Both Texas A&M Programs Ranked No. 1 in First Outdoor Rankings
NEW ORLEANS – With the initial outdoor rankings released this week, the Texas A&M track and field program finds both its women’s and men’s teams sporting No. 1 rankings.
The rankings, released by United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association, act as the preseason outdoor rankings. Starting April 8 the rankings will be updated on a weekly basis until early June.
Texas A&M women, who ranked No. 1 each week of the indoor season and finished second in team scoring at the NCAA Indoor Championships, is followed by Virginia Tech, Oregon, Tennessee, Penn State, LSU, USC, UCLA, Arizona State, and Michigan among the top10.
The men’s list is topped by the Aggies, who are followed by Arkansas, Oregon, Florida State, LSU, Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Tennessee and Baylor among the top 10.
Initial rankings for the outdoor season combine performances from returning athletes who qualified for the NCAA Championships last season and recent regional qualifiers during the early portion of the outdoor season.
Both the A&M women and men had successful campaigns during the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Aggie women finished third overall while the men placed fifth.
Already this outdoor season Texas A&M has recorded 33 regional qualifiers — 20 for the women and 13 for the men. In addition the Aggies lead the collegiate list in both 4×100 relays with times of 43.67 and 39.32.
|1. Texas A&M||296.45||1. Texas A&M||357.91|
|2. Arkansas||276.15||2. Virginia Tech||249.54|
|3. Oregon||258.79||3. Oregon||235.31|
|4. Florida State||196.84||4. Tennessee||196.53|
|5. LSU||187.85||5. Penn State||193.94|
|6. Kentucky||171.39||6. LSU||192.30|
|7. Texas||167.93||7. Southern California||191.16|
|8. Florida||162.53||8. UCLA||180.63|
|9. Tennessee||161.93||9. Arizona State||178.52|
|10. Baylor||160.17||10. Michigan||143.72|
|11. Nebraska||158.10||11. Florida||140.97|
|12. Georgia||153.05||12. Minnesota||140.55|
|13. UCLA||152.93||13. Auburn||140.42|
|14. South Carolina||150.08||14. Texas||133.65|
|15. Washington||131.28||15. Oklahoma||125.40|
|16. Arizona State||121.69||16. Miami (Fla.)||124.47|
|17. Washington State||114.71||17. South Carolina||123.44|
|18. Northern Iowa||113.41||18. Texas Tech||122.27|
|19. Southern California||99.84||19. Arkansas||118.60|
|20. Texas Tech||99.81||20. Baylor||114.10|
|21. California||98.19||21. TCU||102.36|
|22. Boise State||94.57||22. Arizona||101.95|
|23. Purdue||92.98||23. North Carolina||100.19|
|24. Louisville||92.12||24. Louisville||98.33|
|25. BYU||84.56||25. Nebraska||93.93|