2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – British Columbia, Southeastern (Fla.) and Indiana Tech remain as the top-3 teams, while the fourth and fifth spots change in Week 7 of the USTFCCCA NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index (TFRI).

NAIA — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Southeastern (Fla.)
Indiana Tech
Life (Ga.)
The Master
1
British Columbia
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
Life (Ga.)
5
The Master's (Calif.)
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Top-ranked British Columbia holds onto the top spot yet again, making it the sixth-straight week the Thunderbirds top the national rankings. When you talk about dominance, you must recognize Rowan Hamilton. He’s been in a league of his own this outdoor season in the hammer, recording the top-14 throws in NAIA. He’s improved his national-leading mark each meet, recently achieving a personal best of 75.98m (249-3) at the Oregon Twilight last weekend. His throw also beats his NAIA all-time record and not only leads NAIA, but all collegians. Hamilton owns the top-11 all-time throws in NAIA, all recorded this season. On the running side, Tyler Dozzi won the 5000 meters (No. 2, 13:54.92) at the Portland Twilight, while Thomas Nobbs finished 11th (No. 8, 14:27.02), to pick up two top-10 marks.

The Fire of Southeastern (Fla.) stays at No. 2 for the sixth-straight week after wrapping up their final meet before nationals at Montreat. Eleven top-10 efforts carry this team as they seek to contend for a national team title in two weeks. Joseph Taylor contributes to four of the 11 marks, ranking inside the top five individually in the 100, 200 and 400, while also being the anchor on the third-ranked 4×100 relay team.

Indiana Tech remains at No. 3 after winning their ninth-straight team title at the WHAC Outdoor Championships. Shomari Somerville captured the triple jump crown with the nation’s sixth-best mark of 14.84m (48-8¼). The Warriors hold five top-10 marks, led by two national-leading marks in the 100 and 4×100, and two No. 2 efforts in the 400 and 4×400. Indiana Tech will compete at the University of St. Francis Fighting Chance Invite this weekend.

Life (Ga.) jumps up three spots into the fourth position in Week 7. The Running Eagles won the team title at the Mid-South Conference Championships last week. Phemelo Matlhabe has the team’s lone individual national-leading mark in the 200 (20.50) and is the anchor leg on the No. 1 4×400 relay (3:08.00). The Running Eagles have eight top-10 efforts.

The Master’s (Calif.) completes the top-5, falling one spot after not competing last week. The Mustangs will compete in their final meet before nationals this weekend at the Azusa Pacific Last Chance Invite. They remain with seven top-10 marks heading into this weekend.

Outside the top five, No. 7 Montreat (N.C.) climbed up four spots after competing on their home turf. The Cavaliers recorded the No. 7 4×800 relay (7:38.60). Three of the 4×800 athletes; Ruchen Blaauw (No. 6), Dylan Branch (No. 7) and Caleb Silver (No. 9) are ranked in the top-10 in the open 800. Montreat will head to the Lee University Last Chance Meet for one last shot before nationals.

Just two weeks remain until the start of the 2022 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 #7 - May 11th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA359.87Cascade (3)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)300.40Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH220.09WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 3)
4life-gaLIFE (GA.)216.66Mid-South (1)South▲3
(LW: 7)
5the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)207.77GSAC (2)West▼1
(LW: 4)
6saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)196.80KCAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 5)
7montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)172.36AAC (1)South▲4
(LW: 11)
8keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)171.75Sun Conference (2)South▼2
(LW: 6)
9william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)170.28SSAC (1)South▼1
(LW: 8)
10st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)164.89Sun Conference (3)South▼1
(LW: 9)
11dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)163.91GPAC (2)Midwest▲3
(LW: 14)
12midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)162.79GPAC (5)Midwest▲4
(LW: 16)
13doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)159.51GPAC (1)Midwest▲7
(LW: 20)
14lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)155.49Cascade (2)West▼4
(LW: 10)
15mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)153.01GPAC (4)Midwest▲6
(LW: 21)
16grace-indGRACE (IND.)150.92Crossroads (2)Great Lakes▼4
(LW: 12)
17taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)150.50Crossroads (4)Great Lakes▼4
(LW: 13)
18marian-indMARIAN (IND.)141.05Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 15)
19cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)136.42Mid-South (3)South▲8
(LW: 27)
20grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)136.12The Heart (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 19)
21westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)134.41GSAC (3)West▲4
(LW: 25)
22dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)133.45Gulf Coast (1)South▼4
(LW: 18)
23madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)133.27WHAC (3)Great Lakes▼6
(LW: 17)
24hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)121.80GPAC (7)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 24)
25friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)119.55KCAC (2)South Central▼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
British ColumbiaRV11111111
Southeastern (Fla.)122222222
Life (Ga.)3023281577433
Indiana Tech347563344
The Master's (Calif.)233434555
Saint Mary (Kan.)1764345666
Midland (Neb.)109111115161287
Montreat (N.C.)6141014811778
Taylor (Ind.)881710101317109
St. Thomas (Fla.)13172434119101110
William Carey (Miss.)1216691789911
Madonna (Mich.)151015121617231312
Dordt (Iowa)854818202114111413
Mount Marty (S.D.)884614172221151514
Keiser (Fla.)95575681715
Grand View (Iowa)192523222819201616
Dillard (La.)57881418222117
Doane (Neb.)512725211920131818
Westmont (Calif.)111113132025212319
Indiana Wesleyan4053493040442220
Oklahoma City669442404033262721
Cumberland (Tenn.)894436162427191922
Eastern Oregon422027282528302523
Marian (Ind.)141322231315182424
Grace (Ind.)182026912162025
Hastings (Neb.)212221242724242826
Wayland Baptist (Texas)502919253123283328
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)412961210141229
Friends (Kan.)401912192622252631
Truett-McConnell (Ga.)RV3251412329292935
McPherson (Kan.)462429293434384037
Tabor (Kan.)182644474741434242
Central Methodist (Mo.)232126323838393944
Milligan (Tenn.)71516181826313446
Columbia International (S.C.)223038445255566055
Southern Oregon163150566278825859
Baker (Kan.)253635385471707972
SAGU (Texas)246252617275858079
Vanguard (Calif.)204269607773798393

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
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Week 1Wed 3/30
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Week 8Wed 5/18
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
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