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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Top 25 | By Team | By Event

Top TFRRS Qualifiers
# of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History
This Season By Rank
| All-Time

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

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

USTFCCCA’s Comprehensive
Championships History

Men’s Records:
NCAA Meet | Collegiate | American | World

Women’s Records:
NCAA Meet | Collegiate | American | World

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.

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

2018 Week 7 - March 4th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 texas-tech TEXAS TECH
Mountain Region
Big 12 (1)
Wes Kittley (19th)
130.74 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 georgia GEORGIA
South Region
SEC
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
102.50 ▲ 3
(LW: 5)
3 florida FLORIDA
South Region
SEC
Mike Holloway (16th)
100.79 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region
SEC
Chris Bucknam (10th)
97.28 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region
MPSF (1)
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
91.66 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region
SEC
Pat Henry (14th)
85.94 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region
ACC (1)
Bob Braman (15th)
82.66 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 alabama ALABAMA
South Region
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (7th)
73.31 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region
Big Ten (1)
Karen Dennis (4th)
66.98 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 houston HOUSTON
South Central Region
American (1)
Leroy Burrell (20th)
65.47 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 tcu TCU
South Central Region
Big 12
Darryl Anderson (14th)
64.15 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region
ACC
Dave Cianelli (17th)
60.39 ▼ 3
(LW: 9)
13 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region
ACC
Chris Fox (13th)
59.11 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
53.89 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 south-carolina SOUTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region
SEC
Curtis Frye (22nd)
51.58 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 oregon OREGON
West Region
MPSF
Robert Johnson (6th)
50.04 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region
SEC
Edrick Floreal (6th)
46.54 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (11th)
45.27 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 texas TEXAS
South Central Region
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
45.21 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 clemson CLEMSON
Southeast Region
ACC
Mark Elliott (5th)
45.14 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 southern-utah SOUTHERN UTAH
Mountain Region
Big Sky
Eric Houle (26th)
44.95 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 utep UTEP
Mountain Region
Conference USA
Mika Laaksonen (9th)
44.74 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region
Mountain West
Brian Bedard (12th)
44.24 ▲ 5
(LW: 28)
24 stanford STANFORD
West Region
MPSF
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
38.73 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 auburn AUBURN
South Region
SEC
Ralph Spry (21st)
35.74 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 22 Utah State, No. 25 Indiana

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Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1SEC1034.4010
2MPSF470.895
3ACC266.543
4Big Ten246.882
5Big 12183.691
6Mountain West179.602
7Mid-American54.67
8America East47.151
9American39.291
10Conference USA29.80

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
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/26
Week 7Sun 3/4
MEN | WOMEN
March 9-10: NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10

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