2023 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Track is back!

Here is the first edition of the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current qualifying marks from the 2023 indoor track & field season.

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Southeastern (Fla.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
Life (Ga.)
Dordt (Iowa)
Concordia (Neb.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
Life (Ga.)
Dordt (Iowa)
Concordia (Neb.)
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Southeastern (Fla.) finds itself as the top-ranked team to open up the indoor season. The Fire have 10 national top-10 marks with nine of them coming from the sprints and relays. James Williamson III is a double national leader in the 60 meters (6.62) and 200 meters (21.05). Two other athletes for the Fire hold two top-10 efforts in the sprints: Joseph Taylor in the 200 meters (No. 3, 21.39) and 400 meters (No. 3, 47.65); Davien Worrels in the 200 meters (No. 5, 21.51) and 400 meters (No. 9, 48.59).

Milligan (Tenn.) begins the year ranked second behind the strength of its distance squad.. The Buffs have a total of 12 national top-10 performances on the Descending Order List. Byrn Woodall accounts for four of those efforts, as he is the national leader in the 1000 meters (2:26.58c) and 3000 meters (8:08.79c), third in the 5000 meters (14:23.95), and part of the second-ranked 4×800 relay (7:59.62c).

Life (Ga.) comes in third, according to the National TFRI, after claiming nine national top-10 performances. Jacob Ulrich leads the team with a trio of No. 1 performances in the 400 meters (47.33), 600 meters (1:17.13), and as a member of the Running Eagles’ 4×400 relay (3:12.59). Josh Wagner is another performer with multiple top-10 marks in the mile, 3000 meters and 5000 meters.

Dordt (Iowa) owns the fourth spot in the season’s first set of rankings. Peyton Mauldin is ranked first in the 800 meters (1:50.87), second in the 600 meters (1:17.93c), and part of the Defenders’ third-ranked 4×400 relay (3:16.10). The Defenders have a total of eight top-10 performances on the Descending Order List.

Concordia (Neb.) starts the year in fifth after picking up eight top-10 performances. The Bulldogs’ Distance Medley Relay clocked 10:10.06c for the team’s lone national leader. Calvin Rohde, a member of that top-ranked relay, is also ranked fourth in the 1000 meters.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Indiana Tech, No. 7 Doane (Neb.), No. 8 Keiser (Fla.), No. 9 Oklahoma City and No. 10 Midland (Neb.).

Mark your calendars for March 2-4, as that’s when the 2023 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota.

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

2023 Week #1 - January 25th

Top 25 Teams
1southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)195.77Sun ConferenceSouth7
2milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)188.41AACSouth10
3life-gaLIFE (GA.)165.29SSACSouth5
4dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)161.87GPACMidwest10
5concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)153.02GPACMidwest36
6indiana-techINDIANA TECH149.05WHACGreat Lakes2
7doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)142.58GPACMidwest18
8keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)141.62Sun ConferenceSouth47
9oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY134.20Indep.South Central1
10midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)119.93GPACMidwest6
11marian-indMARIAN (IND.)115.74CrossroadsGreat Lakes10
12cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)109.64Mid-SouthSouth33
13grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)102.66The HeartMidwest14
14madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)93.18WHACGreat Lakes8
15taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)90.85CrossroadsGreat Lakes53
16mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)89.07GPACMidwest26
17montreat-n-cMONTREAT (N.C.)87.14AACSouth22
18olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)79.52ChicagolandMidwest53
19aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)78.54WHACGreat Lakes53
20florida-memorialFLORIDA MEMORIAL76.90Sun ConferenceSouth51
21st-ambrose-iowaST. AMBROSE (IOWA)71.69ChicagolandMidwest---
22cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)64.19WHACGreat Lakes16
23multnomah-oreMULTNOMAH (ORE.)63.47Indep.West---
24cumberlands-kyCUMBERLANDS (KY.)58.88Mid-SouthGreat Lakes38
25mount-vernon-nazarene-ohioMOUNT VERNON NAZARENE (OHIO)57.35CrossroadsGreat Lakes53

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2
Southeastern (Fla.)11
Milligan (Tenn.)22
Keiser (Fla.)83
Concordia (Neb.)54
Life (Ga.)35
Indiana Tech66
Dordt (Iowa)47
Doane (Neb.)78
Grand View (Iowa)139
Marian (Ind.)1110
Midland (Neb.)1011
Oklahoma City912
Aquinas (Mich.)1913
Grace (Ind.)2714
Cumberland (Tenn.)1215
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)1816
Madonna (Mich.)1417
St. Ambrose (Iowa)2118
Missouri Baptist3519
Taylor (Ind.)1520
Mount Marty (S.D.)1621
Florida Memorial2022
Montreat (N.C.)1723
Multnomah (Ore.)2324
Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)2525
Cornerstone (Mich.)2227
Cumberlands (Ky.)2430

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2023 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/25
Mon 1/23
Week 2Wed 2/1
Mon 1/30
Mon 1/30
Week 3Wed 2/8
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Week 4Wed 2/15
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Week 5Wed 2/22
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Week 6Wed 3/1
Mon 2/27
Mon 2/27
Mon 2/27
FINAL ResultsMon 3/6