Florida Strengthens Lead In NCAA DI Men’s ITF Rankings

Florida Strengthens Lead In NCAA DI Men’s ITF Rankings

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

January 23, 2017   

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NEW ORLEANS We’re just a few weeks into the 2017 NCAA Division I indoor track & field season, but the Florida men are already pulling away from the pack — and they have a freshman leading the way.

NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Florida 2)Florida 3)Oregon 4)Oregon 5)Texas A&M
Florida Oregon LSU Georgia Arkansas
175.67 pts 135.05 pts 118.49 pts 88.76 pts 86.82 pts
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The Gators owned the top spot in the preseason edition of the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings and two weeks later, extended their lead over No. 2 Oregon. Florida held a 151.28-140.45 edge on January 9 and it has increased to 175.67-135.05 in the most recent version that was released Monday.

Scores were determined by using preseason event rankings that include the top marks of recent NCAA indoor track & field seasons by returning student-athletes and the top marks of the current 2017 campaign. Marks from the outdoor season are not included, nor are marks from incoming freshmen recorded in high school.

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The closer an athlete is to the top of his or her event rankings, the more points he or she earns toward the team total. Points from all applicable athletes are added up to determine team scores.

The point system used in the rankings is not the same as the scoring system used for the NCAA Championships.

Grant Holloway pushed the Gators further ahead thanks to an NCAA-leading mark in the long jump. Holloway, who already leads the nation in the 60 hurdles (7.63) soared 8.05m (26-5) in the long jump this past weekend to take over that lead as well. Holloway is one of two men since 1999 to break 7.75 in the hurdles and jump 8.05m or farther under a roof (Ashton Eaton is the other).

Third-ranked LSU strengthened its spot in the rankings thanks to a big heave by Johnnie Jackson in the weight throw. Jackson uncorked a throw of 23.56m (77-3¾) this past weekend and is now No. 1 in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.

Strong efforts in the field events pushed Georgia from No. 8 to No. 4. The Bulldogs saw Alex Poursanidis post a mark of 22.11m (72-6½) in the weight throw and take over the No. 5 spot in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.

Both Alabama and Virginia surged into the top-10. This is the first time since the 2016 preseason that the Crimson Tide has been in the mix and the first time in program history for the Cavaliers.

Seventh-ranked Alabama is there thanks to Daniel Haugh and Jereem Richards. Haugh is ranked 4th in the weight throw (22.46m/73-8¼) while Richards moved up to 3rd in the 200 this past weekend with a time of 20.57.

Ninth-ranked Virginia is led by a pair of throwers — Filip Mihaljevic and Jordan Young. Mihaljevic is No. 1 in the shot put and Young is No. 2 in the weight throw.

The other big move in the men’s rankings belonged to Kansas. The Jayhawks went from No. 59 to No. 20 after Jake Albright cleared 5.54m (18-2) in the pole vault and took over 2nd place in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.

We’re less than two months away from finding out which team is No. 1 at the end of the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas.

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

2017 Week #1 — January 23

next ranking: January 30
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 175.67 SEC Mike Holloway (15th) 1
2 Oregon 135.05 MPSF Robert Johnson (5th) 2
3 LSU 118.49 SEC Dennis Shaver (13th) 3
4 Georgia 88.76 SEC Petros Kyprianou (2nd) 8
5 Arkansas 86.82 SEC Chris Bucknam (9th) 4
6 Syracuse 77.52 ACC Chris Fox (12th) 5
7 Alabama 71.50 SEC Dan Waters (6th) 17
8 Texas 70.81 Big 12 Mario Sategna (4th) 7
9 Virginia 69.88 ACC Bryan Fetzer (6th) 19
10 Southern California 69.31 MPSF Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th) 6
11 Colorado State 67.24 Mountain West Brian Bedard (11th) 9
12 Texas Tech 66.43 Big 12 Wes Kittley (18th) 12
13 Stanford 62.62 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (5th) 10
14 Texas A&M 59.15 SEC Pat Henry (13th) 11
15 Tennessee 58.63 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd) 13
16 Virginia Tech 52.46 ACC Dave Cianelli (16th) 16
17 Oklahoma State 51.07 Big 12 Dave Smith (9th) 14
18 Oklahoma 40.56 Big 12 Jim VanHootegem (4th) 24
19 South Carolina 40.47 SEC Curtis Frye (21st) 22
20 Kansas 40.01 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (17th) 59
21 Penn State 39.69 Big Ten John Gondak (3rd) 20
22 Cornell 37.87 Ivy Adrian Durant (3rd) 15
23 Houston 37.61 American Leroy Burrell (19th) 31
24 Michigan 37.47 Big Ten Jerry Clayton (4th) 26
25 Washington 36.68 MPSF Greg Metcalf (15th) 25
dropped out: No. 18 Minnesota, No. 21 Ohio State, No. 23 Southeastern Louisiana
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 766.77 8
2 MPSF 386.09 4
3 Big 12 351.02 5
4 Big Ten 309.13 2
5 ACC 260.01 3
6 Mountain West 111.77 1
7 American 76.62 1
8 Conference USA 66.35
9 Summit League 58.67
10 Sun Belt 49.67

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana 392.55
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 435.69
Midwest Kansas 267.43
Mountain BYU 343.02
Northeast Cornell 253.71
South Florida 307.06
South Central Texas A&M 391.53
Southeast Kentucky 402.54
West Arizona 261.14
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