Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 5

By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA
April 18, 2017   

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NEW ORLEANSAdams State continued to make its astounding climb towards the top of the NCAA Division II Men’s Computer Team Rankings, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, as the Grizzlies found themselves in 3rd for the first time since the 2015 campaign.
Chico State held onto the top spot for the 5th-straight week, while Ashland crept back into 2nd place after slipping to 3rd a week ago. Tiffin held things down at 4th once again, while Saint Augustine’s jumped to 5th for its highest ranking this year.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

Chico State
Adams State
Saint Augustine
But no team in the top-5 has had as meteoric of a rise as Adams State. Coming in at 52nd during the 2nd week of rankings, the Grizzlies have since moved from 8th to 5th to 3rd.
This week, the program’s leap can be attributed to a pair of distance runners who shined bright at the Mt. SAC Relays. Sydney Gidabuday and Kale Adams each recorded NCAA Division II leading marks in their races over the weekend. Gidabuday posted a time of 13:39.94 in the 5000 meters, placing 4th behind 3 NCAA Division I athletes. Adams’ time of 8:49.70 in the steeplechase was good enough for an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying mark.
Ashland returned to the spot it held for all but one week so far this year after a slew of strong performances at the Akron-Northeast Ohio Quad meet. Bryn Campbell led the individuals with a hammer throw mark of 65.38m (214-6) that ranks 3rd in the nation (behind his two teammates, Daniel Roberts and Jordan Crayon). Additionally, the Eagles 4×100 relay team put together the 11th-best time on the season at 40.71.
Saint Augustine’s moved up 2 spots after 3 athletes recorded top-6 marks in their respective events in NCAA Division II this year at the Aggie Invitational over the weekend. Omar Johnson and Khari Herbert Jr. ran times of 46.82 (2nd) and 46.87 (3rd) in the 400 meters, respectively, to earn top-5 marks, while Jumonne Exeter’s 15.47m (50-9¼) triple jump leap sits 6th in the nation.

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Lincoln (Mo.) found itself in the top-10 for the 1st time since the end of the 2014 campaign, as the Blue Tigers climbed 12 spots to 6th this week. Faedian Royes (20.85), Stephen Rose (20.93) and Miguel Barton (20.97) wrecked the 200 meter descending order list at the WJC Darrel Gourley Open, posting the 3rd, 5th and 6th-best times, respectively, in NCAA Division II this year. Roberto Smith (10.35) and Jakiel David (10.42) also had strong outings in the 100 meters, as they recorded the 4th and 10th-best times in the nation, respectively.
Grand Valley State (7th) also made a significant jump into the top-10 after sitting 13th a week ago. Missouri Southern (9th) joined them as new faces in the top-10 this week. Angelo State dipped to 8th after peaking at 2nd a week ago, while Texas A&M-Commerce (10th) rounded out the top-10.
Shorter (6th to 11th) and West Texas A&M (9th to 16th) both fell out of the top-10 on the week.
Southern Indiana made its season debut in the top-25 this week, coming in at 22nd. The Eagles jumped 20 spots after Bastian Grau ran a 3:45.14 in the 1500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invite – good for 2nd on the descending order list – while Chase Broughton’s time of 8:57.02 at the Mt. SAC Relays in the steeplechase comes in at 9th in the nation.
The 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, from May 25-27. Check back at each week throughout the season for updated rankings.


Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2017 Week #5 — April 18

next ranking: April 25
RankInstitutionPointsConferenceHead Coach (Yr)Last Week
1Chico State169.21CCAAOliver Hanf (5th)1
2Ashland158.32GLIACJud Logan (14th)3
3Adams State142.26RMACRock Light (4th)5
4Tiffin138.17GLIACJeremy Croy (17th)4
5Saint Augustine’s132.82CIAAGeorge Williams (41st)7
6Lincoln (Mo.)123.72MIAAVictor Thomas (16th)18
7Grand Valley State116.62GLIACJerry Baltes (18th)13
8Angelo State115.54Lone StarTom Dibbern (1st)2
9Missouri Southern110.43MIAABryan Schiding (4th)11
10Texas A&M-Commerce102.21Lone StarGeorge Pincock (1st)8
11Shorter98.96Gulf SouthScott Byrd (10th)6
12Central Missouri94.45MIAAKirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th)10
13Pittsburg State79.39MIAARuss Jewett (29th)15
14Academy of Art78.91PacWestKevin LaSure (2nd)14
15Minnesota State76.24NSICJim Dilling (4th)12
16West Texas A&M75.85Lone StarDarren Flowers (8th)9
17Limestone67.22Conf. CarolinasJoseph Wassink (3rd)16
18Shippensburg66.81PSACDave Osanitsch (12th)23
19Fresno Pacific65.15PacWestRay Winter (3rd)21
20Azusa Pacific56.73PacWestKevin Reid (22nd)35
21Texas A&M-Kingsville53.83Lone StarRyan Dall (9th)19
22Southern Indiana45.02GLVCMike Hillyard (19th)42
23Eastern New Mexico44.42Lone StarDanielle Kcholi (3rd)17
24Western Oregon43.38GNACMike Johnson (13th)28
25Johnson C. Smith42.54CIAALennox Graham (10th)25
dropped out: No. 20 Mount Olive, No. 22 CSU-Pueblo, No. 24 Alaska Anchorage
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
3Lone Star411.055
10Gulf South132.951

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
CentralMinnesota State418.241
EastSouthern Connecticut643.861
MidwestGrand Valley State474.053
South CentralAngelo State438.541
SoutheastMount Olive482.291
WestChico State645.871
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersAngelo State10.4441.75
200 MetersLincoln (Mo.)21.011:24.05
400 MetersSaint Augustine’s47.193:08.76
800 MetersWestern Oregon1:51.697:26.75
1500 MetersAdams State3:48.5615:14.22
SteeplechaseCal Baptist9:17.5537:10.21
5000 MetersAdams State14:06.1156:24.43
10,000 MetersAdams State29:32.821:58:11.28
110 Meter HurdlesAzusa Pacific14.6658.64
400 Meter HurdlesShorter53.733:34.90
High JumpMinnesota State2.07m6-9½8.28m27-2
Pole VaultSioux Falls4.97m16-3½19.86m65-1¾
Long JumpChico State7.32m24-¼29.28m96-¾
Triple JumpMinnesota State15.04m49-4¼60.17m197-5
Shot PutTiffin17.50m57-570.00m229-8
JavelinPittsburg State63.52m208-4254.08m833-7
DecathlonChico State7,37029,479

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