2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 7
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NEW ORLEANS — With all of the major conference championships in the books, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge in terms of who reigns supreme when it comes to women’s track & field at the NCAA Division I level.
Once again, that team is Oregon, and that’s because Deajah (Stevens) said so.
The newest NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday, and after a three-week hiatus, Oregon’s women sit in the drivers seat.
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The Ducks won the Pac-12 Championships this past weekend by a whopping 54 points thanks in large part a historic performance from Stevens. Once the dust settled after the weekend, Oregon gained almost 61 points in the computer rankings to lead 2nd-ranked Arkansas by 89 points.
Stevens was unstoppable in Eugene, Oregon, this past weekend, winning the 100 meter and 200 meter races while also helping the Ducks win the 4×100 relay. Stevens’ 22.09 finish in the 200 meters was not only the fastest time in the nation this year, but also ranks 2nd in outdoor collegiate history, behind only Dawn Sowell’s performance of 22.04 from May 2, 1989.
Hannah Cunliffe also added the 9th-best time in the country this year in the 100 meters with a mark of 11.11, while Elexis Guster (51.32) and Makenzie Dunmore (51.67) notched the 4th and 8th-best marks in the 400 meters this year, respectively.
The Lady Razorbacks climbed to 2nd after claiming the SEC title this past weekend in Columbia, South Carolina after 4 of their athletes in Taliyah Brooks (2nd), Payton Stumbaugh (3rd), Leigha Brown (6th) and Kelsey Herman (8th) recorded top-8 marks in the nation in the heptathlon. Daina Harper added the 5th-fastest 400 meter mark on the year as well, finishing in 51.36.
LSU finished 2nd to Arkansas this weekend, which was good enough to allow them to move up a spot in the rankings to 3rd. Rebekah Wales had the nation’s 2nd-best javelin throw of the season this past weekend at 58.23m (191-0), while Kortnei Johnson’s time of 22.50 in the 200 meters ranked 7th nationally and Ka’Lynn Jupiter’s mark of 56.68 in the 400 hurdles is good for 10th on the descending order list.
Texas A&M fell from 1st to 4th this past weekend after finishing 6th at the SEC Outdoor Championships, while Georgia jumped 2 spots to 5th.
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Southern California, Kentucky, Florida, Texas and Baylor rounded out the top-10 on the week.
Virginia Tech made a huge jump, moving up 18 spots to 12th after claiming the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship on the backs of strong performances from Irena Sediva, Hanna Green amd Rachel Pocratsky. Sediva notched the nation’s best javelin mark on the year at 58.68m (192-6), while Green (2:01.28) and Pocratsky (2:02.67) now rank 2nd and 6th, respectively, on the 800 meter descending order list. The top-15 ranking for the Hokies is the 1st since ranking 10th in the final ranking of the 2010 season.
Minnesota (17th) made its season-debut in the top-25 after finishing 2nd at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships for its best ranking since week 3 of the 2009 campaign, while UNLV rose to 25th on the week after placing 3rd at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the best ranking in program history.
You’ll see many of the athletes and teams listed here – and more – at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships from June 7-10 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. If you can’t watch NCAAs in person, make sure to follow along with them across the ESPN family of networks starting June 7 at 3:30 pm ET on ESPN3 and throughout the weekend, culminating in the final day (June 10) showing in prime time at 6:30 pm ET on ESPN.
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Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #7 — May 15
|next ranking: May 22 (pre-prelims)|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||Oregon||364.09||Pac-12||Robert Johnson (5th)||2|
|2||Arkansas||275.09||SEC||Lance Harter (27th)||5|
|3||LSU||250.45||SEC||Dennis Shaver (13th)||4|
|4||Texas A&M||244.80||SEC||Pat Henry (13th)||1|
|5||Georgia||235.88||SEC||Petros Kyprianou (2nd)||7|
|6||Southern California||235.86||Pac-12||Caryl Smith Gilbert (4th)||3|
|7||Kentucky||214.92||SEC||Edrick Floreal (5th)||6|
|8||Florida||184.17||SEC||Mike Holloway (10th)||8|
|9||Texas||180.84||Big 12||Mario Sategna (4th)||9|
|10||Baylor||175.33||Big 12||Todd Harbour (12th)||11|
|11||Kansas State||144.21||Big 12||Cliff Rovelto (25th)||12|
|12||Virginia Tech||140.08||ACC||Dave Cianelli (16th)||30|
|13||Miami (Fla.)||125.27||ACC||Amy Deem (27th)||19|
|14||Alabama||124.91||SEC||Dan Waters (6th)||10|
|15||Florida State||119.56||ACC||Bob Braman (14th)||14|
|16||Purdue||106.71||Big Ten||Rolando Greene (5th)||15|
|17||Minnesota||101.70||Big Ten||Matt Bingle (11th)||27|
|18||Auburn||100.33||SEC||Ralph Spry (20th)||13|
|19||Arizona State||93.27||Pac-12||Greg Kraft (21st)||20|
|20||Stanford||90.32||Pac-12||Chris Miltenberg (5th)||17|
|21||Notre Dame||89.14||ACC||Alan Turner (3rd)||21|
|22||BYU||88.02||Independent (DI)||Ed Eyestone (4th)||18|
|23||Ole Miss||87.58||SEC||Connie Price-Smith (2nd)||16|
|24||Washington||84.00||Pac-12||Greg Metcalf (15th)||23|
|25||UNLV||79.72||Mountain West||Yvonne Wade (10th)||40|
|dropped out: No. 22 Tennessee, No. 24 Penn State, No. 25 South Carolina|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|400 Meters||Southern California||51.75||3:27.00|
|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||Texas||12.99||51.94|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Southern California||58.64||3:54.55|
|Long Jump||Kansas State||6.35m||20-10¼||25.41m||83-4½|