Dordt College News

Dordt Women's Track Holds In Rankings

February 12, 2014

(Wednesday, February 12; Sioux Center, Iowa)  The Dordt College Defender women’s track and field team is the no. 20 ranked team in the inaugural U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NAIA National Team Computer Rankings released Wednesday, February 12.

The first-ever edition of the National Team Computer Rankings calculated for the NAIA project both of Indiana Tech men’s and women’s teams as heavy early season favorites to follow up their 2013 outdoor national crowns with 2014 indoor titles.

Using a formula based on how many student-athletes teams have on the 2014 national descending order list for individual and relay events and how highly they are ranked, the Indiana Tech women are substantial favorites over defending indoor national champion No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist.

The Defender women had 46.92 points in the calculation.

The highest-ranked individuals or relay teams for each event are assigned the most points, and the point values decrease further down the descending order list. Team scores are equal to the sum of all the point-earning student-athletes’ scores across all events for a given team.

Rankings points do not equate with NAIA Championships team points.

Rounding out the women’s top five were No. 3 Doane (240.83), No. 4 Cornerstone (232.80) and No. 5 Wayland Baptist (215.95).

The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race.

Qualification for the NAIA Championships will not be determined in any way by these rankings, which are not officially sanctioned or endorsed by the NAIA for the 2014 season. These rankings are supported by the NAIA from the standpoint of media and entertainment purposes only.

The USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings should not be referred to as a “poll” as no voting occurs during the process.

The full women’s rankings for Wednesday, January 29:
Rank School Points
1 Indiana Tech 567.41
2 Oklahoma Baptist 336.77
3 Doane 240.83
4 Wayland Baptist 215.95
5 Cornerstone 198.35
6 Hastings 175.58
7 Siena Heights 152.57
8 Concordia (Neb.) 116.01
9 Bethel (Ind.) 113.34
10 Baker 107.71
11 Indiana Wesleyan 104.91
12 St. Francis (Ill.) 92.01
13 Carroll (Mont.) 91.91
14 Biola 87.64
15 Olivet Nazarene 82.71
16 Nebraska Wesleyan 60.03
17 Vanguard 57.33
18 Concordia Irvine 55.89
19 Lewis-Clark State 54.22
20 Dordt 46.92
21 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 45.88
22 Oklahoma City Univ. 39.63
23 Benedictine (Kan.) 36.04
24 Grand View 34.64
25 Morningside 33.82

Media Access: Download Word Version | High Resolution Image: 1