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Adams State Claims DII Men's No. 1; GVSU Women Remain on Top

January 29, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The Adams State men’s team has powered past Grand Canyon to move atop the Division II U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Computer Team Rankings for the first time this season, while the Grand Valley State women remain on top of the women’s rankings for the 19th consecutive week.

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The Grizzlies of Adams State gained 39.47 points from last week’s rankings for a team score of 209.85 and their first No. 1 ranking since winning a national championship in 2010. The force behind the Grizzlies’ surge to the top was the mile run at this past weekend’s New Mexico Invitational. Tabor Stevens won the race with a DII-leading time of 4:04.90 (converted to 3:59.56 for altitude), while his teammates clocked the second-, third- and fourth-fastest times in DII this season. Carlton Lavong also landed DII’s fourth-best winning mark in the triple jump to boost the Grizzlies.

Defending champion Grand Canyon had been the top-ranked team for the past seven editions of the rankings, and the last time the Antelopes did not appear in the top spot was week two of the 2012 season – then also ranked No. 2. The Antelopes lost 17.02 points to fall to 183.05 total team points.

Though immobile in the rankings, No. 3 Saint Augustine’s made a 37.35-point jump behind impressive sprints and jumps to join the battle for the top spot in the division. Ashland remains at No. 4, while UMass Lowell completes the top five after moving up a spot.

The top five for the women remains unchanged from a week ago, with the Lakers from GVSU on top with 228.60 team points. The Adams State women, looking to join their male teammates atop the charts, inched closer at No. 2 with 185.83 points. Lincoln (Mo.) (168.69), Grand Canyon (131.50) and Academy of Art (129.19) fill out the top five.

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.

The next round of computer rankings will be released February 5. The 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Ala., March 7-9.

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II

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

2013 Week #2 — January 29

next ranking: February 5
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Adams State 209.85 RMAC Damon Martin (18th) 2
2 Grand Canyon 183.05 PacWest Tom Flood (3rd) 1
3 Saint Augustine’s 176.03 CIAA George Williams (37th) 3
4 Ashland 131.44 GLIAC Jud Logan (10th) 4
5 UMass Lowell 100.12 Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (11th) 6
6 MSU Moorhead 98.44 NSIC Keith Barnier (11th) 14
7 Grand Valley State 93.80 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th) 5
8 American International 91.52 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (7th) 8
9 Minnesota State 89.98 NSIC Mark Schuck (31st) 7
10 Lincoln (Mo.) 85.59 MIAA Victor Thomas (12th) 9
11 Southern Connecticut 75.89 Northeast-10 John Wallin (3rd) 10
12 Texas A&M-Kingsville 71.66 Lone Star Ryan Dall (5th) 12
13 Central Missouri 67.43 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th) 11
14 Indianapolis 62.19 GLVC Scott Fangman (16th) 13
15 Findlay 58.70 GLIAC Marc Arce (25th) 18
16 Johnson C. Smith 54.17 CIAA Lennox Graham (6th) 17
17 Emporia State 52.93 MIAA Steve Blocker (2nd) 16
18 Western State 51.36 RMAC Chris Bradford (4th) 15
19 Augustana (S.D.) 47.16 NSIC Tracy Hellman (13th) 19
20 Pittsburg State 45.60 MIAA Russ Jewett (25th) 21
21 Shippensburg 44.61 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (8th) 24
22 Academy of Art 44.02 PacWest Charles Ryan (3rd) 22
23 Missouri Southern 37.41 MIAA Tom Rutledge (24th) 20
24 Stonehill 37.29 Northeast-10 Karen Boen (15th) 26
25 Colorado Mines 36.42 RMAC Robert Nooney (1st) 23
Dropped out: No. 25 Abilene Christian

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 378.06 3
2 MIAA 349.11 5
3 Northeast-10 337.36 4
4 RMAC 333.32 3
5 CIAA 274.73 2
6 NSIC 245.78 3
7 PacWest 227.07 2
8 Lone Star 125.29 1
9 GLVC 97.94 1
10 PSAC 97.40 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II

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

2013 Week #2 — January 29

next ranking: February 5
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 228.60 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th) 1
2 Adams State 185.83 RMAC Damon Martin (25th) 2
3 Lincoln (Mo.) 168.69 MIAA Victor Thomas (12th) 3
4 Grand Canyon 131.50 PacWest Tom Flood (3rd) 4
5 Academy of Art 129.19 PacWest Charles Ryan (3rd) 5
6 Ashland 103.52 GLIAC Jud Logan (10th) 6
7 Augustana (S.D.) 89.11 NSIC Tracy Hellman (13th) 7
8 U-Mary 78.18 NSIC Mike Thorson (19th) 8
9 Johnson C. Smith 75.08 CIAA Lennox Graham (6th) 9
10 Central Missouri 68.07 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th) 12
11 Saint Augustine’s 64.04 CIAA George Williams (37th) 11
12 Western State 60.13 RMAC Chris Bradford (4th) 10
13 Findlay 58.17 GLIAC Marc Arce (25th) 13
14 Abilene Christian 57.70 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (4th) 23
15 Southern Connecticut 54.52 Northeast-10 Melissa Stoll (1st) 14
16 Sioux Falls 54.46 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (1st) 16
17 Seattle Pacific 43.53 GNAC Karl Lerum (8th) 17
18 Cal State LA 40.78 CCAA LaMonte Vaughn (1st) 20
19 Tiffin 40.47 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (13th) 18
20 Ferris State 40.25 GLIAC Steve Picucci (5th) 15
21 Virginia State 38.53 CIAA Jason Jackson (3rd) 19
22 Hillsdale 35.63 GLIAC Andrew Towne (2nd) 21
23 Angelo State 34.25 Lone Star James Reid (14th) 22
24 UMass Lowell 31.70 Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (11th) 30
25 Shippensburg 31.21 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (8th) 24
Dropped out: No. 25 Winona State

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 561.68 6
2 MIAA 293.40 2
3 NSIC 290.25 3
4 RMAC 273.73 2
5 PacWest 265.16 2
6 CIAA 193.98 3
7 GNAC 138.72 1
8 Northeast-10 119.17 2
9 Lone Star 99.66 2
10 PSAC 78.72 1
 

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