Status Quo Remains In Place In NCAA DI Women’s ITF Rankings
By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA
January 23, 2017
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NEW ORLEANS — Not much has changed in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings when it comes to the order of women’s teams in NCAA Division I.
The top-4 in the most recent rankings released Monday remained the same from the preseason — No. 1 Oregon, No. 2 Arkansas, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Southern California.
The Ducks are still in a class of their own as the only team with more than 200 points (208.12, to be exact), while the Razorbacks cracked 190. The Bulldogs and Women of Troy are further behind having not eclipsed the 170-point plateau yet.
Florida jumped into the top-5 for the first time this season and Texas fell to No. 6.
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.
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.
Oregon and Arkansas both gained more than 12 points in the rankings thanks to efforts from the past two weeks. The Ducks watched Sasha Wallace take over the national lead in the 60 hurdles on January 14, while the Razorbacks pushed ahead after Tori Weeks vaulted in position right behind her sister Lexi with a clearance of 4.43m (14-6¼) this past weekend.
The Gators were aided by Lloydricia Cameron’s effort in the shot put. Cameron launched the orb 17.47m (57-3¾) this past weekend and is No. 6 in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.
Baylor is now in the top-10 after Aaliyah Miller’s 2:03.43 OT in the 800. Miller moved up to 4th on the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings and the Bears are ranked in the top-10 for the first time since Week 7 in 2015.
Michigan (No. 12 to No. 11), Miami (Fla.) (No. 14 to No. 13) and NC State (No. 16 to No. 15) all trended upward, as did Ole Miss (No. 21 to No. 16). The Rebels were helped out by JUCO transfer Janeah Stewart who is No. 5 in the weight throw according to the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings.
We’ll find out who steps up in a major way come March 10-11 in College Station, Texas. That’s when the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held.
Women’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||Oregon||208.12||MPSF||Robert Johnson (5th)||1|
|2||Arkansas||190.77||SEC||Lance Harter (27th)||2|
|3||Georgia||166.20||SEC||Petros Kyprianou (2nd)||3|
|4||Southern California||120.18||MPSF||Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th)||4|
|5||Florida||91.23||SEC||Mike Holloway (10th)||6|
|6||Texas||88.25||Big 12||Mario Sategna (4th)||5|
|7||LSU||87.48||SEC||Dennis Shaver (13th)||7|
|8||Kentucky||79.75||SEC||Edrick Floreal (5th)||8|
|9||Baylor||69.04||Big 12||Todd Harbour (12th)||13|
|10||Notre Dame||67.96||ACC||Alan Turner (3rd)||9|
|11||Michigan||55.74||Big Ten||James Henry (32nd)||12|
|12||Purdue||53.77||Big Ten||Rolando Greene (5th)||10|
|13||Miami (Fla.)||52.45||ACC||Amy Deem (27th)||14|
|14||Oklahoma State||51.17||Big 12||Dave Smith (8th)||11|
|15||NC State||49.72||ACC||Rollie Geiger (33rd)||16|
|16||Ole Miss||49.65||SEC||Connie Price-Smith (2nd)||21|
|17||Tennessee||45.45||SEC||Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd)||15|
|18||Boise State||45.43||Mountain West||Corey Ihmels (4th)||20|
|19||Kansas State||44.90||Big 12||Cliff Rovelto (25th)||18|
|20||Georgetown||42.49||Big East||Julie Culley||17|
|21||Washington||41.19||MPSF||Greg Metcalf (15th)||19|
|22||Alabama||39.87||SEC||Dan Waters (6th)||22|
|23||Stanford||36.19||MPSF||Chris Miltenberg (5th)||23|
|24||South Carolina||34.46||SEC||Curtis Frye (21st)||24|
|25||Cincinnati||34.27||American||Susan Seaton (4th)||29|
|dropped out: No. 25 Oklahoma|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Index Leaders|
|South Central||Texas A&M||437.44|
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