2018 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – The cream of the crop in the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings held their own over Conference Championship Weekend.

Texas Tech, Florida, Arkansas, Southern California and Georgia still take up residence in the top-5 in the order in which they’re listed. All five teams actually lost ground on the rest of the nation in the most recent rankings that were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), but owned such a distinct advantage that they weren’t replaced in the top-5.

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1)USC 2)USC 3)Georgia 4)USC 5)Georgia
Texas Tech Florida Arkansas Southern California Georgia
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Texas A&M – the host of the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships from March 9-10 – moved up one spot from No. 7 to No. 6 thanks to several sterling performances at the SEC Indoor Championships. The Aggies saw their 4×400 relay team rip off the third fastest time in collegiate history (3:02.35) and Will Williams capture the SEC long jump title with a mark of 7.99m (26-2¼).

Virginia Tech and Ohio State were two of the biggest gainers from Week 5 to Week 6.

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The Hokies soared from No. 17 to No. 9, which is the third time in the past four years that they have been ranked this high, this late in the season. Virginia Tech features three men ranked in the top-10 of the mile (Vincent Ciattei, Patrick Joseph and Neil Gourley) and two in the top-10 of the 800 (Gourley and Joseph) as well as a strong DMR and two talented vaulters (Deakin Volz and Torben Laidig).

The Buckeyes, fresh off a conference title in the Big Ten, jumped nine spots from No. 19 to No. 10 – its best ranking since 2012. Ohio State has three athletes ranked in the top-5 of their respective events: Zack Bazile (No. 1 in the long jump), Nick Gray (No. 2 in the 200) and Nicholas DeMaline (No. 5 in the shot put). Both Gray and DeMaline recorded their top-5 marks at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

South Carolina is up to No. 15, its best ranking since 2010. The Gamecocks already had Ncincilili Titi ranked in the top-3 of the 200, but were pushed ahead by Josh Awotund, who became the 10th best performer in collegiate indoor history in the shot put with his heave of 21.33m (69-11¾).  

Further down you’ll find Clemson at No. 19, New Mexico at No. 20 and Utah State at No. 22. This is a banner day for both the Aggies and Lobos as this is the best ranking in program history for both. The Tigers, however, haven’t been ranked this high since 2013.

NOTE: This is the first time this season that the rankings are tabulated using data from only this season, including combined events. Prior to this week, previous season data had been used when it came to combined events only. It should also be mentioned that next week’s rankings will change as only declared and accepted entries to NCAAs will be scored. Finally, these are the final regional and #EventSquad rankings of the season.

Men's Indoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 6 - February 26th

1 texas-tech TEXAS TECH
Mountain Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Wes Kittley (19th)
128.44 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 florida FLORIDA
South Region (1)
Mike Holloway (16th)
104.38 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
Chris Bucknam (10th)
103.02 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region (2)
MPSF (1)
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
101.80 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (4)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
97.19 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (2)
Pat Henry (14th)
85.82 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (3)
ACC (1)
Bob Braman (15th)
83.32 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (2)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (7th)
71.76 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (2)
Dave Cianelli (17th)
69.25 ▲ 8
(LW: 17)
10 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Karen Dennis (4th)
68.81 ▲ 9
(LW: 19)
11 houston HOUSTON
South Central Region (5)
American (1)
Leroy Burrell (20th)
65.75 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
Chris Fox (13th)
62.01 ▼ 3
(LW: 9)
13 tcu TCU
South Central Region (6)
Big 12
Darryl Anderson (14th)
61.55 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
53.55 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 south-carolina SOUTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (8)
Curtis Frye (22nd)
50.86 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (3)
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
48.14 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Robert Johnson (6th)
48.02 ▼ 4
(LW: 13)
18 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (1)
Edrick Floreal (6th)
46.73 ▼ 7
(LW: 11)
19 clemson CLEMSON
Southeast Region (3)
Mark Elliott (5th)
46.53 ▲ 22
(LW: 41)
20 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (6)
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (11th)
45.34 ▲ 17
(LW: 37)
21 southern-utah SOUTHERN UTAH
Mountain Region (7)
Big Sky
Eric Houle (26th)
41.56 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (8)
Mountain West
Matt Ingebritsen (1st)
41.39 ▲ 20
(LW: 42)
23 utep UTEP
Mountain Region (11)
Conference USA
Mika Laaksonen (9th)
40.59 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 stanford STANFORD
West Region (3)
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
38.38 ▼ 8
(LW: 16)
25 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten
Ron Helmer (11th)
36.76 ▼ 10
(LW: 15)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Kansas, No. 25 Auburn


Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
3Big Ten337.653
4Big 12336.923
6Mountain West123.442
8Big Sky75.781
9Conference USA66.891
10Sun Belt46.71


Men's Regional Rankings Top Teams (FINAL)
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesOhio State413.011
Mid-AtlanticPenn State596.491
MountainTexas Tech552.881
South CentralArkansas536.091
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Men's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
60 MetersFlorida State6.6426.56
200 MetersTexas Tech20.801:23.19
400 MetersSouthern California45.723:02.86
800 MetersMississippi State1:49.057:16.22
MileVirginia Tech3:57.7115:50.82
3000 MetersStanford7:57.4531:49.79
5000 MetersBYU13:45.9455:03.75
60 Meter HurdlesSyracuse7.8031.20
High JumpNebraska2.15m7-½8.58m28-1¾
Pole VaultVirginia Tech5.34m17-6¼21.37m70-1¼
Long JumpFlorida State7.74m25-4½30.94m101-6
Triple JumpFlorida State15.61m51-2½62.43m204-10
Shot PutSouthern Illinois18.88m61-11¼75.51m247-9
Weight ThrowPenn State20.62m67-882.49m270-7

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

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

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