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Dordt Track Up Two Spots In Ranking

February 19, 2014

(Wednesday, February 19; Sioux Center, Iowa)  The Dordt College Defender women’s track and field team is the no. 18 ranked team in the fourth U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NAIA National Team Computer Rankings released Wednesday, February 19.

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 82.99 points in the calculation.  The Defenders are preparing for their final local meet of the season, the GPAC Championships on February 22 at Crete, Nebraska.

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.

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, February 19:

Rank/ School/ Points/   Last Week
1/ Indiana Tech/ 528.92/   1
2/ Oklahoma Baptist/ 379.78/   2
3/ Cornerstone (Mich.)/ 237.88/   5
4/ Doane (Neb.)/ 234.14/   3
5/ Wayland Baptist (Texas)/ 204.86/   4
6/ College of Idaho/ 181.41/   11
7/ Concordia (Neb.)/ 174.00/   6
8/ Hastings (Neb.)/ 136.51/   7
9/ Biola (Calif.)/ 123.00/   8
10/ Siena Heights (Mich.)/ 111.60/   10
11/ Embry-Riddle (Fla.)/ 103.38/   12
12/ Bethel (Ind.)/ 95.69/   15
13/ Westmont (Calif.)/ 95.52/   13
14/ St. Francis (Ill.)/ 95.44/   14
15/ Carroll (Mont.)/ 90.87/   9
16/ Missouri Baptist/ 88.24/   16
17/ Cal State San Marcos/ 84.61/   29
18/ Dordt (Iowa)/ 82.99/   20
19/ Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)/ 77.49/   17
20/ Baker (Kan.)/ 72.02/   18
21/ Indiana Wesleyan/ 68.40/   19
22/ Cumberlands (Ky.)/ 65.43/   26
23/ Concordia (Calif.)/ 55.45/   21
24/ Vanguard (Calif.)/ 48.80/   22
25/ Morningside (Iowa)/ 47.96/   23

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