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Grand Canyon, Grand Valley State Remain Atop DII Rankings

January 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The Grand Canyon men and Grand Valley State women both retain their No. 1 rankings in the first regular-season edition of the National Computer Team Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The first regional rankings of the season were also released Tuesday.

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The Antelopes of Grand Canyon and the Adams State Grizzlies entered last weekend’s DII Meet of the Week at the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invitational as the No. 1 and 2 teams on the men’s side, respectively, and the No. 3 and 4 teams on the women’s.

The men’s ranking holds firm, though the Grizzlies gained some ground and moved within 30 points of the Antelopes. They received a significant boost from top-five DII distance performances from top DII miler Tabor Stevens (4:08.75, converted to 4:03.33 for altitude) and No. 4 Matt Daniels in the 3000 (8:29.21, converted to 8:16.67). The Antelopes, meanwhile, garnered four national top-10 performances in the past two weeks, led by freshman Dario Horvat (6.69, converted to 6.71) dashing to the fastest 60 in the division.

Adams State’s women jump past Lincoln (Mo.) into the second spot on the power of a strong showing in the 3000 meters with two runners in the top 10 of the division. The Lakers of Grand Valley State remain comfortably at the top, with 237.45 points and a more than 50 point lead.

The National Computer Team Rankings project how a team will finish in a National Championship Meet setting, rather than a triangular or dual. The rankings are compiled from meet data in the 2012-13 season, but also from returners from the 2011-12 to take into account what a roster might look like should all student-athletes perform at their top level.

While the Grand Valley State women sit atop the rankings, their male teammates are making a charge for the top of the men’s rankings, jumping 11 spots into the No. 5 position. Also moving into the top five is Saint Augustine’s, up three spots to No. 3. UMass Lowell and American International were displaced from the top five.

The Adams State-Lincoln (Mo.) switch was the only movement in the women’s top five.

The next round of computer rankings will be released January 29. The 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Ala., March 7-9.

Biggest Jump (Men): 34 – Academy of Art
Biggest Jump (Women): 21 – Sioux Falls
Biggest Fall (Men): 7 – Missouri Southern
Biggest Fall (Women): 12 – Missouri Southern

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)

2013 Week #1 — January 22

next ranking: January 29
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Canyon 200.07 PacWest Tom Flood (3rd) 1
2 Adams State 170.37 RMAC Damon Martin (18th) 2
3 Saint Augustine’s 138.68 CIAA George Williams (37th) 6
4 Ashland 127.47 GLIAC Jud Logan (10th) 3
5 Grand Valley State 111.03 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th) 16
6 UMass Lowell 104.76 Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (11th) 4
7 Minnesota State 92.78 NSIC Mark Schuck (31st) 7
8 American International 92.12 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (7th) 5
9 Lincoln (Mo.) 86.25 MIAA Victor Thomas (12th) 8
10 Southern Connecticut 82.02 Northeast-10 John Wallin (3rd) 9
11 Central Missouri 77.90 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th) 10
12 Texas A&M-Kingsville 77.35 Lone Star Ryan Dall (5th) 24
13 Indianapolis 65.06 GLVC Scott Fangman (16th) 11
14 MSU Moorhead 63.85 NSIC Keith Barnier (11th) 12
15 Western State 59.52 RMAC Chris Bradford (4th) 14
16 Emporia State 54.14 MIAA Steve Blocker (2nd) 17
17 Johnson C. Smith 53.26 CIAA Lennox Graham (6th) 15
18 Findlay 48.11 GLIAC Marc Arce (25th) 20
19 Augustana (S.D.) 47.19 NSIC Tracy Hellman (13th) 18
20 Missouri Southern 46.78 MIAA Tom Rutledge (24th) 13
21 Pittsburg State 46.25 MIAA Russ Jewett (25th) 19
22 Academy of Art 44.20 PacWest Charles Ryan (3rd) 56
23 Colorado Mines 41.34 RMAC Robert Nooney (1st) 27
24 Shippensburg 40.85 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (8th) 25
25 Abilene Christian 37.99 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (4th) 23
Dropped out: No. 21 Stonehill, No. 22 Hillsdale

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 400.60 3
2 MIAA 363.06 5
3 Northeast-10 349.45 3
4 RMAC 312.15 3
5 PacWest 244.28 2
6 CIAA 242.22 2
7 NSIC 216.16 3
8 Lone Star 132.44 2
9 GLVC 106.10 1
10 PSAC 75.58 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)

2013 Week #1 — January 22

next ranking: January 29
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 237.45 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th) 1
2 Adams State 183.22 RMAC Damon Martin (25th) 3
3 Lincoln (Mo.) 174.81 MIAA Victor Thomas (12th) 2
4 Grand Canyon 131.90 PacWest Tom Flood (3rd) 4
5 Academy of Art 124.63 PacWest Charles Ryan (3rd) 5
6 Ashland 105.23 GLIAC Jud Logan (10th) 6
7 Augustana (S.D.) 91.26 NSIC Tracy Hellman (13th) 7
8 U-Mary 76.24 NSIC Mike Thorson (19th) 8
9 Johnson C. Smith 74.81 CIAA Lennox Graham (6th) 12
10 Western State 71.56 RMAC Chris Bradford (4th) 13
11 Saint Augustine’s 70.18 CIAA George Williams (37th) 9
12 Central Missouri 69.93 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th) 10
13 Findlay 58.23 GLIAC Marc Arce (25th) 18
14 Southern Connecticut 52.97 Northeast-10 Melissa Stoll (1st) 11
15 Ferris State 50.52 GLIAC Steve Picucci (5th) 20
16 Sioux Falls 47.58 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (1st) 44
17 Seattle Pacific 46.47 GNAC Karl Lerum (8th) 15
18 Tiffin 43.24 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (13th) 14
19 Virginia State 42.72 CIAA Jason Jackson (3rd) 16
20 Cal State LA 41.45 CCAA LaMonte Vaughn (1st) 17
21 Hillsdale 37.21 GLIAC Andrew Towne (2nd) 21
22 Angelo State 36.84 Lone Star James Reid (14th) 38
23 Abilene Christian 34.82 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (4th) 22
24 Shippensburg 30.66 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (8th) 19
25 Winona State 28.75 NSIC Mason Rebarchek (9th) 24
Dropped out: No. 23 Northern Michigan, No. 25 Missouri Southern

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 596.05 6
2 MIAA 305.96 2
3 RMAC 285.44 2
4 NSIC 284.12 4
5 PacWest 256.53 2
6 CIAA 207.65 3
7 Northeast-10 107.81 1
8 GNAC 106.22 1
9 PSAC 84.01 1
10 Lone Star 79.59 2

 

 

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