2022 NCAA DII Women’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 installment of the 2022 NCAA Division II Women’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 throughout the season.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State
West Texas A&M
Minnesota State
Fresno Pacific
1
Azusa Pacific
2
Grand Valley State
3
West Texas A&M
4
Minnesota State
5
Fresno Pacific
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Azusa Pacific is the top-ranked team for a second-straight week, but not by much as now-No. 2 Grand Valley State is down by less than a point in the computer calculations. The second-ranked Lakers added two national leaders to its ledger to get the bump in the National TFRI this week: Ellianne Kimes cleared 4.29m (14-0¾) at the Len Paddock Open to match the seventh-best performer in NCAA DII history; Judith Essemiah had a massive toss of 62.99m (206-8) in the hammer throw. Grand Valley State claimed the program’s 22nd consecutive GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship this past weekend.

West Texas A&M fell one spot to No. 3 by no fault of its own. The Lady Buffs picked up four new or improved national top-10 marks as they romped to their second-straight Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Two of those marks came in the triple jump from Taylor Nelloms (No. 2, 13.13m/43-1) and Miriam Zanovello (No. 10, 12.48m/40-11½). Other Lady Buffs that turned in season bests at the LSC Championships were Zada Swoopes in the discus (No. 2, 54.16m/177-8) and DeOndra Green in the 100 (No. 6, 11.44).

Minnesota State leapfrogged Fresno Pacific for the No. 4 spot and bumped the Sunbirds down to No. 5 this week. The Mavericks earned the boost after adding seven new or improved national top-10 marks to its resume at the Deb Schulz Open. Denisha Cartwright has a hand in three of those efforts, as she clocked the nation’s fastest time in the 100H (13.38), moved to No. 5 in the 100 (11.41), and is No. 7 in the 200 (23.64). Other top performers for Minnesota State were Kary Petricka in the long jump (No. 4, 6.29m/20-7¾), Brea Perron in the shot put (No. 6, 14.95m/49-¾), Flore Gracia in the triple jump (No. 8, 12.57m/41-3) and Taylor Elliott in the high jump (No. 10, 1.73m-5-8).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Adams State (unchanged), No. 7 Pittsburg State (up two spots), No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce (down one spot), No. 9 Lincoln (Mo.) (up four spots) and No. 10 Angelo State (up two spots). The Gorillas claimed the MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship and gained five new or improved national top-10 marks, led by Christine Williams’ 23.33 in the 200 for the second-fastest time of the season. The Blue Tigers turned in five new or improved national top-10 marks at the MIAA Championships, headlined by Maria Diamond clocking the No. 2 time in the 400H of 58.00. The Belles added five new or improved national top-10 performances at the LSC Championships, with three of them coming from Antonija Radic in the triple jump (No. 3, 12.85m/42-2), long jump (No. 6, 6.22m/20-5) and high jump (No. 9, 1.74m/5-8½).

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
Women'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
1azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC229.63PacWest (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE228.77GLIAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M221.57Lone Star (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 2)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE200.04NSIC (1)Central▲1
(LW: 5)
5fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC154.85PacWest (2)West▼1
(LW: 4)
6adams-stateADAMS STATE145.00RMAC (5)South Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE132.88MIAA (1)Central▲2
(LW: 9)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE117.16Lone Star (3)South Central▼1
(LW: 7)
9lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)105.43MIAA (3)Central▲4
(LW: 13)
10angelo-stateANGELO STATE98.72Lone Star (2)South Central▲2
(LW: 12)
11academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART95.82PacWest (3)West▼3
(LW: 8)
12queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)90.98SAC (2)Southeast▼1
(LW: 11)
13central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI84.12MIAA (2)Central▲5
(LW: 18)
14uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS80.64RMAC (1)South Central▼4
(LW: 10)
15winona-stateWINONA STATE75.28NSIC (4)Central▲1
(LW: 16)
16simon-fraserSIMON FRASER69.70GNAC (3)West▼2
(LW: 14)
17lee-tennLEE (TENN.)68.54GSC (1)South▲5
(LW: 22)
18fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE63.98MIAA (4)Central▼1
(LW: 17)
19csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO63.10RMAC (12)South Central▼4
(LW: 15)
20saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE60.08GLIAC (3)Midwest▲3
(LW: 23)
21walshWALSH57.02G-MAC (6)Midwest▲5
(LW: 26)
22findlayFINDLAY54.51G-MAC (2)Midwest▼3
(LW: 19)
23missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN46.54MIAA (8)Central▼3
(LW: 20)
24tiffinTIFFIN45.72G-MAC (4)Midwest▲6
(LW: 30)
25colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA45.62RMAC (3)South Central▼4
(LW: 21)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7
Azusa Pacific2342311
Grand Valley State3223232
West Texas A&M1111123
Minnesota State251064454
Fresno Pacific4435545
Adams State9696666
Pittsburg State3519107797
Texas A&M-Commerce27958878
Lincoln (Mo.)141118199139
Angelo State105711111210
Academy of Art1816171010811
Queens (N.C.)78815131112
Central Missouri32321317161813
UC-Colorado Springs6171114171014
Winona State804621241615
Simon Fraser87212012121416
Lee (Tenn.)11221223202217
Fort Hays State1214199151718
CSU Pueblo15182113141519
Saginaw Valley State558310128212320
Walsh33262326272621
Findlay17282420191922
Missouri Southern13151418182023
Tiffin24252622283024
Colorado Mesa363025352125
Colo. School of Mines31232733222526
Wayne State (Neb.)20302932292727
Cal Poly Pomona571516232428
Millersville70292830252831
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)22133855383233
Seattle Pacific36202234343636
Harding8121624263137
Northwest Missouri21426039424338
Slippery Rock23333536363839
West Alabama19242535303740
Alaska Anchorage16273137374155

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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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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Week 9Mon 5/23
Sun 5/22
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FINAL ResultsSun 5/29