Shake It Up: Big Changes In NCAA DI Women’s Rankings

Shake It Up: Big Changes In NCAA DI Women’s Rankings

NEW ORLEANS — The winds of change swept through the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings in a big way this week.

NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1)Texas A&M 2)Texas 3)Texas A&M 4)Texas A&M 5)Texas
Arkansas Kentucky Oregon Texas Florida
295.85 pts 284.02 pts 283.85 pts 259.07 pts 247.38 pts
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Out of the 25 teams in the aptly-named top-25 last week, only two remained in place — 17th-ranked Baylor and 21st-ranked Oklahoma State. So what about the other 23 in the rankings that were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)?

Based on marks collected from only this season, Arkansas is the top-ranked team in the nation with 295.85 points. The Razorbacks were No. 1 in Week 1 and Week 2 before being supplanted by Oregon last week. This is the sixth time in the past two years that Arkansas has been ranked No. 1.

The Razorbacks reclaimed the top spot thanks to the efforts of Alexis Weeks, Payton Stumbaugh and Taylor Ellis-Watson. Weeks took over the national lead in the pole vault with a jump of 4.64m (15-2¾), while Stumbaugh (100 hurdles) and Ellis-Watson (200 meters) each moved up to second in their respective events.

Kentucky soared six spots from last week and settled in behind Arkansas at No. 2. This is the best ranking the Wildcats have received in program history, topping the old mark of third that they achieved Week 9 last year.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (100 hurdles), Kiah Seymour (400 hurdles), Destiny Carter (long jump) and Sha’Keela Saunders (long jump) all had their hand in Kentucky’s rise. Each of those four athletes stood out this past weekend at the Virginia Challenge in their respective events.

The newly-minted Razorbacks and Wildcats won’t have to wait to mix it up. They’ll be joined at this weekend’s LSU Invitational by No. 5 Florida, the sixth-ranked Tigers, No. 12 Texas A&M and No. 15 Miami (Fla.).

The aforementioned Ducks fell from No. 1 last week to No. 3 this week. Texas, led by new-and-improved collegiate record holder Courtney Okolo (400 meters, 49.71), moved up three spots to No. 4 this week, matching its ranking from Week 1.

Elsewhere in the top-10, Southern California dropped from No. 4 to No. 7, while Kansas State jumped from No. 10 to No. 8. Tennessee bettered its ranking last week by seven spots this week (No. 16 to No. 9) and 10th-ranked Harvard became the first women’s team from the Ivy League to be ranked in the top-10.

With those two new teams in the top-10, two had to fall out to make way for them and those were the Aggies and 13th-ranked Georgia. This is the first time in team history that Texas A&M has been ranked outside the top-10.

Arizona (No. 18), Wisconsin (No. 19) and Auburn (No. 20) all took up residence in the top-20 and Nebraska (No. 23), Mississippi (No. 24) and Michigan State (No. 26) all joined the top-25.

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

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Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Arkansas 295.85 SEC Lance Harter (26th) 2
2 Kentucky 284.02 SEC Edrick Floreal (4th) 8
3 Oregon 283.85 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (4th) 1
4 Texas 259.07 Big 12 Mario Sategna (3rd) 7
5 Florida 247.38 SEC Mike Holloway (9th) 9
6 LSU 234.81 SEC Dennis Shaver (12th) 4
7 Southern California 227.40 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (3rd) 3
8 Kansas State 206.88 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (24th) 10
9 Tennessee 170.05 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (2nd) 16
10 Harvard 166.63 Ivy Jason Saretsky (10th) 14
11 Stanford 165.46 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (4th) 12
12 Texas A&M 162.81 SEC Pat Henry (12th) 5
13 Georgia 154.73 SEC Petros Kyprianou (1st) 6
14 Mississippi State 131.82 SEC Steve Dudley (6th) 11
15 Miami (Fla.) 125.91 ACC Amy Deem (26th) 13
16 Oklahoma 116.75 Big 12 Jim VanHootegem (3rd) 15
17 Baylor 115.40 Big 12 Todd Harbour (11th) 17
18 Arizona 106.60 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (14th) 23
19 Wisconsin 85.90 Big Ten Mick Byrne (3rd) 27
20 Auburn 81.53 SEC Ralph Spry (19th) 24
21 Oklahoma State 77.66 Big 12 Dave Smith (7th) 21
22 New Mexico 77.51 Mountain West Joe Franklin (9th) 19
23 Nebraska 77.10 Big Ten Gary Pepin (36th) 29
24 Mississippi 76.42 SEC Connie Price-Smith (1st) 34
25 Michigan State 73.12 Big Ten Walt Drenth (10th) 26
dropped out: No. 18 Virginia Tech, No. 20 Florida State, No. 22 Notre Dame, No. 25 Michigan
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1976.45 10
2 Pac-12 1059.47 4
3 Big 12 969.88 5
4 ACC 585.69 1
5 Big Ten 565.88 3
6 Mountain West 270.88 1
7 Ivy 227.81 1
8 American 128.11
9 Big East 96.98
10 Summit League 91.53

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Purdue 690.50 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 856.34 1
Midwest Kansas State 622.41 1
Mountain Colorado 840.67 2
Northeast Harvard 899.03 1
South Florida 637.88 1
South Central Arkansas 1082.81 1
Southeast Kentucky 1025.22 1
West Oregon 703.15 1
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