2022 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

NEW ORLEANS – And then there was one.

Here is the Pre-Championships Edition 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 Monday. The only marks used in this edition of the National TFRI are those associated with athletes who qualified for the national championship meet.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Azusa Pacific
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Minnesota State
Adams State
1
Azusa Pacific
2
West Texas A&M
3
Grand Valley State
4
Minnesota State
5
Adams State
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Top-ranked Azusa Pacific will enter the NCAA Championships as the favorite to win their second-straight outdoor crown. The Cougars have 23 entries across 16 events, with 16 of those entrants residing in the top-10 on the seasonal leaderboard. Nicole Warwick has the top seed in the heptathlon, while Mechaela Hyacinth (100), Jaylah Walker (100H) and Jennifer Sandoval (10,000) are ranked No. 2 in their respective events. It will be a busy weekend for Walker, as she is entered in two individual events and as a member of the Cougars’ 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

Second-ranked West Texas A&M is in a good position to end up high on the podium. The Lady Buffs have 19 of their own entries across 10 events, including two national leaders: Eleonora Curtabbi in the steeplechase; Zada Swoopes in the shot put. Keep an eye on the Lady Buffs sprint contingent, as Leah Belfield and DeOndra Green are ranked among the top-6 in both the 100 and 200 meters, in addition to toting a baton on the second-ranked 4×100 relay.

Third-ranked Grand Valley State and fourth-ranked Minnesota State are clear favorites to land on the podium. The Lakers have 22 entries with 12 residing among the top-10 on the seasonal chart, including a national leader by Judith Essemiah in the hammer throw. GVSU also has multiple athletes in the distance and field events that could bolster their scoring capabilities. The Mavericks own 16 entries for the meet with 12 ranked among the top-10 nationally, including three No. 1s by Denisha Cartwright (100H), Makayla Jackson (long jump) and the 4×100 relay, which features Cartwright and Jackson. Those two are also well positioned in the 100 and 200 meters.

Fifth-ranked Adams State will have 13 entries across six events with a heavy focus in the distance events. The Grizzlies have multiple athletes entered in the 1500 (3), 5000 (5) and 10,000 (2), led by NCAA DII record-holder Roisin Flanagan in the 5000 and top-ranked Brianna Robles in the 10,000.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in the Pre-Championships Edition of the National TFRI: No. 6 Fresno Pacific (unchanged), No. 7 Academy of Art (up three spots), No. 8 Lincoln (Mo.) (unchanged), No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce (unchanged) and No. 10 Pittsburg State (down three spots).

The 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin this Thursday at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan!

NCAA Division II
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #9 - May 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC251.42PacWest (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M224.36Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 2)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE210.94GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE194.62NSIC (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5adams-stateADAMS STATE152.42RMAC (5)South Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC144.95PacWest (2)West◀▶
(LW: 6)
7academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART126.98PacWest (3)West▲3
(LW: 10)
8lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)117.35MIAA (3)Central◀▶
(LW: 8)
9texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE113.67Lone Star (3)South Central◀▶
(LW: 9)
10pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE113.57MIAA (1)Central▼3
(LW: 7)
11angelo-stateANGELO STATE103.61Lone Star (2)South Central◀▶
(LW: 11)
12central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI95.73MIAA (2)Central◀▶
(LW: 12)
13queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)95.34SAC (2)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 13)
14uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS73.96RMAC (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 17)
15fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE71.47MIAA (4)Central▼1
(LW: 14)
16colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA56.57RMAC (3)South Central▲7
(LW: 23)
17saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE55.67GLIAC (3)Midwest▲5
(LW: 22)
18walshWALSH54.59G-MAC (6)Midwest▲1
(LW: 19)
19lee-tennLEE (TENN.)54.25GSC (1)South▼4
(LW: 15)
20simon-fraserSIMON FRASER50.66GNAC (3)West◀▶
(LW: 20)
21missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN49.33MIAA (8)Central▲3
(LW: 24)
22millersvilleMILLERSVILLE45.92PSAC (1)Atlantic▲3
(LW: 25)
23sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS45.85NSIC (5)Central▲3
(LW: 26)
24csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO45.62RMAC (12)South Central▼8
(LW: 16)
25findlayFINDLAY45.49G-MAC (2)Midwest▼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 #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
West Texas A&M1111123221
Grand Valley State3223232332
Minnesota State251064454443
Academy of Art18161710108111074
Lincoln (Mo.)141118199139885
Azusa Pacific2342311116
Adams State9696666557
Texas A&M-Commerce27958878998
Pittsburg State35191077977109
Fresno Pacific44355456610
Queens (N.C.)78815131112131311
Tiffin24252622283024293312
Angelo State105711111210111113
Winona State804621241615182713
Cal Poly Pomona571516232428313613
Central Missouri32321317161813121216
U-Mary68684551484034322816
Fort Hays State1214199151718141518
Saginaw Valley State558310128212320221718
Wayne State (Neb.)20302932292727282918
Findlay17282420191922212521
Walsh33262326272621191822
Missouri Southern13151418182023242122
CSU Pueblo15182113141519162422
Fayetteville StateRV567079899596495025
Lee (Tenn.)11221223202217151926
UC-Colorado Springs6171114171014171428
Simon Fraser87212012121416202028
Seattle Pacific36202234343636373530
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)22133855383233303034
Slippery Rock23333536363839384034
Colorado Mesa363025352125231643
Colo. School of Mines31232733222526272649
Millersville70292830252831252257
Sioux Falls384032313129292623
West Alabama192425353037404039
Northwest Missouri214260394243384542
Harding81216242631374249
Alaska Anchorage162731373741556873

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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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
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