Things Tighten Up In Top-5 Of NCAA DI Men’s ITF Rankings

Things Tighten Up In Top-5 Of NCAA DI Men’s ITF Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — The first weekend of conference-championship action shook up the top-5 of the newest NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings, which were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

With a little more than two weeks remaining until the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, Florida is still the No. 1 team in the nation. But behind the Gators sit new-No. 2 Arkansas, No. 3 Oregon, new-No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Texas A&M.

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NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

Florida

2

Arkansas

3

Oregon

4

Georgia

5

Texas A&M

The distance between the Gators and the Razorbacks isn’t as much as it was last week when the Ducks trailed Florida. Right now the Gators own an 8.6-point advantage (153.59-144.99) compared to its 27.07-point edge from last week (156.49-129.42).

Arkansas jumped Oregon thanks to a strong effort this past weekend. The Razorbacks tuned up for the SEC Indoor Championships in a big way. Ken Legassey moved into 3rd place on the NCAA DI Descending Order List in the high jump (2.22m/7-3¼). Travonn White is now 5th when it comes to the long jump, giving the Razorbacks two top-10 athletes in that event. Arkansas’ DMR team got the baton around in 9:30.04cf (9:37.78), which place them 5th on the NCAA DI Descending Order List and all-but assured them a spot in the final at NCAAs.

Georgia jumped two spots to match its best ranking in program history following a weekend that saw Kendal Williams shine. The sophomore from Jacksonville, Florida tied the national lead in the 60 with a time of 6.51, which also tied him as the 8th best performer in collegiate history. Williams is right up there with Tennessee’s Christian Coleman, who had been alone atop the leaderboard until this past weekend.

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Kansas hit a new high-water mark as it jumped from No. 8 to No. 6. The Jayhawks were aided by their 4×400 team that is now 7th on the NCAA DI Descending Order List.

Alabama surged into the top-10 for the 1st time since Week 2 when it jumped from No. 20 to No. 9. The Crimson Tide now have the 2nd fastest 4×400 team in the nation as they ran 3:04.73 OT this past weekend.

Indiana vaulted from No. 18 to No. 10 and attained its best rank since Week 6 of 2013 (7th). The Hoosiers put together a strong DMR effort with Daniel Kuhn (3rd at 800 meters) and Kyle Mau and is now 2nd in the nation with their time of 9:28.14 OT.

Other movers and shakers in the top-25 include Washington, Oklahoma State and Stanford. Each of those teams moved up multiple spots as the Huskies went from No. 23 to No. 19, the Cowboys went from No. 22 to No. 20 and the Cardinal jumped from No. 26 to No. 22. The latter two improved on the legs of its DMR teams.

If you thought we saw a lot of movement in Week 5, just wait until Week 6 since it’s right after the major conferences hold their championships.

This will all pale in comparison to what we’ll see March 10-11 in College Station, Texas at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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

2017 Week #5 — February 20

next ranking: February 27
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 153.59 SEC Mike Holloway (15th) 1
2 Arkansas 144.99 SEC Chris Bucknam (9th) 3
3 Oregon 105.79 MPSF Robert Johnson (5th) 2
4 Georgia 100.92 SEC Petros Kyprianou (2nd) 6
5 Texas A&M 84.58 SEC Pat Henry (13th) 4
6 Kansas 83.33 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (17th) 8
7 Colorado 79.44 MPSF Mark Wetmore (22nd) 7
8 LSU 76.98 SEC Dennis Shaver (13th) 5
9 Alabama 70.34 SEC Dan Waters (6th) 20
10 Indiana 66.58 Big Ten Ron Helmer (10th) 18
11 Colorado State 66.01 Mountain West Brian Bedard (11th) 12
12 Tennessee 61.26 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd) 10
13 UTEP 60.17 Conference USA Mika Laaksonen (8th) 9
14 Texas 57.31 Big 12 Mario Sategna (4th) 11
15 Virginia 57.24 ACC Bryan Fetzer (6th) 14
16 Texas Tech 57.21 Big 12 Wes Kittley (18th) 13
17 Southern California 50.97 MPSF Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th) 15
18 Iowa 50.40 Big Ten Joey Woody (3rd) 16
19 Washington 49.98 MPSF Greg Metcalf (15th) 23
20 Oklahoma State 47.21 Big 12 Dave Smith (9th) 22
21 Virginia Tech 46.37 ACC Dave Cianelli (16th) 17
22 Stanford 45.03 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (5th) 26
23 Southern Illinois 44.84 Missouri Valley Kathleen Raske (2nd) 21
24 Houston 44.12 American Leroy Burrell (19th) 19
25 Syracuse 43.54 ACC Chris Fox (12th) 24
dropped out: No. 25 Georgetown
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 813.88 7
2 MPSF 438.31 5
3 Big 12 307.16 4
4 Big Ten 276.59 2
5 ACC 223.60 3
6 American 100.27 1
7 Mountain West 100.19 1
8 Conference USA 82.40 1
9 Missouri Valley 71.53 1
10 Big East 66.92

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Michigan 351.64 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 472.74 1
Midwest Iowa 265.01 2
Mountain Texas Tech 418.48 1
Northeast Syracuse 292.53 1
South Alabama 348.13 1
South Central Arkansas 609.68 1
Southeast Virginia Tech 293.06 1
West Oregon 425.44 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 20.82 1:23.26
400 Meters Texas A&M 46.12 3:04.47
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 7.89 31.56
High Jump UCLA 2.14m 7-¼ 8.56m 28-1
Pole Vault Kansas 5.48m 17-11½ 21.91m 71-10½
Long Jump Arkansas 7.68m 25-2¼ 30.70m 100-8
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 20.47m 67-1¾ 81.86m 268-7
Heptathlon Arkansas 5,465 21,861
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PreseasonWed 1/10
Dec. 1: First contest allowed
Week 1Mon 1/22
Mon 1/22
Week 2Mon 1/29
Mon 1/29
Week 3Mon 2/5
Mon 2/5
Week 4Mon 2/12
Mon 2/12
Feb. 15-17: Conference Championships
Week 5Mon 2/19
Mon 2/19
Feb. 23-25: Conference Championships
Week 6Mon 2/26
Mon 2/26
Week 7Mon 3/5
Mon 3/5
March 9-10: NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10

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