2018 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Preseason

NEW ORLEANS –In the four years that the Oregon women’s indoor track & field squad has been ranked first in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason National Team Computer Rankings since 2011, the Ducks hoisted the title at the end of the season.

Memo to the rest of the country: beware.

NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings – Women

1)Oregon 2)Arkansas 3)Georgia 4)USC 5)Texas
Oregon Arkansas Georgia Southern California Texas
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With heavy hitters Ariana Washington, Hannah Cunliffe, Katie Rainsberger and Alaysha Johnson  – among others – returning to the squad, the Ducks open the season in the top spot of the rankings, announced on Wednesday by the USTFCCCA, and will look to capture its eighth title in nine years.

Following closely behind Oregon are the Lady Razorbacks from Arkansas, which finished fifth a year ago after sitting second throughout a majority of the season. Arkansas will rely heavily on Lexi Jacobus in the pole vault and Taliyah Brooks in the pentathlon to see if they can once again disrupt Oregon’s dominance on the national level. Arkansas broke Oregon’s streak of five-straight titles in 2015 when the Lady Razorbacks took home the title.

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NATIONAL PDFs
Top 25 | By Team | By Event

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Collegiate All-Time Indoor Bests

This Season Collegiate Bests

Three conferences – the SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12 – represent the three remaining teams in the top-five, with Georgia, Southern California and Texas rounding things out. The Bulldogs were runner-ups a year ago thanks to outstanding performances from Keturah Orji, Mady Fagan and Kate Hall, while the Trojans placed fourth with Kendall Ellis, Anna Cockrell, Dior Hall and Deanna Hill leading the way.

The Longhorns made a huge jump from where they finished a year ago, as Texas placed 25th after a regular season that never saw them slip out of the top-10. With the likes of Teahna Daniels, Zola Golden, Kally Long and Rushelle Burton returning to the mix with transfer Pedrya Seymour joining the squad, the Longhorns should be major players this season.

The remainder of the top-10 is flush with teams from the SEC, as Florida, LSU, Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas A&M own spots six through 10, respectively.

Wisconsin sits just outside of the top-10 in 11th after finishing 41st at the indoor championships a season ago. The ranking marks the second time in three years that the Badgers are in the top-11 in the preseason poll, as they came in ninth prior to the 2016 campaign.

Three other teams that found themselves amongst the best-of-the-best after finishing low in College State a season ago were Iowa State (14th), Villanova (24th) and New Mexico (25th).

The Cyclones wrapped up the season in 47th last year after reaching as high as 18th in the rankings during the regular season. Villanova finished behind Iowa State in 56th, yet find themselves ranked as high as they’ve been since coming in at 22nd in 2012.

New Mexico cracked the top-25 just once a season ago, and the Lobos have never seen themselves this high in the preseason poll. With distance runners Ednah Kurgat and Weini Kelati slated to have solid seasons, New Mexico is destined for its best season in years.

NCAA Division I
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Preseason - January 10th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1oregonOREGON169.15MPSFWest1
2arkansasARKANSAS147.15SEC (1)South Central5
3georgiaGEORGIA135.53SECSouth2
4southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA109.49MPSF (1)West4
5texasTEXAS97.50Big 12 (1)South Central25
6floridaFLORIDA87.49SECSouth14
7lsuLSU75.23SECSouth Central18
8ole-missOLE MISS74.54SECSouth12
9kentuckyKENTUCKY68.46SECSoutheast6
10texas-amTEXAS A&M57.51SECSouth Central12
11wisconsinWISCONSIN54.73Big TenGreat Lakes52
12michiganMICHIGAN48.26Big TenGreat Lakes14
13minnesotaMINNESOTA47.30Big Ten (1)Midwest---
14iowa-stateIOWA STATE47.09Big 12Midwest47
15mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE46.15SECSouth21
16stanfordSTANFORD45.17MPSFWest10
17south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA43.61SECSoutheast25
18kansas-stateKANSAS STATE43.45Big 12Midwest27
19baylorBAYLOR42.96Big 12South Central14
20alabamaALABAMA36.89SECSouth3
21cincinnatiCINCINNATI35.39American (1)Great Lakes21
22san-diego-stateSAN DIEGO STATE35.23Mountain WestWest21
23penn-statePENN STATE35.14Big TenMid-Atlantic10
24villanovaVILLANOVA31.67Big East (1)Mid-Atlantic56
25new-mexicoNEW MEXICO31.33Mountain WestMountain---
26purduePURDUE30.25Big TenGreat Lakes14
27new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE29.92America EastNortheast27
28missouriMISSOURI26.93SECMidwest8
29florida-stateFLORIDA STATE26.54ACC (1)South---
30arizona-stateARIZONA STATE26.02MPSFWest27
31kent-stateKENT STATE25.24Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes27
32oklahomaOKLAHOMA25.02Big 12Midwest41
33indianaINDIANA24.86Big TenGreat Lakes47
34iowaIOWA24.73Big TenMidwest41
35ohio-stateOHIO STATE24.31Big TenGreat Lakes27
36tennesseeTENNESSEE23.79SECSouth---
37akronAKRON22.83Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes39
38coloradoCOLORADO20.97MPSFMountain7
39furmanFURMAN20.02SoConSoutheast33
40samfordSAMFORD20.01Southern (1)South21
41notre-dameNOTRE DAME19.28ACCGreat Lakes33
42air-forceAIR FORCE17.66Mountain WestMountain47
43louisvilleLOUISVILLE17.62ACCSoutheast18
44clemsonCLEMSON17.34ACCSoutheast---
45miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)17.12ACCSouth8
46harvardHARVARD16.15Ivy LeagueNortheast56
47nc-stateNC STATE14.54ACCSoutheast---
48nebraskaNEBRASKA13.72Big TenMidwest---
49south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA12.95Summit LeagueMidwest---
50unlvUNLV10.72Mountain West (1)West---
51umassUMASS10.32Atlantic 10Northeast---
52northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA10.06Big Sky (1)Mountain---
53californiaCALIFORNIA10.06MPSFWest---
54kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE10.01Atlantic SunSouth---
55kansasKANSAS9.93Big 12Midwest52
56providencePROVIDENCE9.79Big EastNortheast41
57dukeDUKE9.30ACCSoutheast---
58texas-techTEXAS TECH9.11Big 12Mountain46
59campbellCAMPBELL8.85Big SouthSoutheast---
60boise-stateBOISE STATE8.64Mountain WestWest---
61auburnAUBURN8.19SECSouth36
62syracuseSYRACUSE8.09ACCNortheast---
63north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA7.76ACCSoutheast41
64florida-internationalFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL7.71Conference USASouth---
65uclaUCLA7.52MPSFWest---
66middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE7.19Conference USA (1)South56
67washingtonWASHINGTON6.98MPSFWest55
68wyomingWYOMING6.56Mountain WestMountain---
69ucfUCF6.07AmericanSouth56
70eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN5.95Mid-American (1)Great Lakes47
71vanderbiltVANDERBILT5.38SECSouth52
72byuBYU5.02MPSFMountain18
73riceRICE4.78Conference USASouth Central---
74utahUTAH4.53MPSFMountain---
75washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE4.49MPSFWest---
76bethune-cookmanBETHUNE-COOKMAN4.48MEACSouth---
76morgan-stateMORGAN STATE4.48MEACMid-Atlantic---
78arizonaARIZONA4.35MPSFWest35
79long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE4.30MPSFWest---
80tennessee-techTENNESSEE TECH3.59Ohio Valley (1)South---
81marylandMARYLAND3.21Big TenMid-Atlantic---
82tcuTCU2.67Big 12South Central---
83san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO2.48MPSFWest---
84houstonHOUSTON2.31AmericanSouth Central---
85stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN2.18SouthlandSouth Central---
86georgetownGEORGETOWN1.89Big EastMid-Atlantic---
87virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH1.74ACCSoutheast27
88oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE1.71Big 12Midwest39
89sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE1.55Southland (1)South Central---
90jacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE1.51Atlantic Sun (1)South---
91portlandPORTLAND1.40MPSFWest---
92north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE1.33Summit League (1)Midwest56
93northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE1.28SouthlandSouth Central---
93georgia-techGEORGIA TECH1.28ACCSouth---
95ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON1.27Sun BeltSouth Central---
96west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA1.23Big 12Mid-Atlantic---
97william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY1.11ColonialSoutheast---
98connecticutCONNECTICUT1.09AmericanNortheast---
99loyola-marymountLOYOLA MARYMOUNT0.97IndependentWest---
100toledoTOLEDO0.93Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
101ball-stateBALL STATE0.80Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
101eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS0.80Ohio ValleyMidwest---
103eastern-washingtonEASTERN WASHINGTON0.68Big SkyWest---
104bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN0.61Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
105montanaMONTANA0.60Big SkyMountain---
106virginiaVIRGINIA0.56ACCSoutheast---
107fresno-stateFRESNO STATE0.54Mountain WestWest---
108east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA0.50AmericanSoutheast---
109texas-stateTEXAS STATE0.45Sun Belt (1)South Central---
110north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T0.40MEAC (1)Southeast---
111new-orleansNEW ORLEANS0.34SouthlandSouth Central---
112rutgersRUTGERS0.30Big TenMid-Atlantic---
112hawaiiHAWAI'I0.30MPSFWest---
112utepUTEP0.30Conference USAMountain47
115brownBROWN0.30Ivy LeagueNortheast---
116appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE0.20Sun BeltSoutheast---
117dartmouthDARTMOUTH0.17Ivy LeagueNortheast---
118illinoisILLINOIS0.15Big TenMidwest36
119illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE0.15Missouri Valley (1)Midwest---
120michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE0.14Big TenGreat Lakes---
121pittsburghPITTSBURGH0.10ACCMid-Atlantic---
121youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE0.10Horizon (1)Great Lakes---
123western-michiganWESTERN MICHIGAN0.08Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
124charlotteCHARLOTTE0.08Conference USASoutheast36
125southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS0.05Missouri ValleyMidwest---
126indiana-stateINDIANA STATE0.04Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes---
126florida-atlanticFLORIDA ATLANTIC0.04Conference USASouth---
128oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS0.03Summit LeagueMidwest---
129arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE0.02Sun BeltSouth Central---
130vcuVCU0.02Atlantic 10 (1)Southeast---
131sacramento-stateSACRAMENTO STATE0.01Big SkyWest---
131cal-state-northridgeCAL STATE NORTHRIDGE0.01MPSFWest---
133north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA0.01Big SkyMidwest---
133missouri-stateMISSOURI STATE0.01Missouri ValleyMidwest---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

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