DI Outdoor T&F Rankings Update — 2012 Week #3

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

April 17, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – Florida’s men and Oregon’s women again are the top teams in the nation according to the latest USTFCCCA National Team Rankings. However, this week’s rankings represent the final tally in which preseason marks are used in combination with current-season data to compile team scores. Starting next week, only marks from the 2012 outdoor season will be considered (except for combined events). No change to the women’s top seven, but Texas Tech’s men blasted five spots up the ladder to land at a season-high No. 3.

National Ranking PDFs: Top 25 | Full by Team | Event-by-Event | Week-by-Week
Regional Index: Top 15 | By Team | By Event
Previous Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Week #3 — April 17

next ranking: April 24
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 266.06 SEC Mike Holloway (10th) 1
2 Florida State 238.97 ACC Bob Braman (9th) 2
3 Texas Tech 227.14 Big 12 Wes Kittley (13th) 8
4 Texas A&M 224.55 Big 12 Pat Henry (8th) 4
5 LSU 224.47 SEC Dennis Shaver (8th) 3
6 Arkansas 216.25 SEC Chris Bucknam (4th) 5
7 Texas 212.91 Big 12 Bubba Thornton (17th) 6
8 Arizona State 185.72 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (16th) 7
9 Indiana 181.60 Big Ten Ron Helmer (5th) 9
10 Mississippi State 177.52 SEC Steve Dudley (2nd) 10
11 Southern California 175.94 Pac-12 Ron Allice (18th) 11
12 Mississippi 149.03 SEC Joe Walker (28th) 12
13 Oregon 146.24 Pac-12 Vin Lananna (7th) 13
14 Arizona 144.17 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (10th) 14
15 Nebraska 138.41 Big Ten Gary Pepin (29th) 15
16 Georgia 137.46 SEC Wayne Norton (13th) 18
17 Stanford 133.18 Pac-12 Edrick Floreal (7th) 16
18 Iowa 127.34 Big Ten Larry Wieczorek (16th) 17
19 Auburn 126.88 SEC Ralph Spry (15th) 22
20 Baylor 119.76 Big 12 Todd Harbour (7th) 19
21 Oklahoma 118.40 Big 12 Martin Smith (7th) 21
22 Virginia Tech 115.35 ACC Dave Cianelli (11th) 20
23 Princeton 88.83 Ivy Fred Samara (35th) 23
24 Oklahoma State 80.63 Big 12 Dave Smith (4th) 27
25 Wisconsin 79.18 Big Ten Ed Nuttycombe (28th) 24
Dropped out: No. 25 Kansas

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1364.05 7
2 Big 12 1166.39 6
3 Pac-12 996.65 5
4 Big Ten 815.32 4
5 ACC 593.56 2
6 Ivy 149.53 1
7 Mountain West 149.42
8 Big East 141.59
9 Sun Belt 131.51
10 Big West 122.79

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2012 Week #3 — April 17

next ranking: April 24
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Oregon 347.98 Pac-12 Vin Lananna (7th) 1
2 LSU 313.10 SEC Dennis Shaver (8th) 2
3 Clemson 238.56 ACC Lawrence Johnson (4th) 3
4 Southern California 226.13 Pac-12 Ron Allice (18th) 4
5 Texas A&M 211.49 Big 12 Pat Henry (8th) 5
6 Arkansas 196.93 SEC Lance Harter (22nd) 6
7 Florida 186.14 SEC Mike Holloway (5th) 7
8 Texas 183.00 Big 12 Bev Kearney (20th) 9
9 Oklahoma 168.89 Big 12 Martin Smith (7th) 8
10 Texas Tech 162.89 Big 12 Wes Kittley (13th) 11
11 Kansas 161.43 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (12th) 10
12 UCF 154.82 Conference USA Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th) 12
13 Arizona 144.78 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (10th) 13
14 Georgia 136.37 SEC Wayne Norton (13th) 14
15 Baylor 123.33 Big 12 Todd Harbour (7th) 18
16 Arizona State 121.05 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (16th) 15
17 Kansas State 119.52 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (20th) 17
18 Tennessee 119.23 SEC J.J. Clark (11th) 16
19 Auburn 107.61 SEC Ralph Spry (15th) 19
20 Stanford 104.71 Pac-12 Edrick Floreal (7th) 22
21 Nebraska 101.88 Big Ten Gary Pepin (32nd) 20
22 Florida State 96.17 ACC Bob Braman (9th) 24
23 Southern Illinois 93.95 Missouri Valley Connie Price-Smith (11th) 21
24 BYU 88.80 West Coast Patrick Shane (2nd) 23
25 Illinois State 83.19 Missouri Valley Elvis Forde (9th) 46
Dropped out: No. 25 Iowa State

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Big 12 1262.95 7
2 SEC 1200.26 6
3 Pac-12 1196.76 5
4 ACC 535.49 2
5 Conference USA 452.64 1
6 Big Ten 424.91 1
7 Big East 392.06
8 Missouri Valley 227.85 2
9 Mountain West 226.06
10 West Coast 104.27 1

 

 

About the Rankings

For more on the rankings and links to guideline and rationale information visit …
http://www.ustfccca.org/rankings/division-i-rankings

The purpose and methodology of the national team computer rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national-title race – not as a method to compare teams head-to-head.

The Regional Index is determined using a similar method as national rankings, but on a smaller scale, comparing teams versus others within the same region. The result is a ranking that showcases squads with better all-around team potential — a group makeup critical for conference or similar team-scored events. A team may achieve a better regional ranking than a counterpart that has a better national ranking. Historically, some teams are better national-championship teams than conference-championship teams, having a few elite athletes that score very well in a diverse environment where teams do not have entries in more than a few events. Some teams are better at conference championships or similar team-scored events where they enter, and are competitive, in many of the events.

How a team fares in a national championship, conference championship, or scored meet with only a couple or few teams (like a dual or triangular) can be very different, given the number of events, competition, scoring, and makeup of entries — thus the rationale behind each of the ranking systems. Similar arguments about team makeup and rankings can also be found in swimming & diving and wrestling as their sports also have a similar trichotomy when it comes to team theory.