▼5
(LW: 10)
16milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)139.21AAC (3)South▼1
(LW: 15)
17taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)136.55Crossroads (4)Great Lakes▼9
(LW: 8)
18dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)134.94GPAC (2)Midwest▲30
(LW: 48)
19wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)124.11SACSouth Central▲10
(LW: 29)
20grace-indGRACE (IND.)116.32Crossroads (2)Great Lakes▼2
(LW: 18)
21hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)115.48GPAC (7)Midwest▲1
(LW: 22)
22marian-indMARIAN (IND.)111.76Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼9
(LW: 13)
23grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)110.96The Heart (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 25)
24st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)110.71Sun Conference (3)South▼7
(LW: 17)
25doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)107.32GPAC (1)Midwest▲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 #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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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Wed 4/13
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Mon 4/11
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Mon 4/11
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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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Mon 4/18
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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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Mon 4/25
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Mon 5/9
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Mon 5/9
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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