Big Changes In Week 4 Of NCAA DI Men’s Rankings

Big Changes In Week 4 Of NCAA DI Men’s Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — We’re less than one month away from the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. They’ll be held March 10-11 deep in the heart of Texas on the campus of Texas A&M.

Between now and then there can be a lot of movement in the National Team Computer Rankings, released weekly by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Such was the case this week as only two teams remained in place from Week 3 as marks from previous seasons have been removed, leaving only the marks from the current campaign to be used.

NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Adams State
Florida Oregon Arkansas Texas A&M LSU
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Those two holdovers were No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Oregon, the top-ranked teams in the nation. Both the Gators and Ducks lost ground on the field, however, as they dropped 25.43 points and 5.35 points, respectively.

Arkansas is back in the top-3 after a short hiatus. The Razorbacks jumped two spots from No. 5 to No. 3 and were buoyed by senior jumper Clive Pullen and their 4×400 relay. Pullen moved into sole possession of first place in the triple jump rankings (17.19m/56-4¾), while the relay team is now ranked 2nd in the nation (3:04.88).

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Texas A&M attained its highest rank of the season as it comes in at No. 4. The Aggies are paced by the dynamic duo of Fred Kerley and Mylik Kerley. The former ran one of the fastest indoor 400 times in recent memory (45.02), while the latter is also a force to be reckon with at that distance (4th in the NCAA, 45.96).

Colorado, a perennial power in cross country, is working its way up the National Team Rankings. The Buffs moved up to No. 7 — their best ranking in program history — after being ranked 86th in the preseason. Colorado has the top-3 milers in the nation right now (Ben Saarel, Joe Klecker and Zach Perrin) as well as the 5th best man at 5000 meters (John Dressel, 13:52.57 OT).

Following suit, Kansas and UTEP notched their best rankings in program history. The Jayhawks come in at No. 8, while the Miners dug their way in at No. 9. Kansas saw Gleb Dudarev move up to 2nd in the NCAA when it comes to the weight throw (23.44m/76-11). UTEP put together a DMR team this past weekend that is now ranked 2nd in the nation behind Oregon (9:31.13 OT).

Further down the rankings, Iowa and Indiana were huge gainers. The Hawkeyes went from No. 32 to a program-best 16th and received a top-5 mark from Aaron Mallett this past weekend in the 60 hurdles (7.64). The Hoosiers soared from No. 30 to No. 18 and have three top-5 athletes, most recently joined by Eric Bethea in the triple jump.

Georgetown is back in the top-25 for the first time since Week 4 of 2016. The Hoyas were pushed by Joseph White’s effort in the 800 (No. 4 NCAA, 1:46.44 OT).

Several conferences will hold their championships this weekend, but the large majority of them will come next week in anticipation of the NCAA meet in College Station, Texas.

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

2017 Week #4 — February 13

next ranking: February 20
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 156.49 SEC Mike Holloway (15th) 1
2 Oregon 129.42 MPSF Robert Johnson (5th) 2
3 Arkansas 102.07 SEC Chris Bucknam (9th) 5
4 Texas A&M 88.45 SEC Pat Henry (13th) 6
5 LSU 85.95 SEC Dennis Shaver (13th) 3
6 Georgia 84.15 SEC Petros Kyprianou (2nd) 7
7 Colorado 79.59 MPSF Mark Wetmore (22nd) 17
8 Kansas 75.37 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (17th) 16
9 UTEP 74.42 Conference USA Mika Laaksonen (8th) 19
10 Tennessee 67.40 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd) 14
11 Texas 66.60 Big 12 Mario Sategna (4th) 15
12 Colorado State 66.21 Mountain West Brian Bedard (11th) 10
13 Texas Tech 64.20 Big 12 Wes Kittley (18th) 12
14 Virginia 61.57 ACC Bryan Fetzer (6th) 4
15 Southern California 61.19 MPSF Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th) 8
16 Iowa 54.49 Big Ten Joey Woody (3rd) 32
17 Virginia Tech 51.69 ACC Dave Cianelli (16th) 18
18 Indiana 49.95 Big Ten Ron Helmer (10th) 30
19 Houston 49.47 American Leroy Burrell (19th) 26
20 Alabama 48.35 SEC Dan Waters (6th) 11
21 Southern Illinois 46.38 Missouri Valley Kathleen Raske (2nd) 23
22 Oklahoma State 45.46 Big 12 Dave Smith (9th) 20
23 Washington 44.69 MPSF Greg Metcalf (15th) 21
24 Syracuse 44.03 ACC Chris Fox (12th) 9
25 Georgetown 43.30 Big East Julie Culley (1st) 51
dropped out: No. 13 Stanford, No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Penn State, No. 25 South Carolina
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 751.07 7
2 MPSF 458.11 4
3 Big 12 316.32 4
4 Big Ten 259.69 2
5 ACC 243.01 3
6 American 106.20 1
7 Mountain West 103.51 1
8 Conference USA 102.62 1
9 Missouri Valley 75.82 1
10 Big East 68.44 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Michigan 358.90 2
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 484.74 1
Midwest Kansas 269.74 1
Mountain Texas Tech 432.59 1
Northeast Syracuse 287.78 1
South Alabama 344.83 1
South Central Arkansas 560.93 1
Southeast Virginia Tech 303.98 3
West Oregon 429.83 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Houston 6.68 26.72
200 Meters Arkansas 20.86 1:23.43
400 Meters Texas A&M 46.33 3:05.33
800 Meters Penn State 1:48.60 7:14.40
Mile Colorado 3:58.26 15:53.03
3000 Meters Syracuse 7:56.38 31:45.51
5000 Meters Virginia 13:57.13 55:48.52
60 Meter Hurdles North Carolina A&T 7.90 31.58
High Jump UCLA 2.14m 7-¼ 8.56m 28-1
Pole Vault Kansas 5.46m 17-11 21.84m 71-7¾
Long Jump Arkansas 7.58m 24-10½ 30.32m 99-5¾
Triple Jump Nebraska 15.44m 50-8 61.77m 202-8
Shot Put Virginia 18.16m 59-7¼ 72.65m 238-4
Weight Throw North Dakota State 20.45m 67-1 81.78m 268-3
Heptathlon Arkansas 5,465 21,861