2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 3
By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA
April 17, 2017
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NEW ORLEANS — The 3rd week of NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday – showed little change to the top of the pack, as the top-10 from a week ago remained relatively intact.
Oregon, Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU and Southern California stayed in 1st through 5th, respectively, for the 2nd-straight week, while Texas A&M (8th) and Texas (9th) also stayed put from a week ago.
The only true movement in the top-10 saw Florida (6th) and Georgia (7th) flip flop spots in addition to Stanford jumping one spot to 10th.
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The Gators got a jump in the rankings after Yanis Davis recorded the nation’s top triple jump mark at the Horned Frog Invitational. The sophomore leapt 13.92m (45-8), giving Florida just enough push to leapfrog Georgia after the Bulldogs had a relatively quiet week at the Gamecock Invitational.
Oregon continued its dominating season at the Mt. SAC Relays, where the Ducks posted 4 top NCAA Division I marks on the season, as well as a new collegiate record. Raevyn Rogers broke a 27-year-old record in the 800 meters, running a 1:59.10 to lead the way in California. She was not alone, though, as Deajah Stevens ran the top times in the nation this year in the 100 meters (11.00) and 200 meters (22.31) in addition running the 2nd leg of the 4×100 relay that posted a national-leading time of 42.12. Ariana Washington (11.06 in the 100 meters) and Katie Rainsberger (4:13.25 in the 1500 meters) both ran the 2nd-best times in their respective events in the country over the weekend.
Oregon wasn’t the only top-5 program to have a solid weekend.
Arkansas saw Nikki Hiltz run the nation’s fastest 1500 meter time (4:12.71) at the Bryan Clay Invite. A trio of Kentucky field athletes in Sha’Keela Saunders (long jump), Olivia Gruver (pole vault) and Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile (triple jump), as well as Kiah Seymour (400 hurdles) posted top-10 marks in their respective events at the Texas Invitational.
The Mt. SAC Relays were good to LSU and Southern California. The Tigers got a pair of top-10 finishes out of its 4×100 and 4×400 relay squads at the Mt. SAC Relays. Individually, Kortnei Johnson (11.09) and Mikiah Brisco (11.14) posted the 5th and 7th-fastest times in the 100 meters in NCAA Division I, respectively, in California, while Ruby Stauber’s time of 2:03.77 in the 800 meters is good for 8th on the year. The Trojans Deanna Hill ran a 22.59 in the 200 meters, good for 3rd in the nation this year.
Florida State fell out of the top-10, dropping three spots to 13th. Tennessee (12th) and Washington (13th) each rose one spot from a week ago.
Kansas State broke into the top-25 for the 1st time on the year, leaping 11 spots to 15th, while Auburn came in at 16th this week; the highest ranking for the Tigers since the 2012 preseason rankings (15th).
Michigan reentered the top-25 at 23rd one week after slipping to 27th.
The 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 7-10 at Hayward Field. Check back at www.USTFCCCA.org each week throughout the season for updated rankings.
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Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #3 — April 17
|next ranking: April 24|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||Oregon||391.98||Pac-12||Robert Johnson (5th)||1|
|2||Arkansas||295.71||SEC||Lance Harter (27th)||2|
|3||Kentucky||266.90||SEC||Edrick Floreal (5th)||3|
|4||LSU||264.26||SEC||Dennis Shaver (13th)||4|
|5||Southern California||250.78||Pac-12||Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th)||5|
|6||Florida||236.81||SEC||Mike Holloway (10th)||7|
|7||Georgia||235.96||SEC||Petros Kyprianou (2nd)||6|
|8||Texas A&M||195.50||SEC||Pat Henry (13th)||8|
|9||Texas||183.02||Big 12||Mario Sategna (4th)||9|
|10||Stanford||150.53||Pac-12||Chris Miltenberg (5th)||11|
|11||Tennessee||129.41||SEC||Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd)||12|
|12||Washington||126.79||Pac-12||Greg Metcalf (15th)||13|
|13||Florida State||123.14||ACC||Bob Braman (14th)||10|
|14||Harvard||119.74||Ivy||Jason Saretsky (11th)||14|
|15||Kansas State||112.83||Big 12||Cliff Rovelto (25th)||26|
|16||Auburn||107.04||SEC||Ralph Spry (20th)||25|
|17||Virginia Tech||106.50||ACC||Dave Cianelli (16th)||17|
|18||Ole Miss||104.45||SEC||Connie Price-Smith (2nd)||15|
|19||Miami (Fla.)||103.31||ACC||Amy Deem (27th)||16|
|20||Alabama||94.75||SEC||Dan Waters (6th)||18|
|21||Purdue||94.11||Big Ten||Rolando Greene (5th)||23|
|22||South Carolina||85.76||SEC||Curtis Frye (21st)||19|
|23||Michigan||85.23||Big Ten||James Henry (32nd)||27|
|24||Baylor||80.59||Big 12||Todd Harbour (12th)||20|
|25||Mississippi State||80.09||SEC||Steve Dudley (7th)||21|
|dropped out: No. 22 Nebraska, No. 24 Oklahoma|
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|200 Meters||Texas A&M||22.66||1:30.63|
|400 Meters||Southern California||52.02||3:28.08|
|800 Meters||Oklahoma State||2:06.22||8:24.86|
|10,000 Meters||Notre Dame||33:29.14||2:13:56.56|
|100 Meter Hurdles||Texas||13.30||53.21|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Pittsburgh||59.76||3:59.05|
|Long Jump||Kansas State||6.16m||20-2½||24.63m||80-9¾|
|Shot Put||Arizona State||14.91m||48-11||59.63m||195-7|
|Discus||North Dakota State||50.28m||164-11||201.13m||659-10|