2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 4

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NEW ORLEANS – No teams have more depth in NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field than Texas A&M and Florida. That’s why they’ve been the top-2 teams for the past four weeks in the National Team Computer Rankings released each Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Since Week 1, the Gators led the Aggies. Well, now it’s Week 4 and that all changed.

Enough data has been collected from the current season, which means marks from past seasons were thrown out of the National Team Computer Rankings. That led the a seismic shift in the top-5 of the rankings as Texas A&M vaulted ahead of Florida and took over the top spot in all the land for the first time since Week 9 of 2016.

NCAA Division I National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

Texas A&M

2

Florida

3

Georgia

4

Texas Tech

5

Alabama

Texas A&M Florida Georgia Texas Tech Alabama

No team in the top-5 was safe from Week 3 to Week 4 as none remained in place. Georgia jumped two spots to No. 3, Texas Tech moved up to No. 4 and Alabama fell to No. 5. Oregon had previously been ranked 3rd, but tumbled 10 spots to No. 13.

Let’s get back to the Aggies, however, as they’ve stood out thus far. Texas A&M owns five NCAA-leading marks in 2017: Fred Kerley in the 400 (44.60), Robert Grant in the 400 hurdles (49.40), Ioannis Kyiazis in the javelin throw (88.01m/288-9), Lindon Victor in the decathlon with his collegiate record total (8472) and the 4×400 relay team (3:01.74). Kerley ran that NCAA-leading time this past weekend at the Michael Johnson Classic.

While the Gators don’t have any NCAA-leading marks, they boast eight in the top-3. Andres Arroyo joined that club this past weekend at the Virginia Challenge when he ran the 3rd fastest time over 800 meters this season (1:45.74).

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A pair of big marks this past weekend in the field pushed the Bulldogs to No. 3. Alex Poursanidis unleashed the 2nd best mark of the season in the hammer throw (71.88m/235-10), while Denzel Comententia comes in at No. 4 in the shot put (20.33m/66-8½).

This is the Red Raiders’ best ranking since 2012 and were pushed forward by Charles Brown and Trey Culver. Brown leads the nation in the long jump with a windy 8.25m (27-1) and Culver holds down 2nd in the high jump (2.24m/7-4½). Don’t forget about Benard Keter (5th in the steeple) or Tech’s 4×400 relay team either.

Outside of the top-5, LSU and Virginia remained in 6th and 9th, respectively. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake came through in a big way for the Tigers this past weekend with the 2nd fastest time in the 200 this season (20.15), while Filip Mihaljevic and Jordan Young keep the Cavs afloat with top-2 marks in the shot put and triple jump, respectively.

Auburn soared seven spots from Week 3 to Week 4 (21st to 14th) and has Odean Skeen to thank for it. Skeen notched the nation’s top time over 100 meters with a wind-legal 9.98. That pushed the Tigers’ total to 130.87 points and gave them their best ranking since the 2013 season.

Another big mover this week was Penn State as it jumped from No. 29 to No. 16. Isaiah Harris made his open 800 debut in a winning effort and is the national leader at 1:45.12, while Michael Shuey is ranked 4th in the javelin throw at 75.34m (247-2).

We’re going to see a lot more changes to the National Team Computer Rankings in the upcoming weeks as athletes hit their midseason form. And don’t forget to watch the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships from June 7-10 in Eugene, Oregon.

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

2017 Week 4 — April 24

next ranking: May 1
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Texas A&M 325.37 SEC Pat Henry (13th) 2
2 Florida 298.37 SEC Mike Holloway (15th) 1
3 Georgia 238.61 SEC Petros Kyprianou (2nd) 5
4 Texas Tech 223.80 Big 12 Wes Kittley (18th) 8
5 Alabama 204.45 SEC Dan Waters (6th) 4
6 LSU 166.67 SEC Dennis Shaver (13th) 6
7 Southern California 165.05 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th) 11
8 Texas 162.11 Big 12 Mario Sategna (4th) 10
9 Virginia 151.12 ACC Bryan Fetzer (6th) 9
10 Baylor 139.84 Big 12 Todd Harbour (12th) 19
11 Kansas 138.66 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (17th) 12
12 Colorado State 137.36 Mountain West Brian Bedard (11th) 16
13 Oregon 132.41 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (5th) 3
14 Auburn 130.87 SEC Ralph Spry (20th) 21
15 Arkansas 127.51 SEC Chris Bucknam (9th) 7
16 Penn State 124.56 Big Ten John Gondak (3rd) 29
17 Ole Miss 124.27 SEC Connie Price-Smith (2nd) 13
18 UCLA 122.49 Pac-12 Mike Maynard (8th) 20
19 Nebraska 122.00 Big Ten Gary Pepin (34th) 18
20 Kentucky 101.39 SEC Edrick Floreal (5th) 22
21 Tennessee 94.04 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd) 15
22 South Carolina 94.03 SEC Curtis Frye (21st) 17
23 Iowa 93.33 Big Ten Joey Woody (3rd) 28
24 Oklahoma State 93.20 Big 12 Dave Smith (9th) 38
25 Virginia Tech 91.83 ACC Dave Cianelli (16th) 23
dropped out: No. 14 Stanford, No. 24 Syracuse, No. 25 Houston
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 2011.67 11
2 Big 12 821.75 5
3 Pac-12 733.38 3
4 Big Ten 684.78 3
5 ACC 548.38 2
6 Mountain West 278.73 1
7 Conference USA 263.85
8 American 227.93
9 Mid-American 121.00
10 Missouri Valley 115.41

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Ohio State 698.84 2
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 917.81 1
Midwest Iowa 789.01 1
Mountain BYU 896.03 1
Northeast Connecticut 505.78 1
South Alabama 729.74 1
South Central Texas A&M 917.56 1
Southeast Virginia 625.35 4
West UCLA 775.64 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters North Carolina A&T 10.19 40.77
200 Meters Auburn 20.51 1:22.03
400 Meters Texas A&M 45.60 3:02.41
800 Meters Penn State 1:48.12 7:12.46
1500 Meters Oregon 3:42.07 14:48.28
Steeplechase BYU 8:50.60 35:22.41
5000 Meters Colorado State 13:47.21 55:08.82
10,000 Meters Colorado State 29:06.01 1:56:24.06
110 Meter Hurdles North Carolina A&T 14.08 56.33
400 Meter Hurdles Texas A&M 51.81 3:27.22
High Jump UCLA 2.17m 7-1½ 8.68m 28-5¾
Pole Vault Kansas 5.45m 17-10½ 21.80m 71-6¼
Long Jump Akron 7.56m 24-9¾ 30.25m 99-3
Triple Jump Nebraska 15.43m 50-7½ 61.72m 202-6
Shot Put Virginia 18.88m 61-11½ 75.52m 247-9
Discus Alabama 59.38m 194-10 237.53m 779-3
Hammer Long Beach State 62.53m 205-2 250.12m 820-7
Javelin Texas A&M 74.03m 242-10 296.10m 971-5
Decathlon Arkansas 7,029 28,117
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