GLIAC Has Three Teams Ranked in the USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track and Field Top 25

GLIAC Has Three Teams Ranked in the USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track and Field Top 25

Release Courtsey of Tom Lewis:  U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Communications Manager

NEW ORLEANS -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has three teams ranked in the Computer Team Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Click here for the release on the USTFCCCA website

Saint Augustine’s takes over the top spot of the men’s poll for the first time since week three of the 2011 season, and while the Grand Valley State women remain No. 1 for the 20th consecutive edition of the rankings, their hold on the top spot is significantly looser.

Though the Falcons of Saint Augustine’s were idle this past weekend, they were the beneficiaries of the removal of preseason times, marks and scores from the rankings calculations. They made a net gain of 27.21 points for a total of 203.33.

Ashland jumped two spots to No. 2 behind the combination of three top-five times/marks this past weekend and the absence of preseason data to make a net gain of 56.62 points for a total of 188.07. Drew Windle ran the Division’s best 800 at 1:49.36, the 4×400 relay team posted the second-best time at 3:12.16, and vaulter Eric Klucar ranks fourth nationally at 16-4¾ (5.00m).

Defending National Champion Grand Canyon slipped 13.02 points and a spot to No.3 with 170.03, but it was No. 4 Adams State that took the largest hit, losing 81.15 points to slide from No. 1 a week ago with a total of 128.70. Grand Valley State moved up two spots to No. 5 with 127.29 to round out the top ten.

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.

The next round of computer rankings will be released February 12. The 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Ala., March 7-9.

 

 

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

School 

Points 

Conference 

Head Coach (Yr)

Last Week

1

Saint Augustine’s

203.23

CIAA

George Williams (37th)

3

2

Ashland

188.07

GLIAC

Jud Logan (10th)

4

3

Grand Canyon

170.03

PacWest

Tom Flood (3rd)

2

4

Adams State

128.70

RMAC

Damon Martin (18th)

1

5

Grand Valley State

127.29

GLIAC

Jerry Baltes (14th)

7

6

Minnesota State

102.78

NSIC

Mark Schuck (31st)

9

7

Western State

81.90

RMAC

Chris Bradford (4th)

18

8

Shippensburg

75.54

PSAC

Dave Osanitsch (8th)

21

9

Indianapolis

68.88

GLVC

Scott Fangman (16th)

14

10

Lincoln (Mo.)

65.70

MIAA

Victor Thomas (12th)

10

11

American International

60.26

Northeast-10

Leo Mayo (7th)

8

12

Findlay

59.40

GLIAC

Marc Arce (25th)

15

13

Johnson C. Smith

58.15

CIAA

Lennox Graham (6th)

16

14

Academy of Art

57.69

PacWest

Charles Ryan (3rd)

22

15

Pittsburg State

54.88

MIAA

Russ Jewett (25th)

20

16

Texas A&M-Kingsville

53.69

Lone Star

Ryan Dall (5th)

12

17

Emporia State

51.21

MIAA

Steve Blocker (2nd)

17

18

Central Missouri

51.20

MIAA

Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th)

13

19

Southern Connecticut

48.91

Northeast-10

John Wallin (3rd)

11

20

West Texas A&M

45.50

Lone Star

Darren Flowers (4th)

36

21

UMass Lowell

44.53

Northeast-10

Gary Gardner (11th)

5

22

Alaska Anchorage

42.28

GNAC

Michael Friess (23rd)

34

23

Stonehill

40.02

Northeast-10

Karen Boen (15th)

24

24

Southern Indiana

36.56

GLVC

Mike Hillyard (15th)

37

25

Missouri Southern

35.68

MIAA

Tom Rutledge (24th)

23

 

Dropped out: No. 6 MSU Moorhead*, No. 19 Augustana (S.D.), No. 25 Colorado Mines

 

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

 

Rank

School

Points

Conference

Head Coach (Yr)

Last Week

1

Saint Augustine’s

203.23

CIAA

George Williams (37th)

3

2

Ashland

188.07

GLIAC

Jud Logan (10th)

4

3

Grand Canyon

170.03

PacWest

Tom Flood (3rd)

2

4

Adams State

128.70

RMAC

Damon Martin (18th)

1

5

Grand Valley State

127.29

GLIAC

Jerry Baltes (14th)

7

6

Minnesota State

102.78

NSIC

Mark Schuck (31st)

9

7

Western State

81.90

RMAC

Chris Bradford (4th)

18

8

Shippensburg

75.54

PSAC

Dave Osanitsch (8th)

21

9

Indianapolis

68.88

GLVC

Scott Fangman (16th)

14

10

Lincoln (Mo.)

65.70

MIAA

Victor Thomas (12th)

10

11

American International

60.26

Northeast-10

Leo Mayo (7th)

8

12

Findlay

59.40

GLIAC

Marc Arce (25th)

15

13

Johnson C. Smith

58.15

CIAA

Lennox Graham (6th)

16

14

Academy of Art

57.69

PacWest

Charles Ryan (3rd)

22

15

Pittsburg State

54.88

MIAA

Russ Jewett (25th)

20

16

Texas A&M-Kingsville

53.69

Lone Star

Ryan Dall (5th)

12

17

Emporia State

51.21

MIAA

Steve Blocker (2nd)

17

18

Central Missouri

51.20

MIAA

Kirk Pedersen (17th)/Kip Janvrin (15th)

13

19

Southern Connecticut

48.91

Northeast-10

John Wallin (3rd)

11

20

West Texas A&M

45.50

Lone Star

Darren Flowers (4th)

36

21

UMass Lowell

44.53

Northeast-10

Gary Gardner (11th)

5

22

Alaska Anchorage

42.28

GNAC

Michael Friess (23rd)

34

23

Stonehill

40.02

Northeast-10

Karen Boen (15th)

24

24

Southern Indiana

36.56

GLVC

Mike Hillyard (15th)

37

25

Missouri Southern

35.68

MIAA

Tom Rutledge (24th)

23

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