2018 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – A big weekend shook up the top-5 of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings.

Florida and Georgia are still No. 1 and No. 2, but the former extended its lead to 95.91 points compared to 69.29 last week.

Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Alabama all vaulted multiple spots into the top-5. The Aggies went from No. 17 to No. 3, the Red Raiders from No. 10 to No. 4 and the Crimson Tide from No. 9 to No. 5.

NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings – Men

1)Oregon 2)Arkansas 3)Georgia 4)USC 5)Texas
Florida Georgia Texas A&M Texas Tech Alabama
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The Gators took a bite out of the collegiate indoor record book this past weekend at the Clemson Invitational. Grant Holloway scorched the track in the 60 hurdles to the tune of 7.49, which tied the third fastest mark in collegiate history. Later in the same meet, Holloway and three of his teammates joined forces to notch the eighth fastest time in collegiate history in the 4×400 (Florida got the baton around in 3:03.49).

Denzel Comenentia was a major reason why the Bulldogs increased their total from 94.66 to 101.73. Comenentia climbed to the top of the Descending Order List in the shot put with his heave of 20.09m (65-11) this past weekend at the Clemson Invitational. He also moved into the top-3 of the weight throw with his mark of 22.42m (73-6¾).

Texas A&M came into the preseason ranked No. 17, but its efforts at its home meet this past weekend – the Texas A&M Quadrangular – helped its cause. Texas A&M saw Robert Grant and Mylik Kerley surge up the Descending Order List in the 400, while Jacob Wooten and Audie Wyatt did the same in the pole vault.

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NATIONAL PDFs
Top 25 | By Team | By Event
Top TFRRS Qualifiers
# of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History
This Season By Rank
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REGIONAL PDFs
Top 15
| By Team | By Event

 

Texas Tech earns its best ranking since Week 5 of the 2013 season, when it was also ranked fourth. The Red Raiders have been taking full advantage of their new facility and peppered the Descending Order Lists. Trey Culver reached the top of the high jump list thanks to his massive effort two weeks ago (2.33m/7-7½). Charles Brown is ranked in the top-3 of both the long jump (first) and triple jump (third), while Divine Oduduru clocked a time of 20.56 in the 200 this past weekend and is ranked No. 2 in the nation.

This is the first time in three years that Alabama worked its way back inside the top-5. The Crimson Tide got a sterling effort from Ruebin Walters in the 60 hurdles (7.63) and saw its 4×400 team turn in a time of 11.26, which puts the foursome sixth in the nation.

The top-10 of this week’s index has a heavy SEC slant. In addition to Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama, there are two more programs in the mix as well: No. 6 Kentucky and No. 7 Arkansas. This is the best ranking in program history for the Wildcats and they can thank their second-ranked distance medley relay for that (9:49.16).

Other programs to jump multiple spots in the rankings include Indiana (No. 14 to No. 9), Houston (No. 19 to No. 11), Penn State (No. 22 to No. 18), Iowa (No. 32 to No. 22), Florida State (No. 36 to No. 23) and Ohio State (No. 27 to No. 24).

Note: Event-by-event national ranking reports now feature a new metric. Each current-season performance is measured against the last five years of NCAA Championship qualifying and assigned a percentage chance of selection after declarations. Chances are higher than 50% if the performance beats the five-year average of the last-entered seed in that event. This is an unofficial product from the USTFCCCA to aid in contextualizing performances and their relevance in the national championship landscape.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I
Men's Indoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 1 - January 22nd

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 florida FLORIDA
South Region (1)
SEC
Mike Holloway (16th)
197.64 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (3)
SEC
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
101.73 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Pat Henry (14th)
98.04 ▲ 14
(LW: 17)
4 texas-tech TEXAS TECH
Mountain Region (1)
Big 12
Wes Kittley (19th)
85.73 ▲ 6
(LW: 10)
5 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (2)
SEC
Dan Waters (7th)
81.51 ▲ 4
(LW: 9)
6 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (1)
SEC
Edrick Floreal (6th)
79.27 ▲ 12
(LW: 18)
7 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (3)
SEC
Chris Bucknam (10th)
75.08 ▼ 4
(LW: 3)
8 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (10)
MPSF
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
69.76 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Ron Helmer (11th)
69.54 ▲ 5
(LW: 14)
10 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West
Brian Bedard (12th)
65.62 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 houston HOUSTON
South Central Region (4)
American
Leroy Burrell (20th)
63.07 ▲ 8
(LW: 19)
12 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (4)
ACC
Dave Cianelli (17th)
61.62 ▼ 4
(LW: 8)
13 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region (2)
MPSF
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
61.60 ▼ 9
(LW: 4)
14 oregon OREGON
West Region (4)
MPSF
Robert Johnson (6th)
61.09 ▼ 7
(LW: 7)
15 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
58.68 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 stanford STANFORD
West Region (11)
MPSF
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
54.71 ▼ 4
(LW: 12)
17 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (9)
MPSF
Greg Metcalf (16th)
51.90 ▼ 4
(LW: 13)
18 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
50.87 ▲ 4
(LW: 22)
19 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
MPSF
Ed Eyestone (5th)
49.39 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 kansas KANSAS
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12
Stanley Redwine (18th)
49.01 ▼ 9
(LW: 11)
21 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (16)
ACC
Bryan Fetzer (7th)
46.53 ▼ 5
(LW: 16)
22 iowa IOWA
Midwest Region (3)
Big Ten
Joey Woody (4th)
45.12 ▲ 10
(LW: 32)
23 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (7)
ACC
Bob Braman (15th)
42.24 ▲ 13
(LW: 36)
24 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten
Karen Dennis (4th)
42.03 ▲ 3
(LW: 27)
25 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (14)
ACC
Chris Fox (13th)
41.91 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 21 Rutgers, No. 23 Georgetown, No. 24 Michigan

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Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1SEC735.666
2MPSF404.286
3Big Ten367.264
4Big 12283.433
5ACC270.434
6Mountain West128.691
7American122.121
8Conference USA57.04
9Mid-American40.23
10Big East39.05

 

Men's Regional Index Leaders
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesIndiana440.39
Mid-AtlanticPenn State422.15
MidwestNebraska248.84
MountainTexas Tech409.25
NortheastConnecticut312.26
SouthFlorida330.55
South CentralTexas A&M487.35
SoutheastKentucky471.52
WestWashington State217.92
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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 1/10
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 1: First contest allowed
Week 1Mon 1/22
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/22
Week 2Mon 1/29
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/29
Week 3Mon 2/5
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/5
Week 4Mon 2/12
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/12
Feb. 15-17: Conference Championships
Week 5Mon 2/19
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/19
Feb. 23-25: Conference Championships
Week 6Mon 2/26
Mon 2/26
Week 7Mon 3/5
Mon 3/5
March 9-10: NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2018 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2018 | All-Time