2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 5
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NEW ORLEANS — Another week of track & field meant another week of shuffling near the top of the NCAA Division I Women’s Computer Team Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.
While Texas A&M and Oregon remained in the top-2 spots on the week, LSU leapfrogged Arkansas for 3rd place this week.
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The Tigers didn’t have to go far to have a solid weekend, as the inaugural SEC Relays were held in Baton Rouge at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Aleia Hobbs ran the 2nd-fastest 100 meter time in outdoor collegiate history at 10.85. Hobbs also teamed up with 3 others to post the top 4×100 relay time in the country this season at 42.12, tying a collegiate outdoor record in the process. LSU comes in at 3rd for the 2nd time this season, having also ranked there during the 1st week of the regular season.
The Aggies remained atop the pack after a strong showing at the SEC Relays. Texas A&M’s 4×400 relay squad ran a 3:27.72 for the 5th-best time in the country on the season, while the 4×100 relay squad’s time of 43.01 is good for 6th this year. Additionally, Serena Brown posted a 56.84m (186-6) in the discus throw for the 6th-furthest mark on the descending order list.
Oregon’s torrid outdoor season continued at the Penn Relays, where the Ducks’ relay squads were on fire. A quartet of women ran the 5th-fasest time in collegiate outdoor history with a time of 3:24.72 that also stands as the top time in the event on the season, while another group of Ducks ran the 3rd-best 4×100 relay time of 42.35 this season.
Despite dropping in the rankings, both Arkansas’ Daina Harper ran the 3rd-best time in the 400 meters on the season at 51.38 during the SEC Relays.
Southern California went head-to-head against crosstown rival UCLA in the USC vs. UCLA dual meet, and a few Southern California athletes posted solid marks at Loker Stadium to help the Trojans remain in 5th place. Anna Cockrell led the way for the Trojans with a time of 12.91 in the 100 hurdles, coming in at 7th on the NCAA Division I descending order list. She was followed by teammate Dior Hall, whose time of 13.03 in the same event ranks 10th. Deanna Hill also ran a wind-aided 11.12 in the 100 meters, ranking 8th in the country.
Kentucky benefitted greatly from a nice outing at the SEC Relays, jumping 2 spots to 6th. Sha’Keela Saunders (6.79m/22-3½) and Destiny Carter (6.55m/21-6) notched the 2nd and 5th-best long jumps on the descending order list, respectively, while Carter also ran the 3rd-best 100 meter time in the nation this year at 11.05.
Florida and Texas dropped to 7th and 8th, respectively, while Georgia and Alabama held their ground to round out the top-10.
Miami (Fla.) made the week’s biggest leap, moving from 25th to 18th after outings by Shakima Wimbley and Ebony Morrison at the UF Tom Jones Memorial. Wimbley ran the 4th-fastest 200 meter time at 22.47, while Morrison’s wind-aided 100 hurdle time of 12.96 sits 9th on the descending order list.
Missouri crept into the top-25 for the first time since the middle of the 2015 season after coming in at 24th this week.
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 #5 — May 1
|next ranking: May 8|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||Texas A&M||309.14||SEC||Pat Henry (13th)||1|
|2||Oregon||288.64||Pac-12||Robert Johnson (5th)||2|
|3||LSU||279.94||SEC||Dennis Shaver (13th)||4|
|4||Arkansas||275.82||SEC||Lance Harter (27th)||3|
|5||Southern California||269.94||Pac-12||Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th)||5|
|6||Kentucky||238.56||SEC||Edrick Floreal (5th)||8|
|7||Florida||222.42||SEC||Mike Holloway (10th)||6|
|8||Texas||190.86||Big 12||Mario Sategna (4th)||7|
|9||Georgia||167.17||SEC||Petros Kyprianou (2nd)||9|
|10||Alabama||151.59||SEC||Dan Waters (6th)||10|
|11||Baylor||137.39||Big 12||Todd Harbour (12th)||12|
|12||Auburn||127.49||SEC||Ralph Spry (20th)||13|
|13||Kansas State||121.05||Big 12||Cliff Rovelto (25th)||11|
|14||Florida State||112.07||ACC||Bob Braman (14th)||16|
|15||Stanford||111.13||Pac-12||Chris Miltenberg (5th)||14|
|16||Purdue||107.19||Big Ten||Rolando Greene (5th)||15|
|17||Ole Miss||105.30||SEC||Connie Price-Smith (2nd)||17|
|18||Miami (Fla.)||100.23||ACC||Amy Deem (27th)||25|
|19||Notre Dame||99.87||ACC||Alan Turner (3rd)||19|
|20||BYU||99.36||Independent (DI)||Ed Eyestone (4th)||18|
|21||Arizona State||97.69||Pac-12||Greg Kraft (21st)||21|
|22||Penn State||87.59||Big Ten||John Gondak (3rd)||22|
|23||Washington||86.62||Pac-12||Greg Metcalf (15th)||24|
|24||Missouri||85.10||SEC||Brett Halter (7th)||28|
|25||Tennessee||84.71||SEC||Beth Alford-Sullivan (3rd)||23|
|dropped out: No. 20 South Carolina|
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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|
|5000 Meters||NC State||15:56.73||1:3:46.90|
|10,000 Meters||Notre Dame||33:22.37||2:13:29.49|
|100 Meter Hurdles||Southern California||13.23||52.93|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Southern California||58.66||3:54.65|
|Long Jump||Texas Tech||6.27m||20-7||25.09m||82-3¾|
|Shot Put||Arizona State||15.01m||49-3||60.04m||196-11|