2022 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – This past weekend did not disappoint!

Here is the fourth edition of the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’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 during the season.

NCAA Division II — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Pittsburg State
Adams State
1
West Texas A&M
2
Grand Valley State
3
Texas A&M-Commerce
4
Pittsburg State
5
Adams State
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West Texas A&M remained at No. 1 for a second-straight week. Innocent Murwanashyaka led the Buffs with his 8:56.09 in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays, putting him at No. 12 on the NCAA DII Descending Order List. The Buffs have 14 total national top-10 performances this season, with four of them coming in the 100 meters alone. The Buffs also top the chart in three events: Benjamin Azamati in the 100 and 200 and the 4×400 relay.

Grand Valley State jumped two spots from No. 4 in Week 3 to No. 2 in Week 4. The Lakers gained six new or improved national top-10 efforts between a split squad in California and Georgia. Isaac Harding and Tanner Chada turned in NCAA DII all-time efforts in the 5000 at the Mt. SAC Relays: Harding ran 13:34.54 for the No. 2 time this season and No. 5 all-time; Chada clocked 13:37.81 for the No. 3 time this season and No. 9 all-time. Over at the Kennesaw State Invitational, Eli Kosiba moved to No. 3 on the Descending Order List in the high jump with a clearance of 2.15m (7-½).

That two spot climb by the Lakers pushed Texas A&M-Commerce and Pittsburg State down one spot each to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. While the Lions did not gain any new national marks, the Gorillas turned in a trio of stellar performances at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Two of those efforts are national-leading marks: Braylen Brewer ran the 400 in 46.48; Henry Kiner soared 16.36m (53-8¼) in the triple jump going. Brewer was also part of the Gorillas’ 4×400 relay that clocked the second-fastest time of the season of 3:09.48.

Adams State climbed into the top-5 for the second time this season after spending a week at No. 6. The Grizzlies picked up six new or improved national top-10 marks at the Bryan Clay Invitational, including two national leaders that turned in performances to crack the NCAA DII record book: Clement Duigou ran 13:53.28 to move to No. 7 all-time; Awet Beraki clocked 28:12.10 to sit at No. 6 all-time. Duigou also ran 13:53.28 in the 5000 for the sixth-best time this season.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Central Missouri (down one spot), No. 7 CSU Pueblo (held steady), No. 8 UC-Colorado Springs (up one spot), No. 9 Missouri Southern (up one spot) and No. 10 Colorado School of Mines (down two spots). No one was better than Reece Sharman-Newell of CSU Pueblo, who became the No. 2 performer in NCAA DII history with his 1:45.56 in the 800 and narrowly missing the DII record by 0.32 seconds.

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

2022 Week #4 - April 19th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M293.74Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE250.79GLIAC (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 4)
3texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE216.10Lone Star (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 2)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE194.75MIAA (1)Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE173.43RMAC (4)South Central▲1
(LW: 6)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI133.63MIAA (4)Central▼1
(LW: 5)
7csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO124.06RMAC (10)South Central◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS110.92RMAC (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 9)
9missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN96.74MIAA (2)Central▲1
(LW: 10)
10colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES96.29RMAC (2)South Central▼2
(LW: 8)
11ashlandASHLAND88.60G-MAC (2)Midwest▲8
(LW: 19)
12lee-tennLEE (TENN.)80.94GSC (2)South▲1
(LW: 13)
13angelo-stateANGELO STATE79.05Lone Star (3)South Central▼2
(LW: 11)
14southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT77.35Northeast-10 (1)East▲3
(LW: 17)
15queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)75.10SAC (1)Southeast▼3
(LW: 12)
16fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE73.57MIAA (5)Central▼1
(LW: 15)
17lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)70.07MIAA (3)Central▼3
(LW: 14)
18washburnWASHBURN63.58MIAA (8)Central▲12
(LW: 30)
19hardingHARDING61.12GAC (1)Central▼3
(LW: 16)
20azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC60.86PacWest (1)West▲4
(LW: 24)
21neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY59.33MIAA (6)Central▼1
(LW: 20)
22lindenwoodLINDENWOOD56.30GLVC (3)Midwest▼4
(LW: 18)
23carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN55.76SAC (4)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 23)
24simon-fraserSIMON FRASER55.63GNAC (4)West▲2
(LW: 26)
25academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART55.59PacWest (3)West▼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 #6Week #7Week #8Week #9
West Texas A&M221111111
Grand Valley State114222222
Texas A&M-Commerce432333333
Pittsburg State553445444
Adams State946554555
Central Missouri13105666666
Lincoln (Mo.)161914171420777
Southern Connecticut10141714161721118
Colo. School of Mines25881077989
Missouri Southern4916109111481010
CSU Pueblo367789101211
Ashland30231911121011912
Angelo State15711131011131613
UC-Colorado Springs6119898121514
Azusa Pacific122124202313161415
Academy of Art222422252516201716
Washburn1073030181719181917
Queens (N.C.)23912151512141318
Carson-Newman314223232718172019
Alabama-Huntsville142021292124282220
Augustana (S.D.)10541262625192121
Simon Fraser632226242226262722
Minnesota State972834363638242323
Harding81516192027292524
Fort Hays State181315161822222425
Neb.-Kearney321820211921272926
Davenport (Mich.)4329353029232627
Lindenwood272918222423252828
Northwest Missouri262527272828313333
Cal Poly Pomona111725282930323534
Limestone193236505259403635
Mount Olive172731493840364241
Fresno Pacific213940444543455049
Chadron State203145374445505352
Wingate243433464956526157
Lee (Tenn.)71213121315151859

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