SEC Still Dominates NCAA DI Men’s ITF Rankings In Week 6

SEC Still Dominates NCAA DI Men’s ITF Rankings In Week 6

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

February 27, 2017   

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NEW ORLEANS — Remember last week when the rest of the men’s teams in the top-25 of the NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings were gaining on top-ranked Florida?

Well, a lot can change in seven days.

Despite finishing a distant 3rd to eventual champion Arkansas and runner-up Alabama at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Gators increased their lead in the most recent rankings that were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Florida pushed its lead up to 44.85 points, which shrank to 8.6 points last week.

NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

Florida

2

Arkansas

3

Oregon

4

Texas A&M

5

Georgia

Florida Arkansas Oregon Texas A&M Georgia

We should mention head-to-head team matchups don’t matter much when it comes to the National Team Computer Rankings, which is why the Gators remained on top. Head-to-head individual matchups on the national landscape matter most to the rankings, as do where athletes are ranked on the NCAA DI Descending Order List.

Florida has three athletes ranked in the top-5, each in multiple events: KeAndre Bates (long jump, triple jump), Clayton Brown (high jump, triple jump) and Grant Holloway (60 hurdles, long jump). The Gators also duked it out with Texas A&M this past weekend in the 4×400 at the SEC Indoor Championships and finished 2nd (moving up to 2nd on the NCAA DI DOL as well).

Not much changed in the top-5 behind Florida as Arkansas is still No. 2, followed by No. 3 Oregon. No. 4 Texas A&M and No. 5 Georgia swapped spots from last week.

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The biggest gainer of the week was Virginia Tech. The Hokies went from No. 21 last week to No. 7 this week – their best ranking of the season. Virginia Tech has a tough hill to climb to match its best ranking in program history (3rd in Week 3 of 2016).

This past weekend at the ACC Indoor Championships, the Hokies saw a bunch of athletes excel, namely Patrick Joseph and Drew Piazza. Joseph and Piazza went 1-2 in the 800 and moved up to 2nd and a tie for 4th on the NCAA DI DOL, respectively.

Several teams also jumped five or more spots this past week.

Texas went from No. 14 to No. 9 after Senoj-Jay Givans reminded people of his speed and is tied with five other men for 3rd on the NCAA DI DOL over 60 meters.

Southern California went from No. 17 to No. 10 thanks to Randall Cunningham surging to the top of the NCAA DI DOL in the high jump (2.27m/7-5¼).

Houston continued to climb up the rankings and came in at No. 16. That set a high-water mark for the program, eclipsing its old record set during the 2015 Preseason (18th). Cameron Burrell helped that happen as he is now tied for 3rd on the NCAA DI DOL in the 60 (6.59).

Michigan jumped from No. 28 to No. 21. The Wolverines are trending in the right direction after tumbling from No. 19 to No. 28 in a span of three weeks.

We’ll see many of these teams and athletes come March 10-11 at 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 #6 — February 27

next ranking: March 6 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 164.44 SEC Mike Holloway (15th) 1
2 Arkansas 119.59 SEC Chris Bucknam (9th) 2
3 Oregon 97.70 MPSF Robert Johnson (5th) 3
4 Texas A&M 88.43 SEC Pat Henry (13th) 5
5 Georgia 87.89 SEC Petros Kyprianou (2nd) 4
6 Alabama 82.96 SEC Dan Waters (6th) 9
7 Virginia Tech 79.88 ACC Dave Cianelli (16th) 21
8 Colorado 78.46 MPSF Mark Wetmore (22nd) 7
9 Texas 66.99 Big 12 Mario Sategna (4th) 14
10 Southern California 66.67 MPSF Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th) 17
11 Kansas 66.64 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (17th) 6
12 Colorado State 65.78 Mountain West Brian Bedard (11th) 11
13 LSU 65.25 SEC Dennis Shaver (13th) 8
14 Indiana 59.45 Big Ten Ron Helmer (10th) 10
15 Iowa 57.51 Big Ten Joey Woody (3rd) 18
16 Houston 53.72 American Leroy Burrell (19th) 24
17 UTEP 53.25 Conference USA Mika Laaksonen (8th) 13
18 Virginia 51.62 ACC Bryan Fetzer (6th) 15
19 Tennessee 50.48 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd) 12
20 Washington 48.40 MPSF Greg Metcalf (15th) 19
21 Michigan 47.43 Big Ten Jerry Clayton (4th) 28
22 Southern Illinois 44.39 Missouri Valley Kathleen Raske (2nd) 23
23 Syracuse 41.55 ACC Chris Fox (12th) 25
24 Texas Tech 40.49 Big 12 Wes Kittley (18th) 16
25 Oklahoma State 39.44 Big 12 Dave Smith (9th) 20
dropped out: No. 22 Stanford
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 784.19 7
2 MPSF 422.35 4
3 Big Ten 328.27 3
4 Big 12 270.51 4
5 ACC 246.65 3
6 Mountain West 113.30 1
7 American 107.47 1
8 Missouri Valley 80.04 1
9 Conference USA 68.96 1
10 Big East 58.05

 

Men’s Regional Index (FINAL Results)
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana 406.68 2
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 489.65 1
Midwest Iowa 287.59 1
Mountain Texas Tech 400.72 1
Northeast Syracuse 311.48 1
South Alabama 366.59 1
South Central Arkansas 577.66 1
Southeast Virginia Tech 330.90 1
West Oregon 444.94 1
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Men’s #EventSquad FINAL Results (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Houston 6.65 26.61
200 Meters Arkansas 20.81 1:23.24
400 Meters Texas A&M 45.95 3:03.81
800 Meters Virginia Tech 1:48.05 7:12.19
Mile Oregon 3:57.54 15:50.15
3000 Meters Colorado 7:53.07 31:32.29
5000 Meters BYU 13:54.53 55:38.14
60 Meter Hurdles North Carolina A&T 7.89 31.56
High Jump Louisville 2.15m 7-½ 8.58m 28-1¾
Pole Vault Kansas 5.48m 17-11¾ 21.93m 71-11¼
Long Jump Arkansas 7.69m 25-3 30.77m 100-11
Triple Jump Nebraska 15.54m 50-11¾ 62.15m 203-11
Shot Put Virginia 18.45m 60-6¼ 73.79m 242-1
Weight Throw North Dakota State 20.47m 67-1¾ 81.86m 268-7
Heptathlon Arkansas 5,569 22,275