2018 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Pre-Championships

NEW ORLEANS – We’re not going to find out the winner of the men’s team title at the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships until Saturday evening, but the final National Team Rankings can give us a good idea of who will be in the hunt.

Top-ranked Texas Tech has a clear-cut advantage over No. 2 Georgia and No. 3 Florida in the season’s last index that was released Sunday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Red Raiders own a 28-point lead on the Bulldogs in rankings that only use qualified entries to the NCAA meet.

NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings – Men

1)USC 2)Georgia 3)Georgia 4)Georgia 5)USC
Texas Tech Georgia Florida Arkansas Southern California
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Texas Tech has stood on top of the mountain since Week 4 and enters College Station, Texas as the rightful No. 1. The Red Raiders qualified 10 entries for NCAAs, which tied fourth-ranked Arkansas for the most of any men’s program.

What separates Texas Tech from the Razorbacks – and the rest of the nation, for that matter – is the number of top athletes. Trey Culver (high jump) and Divine Oduduru (200) are both ranked No. 1 in their respective events, while Charles Brown sits second in the long jump.

The only other teams with two top-ranked entries are fifth-ranked Southern California and 18th-ranked New Mexico. The Trojans are led by 400-meter stud Michael Norman and the collegiate-record-setting 4×400 relay, while the Lobos have defending mile champ Josh Kerr and the top-seeded distance medley relay.

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Rankings History
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WHEN: March 9-10 | Schedule
WHERE: College Station, Texas
(Gilliam Indoor Stadium)

Meet Entries: Men | Women
Entry Leaders: By Team | By Conference

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Championships History

Men’s Records:
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Women’s Records:
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Georgia brings a wealth of talent to the Lone Star State. The Bulldogs have five entries seeded in the top-5 of their respective events: Denzel Comenentia in the shot put and weight throw, Keenon Laine and Darius Carbin in the high jump and Karl Saluri in the heptathlon.

The Gators have three top-3 entries headlined by collegiate record holder Grant Holloway in the 60 hurdles. Holloway is also on the second-ranked 4×400 relay that turned in the second fastest time in collegiate indoor history earlier this season. Florida is also hoping for big things from KeAndre Bates in the horizontal jumps. Bates is ranked second in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump, but if he somehow wins both, he’d become just the ninth man in NCAA DI history to score 50 or more career points at this meet.

Arkansas, a team that has won 20 team titles over the years needs some help to get back to that level, but a podium finish isn’t out of the question with its depth. The Razorbacks have four top-5 entries: Obi Igbokwe in the 400, Kenzo Cotton in the 60, Cameron Griffith in the 3000 and their 4×400 relay team.

Outside of the top-5 teams, don’t overlook defending champion Texas A&M (ranked sixth), Florida State (ranked seventh) or Alabama (ranked eighth). The Aggies and Seminoles are well-balanced, while the Crimson Tide just won the team title in the SEC, which is no small feat.

Be sure to check back throughout the week as we get you ready for the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, which take place March 9-10 in College Station, Texas.

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

2018 Week #7 - March 4th

1texas-techTEXAS TECH130.74Big 12 (1)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 1)
(LW: 5)
(LW: 2)
4arkansasARKANSAS97.28SECSouth Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA91.66MPSF (1)West▼1
(LW: 4)
6texas-amTEXAS A&M85.94SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 6)
7florida-stateFLORIDA STATE82.66ACC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 7)
8alabamaALABAMA73.31SEC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ohio-stateOHIO STATE66.98Big Ten (1)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 10)
10houstonHOUSTON65.47American (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 11)
11tcuTCU64.15Big 12South Central▲2
(LW: 13)
12virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH60.39ACCSoutheast▼3
(LW: 9)
(LW: 12)
14penn-statePENN STATE53.89Big TenMid-Atlantic◀▶
(LW: 14)
15south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA51.58SECSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 15)
(LW: 17)
(LW: 18)
18new-mexicoNEW MEXICO45.27Mountain WestMountain▲2
(LW: 20)
19texasTEXAS45.21Big 12South Central▼3
(LW: 16)
(LW: 19)
21southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH44.95Big SkyMountain◀▶
(LW: 21)
22utepUTEP44.74Conference USAMountain▲1
(LW: 23)
23colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE44.24Mountain WestMountain▲5
(LW: 28)
(LW: 24)
(LW: 27)
26wisconsinWISCONSIN33.82Big TenGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 26)
27indianaINDIANA33.74Big TenGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 25)
28illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE33.51Missouri Valley (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 30)
29michiganMICHIGAN33.07Big TenGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 29)
30kansasKANSAS33.00Big 12Midwest▲2
(LW: 32)
(LW: 35)
32lsuLSU30.83SECSouth Central▲2
(LW: 34)
33nebraskaNEBRASKA30.76Big TenMidwest▼2
(LW: 31)
(LW: 37)
35northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA29.95Big Sky (1)Mountain▼2
(LW: 33)
36oklahomaOKLAHOMA26.83Big 12Midwest▲5
(LW: 41)
37south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA25.71Summit LeagueMidwest▲1
(LW: 38)
38utah-stateUTAH STATE24.64Mountain WestMountain▼16
(LW: 22)
39nc-stateNC STATE24.12ACCSoutheast▲4
(LW: 43)
(LW: 42)
(LW: 36)
42akronAKRON22.87Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 44)
(LW: 45)
44michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE22.27Big TenGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 46)
45campbellCAMPBELL22.23Big SouthSoutheast▲5
(LW: 50)
46wichita-stateWICHITA STATE22.17AmericanMidwest▲1
(LW: 47)
47sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE21.52Southland (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 48)
48louisianaLOUISIANA20.20Sun BeltSouth Central▲1
(LW: 49)
49kent-stateKENT STATE18.97Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 51)
(LW: 52)
51cincinnatiCINCINNATI17.10AmericanGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 53)
(LW: 55)
53youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE15.84Horizon (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 56)
54wake-forestWAKE FOREST15.65ACCSoutheast▲8
(LW: 62)
(LW: 54)
56ulmULM13.85Sun BeltSouth Central▲5
(LW: 61)
57illinoisILLINOIS13.72Big TenMidwest▼18
(LW: 39)
(LW: 60)
(LW: 59)
60arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE13.16Sun Belt (1)South Central▲4
(LW: 64)
61manhattanMANHATTAN12.89Metro AtlanticNortheast▲5
(LW: 66)
62north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T12.77MEAC (1)Southeast▲1
(LW: 63)
63iowaIOWA12.68Big TenMidwest▼5
(LW: 58)
64southern-missSOUTHERN MISS11.43Conference USASouth▼7
(LW: 57)
65georgetownGEORGETOWN11.35Big EastMid-Atlantic▲4
(LW: 69)
66minnesotaMINNESOTA10.86Big TenMidwest▲2
(LW: 68)
67mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE10.59Independent (DI)South▲5
(LW: 72)
68southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS10.48Missouri ValleyMidwest▼3
(LW: 65)
69georgia-techGEORGIA TECH10.14ACCSouth▲6
(LW: 75)
(LW: 67)
71oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE9.35Big 12Midwest▼1
(LW: 70)
72libertyLIBERTY8.76Big South (1)Southeast▼1
(LW: 71)
73grand-canyonGRAND CANYON7.46WAC (1)West▲3
(LW: 76)
74notre-dameNOTRE DAME7.46ACCGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 74)
75new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE7.31America EastNortheast▲3
(LW: 78)
76riceRICE7.26Conference USASouth Central▲1
(LW: 77)
(LW: 134)
78ole-missOLE MISS6.94SECSouth▼5
(LW: 73)
79harvardHARVARD6.93Ivy LeagueNortheast▲3
(LW: 82)
80montana-stateMONTANA STATE6.00Big SkyMountain▲4
(LW: 84)
81monmouthMONMOUTH5.78Metro Atlantic (1)Mid-Atlantic▲4
(LW: 85)
82baylorBAYLOR5.55Big 12South Central▼1
(LW: 81)
83stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN5.36SouthlandSouth Central▼3
(LW: 80)
84princetonPRINCETON5.20Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▼5
(LW: 79)
85kansas-stateKANSAS STATE4.53Big 12Midwest▼45
(LW: 40)
86eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY4.06Ohio Valley (1)Southeast▲1
(LW: 87)
87villanovaVILLANOVA3.25Big East (1)Mid-Atlantic▲2
(LW: 89)
(LW: 86)
89middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE2.49Conference USASouth▼1
(LW: 88)
90brownBROWN2.16Ivy LeagueNortheast◀▶
(LW: 90)
91air-forceAIR FORCE1.81Mountain West (1)Mountain▲2
(LW: 93)
92marquetteMARQUETTE1.50Big EastGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 94)

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
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