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

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NEW ORLEANS — There’s a new sheriff in town.

Texas A&M’s women’s squad shot to the top of the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday – knocking Oregon off the throne for the 1st time this season.

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The Ducks slipped to 2nd, while Arkansas also fell one spot to 3rd. LSU, Southern California and Florida  remained in 4th, 5th and 6th, respectively. This week’s rankings mark the 1st time on the year where preseason marks are not factored in the computations. Solely collecting marks set this year was one of the factors that allowed the Aggies to jump 7 spots into 1st.

That wasn’t the only thing going in favor of Texas A&M, though. At the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas, this past weekend, the Aggies watched Brenessa Thompson post a win-aided time of 11.15 in the 100 meters, putting her at 8th on the descending order list.

Texas also saw a 2-spot increase in the rankings to 7th, a new season-best for the program. A trio of Longhorn sprinters wreaked havoc at the LSU Alumni Gold meet over the weekend, as Chrisann Gordon posted the top 400 meter mark in NCAA Division I on the year at 50.64. Zola Golden ran a 52.19 in the same event – good for 8th on the descending order list – while Teahna Daniels’ wind-aided 11.18 in the 100 meters ranks 9th on the year.

Alabama jumped 10 spots to come in at a season-best 10th thanks to some strong performances by a pair of jumpers at the War Eagle Invitational. Quanesha Banks notched the top long jump mark in the country this year at 6.72m (22-0¾) while Stacey Destin’s high jump mark of 1.83m (6-0) sits at 8th on the descending order list.

Kentucky (8th) and Georgia (9th) both fell, but remained in the top-10.

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In addition to the shakeup at the top of the list, there were quite a few squads that made significant leaps in the rankings towards the bottom of the top-25.

Four schools made pushes into the top-25 for the 1st time this season in BYU (44th to 18th), Notre Dame (36th to 19th), Arizona State (27th to 21st) and Penn State (45th to 22nd).

At the Virginia Challenge, the Fighting Irish’s Anna Rohrer – who received votes in the most recent Bowerman Watch List – recorded the 5th-fastest time in the 5000 meters on the year with a time of 15:43.07. Teammate Jessica Harris’ time of 2:03.23 in the 800 meters at the meet put her in 8th in NCAA Division I this year.

Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen went off at the Triton Invitational for 2 top-10 NCAA Division I marks. Her toss of 60.17m (197-5) in the discus ranks 2nd this year while her shot put mark of 17.57m (57-7¾) is good for 6th.

The Nittany Lions had a strong showing at the Virginia Invitational to push them into the top-25 for the 1st time since the final week of the 2014 campaign. Rookie Danae Rivers’ time of 2:02.53 in the 800 meters ranks 5th on the season, and teammate Madeline Holmberg’s point total of 5636 in the heptathlon is the 9th-best in the country on the season.

Kansas State moved up 4 spots to a season-best 11th, just 1 spot ahead of Baylor, who moved from 24th to 12th. Purdue just cracked the top-15 after sitting on the cusp of the top-20 for the first 3 weeks of the season.

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.


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

2017 Week 4 — April 24

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Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Texas A&M 309.37 SEC Pat Henry (13th) 8
2 Oregon 304.78 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (5th) 1
3 Arkansas 300.94 SEC Lance Harter (27th) 2
4 LSU 287.92 SEC Dennis Shaver (13th) 4
5 Southern California 286.13 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th) 5
6 Florida 213.68 SEC Mike Holloway (10th) 6
7 Texas 202.38 Big 12 Mario Sategna (4th) 9
8 Kentucky 196.55 SEC Edrick Floreal (5th) 3
9 Georgia 183.66 SEC Petros Kyprianou (2nd) 7
10 Alabama 135.07 SEC Dan Waters (6th) 20
11 Kansas State 130.40 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (25th) 15
12 Baylor 129.01 Big 12 Todd Harbour (12th) 24
13 Auburn 128.45 SEC Ralph Spry (20th) 16
14 Stanford 122.29 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (5th) 10
15 Purdue 118.07 Big Ten Rolando Greene (5th) 21
16 Florida State 116.13 ACC Bob Braman (14th) 13
17 Ole Miss 113.53 SEC Connie Price-Smith (2nd) 18
18 BYU 110.61 Independent (DI) Ed Eyestone (4th) 44
19 Notre Dame 104.64 ACC Alan Turner (3rd) 36
20 South Carolina 100.08 SEC Curtis Frye (21st) 22
21 Arizona State 99.24 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (21st) 27
22 Penn State 93.79 Big Ten John Gondak (3rd) 45
23 Tennessee 92.96 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd) 11
24 Washington 87.34 Pac-12 Greg Metcalf (15th) 12
25 Miami (Fla.) 80.93 ACC Amy Deem (27th) 19
dropped out: No. 14 Harvard, No. 17 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Michigan, No. 25 Mississippi State
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 2216.92 11
2 Pac-12 1079.06 5
3 Big 12 620.56 3
4 Big Ten 600.73 2
5 ACC 597.95 3
6 Mountain West 266.88
7 American 183.16
8 Conference USA 140.31
9 Ivy 125.69
10 Independent 110.61 1


Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Purdue 798.23 1
Mid-Atlantic Penn State 1026.11 1
Midwest Kansas State 649.97 1
Mountain Texas Tech 923.19 1
Northeast Harvard 658.54 1
South Florida 638.26 1
South Central Arkansas 1040.70 1
Southeast Kentucky 718.77 1
West Southern California 656.72 2
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters LSU 11.16 44.62
200 Meters Texas A&M 22.66 1:30.63
400 Meters Southern California 52.02 3:28.08
800 Meters Stanford 2:05.11 8:20.44
1500 Meters Stanford 4:15.87 17:03.49
Steeplechase BYU 10:17.24 41:08.94
5000 Meters NC State 15:56.72 1:3:46.90
10,000 Meters Notre Dame 33:22.37 2:13:29.49
100 Meter Hurdles LSU 13.24 52.94
400 Meter Hurdles Minnesota 59.38 3:57.51
High Jump Georgia 1.81m 5-11¼ 7.24m 23-9
Pole Vault Arkansas 4.25m 13-11¼ 16.99m 55-8¾
Long Jump Kansas State 6.16m 20-2½ 24.63m 80-9¾
Triple Jump Florida 13.08m 42-11 52.32m 171-8
Shot Put Miami (Ohio) 14.99m 49-2¼ 59.95m 196-8
Discus Minnesota 50.74m 166-5 202.95m 665-10
Hammer North Dakota State 60.65m 198-11 242.58m 795-10
Javelin Texas A&M 53.01m 173-11 212.02m 695-7
Heptathlon Arkansas 5,822 23,288
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2017 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 3/20
Week 1Mon 4/3
Mon 4/3
Week 2Mon 4/10
Mon 4/10
Week 3Mon 4/17
Mon 4/17
Week 4Mon 4/24
Mon 4/24
Week 5Mon 5/1
Mon 5/1
Week 6Mon 5/8
Mon 5/8
Week 7Mon 5/15
Mon 5/15
Week 8Mon 5/22
Week 9Tue 5/30
FINAL ResultsSat 6/10

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