Georgia Joins The Top Five in NCAA DI National Team Rankings

Georgia Joins The Top Five in NCAA DI National Team Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – As eventful as this past weekend in college track & field was in terms of individual performances – including a new collegiate record plus historic marks in the combined events – the week two NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) were equally tranquil.

NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Texas A&M 2)Florida 3)Oregon 4)LSU 5)Iowa State
Texas A&M Florida Oregon LSU Southern Cal
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NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)Arkansas 2)Florida 3)Oregon 4)Iowa State 5)Oregon
Texas A&M Florida Texas Arkansas Georgia
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Defending national champion Texas A&M’s women remained atop the rankings, followed closely by a stationary Florida at No. 2.

Each of the top six teams in the men’s rankings – led by No. 1 Texas A&M, No. 2 Florida and defending champion No. 3 Oregon – remained constant from a week ago and no new teams cracked the top 10. No. 7 Florida State was the highest-ranked team to move up, improving two slots from a week ago.

The Aggies’ and the Ducks’ women head a pack of eight teams bunched closely near the top of the rankings, which underwent some minor shuffling as athletes continued to open up their outdoor seasons. Texas and Arkansas swapped spots at No. 3 and No. 4, while Georgia moved up three spots to No. 5 behind an historic, collegiate-leading heptathlon performance from Quintunya Chapman, and collegiate-leading long and triple jump marks from frosh Keturah Orji.

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Approximately 75 points separate the defending champion Aggies at No. 1 (318.55 points) from No. 8 Oregon (244.45), which fell two spots from last time. Historically, teams with more than 200 points in the USTFCCCA rankings have gone on to contend for the NCAA title or at least one of the four podium finishes – setting up what could be a very dramatic team race at this year’s championships June 10-13 in Eugene, Oregon.

Another group of closely bunched teams extends beyond those top eight, led by top-10 newcomer Kansas State at No. 9 after heptathlete Akela Jones provided a three-spot boost. At 172 points, the Wildcats are within 35 points of No. 10 Baylor, No. 11 Florida State and No. 12 Stanford – which were all displaced one spot from a week ago to make room for KSU.

The formula used in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings does not equate to the scoring system used at the NCAA Championships, and is only meant to project how a team might fare at the NCAA Championships. For a breakdown of the system, click here.

No team in the rankings’ top-25 improved more than the North Carolina women, who jumped 19 spots to No. 22 behind heptathlete Xenia Rahn. Michigan State’s women were the next-biggest gainer, improving eight positions to No. 18.

The men’s rankings saw little movement in the top 25, and what little movement there was came only in small degrees. No. 13 South Carolina made the biggest jump of the week with a three-position improvement.

This week’s Regional Rankings were more volatile, with a third of the 18 total men’s and women’s regions ending up with a new team at No. 1.

For the men, Georgia (South Region), South Carolina (Southeast) and Oregon (West) all topped their respective regions this week, as did the women of Kansas (Midwest), Texas Tech (South Central) and Harvard (Northeast).

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

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

2015 Week #2 — April 13

next ranking: April 20
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Texas A&M 407.87 SEC Pat Henry (11th) 1
2 Florida 361.60 SEC Mike Holloway (13th) 2
3 Oregon 301.77 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (3rd) 3
4 LSU 235.18 SEC Dennis Shaver (11th) 4
5 Southern California 218.11 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (2nd) 5
6 Texas 196.42 Big 12 Mario Sategna (2nd) 6
7 Florida State 180.81 ACC Bob Braman (12th) 9
8 Arkansas 177.83 SEC Chris Bucknam (7th) 7
9 Texas Tech 170.74 Big 12 Wes Kittley (16th) 10
10 Alabama 163.86 SEC Dan Waters (4th) 8
11 Georgia 155.62 SEC Wayne Norton (16th) 11
12 Baylor 118.70 Big 12 Todd Harbour (10th) 12
13 South Carolina 113.62 SEC Curtis Frye (19th) 16
14 Tennessee 113.42 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (1st) 13
15 Oklahoma State 107.50 Big 12 Dave Smith (7th) 15
16 Penn State 106.37 Big Ten John Gondak (1st) 14
17 Mississippi State 89.38 SEC Steve Dudley (5th) 18
18 Stanford 87.30 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (3rd) 17
19 Nebraska 85.44 Big Ten Gary Pepin (32nd) 19
20 Arizona State 79.55 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (19th) 20
21 UCLA 74.92 Pac-12 Mike Maynard (6th) 22
22 Virginia 74.26 ACC Bryan Fetzer (4th) 21
23 Northern Arizona 72.64 Big Sky Eric Heins (8th) 23
24 Middle Tennessee 70.23 Conference USA Dean Hayes (51st) 26
25 Iowa 69.74 Big Ten Joey Woody (1st) 25
dropped out: No. 24 Kentucky
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1974.53 9
2 Pac-12 944.30 5
3 Big 12 789.49 4
4 Big Ten 578.19 3
5 ACC 559.69 2
6 Conference USA 293.27 1
7 American 194.29
8 Mid-American 193.47
9 Sun Belt 161.83
10 Big Sky 132.70 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana 896.60 1
Mid-Atlantic Navy 628.57 1
Midwest Nebraska 648.75 1
Mountain BYU 843.22 1
Northeast Cornell 555.62 1
South Georgia 669.43 4
South Central Texas A&M 1027.96 1
Southeast South Carolina 578.76 2
West Oregon 651.40 7
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

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

2015 Week #2 — April 13

next ranking: April 20
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Texas A&M 318.55 SEC Pat Henry (11th) 1
2 Florida 302.89 SEC Mike Holloway (8th) 2
3 Texas 291.57 Big 12 Mario Sategna (2nd) 4
4 Arkansas 286.90 SEC Lance Harter (25th) 3
5 Georgia 277.66 SEC Wayne Norton (16th) 8
6 Kentucky 256.25 SEC Edrick Floreal (3rd) 5
7 Southern California 247.38 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (2nd) 7
8 Oregon 244.45 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (3rd) 6
9 Kansas State 172.83 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (23rd) 12
10 Baylor 154.35 Big 12 Todd Harbour (10th) 9
11 Florida State 150.52 ACC Bob Braman (12th) 10
12 Stanford 140.52 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (3rd) 11
13 Oklahoma State 126.00 Big 12 Dave Smith (6th) 13
14 LSU 111.73 SEC Dennis Shaver (11th) 15
15 Texas Tech 95.59 Big 12 Wes Kittley (16th) 14
16 Clemson 94.81 ACC Mark Elliott (2nd) 16
17 Missouri 93.82 SEC Brett Halter (5th) 17
18 Michigan State 91.98 Big Ten Walt Drenth (9th) 26
19 Alabama 89.51 SEC Dan Waters (4th) 18
20 UCLA 87.19 Pac-12 Mike Maynard (3rd) 19
21 Virginia Tech 85.51 ACC Dave Cianelli (14th) 21
22 North Carolina 82.71 ACC Harlis Meaders (3rd) 41
23 Mississippi State 82.22 SEC Steve Dudley (5th) 20
24 Boise State 81.46 Mountain West Corey Ihmels (2nd) 24
25 Michigan 81.44 Big Ten James Henry (30th) 23
dropped out: No. 22 NC State, No. 25 Auburn
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 2030.39 9
2 Big 12 1026.63 5
3 Pac-12 927.90 4
4 ACC 766.83 4
5 Big Ten 498.10 2
6 Mid-American 184.06
7 Mountain West 147.00 1
8 American 143.75
9 Big East 138.87
10 Ivy 104.82

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Purdue 618.04 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 688.42 1
Midwest Kansas 538.60 3
Mountain Texas Tech 767.35 2
Northeast Harvard 620.71 2
South Florida 536.40 1
South Central Arkansas 1000.23 1
Southeast Kentucky 755.57 1
West Southern California 782.32 1
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

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