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

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

Parts of this release courtesy of Tom Lewis, U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Communications Manager

NEW ORLEANS – The final national team rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) before the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships keep Grand Canyon’s men as the top team in the country. Rankings this week were calculated using data from only those who declared and were accepted into the NCAA Championships field.

Grand Canyon leads all teams with 12 entries into the championship field — ten of which are in jumping events. Adams State, Ashland, and Indianapolis follows with 11 apiece.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) as a whole was ranked as the strongest conference with 374.44 points barely edging out the Northeast 10 (372.39) and the Rocky Mountain Conference (370.70). The GLIAC teams ranked in this week’s poll are:

- Ashland University remained No. 5

- The University of Findlay jumped two places to No. 7

- Grand Valley State University dropped three places to No. 17

- Lake Superior State University jumped two places to No. 23

The 2012 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Mankato, Minn., on March 9-10

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   USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Canyon 183.12 PacWest Tom Flood (2nd) 1
2 Adams State 146.95 RMAC Damon Martin (17th) 2
3 Saint Augustine’s 129.59 CIAA George Williams (36th) 4
4 Southern Connecticut 128.77 Northeast-10 John Wallin (2nd) 3
5 Ashland 117.32 GLIAC Jud Logan (9th) 5
6 UMass Lowell 90.16 Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (10th) 6
7 Findlay 89.08 GLIAC Marc Arce (24th) 9
8 Indianapolis 81.47 GLVC Scott Fangman (15th) NR
9 American International 79.14 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (6th) 8
10 Central Missouri 78.75 MIAA Pedersen (16th)/Janvrin (14th) 7
11 Abilene Christian 71.25 Lone Star Roosevelt Lofton (3rd) 11
12 Lincoln (Mo.) 68.61 MIAA Victor Thomas (11th) 10
13 Neb.-Kearney 67.74 RMAC Brady Bonsall (4th) 13
14 Western State 67.25 RMAC Chris Bradford (3rd) 12
15 MSU Moorhead 64.09 NSIC Keith Barnier (10th) 16
16 Minnesota State 59.67 NSIC Mark Schuck (30th) 15
17 Grand Valley State 56.42 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (13th) 14
18 Shippensburg 46.26 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (7th) 18
19 Johnson C. Smith 45.58 CIAA Lennox Graham (5th) 17
20 Chadron State 41.79 RMAC Ryan Baily (3rd) 19
21 Colorado Mines 38.02 RMAC Art Siemers (7th) 23
22 Texas A&M-Kingsville 37.01 Lone Star Ryan Dall (4th) 20
23 Lake Superior State 35.40 GLIAC Matt Sparks (2nd) 25
24 Missouri Southern 32.37 MIAA Tom Rutledge (23rd) 21
25 Pittsburg State 30.24 MIAA Russ Jewett (24th) 24


Dropped Out: 
No. 22 Emporia State

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 374.44 4
2 Northeast-10 372.39 3
3 RMAC 370.70 5
4 MIAA 248.59 4
5 CIAA 207.06 2
6 PacWest 183.12 1
7 NSIC 168.09 2
8 GLVC 118.53 1
9 Lone Star 116.75 2
10 PSAC 66.89 1
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