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

NEW ORLEANS – As the calendar turns to May and conference championships start to dominate the schedule, the complexion of the postseason starts to take shape. In the sixth release of the USTFCCCA’s NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index (TFRI), the British Columbia Thunderbirds continue to lead the way while national indoor runner-up Indiana Tech made a three-spot jump to land in the current top three.

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southeastern (Fla.)
Indiana Tech
The Master
Saint Mary (Kan.)
1
British Columbia
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
The Master's (Calif.)
5
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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British Columbia has “held court” for the fifth-straight week atop the national rankings. Last weekend, attending Western Washington’s Ralph Vernacchia Invitational, the Thunderbirds improved five marks, and, more importantly, still hold the NAIA’s top spots in the hammer (Rowan Hamilton), steeplechase (Dylan Urich), and 5000 meters (Tyler Dozzi). Hamilton’s winning mark from Mt. SAC Relays of 73.66m (241-8) remains the overall collegiate leader for the season.

The Fire of Southeastern (Fla.) stays at No. 2 for the fifth-straight week, within eyeshot of the cross-continent foe. Recovering from winning The Sun Conferene title a week ago, the Fire competed at the UNF Invitational. The headliner, Joseph Taylor, improved his 400 meter season best to 46.98 which is now in the NAIA’s top five. Taylor is also in the division’s top five in the 100 (4th, 10.36w) and 200 (20.86w).

No. 3 Indiana Tech took on the Penn Relays last weekend and jumped three spots in the TFRI as a result. Running 40-flat in the 4×100, they took over the division lead in the event. Anchor Zayquan Lincoln remains the NAIA leader in the 100 as well (10.17w). Current division No. 2 in the 400 meters, Daunte O’Bannion (46.16), led off the Warriors’ 4×4 at the Penn Relays that clocked 3:09.32, improving their season’s best and No. 2 national seed by over two seconds.

At No. 4, The Master’s (Calif.) placed runner-up this past weekend at the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Championships to Arizona Christian. Despite that, the TFRI algorithm can’t ignore seven national top-10 marks that will position them well in the national-championship team race.

Saint Mary’s (Kan.) remains in the top five. 

Jumping nine spots, No. 8 William Carey (Miss.) returns to the top ten. At the Mississippi College Twilight, Ledanian Rowell added a foot to his season best in the long jump and 18 inches to his season best in the triple jump. His triple jump from the past weekend of 14.69m/48-2½ puts him No. 7 among the division this year. 

Just three weeks until the start of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships that will be held in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 25-27. 

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

2022 Week #6 - May 4th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA341.04Cascade (3)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)313.18Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH233.92WHAC (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 6)
4the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)225.56GSAC (2)West▼1
(LW: 3)
5saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)214.98KCAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 4)
6keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)204.78Sun Conference (2)South▼1
(LW: 5)
7life-gaLIFE (GA.)187.56Mid-South (1)South◀▶
(LW: 7)
8william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)184.00SSAC (1)South▲9
(LW: 17)
9st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)183.69Sun Conference (3)South▲2
(LW: 11)
10lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)168.27Cascade (2)West▲2
(LW: 12)
11montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)164.83AAC (1)South▼3
(LW: 8)
12grace-indGRACE (IND.)155.70Crossroads (2)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 9)
13taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)151.70Crossroads (4)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 10)
14dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)149.51GPAC (2)Midwest▲7
(LW: 21)
15marian-indMARIAN (IND.)148.91Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼2
(LW: 13)
16midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)148.68GPAC (5)Midwest▼1
(LW: 15)
17madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)144.72WHAC (3)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 16)
18dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)143.66Gulf Coast (1)South▼4
(LW: 14)
19grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)140.30The Heart (1)Midwest▲9
(LW: 28)
20doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)134.75GPAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 19)
21mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)127.76GPAC (4)Midwest▲1
(LW: 22)
22friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)126.68KCAC (2)South Central▲4
(LW: 26)
23wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)125.85SACSouth Central▲8
(LW: 31)
24hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)125.09GPAC (7)Midwest▲3
(LW: 27)
25westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)121.30GSAC (3)West▼5
(LW: 20)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7
British ColumbiaRV111111
Southeastern (Fla.)1222222
Indiana Tech3475633
Life (Ga.)30232815774
The Master's (Calif.)2334345
Saint Mary (Kan.)17643456
Montreat (N.C.)61410148117
Keiser (Fla.)9557568
William Carey (Miss.)1216691789
St. Thomas (Fla.)1317243411910
Dordt (Iowa)85481820211411
Midland (Neb.)1091111151612
Doane (Neb.)51272521192013
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)41296121014
Mount Marty (S.D.)88461417222115
Grace (Ind.)18202691216
Taylor (Ind.)881710101317
Marian (Ind.)14132223131518
Cumberland (Tenn.)89443616242719
Grand View (Iowa)19252322281920
Westmont (Calif.)11111313202521
Dillard (La.)5788141822
Madonna (Mich.)15101512161723
Hastings (Neb.)21222124272424
Friends (Kan.)40191219262225
Wayland Baptist (Texas)50291925312328
Truett-McConnell (Ga.)RV325141232929
Eastern Oregon42202728252830
Milligan (Tenn.)7151618182631
McPherson (Kan.)46242929343438
Central Methodist (Mo.)23212632383839
Tabor (Kan.)18264447474143
Columbia International (S.C.)22303844525556
Baker (Kan.)25363538547170
Vanguard (Calif.)20426960777379
Southern Oregon16315056627882
SAGU (Texas)24625261727585

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
Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Wed 5/25
Mon 5/23
Mon 5/23
Mon 5/23
FINAL ResultsMon 5/30