DI Outdoor Track & Field Team Rankings Update — Week 2, April 10

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

April 10, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – According to the latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings for Division I Outdoor Track & Field, Florida’s men and Oregon’s women remain the top teams in the country. On the men’s side, Florida State notched back to No. 2, a position they held in the preseason rankings. Three-time defending champs Texas A&M moved into the top five for the first time in the outdoor season at No. 4. On the women’s side, the top six teams stay the same with No. 1 Oregon, No. 2 LSU, and No. 3 Clemson holding serve at the top. Florida jumped four spots up to No. 7, reaching the top ten for the first time so far this season.

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 #2 — April 10

next ranking: April 17
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 268.56 SEC Mike Holloway (10th) 1
2 Florida State 246.64 ACC Bob Braman (9th) 3
3 LSU 230.58 SEC Dennis Shaver (8th) 2
4 Texas A&M 223.97 Big 12 Pat Henry (8th) 6
5 Arkansas 216.70 SEC Chris Bucknam (4th) 4
6 Texas 216.56 Big 12 Bubba Thornton (17th) 5
7 Arizona State 186.60 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (16th) 10
8 Texas Tech 185.98 Big 12 Wes Kittley (13th) 7
9 Indiana 181.96 Big Ten Ron Helmer (5th) 11
10 Mississippi State 180.55 SEC Steve Dudley (2nd) 9
11 Southern California 178.02 Pac-12 Ron Allice (18th) 8
12 Mississippi 153.70 SEC Joe Walker (28th) 14
13 Oregon 148.11 Pac-12 Vin Lananna (7th) 16
14 Arizona 146.26 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (10th) 12
15 Nebraska 143.75 Big Ten Gary Pepin (29th) 15
16 Stanford 135.52 Pac-12 Edrick Floreal (7th) 19
17 Iowa 132.58 Big Ten Larry Wieczorek (16th) 20
18 Georgia 127.79 SEC Wayne Norton (13th) 18
19 Baylor 125.41 Big 12 Todd Harbour (7th) 13
20 Virginia Tech 120.16 ACC Dave Cianelli (11th) 17
21 Oklahoma 113.92 Big 12 Martin Smith (7th) 23
22 Auburn 99.56 SEC Ralph Spry (15th) 21
23 Princeton 87.20 Ivy Fred Samara (35th) 22
24 Wisconsin 83.68 Big Ten Ed Nuttycombe (28th) 24
25 Kansas 83.37 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (12th) 25
Dropped out: none

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1349.09 7
2 Big 12 1130.35 6
3 Pac-12 1008.03 5
4 Big Ten 830.60 4
5 ACC 612.66 2
6 Mountain West 158.60
7 Ivy 141.87 1
8 Big East 137.04
9 Sun Belt 130.79
10 Big West 119.81

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

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

2012 Week #2 — April 10

next ranking: April 17
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Oregon 355.52 Pac-12 Vin Lananna (7th) 1
2 LSU 315.57 SEC Dennis Shaver (8th) 2
3 Clemson 241.50 ACC Lawrence Johnson (4th) 3
4 Southern California 229.47 Pac-12 Ron Allice (18th) 4
5 Texas A&M 211.75 Big 12 Pat Henry (8th) 5
6 Arkansas 198.87 SEC Lance Harter (22nd) 6
7 Florida 195.36 SEC Mike Holloway (5th) 11
8 Oklahoma 175.26 Big 12 Martin Smith (7th) 7
9 Texas 172.65 Big 12 Bev Kearney (20th) 8
10 Kansas 169.42 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (12th) 9
11 Texas Tech 162.28 Big 12 Wes Kittley (13th) 10
12 UCF 159.54 Conference USA Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th) 13
13 Arizona 149.29 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (10th) 14
14 Georgia 137.45 SEC Wayne Norton (13th) 12
15 Arizona State 122.48 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (16th) 19
16 Tennessee 121.10 SEC J.J. Clark (11th) 16
17 Kansas State 120.30 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (20th) 15
18 Baylor 110.45 Big 12 Todd Harbour (7th) 17
19 Auburn 109.38 SEC Ralph Spry (15th) 18
20 Nebraska 102.46 Big Ten Gary Pepin (32nd) 23
21 Southern Illinois 97.13 Missouri Valley Connie Price-Smith (11th) 21
22 Stanford 94.64 Pac-12 Edrick Floreal (7th) 20
23 BYU 89.03 West Coast Patrick Shane (2nd) 24
24 Florida State 81.94 ACC Bob Braman (9th) 22
25 Iowa State 76.98 Big 12 Corey Ihmels (5th) 27
Dropped out: No. 25 UTEP

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Big 12 1257.13 8
2 SEC 1210.20 6
3 Pac-12 1189.64 5
4 ACC 530.37 2
5 Conference USA 459.58 1
6 Big Ten 449.22 1
7 Big East 397.43
8 Mountain West 230.26
9 Missouri Valley 200.39 1
10 West Coast 104.58 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.