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Hear Them Roar: Kentucky No. 1 in NCAA DI Women’s Rankings

Hear Them Roar: Kentucky No. 1 in NCAA DI Women’s Rankings

NEW ORLEANS — One week after the National Team Computer Rankings in NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field underwent a major overhaul, the computers decided to up the ante once again.

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
Kentucky Arkansas Oregon Texas Southern California
345.20 pts 318.98 pts 249.66 pts 242.24 pts 238.80 pts
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Twenty-three teams shifted spots in the most recent rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), including three teams in the top-5.

We might as well start at the top, where Kentucky leapfrogged Arkansas and took over the coveted No. 1 ranking. This is the first time in program history that the Wildcats have been ranked No. 1 by the national computers.

What allowed the Wildcats to jump the Razorbacks, who fell to No. 2 this week? Try six performances that are now ranked in the top-5 nationally.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (100 hurdles) and Sha’Keela Saunders (long jump) both moved up to second in their respective events. Destiny Carter (100 meters) and Kiah Seymour (400 hurdles) are both respectively ranked third, while Kianna Gray (100 meters) and Jacklyn Howell (100 hurdles) took ownership of fourth nationally.

Arkansas didn’t let up this past weekend either, as both Dominique Scott and Taylor Ellis-Watson surged up the national charts. Scott is now ranked No. 1 at 10000 meters and Ellis-Watson resides behind Texas’ Courtney Okolo at 400 meters.

Look at it from a scoring perspective and you’ll see Kentucky gained 61.17 points over the past week compared to 23.13 for Arkansas. That gives the Wildcats 345.20 points and the Razorbacks 318.98. Both are the only teams with more than 300 points, though.

Sitting in a distant third is Oregon (249.66), Texas remained in fourth (242.24) and moving up two spots from last week to round out the top-5 is Southern California (238.80). The Ducks and Longhorns were the only two teams that didn’t move up or down in the rankings.

Stanford jumped three spots from No. 11 to No. 8, giving the Cardinal its best ranking in program history. That tops the previous best of ninth, set in Week 5 of 2014.

Another familiar name from the cross country season is that of New Mexico and the Lady Lobos made some moves. New Mexico — thanks to Sophie Connor (4th, 1500), Courtney Frerichs (1st, Steeple), Calli Thackery (4th, 5000) and Alice Wright (5th, 10000) — soared from 22nd last week to 14th this week.

Also reaching new heights is that of Washington. The Huskies stepped over 18 teams on their way to being ranked No. 25 this week. This is Washington’s first time back in the top-25 since Week 4 of 2014 (21st).

This past weekend was a big one in collegiate track & field as there were four loaded meets in which teams could compete — Drake Relays, Penn Relays, LSU Invitational and the Payton Jordan Invitational.

Come June 8-11, there will only be one meet in which DI athletes can compete and that’s at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The meet will be held once again at legendary Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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

2016 Week #5 — May 2

next ranking: May 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Kentucky 345.20 SEC Edrick Floreal (4th) 2
2 Arkansas 318.98 SEC Lance Harter (26th) 1
3 Oregon 249.66 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (4th) 3
4 Texas 242.24 Big 12 Mario Sategna (3rd) 4
5 Southern California 238.80 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (3rd) 7
6 Florida 235.24 SEC Mike Holloway (9th) 5
7 LSU 215.84 SEC Dennis Shaver (12th) 6
8 Stanford 196.88 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (4th) 11
9 Kansas State 195.26 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (24th) 8
10 Texas A&M 194.27 SEC Pat Henry (12th) 12
11 Georgia 192.57 SEC Petros Kyprianou (1st) 13
12 Harvard 147.66 Ivy Jason Saretsky (10th) 10
13 Tennessee 146.58 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (2nd) 9
14 New Mexico 144.72 Mountain West Joe Franklin (9th) 22
15 Oklahoma 126.79 Big 12 Jim VanHootegem (3rd) 16
16 Mississippi State 121.76 SEC Steve Dudley (6th) 14
17 Miami (Fla.) 111.49 ACC Amy Deem (26th) 15
18 Oklahoma State 105.20 Big 12 Dave Smith (7th) 21
19 Baylor 99.83 Big 12 Todd Harbour (11th) 17
20 Arizona 94.27 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (14th) 18
21 Wisconsin 85.95 Big Ten Mick Byrne (3rd) 19
22 Auburn 80.01 SEC Ralph Spry (19th) 20
23 Mississippi 77.95 SEC Connie Price-Smith (1st) 24
24 Nebraska 74.20 Big Ten Gary Pepin (36th) 23
25 Washington 69.61 Pac-12 Greg Metcalf (14th) 43
dropped out: No. 25 Michigan State
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 2052.01 10
2 Pac-12 1062.97 5
3 Big 12 946.90 5
4 Big Ten 546.67 2
5 ACC 525.47 1
6 Mountain West 359.75 1
7 Ivy 195.71 1
8 American 103.40
9 Summit League 83.69
10 Big East 75.17

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Purdue 662.40 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 910.00 1
Midwest Kansas State 618.19 1
Mountain Texas Tech 807.82 2
Northeast Harvard 874.98 1
South Florida 717.86 1
South Central Arkansas 1133.69 1
Southeast Kentucky 1035.03 1
West Oregon 686.22 1
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2016 Rankings Calendar
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FINAL ResultsSat 6/11
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