Both Texas A&M Programs Ranked No. 1 in First Outdoor Rankings

Courtesy: Texas A&M Sports Information

April 2, 2009   

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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.

Men’s Rankings
Women’s Rankings
School Points School Points
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