2018 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Preseason

NEW ORLEANS – The road to the NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field team title goes through Eugene, Oregon – in more ways than one.

Not only are the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Historic Hayward Field once again, the Preseason National Team Rankings predict the hometown team to stand atop the podium following the conclusion of the meet.

Oregon is ranked No. 1 in the first index of the 2018 season – but not by much. The Ducks tallied 197.97 points, just 0.22 more than second-ranked Texas A&M (197.75) and 1.43 more than third-ranked Houston (196.54). This is the slimmest margin between the top-3 teams in the history of the National Team Rankings for outdoor track & field.

NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings – Men

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If Oregon wins the national title – its first outdoor crown since 2015 – it would have done it thanks to its depth in the 1500 and two sprinters. The Ducks have four men who are ranked in the top-10 of the 1500 using preseason data: James West, Matthew Maton, Sam Prakel and Blake Haney. Combine that quartet with the possibility of Damarcus Simpson and Cravon Gillespie scoring big in the 100 and 200, respectively, and that means Oregon could be a difficult match for any team in the nation.

The Aggies, who were also ranked second in three other preseason lists (2010, 2011 and 2016) will look to diversify their point total across four event areas. Texas A&M has the top-ranked javelin thrower according to preseason data (John Kyriazis), the second-ranked 800-meter contender (Devin Dixon), the second-ranked pole vaulter (Audie Wyatt), the third-ranked long jumper (Will Williams) and the fifth-ranked 400-meter hurdler (Robert Grant).

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There is a trio of top-ranked athletes for the Cougars as they’re paced by Cameron Burrell and Elijah Hall in the 100 and 200, respectively, and Brian Barraza in the steeplechase. Burrell clocked a time of 9.93 in the 100 last year and Hall will likely use a standout indoor season – which saw him win NCAA titles in the 60 and 200 – as a springboard. This is the best ranking in program history for Houston.

Two-time defending national champion Florida comes in at No. 4, the first time it has been ranked outside of the top-3 in the preseason since 2009. The Gators have a number of athletes who are ranked in the top-5, including KeAndre Bates and Grant Holloway, who scored in multiple events last year to guide their team to yet another national title.

Georgia rounds out the top-5 as the third team from the Southeastern Conference in the mix. This is the Bulldogs’ best preseason ranking in program history and they’ll toward Denzel Comententia (shot put, hammer), Keenon Laine (high jump) and Karl Saluri (decathlon) for big points in their respective events.

Alabama comes in at No. 6, followed by No. 7 Southern California, No. 8 Texas Tech, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 10 Kansas. It has been a steady climb for the Huskers, who posted their best ranking since the 2013 season.

Be sure to check back throughout the season as we’ll see these rankings evolve ahead of NCAAs, which are set to take place June 6-9 at Historic Hayward Field.

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

2018 Preseason - March 20th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1oregonOREGON197.97Pac-12 (1)West9
2texas-amTEXAS A&M197.75SECSouth Central2
3houstonHOUSTON196.54American (1)South Central12
4floridaFLORIDA184.72SEC (1)South1
5georgiaGEORGIA182.27SECSouth6
6alabamaALABAMA179.75SECSouth10
7southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA178.28Pac-12West20
8texas-techTEXAS TECH172.46Big 12 (1)Mountain17
9nebraskaNEBRASKA156.22Big TenMidwest69
10kansasKANSAS139.18Big 12Midwest11
11arkansasARKANSAS131.63SECSouth Central4
12virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH124.63ACCSoutheast32
13south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA124.41SECSoutheast49
14mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE124.01SECSouth26
15colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE119.38Mountain WestMountain33
16penn-statePENN STATE107.68Big TenMid-Atlantic20
17stanfordSTANFORD105.48Pac-12West26
18auburnAUBURN103.81SECSouth5
19texasTEXAS102.38Big 12South Central26
20virginiaVIRGINIA102.06ACCSoutheast3
21uclaUCLA98.80Pac-12West33
22kentuckyKENTUCKY79.35SECSoutheast59
23byuBYU76.45Independent (DI)Mountain33
24michiganMICHIGAN73.55Big TenGreat Lakes41
25baylorBAYLOR72.80Big 12South Central74
26lsuLSU68.10SECSouth Central7
27utepUTEP67.02Conference USAMountain23
28syracuseSYRACUSE66.67ACCNortheast41
29arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE65.89Sun Belt (1)South Central51
30californiaCALIFORNIA65.35Pac-12West69
31eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY64.61Ohio Valley (1)Southeast---
32illinoisILLINOIS64.36Big TenMidwest33
33ole-missOLE MISS62.43SECSouth14
34ohio-stateOHIO STATE61.37Big Ten (1)Great Lakes33
35georgetownGEORGETOWN59.16Big EastMid-Atlantic12
36coloradoCOLORADO58.62Pac-12Mountain59
37florida-stateFLORIDA STATE58.25ACC (1)South51
38wisconsinWISCONSIN55.33Big TenGreat Lakes---
39utah-stateUTAH STATE55.30Mountain WestMountain65
40rutgersRUTGERS54.10Big TenMid-Atlantic74
41iowaIOWA52.82Big TenMidwest17
42oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE49.34Big 12Midwest51
43middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE48.78Conference USASouth---
44arizonaARIZONA48.60Pac-12West41
45tennesseeTENNESSEE47.74SECSouth7
46north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE47.51Summit League (1)Midwest51
47washingtonWASHINGTON46.26Pac-12West---
48akronAKRON45.77Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes17
49wichita-stateWICHITA STATE44.83AmericanMidwest65
50memphisMEMPHIS43.72AmericanSouth---
51marylandMARYLAND42.84Big TenMid-Atlantic---
52tulaneTULANE41.45AmericanSouth Central---
53tcuTCU38.65Big 12South Central---
54south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA38.10Summit LeagueMidwest49
55southern-missSOUTHERN MISS37.47Conference USASouth---
56new-mexicoNEW MEXICO36.36Mountain WestMountain23
57michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE35.38Big TenGreat Lakes33
58north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA35.16ACCSoutheast51
59clemsonCLEMSON34.33ACCSoutheast59
60long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE33.80Big WestWest---
61indianaINDIANA32.94Big TenGreat Lakes---
62youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE32.68HorizonGreat Lakes---
63southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA30.88SouthlandSouth Central33
64ionaIONA30.50Metro AtlanticNortheast41
65louisvilleLOUISVILLE30.02ACCSoutheast22
66riceRICE29.97Conference USASouth Central59
67portlandPORTLAND29.52IndependentWest69
68air-forceAIR FORCE27.64Mountain West (1)Mountain---
69southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH27.27Big SkyMountain---
70gonzagaGONZAGA26.32IndependentWest69
71minnesotaMINNESOTA25.27Big TenMidwest41
72western-kentuckyWESTERN KENTUCKY23.96Conference USASoutheast---
73princetonPRINCETON23.56Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic---
74notre-dameNOTRE DAME23.56ACCGreat Lakes---
75furmanFURMAN23.38SoConSoutheast74
76cincinnatiCINCINNATI22.34AmericanGreat Lakes33
77kent-stateKENT STATE21.35Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes26
78la-salleLA SALLE21.30Atlantic 10Mid-Atlantic---
79samfordSAMFORD21.24SouthernSouth51
80stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN20.69SouthlandSouth Central---
81washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE20.52Pac-12West---
82wake-forestWAKE FOREST19.52ACCSoutheast51
83hamptonHAMPTON18.98MEACSoutheast---
84north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA17.80Atlantic SunSouth---
85connecticutCONNECTICUT16.47AmericanNortheast---
86north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T16.06MEAC (1)Southeast14
87sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE15.96Southland (1)South Central---
88miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)15.75ACCSouth---
89southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS15.15Missouri ValleyMidwest---
90monmouthMONMOUTH14.21Metro Atlantic (1)Mid-Atlantic---
91kansas-stateKANSAS STATE13.91Big 12Midwest26
92utsaUTSA13.86Conference USASouth Central---
93south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA13.50Sun BeltSouth74
94nc-stateNC STATE12.45ACCSoutheast---
95campbellCAMPBELL12.37Big SouthSoutheast59
96charlotteCHARLOTTE11.35Conference USA (1)Southeast---
97purduePURDUE11.20Big TenGreat Lakes---
98sacramento-stateSACRAMENTO STATE11.07Big SkyWest---
99texas-southernTEXAS SOUTHERN10.77SWACSouth Central---
100arizona-stateARIZONA STATE10.35Pac-12West74
101northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE10.25SouthlandSouth Central---
102oaklandOAKLAND9.46Horizon (1)Great Lakes---
103northern-iowaNORTHERN IOWA9.24Missouri Valley (1)Midwest---
104manhattanMANHATTAN8.60Metro AtlanticNortheast---
105rhode-islandRHODE ISLAND8.02Atlantic 10 (1)Northeast---
106northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA6.84Big Sky (1)Mountain69
107coppin-stateCOPPIN STATE5.88MEACMid-Atlantic---
108libertyLIBERTY5.60Big South (1)Southeast---
109alabama-stateALABAMA STATE5.25SWACSouth---
110indiana-stateINDIANA STATE4.57Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes---
111navyNAVY4.22Patriot (1)Mid-Atlantic59
112iowa-stateIOWA STATE3.58Big 12Midwest65
113uc-irvineUC IRVINE3.56Big WestWest---
114tulsaTULSA3.35AmericanMidwest14
115ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON3.32Sun BeltSouth Central---
116texas-stateTEXAS STATE3.26Sun BeltSouth Central---
117boise-stateBOISE STATE3.26Mountain WestWest---
118pennPENN2.41Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic---
119dukeDUKE2.31ACCSoutheast---
120weber-stateWEBER STATE2.11Big SkyMountain---
121oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS1.88Summit LeagueMidwest---
122eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN1.86Mid-American (1)Great Lakes---
123ulmULM1.84Sun BeltSouth Central---
124marquetteMARQUETTE1.79Big East (1)Great Lakes---
125illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE1.72Missouri ValleyMidwest---
126louisianaLOUISIANA1.69Sun BeltSouth Central---
127kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE1.67Atlantic Sun (1)South---
128georgia-techGEORGIA TECH1.67ACCSouth---
129cornellCORNELL1.64Ivy LeagueNortheast26
130appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE1.60Sun BeltSoutheast---
131brownBROWN1.58Ivy LeagueNortheast---
132central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN1.55Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
133wyomingWYOMING1.48Mountain WestMountain41
134harvardHARVARD1.27Ivy LeagueNortheast---
135missouriMISSOURI1.24SECMidwest51
136alabama-amALABAMA A&M1.13SWACSouth---
137boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY1.11PatriotNortheast---
138montanaMONTANA1.10Big SkyMountain---
139uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA1.10Big WestWest---
140cal-state-northridgeCAL STATE NORTHRIDGE1.06Big WestWest---
141montana-stateMONTANA STATE1.05Big SkyMountain---
142unc-ashevilleUNC ASHEVILLE0.93Big SouthSoutheast---
143lipscombLIPSCOMB0.92Atlantic SunSouth---
144new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE0.85America EastNortheast---
145bethune-cookmanBETHUNE-COOKMAN0.83MEACSouth---
146south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE0.81Summit LeagueMidwest---
147cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON0.80Big West (1)West---
148pittsburghPITTSBURGH0.80ACCMid-Atlantic41
149albanyALBANY0.80America East (1)Northeast---
150troyTROY0.73Sun BeltSouth---
151army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT0.72PatriotNortheast---
152uc-davisUC DAVIS0.71Big WestWest---
153umbcUMBC0.70America EastMid-Atlantic---
154mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE0.70SouthlandSouth Central---
155east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA0.67AmericanSoutheast---
156villanovaVILLANOVA0.65Big EastMid-Atlantic---
157lamarLAMAR0.57SouthlandSouth Central---
158oklahomaOKLAHOMA0.57Big 12Midwest23
159eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS0.55Ohio ValleyMidwest---
160dartmouthDARTMOUTH0.55Ivy LeagueNortheast---
161liu-brooklynLIU BROOKLYN0.52NortheastNortheast---
161central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS0.52SouthlandSouth Central---
163northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO0.51Big SkyMountain---
164lehighLEHIGH0.50PatriotMid-Atlantic---
165south-carolina-stateSOUTH CAROLINA STATE0.47MEACSoutheast---
166lafayetteLAFAYETTE0.40PatriotMid-Atlantic---
166buffaloBUFFALO0.40Mid-AmericanNortheast---
168bradleyBRADLEY0.38Missouri ValleyMidwest---
169grand-canyonGRAND CANYON0.35WAC (1)West---
170prairie-view-amPRAIRIE VIEW A&M0.28SWAC (1)South Central---
171san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO0.26IndependentWest---
172columbiaCOLUMBIA0.26Ivy LeagueNortheast---
173william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY0.25ColonialSoutheast---
174yaleYALE0.22Ivy LeagueNortheast---
175coastal-carolinaCOASTAL CAROLINA0.22Sun BeltSoutheast---
176umesUMES0.20MEACMid-Atlantic---
176usfUSF0.20AmericanSouth---
178n-c-centralN.C. CENTRAL0.17MEACSoutheast---
179cal-polyCAL POLY0.17Big WestWest---
180fresno-stateFRESNO STATE0.15Mountain WestWest---
181drakeDRAKE0.14Missouri ValleyMidwest---
182southeast-missouriSOUTHEAST MISSOURI0.13Ohio ValleyMidwest---
183saint-francis-paSAINT FRANCIS (PA.)0.12NortheastMid-Atlantic---
184george-masonGEORGE MASON0.10Atlantic 10Southeast---
185savannah-stateSAVANNAH STATE0.05MEACSouth---
185gardner-webbGARDNER-WEBB0.05Big SouthSoutheast---
187bucknellBUCKNELL0.03PatriotMid-Atlantic---
188norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE0.01MEACSoutheast---
188western-carolinaWESTERN CAROLINA0.01Southern (1)Southeast---
190western-illinoisWESTERN ILLINOIS0.01Summit LeagueMidwest---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 3/20
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 1: First Qualifying Date
Week 1Mon 4/2
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Mon 4/2
March 28-31: Texas/Florida Relays, Stanford Invite
Week 2Mon 4/9
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Mon 4/9
Week 3Mon 4/16
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Mon 4/16
April 18-21: Kansas/Mt. SAC Relays
Week 4Mon 4/23
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Mon 4/23
April 25-28: Penn/Drake/Arkansas Relays
Week 5Mon 4/30
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/30
May 3-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 6Mon 5/7
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Mon 5/7
May 9-13: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 7Mon 5/14
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Mon 5/14
Week 8Mon 5/21
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Mon 5/21
May 24-26: NCAA Prelims (Sacramento & Tampa)
Week 9Tue 5/29
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Tue 5/29
FINAL ResultsSat 6/9
June 6-9: NCAA Finals (Eugene)
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