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

Top 25 Teams
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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---

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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Mon 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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Week 7Sun 3/4
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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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