Women’s Top-5 Shakeup Marks Week 2 Division I Rankings

Women’s Top-5 Shakeup Marks Week 2 Division I Rankings

NEW ORLEANS–National Meet of the Week host Arkansas was the biggest beneficiary of this weekend’s action, moving up to a season-high No. 3 in the women’s rankings. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the full NCAA Division I Computer Rankings on Monday afternoon.

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The men’s top five was completely unchanged. Oregon and Florida, respectively, held down the top two spots for the second straight week, and Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Penn State occupied spots Nos. 3-5 for the third straight week.

There was less stasis in the women’s rankings. A bundle of sparkling performances at their own Razorback Invitational pushed the Hogs into the top three. Pentathlete Alex Gochenour and triple jumper Tamara Myers each posted the tenth-ranked mark in their respective events, combining for 21.28 rankings points.

And while their teammate Sandi Morris was already delivering 20+ points to Arkansas’s total, she cleared 4.65m (15-3) for the best ever pole vault clearance by a collegiate athlete at sea level.

Kentucky, Texas, and Providence came in at Nos. 6 through 8 for the second straight week. The only other change in the top ten was a flip-flop in the last two spots: Stanford jumped over Georgetown for the No. 9 rankings thanks to Jessica Tonn’s 3k at Razorback.

NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Oregon 2)Florida 3)Arkansas 4)Texas A&M 5)Iowa State
Oregon Florida Arkansas Texas A&M Penn State
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NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Florida 2)Iowa State 3)Arkansas 4)Oregon 5)Oregon
Florida Georgia Arkansas Texas A&M Oregon
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No. 13 Missouri made the biggest jump of the week in the women’s rankings, moving up 15 spots largely due to great throwing in New York. Shot putter Jill Rushin and weight thrower Kearsten Peoples set personal bests at the Armory Invitational to give the Tigers their highest ranking for either gender since the rankings began in 2008.

They were the only team to join the top 25 this week; they replaced Baylor.

None of the top six men’s teams changed places; No. 7 Nebraska and No. 8 LSU each moved up a place over now-No. 9 Stanford. Those three teams are some of the most tightly packed in the rankings, with only five points separating the trio.

Four team’s joined the men’s top 25 this week: No. 10 Virginia Tech, No. 22 Kennesaw State, No. 23 TCU, and No. 25 BYU. The latter duo catapulted into the top 25 from the 60s; TCU’s rise can be credited to two sprinters, while BYU got their points from mid-distance and distance. Horned Frogs Ronnie Baker and Sam Watts blazed their way to nationally elite sprint times (Baker in the 60, Watts in the 200) in New Mexico. BYU’s Shaquille Walker beat out multiple pros to win the 800 at Washington and his teammate Jason Witt set the meet record in the 5k there.

Virginia Tech followed a similar formula to crack the top ten for the fifth time in school history. (The Hokie men have finished in the top ten at two of the last three indoor national meets) Running on the JDL Fast Track–maybe the fastest flat 200 meter track in the country–miler Patrick Joseph and distance man Thomas Curtin ran 4:00 and 7:56 (3k) to give their team 26.36 points.

Look for meets at Notre Dame and Texas A&M this weekend to heavily factor into next week’s rankings–the final to include preseason data. The rankings will be tabulated and released every Monday afternoon between now and the March 13 NCAA Championships.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

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

2015 Week #2 — February 2

next ranking: February 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Oregon 188.43 MPSF Robert Johnson (3rd) 1
2 Florida 176.53 SEC Mike Holloway (13th) 2
3 Arkansas 133.18 SEC Chris Bucknam (7th) 3
4 Texas A&M 96.43 SEC Pat Henry (11th) 4
5 Penn State 84.64 Big Ten John Gondak (1st) 5
6 Georgia 72.78 SEC Wayne Norton (16th) 6
7 Nebraska 66.26 Big Ten Gary Pepin (32nd) 8
8 LSU 65.99 SEC Dennis Shaver (11th) 9
9 Stanford 61.18 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (3rd) 7
10 Virginia Tech 60.48 ACC Dave Cianelli (14th) 22
11 Texas 60.08 Big 12 Mario Sategna (2nd) 10
12 Alabama 58.54 SEC Dan Waters (4th) 11
13 Villanova 57.34 Big East Marcus O’Sullivan (15th) 14
14 Texas Tech 56.23 Big 12 Wes Kittley (16th) 13
15 Baylor 52.31 Big 12 Todd Harbour (10th) 12
16 Oklahoma State 48.78 Big 12 Dave Smith (7th) 16
17 Wisconsin 46.32 Big Ten Mick Byrne (2nd) 17
18 Akron 44.88 Mid-American Dennis Mitchell (20th) 18
19 Florida State 44.52 ACC Bob Braman (12th) 15
20 Purdue 39.63 Big Ten Rolando Greene (3rd) 20
21 Houston 37.48 American Leroy Burrell (17th) 19
22 Kennesaw State 37.20 Atlantic Sun Andy Eggerth (5th) 26
23 TCU 36.18 Big 12 Darryl Anderson (11th) 61
24 BYU 35.90 MPSF Ed Eyestone (2nd) 63
25 Tennessee 34.81 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (1st) 21
dropped out: No. 23 Iowa State, No. 24 Kent State, No. 25 Michigan State
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 699.34 7
2 MPSF 354.19 3
3 Big Ten 346.06 4
4 Big 12 323.95 5
5 ACC 226.35 2
6 Mid-American 122.79 1
7 Big East 113.34 1
8 American 87.63 1
9 Conference USA 55.76
10 Mountain West 51.76

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana 401.55 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 340.44 2
Midwest Illinois 297.07 1
Mountain Texas Tech 441.43 1
Northeast Cornell 284.99 1
South Florida 413.88 1
South Central Arkansas 450.64 2
Southeast South Carolina 279.62 3
West Oregon 558.63 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

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

2015 Week #2 — February 2

next ranking: February 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 174.57 SEC Mike Holloway (8th) 1
2 Georgia 164.50 SEC Wayne Norton (16th) 2
3 Arkansas 160.72 SEC Lance Harter (25th) 5
4 Texas A&M 147.09 SEC Pat Henry (11th) 3
5 Oregon 142.02 MPSF Robert Johnson (3rd) 4
6 Kentucky 121.39 SEC Edrick Floreal (3rd) 6
7 Texas 116.58 Big 12 Mario Sategna (2nd) 7
8 Providence 85.29 Big East Stephanie Reilly (1st) 8
9 Stanford 70.88 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (3rd) 10
10 Georgetown 66.13 Big East Patrick Henner (8th) 9
11 Kansas State 65.17 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (23rd) 12
12 Florida State 54.52 ACC Bob Braman (12th) 11
13 Missouri 50.58 SEC Brett Halter (5th) 28
14 Oklahoma State 49.90 Big 12 Dave Smith (6th) 13
15 Akron 46.72 Mid-American Dennis Mitchell (20th) 18
16 UCLA 44.61 MPSF Mike Maynard (3rd) 21
17 Wisconsin 44.24 Big Ten Mick Byrne (2nd) 14
18 Texas Tech 43.02 Big 12 Wes Kittley (16th) 19
19 Mississippi State 42.51 SEC Steve Dudley (5th) 20
20 Southern California 42.24 MPSF Caryl Smith Gilbert (2nd) 17
21 Michigan 42.11 Big Ten James Henry (30th) 15
22 Maryland 40.09 Big Ten Andrew Valmon (12th) 16
23 Auburn 39.01 SEC Ralph Spry (18th) 22
24 Clemson 37.81 ACC Mark Elliott (2nd) 25
25 Michigan State 35.01 Big Ten Walt Drenth (9th) 23
dropped out: No. 24 Baylor
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 994.89 8
2 MPSF 349.76 4
3 Big 12 334.79 4
4 ACC 248.25 2
5 Big Ten 238.24 4
6 Big East 174.11 2
7 Mid-American 69.96 1
8 Summit League 43.46
9 American 39.10
10 Missouri Valley 37.71

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Purdue 291.03 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 467.62 1
Midwest Kansas State 391.00 1
Mountain Texas Tech 431.41 1
Northeast Harvard 316.71 1
South Florida 374.88 2
South Central Arkansas 671.29 1
Southeast Kentucky 394.16 1
West Oregon 383.12 1
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