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

NEW ORLEANS – It’s crunch time, which means it’s the final weekend for athletes to get into position to punch their tickets to the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

Here is the newest 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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The National TFRI had a plethora of changes after a big weekend of conference championships, but the top-3 teams remained the same: West Texas A&M is the headliner for a fifth-straight week, followed by No. 2 Grand Valley State and No. 3 Texas A&M-Commerce.

The top-ranked Buffs romped to their second-consecutive Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship and turned in five new or improved national top-10 marks. The biggest performance came from Benjamin Azamati, as the Ghana product lowered his national lead in the 100 by winning in a windy 9.86, which is the fastest all-conditions mark in NCAA DII history. Jahmaal Wilson also clocked a wind-legal 13.76 in the 110H to better his position at No. 2 on the Descending Order List.

The second-ranked Lakers, who just won their fourth-straight team title at the GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, added three new or improved national top-10 performances to their ledger. Eli Kosiba is now No. 2 in the high jump after clearing 2.20m (7-2½). Brandon Miller also improved to No. 5 nationally in the 200 (20.79), while Jacob Urban cracked the top-10 in the hammer throw (No. 9, 62.02m/203-6).

The third-ranked Lions placed second at the Lone Star Conference and gained four new or improved national top-10 marks. Delan Edwin led the way with two season best efforts in the 200 (No. 2, 20.66) and 100 (No. 5, 10.22). Moaz Ibrahim bettered his current national lead in the discus to 58.07m (190-6), while Dodley Thermitus soared to No. 6 in the triple jump (15.59m/51-1¾).

Pittsburg State climbed one spot to No. 4 after the Gorillas picked up five new or improved national top-10 marks on its way to winning the MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Gorillas have two of the top-3 performances in the 110H: Louis Rollins lowered his national lead to 13.43, which moves him to No. 2 in NCAA DII history; TJ Caldwell made a huge improvement to No. 3 on the Descending Order List with his 13.84 clocking. Rollins was also part of the 4×100 relay that turned in a season best 39.97 for the No. 5 time this season. In the field events, Trey Mooney is ranked No. 4 in the decathlon (7195) and Caleb Calvin is No. 6 in the javelin (66.94m/219-8).

Adams State fell one spot to No. 5 to no fault of its own. The Grizzlies had one improved national top-10 effort at the Air Force Twilight Open. Leroy Elliott clocked a season best 13.89 in the 110H and is now ranked No. 6 on the Descending Order List.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Central Missouri (unchanged), No. 7 Lincoln (Mo.) (up 13 spots), No. 8 Missouri Southern (up six spots), No. 9 Colorado School of Mines (down two spots) and No. 10 CSU Pueblo (down one spot). The Blue Tigers and Lions achieved season-best rankings following strong showings at the MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships: the Blue Tigers added six new or improved national top-10 marks, led by Reuben Nichols’ national lead in the 400 (46.15); the Lions had three new or improved national top-10 marks, with the top mark coming from Rajheim Carby in the javelin (No. 2, 71.13m/233-5).

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 #7 - May 10th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M282.15Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE243.46GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE200.85Lone Star (2)South Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE192.54MIAA (1)Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE163.60RMAC (4)South Central▼1
(LW: 4)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI142.70MIAA (4)Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)131.99MIAA (3)Central▲13
(LW: 20)
8missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN105.07MIAA (2)Central▲6
(LW: 14)
9colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES104.41RMAC (2)South Central▼2
(LW: 7)
10csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO100.79RMAC (10)South Central▼1
(LW: 9)
11ashlandASHLAND92.43G-MAC (2)Midwest▼1
(LW: 10)
12uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS85.13RMAC (1)South Central▼4
(LW: 8)
13angelo-stateANGELO STATE84.21Lone Star (3)South Central▼2
(LW: 11)
14queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)79.94SAC (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 12)
15lee-tennLEE (TENN.)76.12GSC (2)South◀▶
(LW: 15)
16azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC74.67PacWest (1)West▼3
(LW: 13)
17carson-newmanCARSON-NEWMAN66.12SAC (4)Southeast▲1
(LW: 18)
18washburnWASHBURN62.95MIAA (8)Central▲1
(LW: 19)
19augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)60.90NSIC (2)Central▲6
(LW: 25)
20academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART59.98PacWest (3)West▼4
(LW: 16)
21southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT55.37Northeast-10 (1)East▼4
(LW: 17)
22fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE52.63MIAA (5)Central◀▶
(LW: 22)
23davenport-michDAVENPORT (MICH.)51.95GLIAC (2)Midwest▲6
(LW: 29)
24minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE51.44NSIC (1)Central▲14
(LW: 38)
25lindenwoodLINDENWOOD50.34GLVC (3)Midwest▼2
(LW: 23)


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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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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Mon 4/18
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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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Mon 4/25
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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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Mon 5/2
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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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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