2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 2
By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA
April 10, 2017
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NEW ORLEANS —Oregon and Florida State held onto their respective spots in the rankings by bookending the top-10 of the 2nd week of the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday, while the 8 spots in between went through a facelift after a solid weekend of track & field.
Arkansas jumped two spots to claim 2nd in the rankings this week after Kentucky (3rd) and LSU (4th) each slipped one slot. Southern California rejoined the top-5 after falling to 6th a week ago.
Georgia rose to 6th for the first time since the 3rd week of last season, followed by Florida, Texas A&M and Texas.
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The Razorbacks took in the Baylor Invitational over the weekend, producing 4 top-10 NCAA Division I marks in the process. Daina Harper ran a 51.85 in the 400 meters for the 3rd-fastest time in the nation, while Taliyah Brooks’ long jump mark of 6.50m (21-4) stands as the 4th-best so far this season. In the pole vault, Lexi Weeks (4.48m/14-8¼) and Desiree Freier (4.38m/14-4½) cleared the 4th and 6th-best heights in NCAA Division I this year, respectively.
Southern California entered Bayou Country and stole the show this past weekend, as Kendall Ellis (50.98 in the 400 meters) and Amalie Iuel (55.38 in the 400 hurdles) each ran the fastest times in their respective events in the nation this year at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou. Additionally, Anna Cockrell ran a 55.51 in the 400 hurdles, good for 2nd in NCAA Division I. Cameron Pettigrew added the 5th-fastest time in the country in the 400 meters at 52.11 to the Trojans docket.
Georgia saw Kendell Williams post the nation’s best heptathlon score at the Spec Towns Invitational this past weekend, notching 6354 points. She also recorded the 3rd-best high jump mark in the country at 1.85m (6-0¾) while Madeline Fagan’s high jump mark of 1.86m (6-1¼) was good for 2nd in NCAA Division I. Kate Hall also recorded the 2nd-best long jump mark on the year at 6.55m (21-6).
The Aggies rose one spot to 8th for a new season-best spot in the rankings after Jazmine Fray (800 meters) and Jaevin Reed (400 meters) both recorded top-10 marks in the descending order list at the Sun Angel Classic.
Despite remaining on top of the rankings, Oregon had a quiet weekend after sending just a few competitors to the John Knight Twilight this week.
Only one new team joined the top-25 this week, as Mississippi State leapt from 26th to 21st on the back of Logan Boss’ national-leading high jump mark of 1.89m (6-2¼) as well as Tiffany Flynn’s triple jump mark of 13.33m (43-9) – good for 5th in NCAA Division I – at the Crimson Tide Invitational.
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 #2 — April 10
|next ranking: April 17|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||Oregon||364.53||Pac-12||Robert Johnson (5th)||1|
|2||Arkansas||278.35||SEC||Lance Harter (27th)||4|
|3||Kentucky||269.36||SEC||Edrick Floreal (5th)||2|
|4||LSU||265.08||SEC||Dennis Shaver (13th)||3|
|5||Southern California||256.53||Pac-12||Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th)||6|
|6||Georgia||247.41||SEC||Petros Kyprianou (2nd)||7|
|7||Florida||228.71||SEC||Mike Holloway (10th)||5|
|8||Texas A&M||182.62||SEC||Pat Henry (13th)||9|
|9||Texas||175.24||Big 12||Mario Sategna (4th)||8|
|10||Florida State||160.21||ACC||Bob Braman (14th)||10|
|11||Stanford||152.01||Pac-12||Chris Miltenberg (5th)||11|
|12||Tennessee||134.88||SEC||Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd)||12|
|13||Washington||130.72||Pac-12||Greg Metcalf (15th)||13|
|14||Harvard||121.84||Ivy||Jason Saretsky (11th)||14|
|15||Ole Miss||114.99||SEC||Connie Price-Smith (2nd)||18|
|16||Miami (Fla.)||105.62||ACC||Amy Deem (27th)||16|
|17||Virginia Tech||104.78||ACC||Dave Cianelli (16th)||15|
|18||Alabama||98.85||SEC||Dan Waters (6th)||17|
|19||South Carolina||94.06||SEC||Curtis Frye (21st)||23|
|20||Baylor||90.70||Big 12||Todd Harbour (12th)||19|
|21||Mississippi State||85.05||SEC||Steve Dudley (7th)||26|
|22||Nebraska||82.88||Big Ten||Gary Pepin (37th)||20|
|23||Purdue||82.86||Big Ten||Rolando Greene (5th)||21|
|24||Oklahoma||82.47||Big 12||Jim VanHootegem (4th)||22|
|25||Auburn||81.52||SEC||Ralph Spry (20th)||24|
|dropped out: No. 25 Michigan|
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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|
|10,000 Meters||Notre Dame||33:29.14||2:13:56.56|
|100 Meter Hurdles||LSU||13.33||53.31|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Minnesota||59.78||3:59.10|
|Shot Put||Arizona State||14.83m||48-7¾||59.31m||194-7|
|Discus||North Dakota State||50.28m||164-11||201.13m||659-10|