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

NEW ORLEANS –The NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Preseason National Team Rankings show that Arkansas is the team to beat out of the gate, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

The Razorbacks find itself in first place for the first time in the preseason rankings in program history thanks to a loaded roster. Taliyah Brooks (heptathlon), Payton Chadwick (heptathlon), Lexi Jacobus (pole vault), Tori Hoggard (pole vault), Nikki Hiltz (1500) and Devin Clark (steeplechase) lead a plethora of talented athletes from Fayetteville into the outdoor season.

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While Arkansas sits on the throne this week, it will face stiff competition week in and week out from other teams in the top-five.

The defending champion Oregon Ducks are in second place in the preseason rankings. Coming off an indoor season that saw the Ducks place fifth, the program will be looking for its second outdoor title in three seasons with a roster that features with the likes of Ariana Washington (100 and 200), Mackenzie Dunmore (400), Katie Rainsberger (1500) and Alaysha Johnson (100 hurdles).

Georgia finds itself right behind the Ducks in third place in the rankings. After winning its first indoor title two weekends ago, the Bulldogs’ outdoor roster will be led by jumpers Keturah Orji, Kate Hall and Tatiana Gusin. After finishing just 1.8 points behind Oregon a season ago during the outdoor campaign, the Bulldogs will look to sweep both the indoor and outdoor championships.

Southern California sits in fourth in the rankings, giving it the highest preseason ranking since coming in at fourth two seasons ago. Leading the way for the Woman of Troy will be sprinters Kendall Ellis, Deanna Hill and Ky Westbrook, as well as hurdlers Dior Hall and Anna Cockrell.

Rounding out the top-five was Texas, which found itself in fifth for its seventh-straight top-10 preseason ranking. The Longhorns stable of hurdlers that features Rushelle Burton ad Ariel Jones will join forces with sprinters like Teahna Daniels that should wreak havoc on the outdoor circuit.

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Three conferences are represented in spots six through 10 in the preseason rankings.

Texas A&M (sixth), Florida (eighth) and LSU (ninth) give the SEC a total of five programs in the top-10. All three programs finished in the top-10 during the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships and should figure heavily into the outdoor picture.

Kansas State comes in at seventh for the program’s highest preseason ranking ever. With discus thrower Shadae Lawrence, triple jumper Shardia Lawrence, long jumper Wurrie Njadoe, hammer thrower Janee’ Kassanavoid and hepthatlete Nina Schultz on its roster, the Big 12 program will look to finish in the top-10 of the outdoor campaign for the fourth-consecutive season.

Stanford comes in at 10th with its second-consecutive top-10 preseason ranking. The Pac-12 squad placed 13th at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships a year ago, and hope to build on that with the likes of Elise Cranny (1500), Valarie Allman (discus) ad Mackenzie Little (javelin) returning this year.

The NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon, at Historic Hayward Field on June 6-9.

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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Preseason - March 20th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1arkansasARKANSAS289.37SECSouth Central6
2oregonOREGON234.08Pac-12West1
3georgiaGEORGIA213.09SECSouth2
4southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA207.33Pac-12 (1)West3
5texasTEXAS199.58Big 12South Central7
6texas-amTEXAS A&M191.69SECSouth Central13
7kansas-stateKANSAS STATE186.30Big 12 (1)Midwest9
8floridaFLORIDA170.69SEC (1)South5
9lsuLSU169.44SECSouth Central7
10stanfordSTANFORD144.49Pac-12West13
11minnesotaMINNESOTA139.82Big Ten (1)Midwest---
12kentuckyKENTUCKY138.18SECSoutheast4
13purduePURDUE126.59Big TenGreat Lakes21
14arizona-stateARIZONA STATE120.09Pac-12West10
15coloradoCOLORADO113.35Pac-12Mountain12
16nebraskaNEBRASKA103.16Big TenMidwest---
17oklahomaOKLAHOMA100.25Big 12Midwest72
18michiganMICHIGAN90.73Big TenGreat Lakes21
19florida-stateFLORIDA STATE88.74ACCSouth19
20virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH81.07ACCSoutheast11
21san-diego-stateSAN DIEGO STATE78.79Mountain West (1)West32
22ole-missOLE MISS76.80SECSouth29
23tennesseeTENNESSEE76.15SECSouth62
24notre-dameNOTRE DAME75.75ACCGreat Lakes---
25alabamaALABAMA73.03SECSouth28
26uclaUCLA68.28Pac-12West---
27san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO67.29IndependentWest21
28boise-stateBOISE STATE66.64Mountain WestWest13
29wisconsinWISCONSIN66.29Big TenGreat Lakes62
30south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA63.14SECSoutheast52
31missouriMISSOURI60.44SECMidwest17
32new-mexicoNEW MEXICO59.95Mountain WestMountain32
33auburnAUBURN56.98SECSouth---
34iowaIOWA55.82Big TenMidwest48
35iowa-stateIOWA STATE54.86Big 12Midwest21
36penn-statePENN STATE52.63Big TenMid-Atlantic29
37baylorBAYLOR49.76Big 12South Central38
38texas-techTEXAS TECH46.30Big 12Mountain43
39georgia-techGEORGIA TECH45.98ACCSouth---
40kansasKANSAS45.29Big 12Midwest18
41mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE44.89SECSouth38
42eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN44.00Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes32
43washingtonWASHINGTON43.61Pac-12West43
44unlvUNLV43.02Mountain WestWest38
45north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE42.48Summit League (1)Midwest---
46dukeDUKE41.73ACCSoutheast52
47houstonHOUSTON41.60American (1)South Central---
48arizonaARIZONA39.37Pac-12West21
49harvardHARVARD38.94Ivy LeagueNortheast29
50michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE38.35Big TenGreat Lakes52
51nc-stateNC STATE36.81ACCSoutheast---
52air-forceAIR FORCE35.68Mountain WestMountain---
53villanovaVILLANOVA34.91Big East (1)Mid-Atlantic---
54new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE34.79America EastNortheast43
55northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA34.35Big Sky (1)Mountain32
56middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE34.09Conference USASouth---
57clemsonCLEMSON33.13ACCSoutheast48
58utah-stateUTAH STATE32.88Mountain WestMountain---
59cornellCORNELL32.00Ivy LeagueNortheast---
60vanderbiltVANDERBILT31.92SECSouth61
61grand-canyonGRAND CANYON31.42WAC (1)West---
62furmanFURMAN31.13SoConSoutheast52
63fresno-stateFRESNO STATE30.54Mountain WestWest---
64texas-stateTEXAS STATE29.88Sun Belt (1)South Central69
65cincinnatiCINCINNATI28.58AmericanGreat Lakes69
66connecticutCONNECTICUT27.22AmericanNortheast---
67memphisMEMPHIS26.96AmericanSouth38
68samfordSAMFORD26.76SouthernSouth38
69akronAKRON25.81Mid-American (1)Great Lakes32
70ohio-stateOHIO STATE24.71Big TenGreat Lakes72
71portlandPORTLAND24.54IndependentWest---
72miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)24.32ACC (1)South21
73washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE23.75Pac-12West52
74tennessee-techTENNESSEE TECH22.11Ohio Valley (1)South---
75north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA22.07Big SkyMidwest---
76indianaINDIANA22.03Big TenGreat Lakes19
77south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA21.68Summit LeagueMidwest---
78providencePROVIDENCE19.05Big EastNortheast72
79californiaCALIFORNIA18.81Pac-12West---
80north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T18.35MEACSoutheast---
81byuBYU17.73Independent (DI)Mountain43
82utepUTEP17.46Conference USAMountain21
83utahUTAH16.57Pac-12Mountain48
84virginiaVIRGINIA15.92ACCSoutheast---
85north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA15.60ACCSoutheast---
86northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE15.39SouthlandSouth Central---
87morgan-stateMORGAN STATE14.90MEACMid-Atlantic---
87eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS14.90Ohio ValleyMidwest---
89tcuTCU14.59Big 12South Central---
90william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY14.30ColonialSoutheast52
91west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA14.08Big 12Mid-Atlantic---
92oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE13.36Big 12Midwest48
93smuSMU12.96AmericanSouth Central---
94charlotteCHARLOTTE12.79Conference USASoutheast72
95kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE12.35Atlantic Sun (1)South62
96new-mexico-stateNEW MEXICO STATE12.31WACMountain---
97indiana-stateINDIANA STATE11.83Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes---
98brownBROWN11.51Ivy LeagueNortheast---
99columbiaCOLUMBIA11.21Ivy LeagueNortheast---
100delawareDELAWARE10.73ColonialMid-Atlantic---
101colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE9.74Mountain WestMountain---
102kent-stateKENT STATE9.35Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes13
103montanaMONTANA8.95Big SkyMountain---
104louisvilleLOUISVILLE8.53ACCSoutheast32
105marylandMARYLAND8.52Big TenMid-Atlantic---
106syracuseSYRACUSE7.94ACCNortheast---
107northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS7.54Mid-AmericanMidwest52
108western-illinoisWESTERN ILLINOIS6.44Summit LeagueMidwest---
109ucfUCF5.64AmericanSouth---
110louisianaLOUISIANA5.56Sun BeltSouth Central---
111florida-internationalFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL5.28Conference USASouth---
112libertyLIBERTY5.16Big South (1)Southeast---
113ball-stateBALL STATE4.85Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
114florida-atlanticFLORIDA ATLANTIC4.37Conference USASouth---
115tulaneTULANE4.11AmericanSouth Central62
116san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE4.03Mountain WestWest---
117coastal-carolinaCOASTAL CAROLINA4.00Sun BeltSoutheast---
118uc-riversideUC RIVERSIDE3.86Big WestWest---
119cal-state-northridgeCAL STATE NORTHRIDGE3.58Big WestWest---
120abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN3.39SouthlandSouth Central---
121cal-polyCAL POLY3.12Big WestWest---
122illinoisILLINOIS3.09Big TenMidwest---
123campbellCAMPBELL2.92Big SouthSoutheast---
124southern-missSOUTHERN MISS2.92Conference USA (1)South---
125jacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE2.84Atlantic SunSouth---
126south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA2.61Sun BeltSouth---
127prairie-view-amPRAIRIE VIEW A&M2.48SWACSouth Central---
128northern-iowaNORTHERN IOWA2.45Missouri ValleyMidwest---
129southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA2.41SouthlandSouth Central---
130western-michiganWESTERN MICHIGAN2.34Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
131north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA2.33Atlantic SunSouth---
132uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA2.16Big WestWest---
133pittsburghPITTSBURGH2.13ACCMid-Atlantic---
134uc-irvineUC IRVINE1.88Big WestWest---
135georgetownGEORGETOWN1.84Big EastMid-Atlantic---
136bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN1.82Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
137south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE1.69Summit LeagueMidwest---
138stony-brookSTONY BROOK1.26America EastNortheast---
139long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE1.25Big West (1)West---
140arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE1.25Sun BeltSouth Central---
141montana-stateMONTANA STATE1.17Big SkyMountain43
142towsonTOWSON1.15ColonialMid-Atlantic---
143binghamtonBINGHAMTON1.05America EastNortheast---
144ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON0.98Sun BeltSouth Central77
145murray-stateMURRAY STATE0.97Ohio ValleySoutheast---
146eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY0.94Ohio ValleySoutheast---
147tennessee-stateTENNESSEE STATE0.91Ohio ValleySouth62
147omahaOMAHA0.91Summit LeagueMidwest---
149dartmouthDARTMOUTH0.89Ivy LeagueNortheast---
150wichita-stateWICHITA STATE0.81AmericanMidwest---
151missouri-stateMISSOURI STATE0.80Missouri ValleyMidwest---
152miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)0.75Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
153etsuETSU0.74SouthernSouth72
154western-kentuckyWESTERN KENTUCKY0.68Conference USASoutheast---
155st-johns-n-yST. JOHN'S (N.Y.)0.67Big EastNortheast---
156lamarLAMAR0.67SouthlandSouth Central---
157ohioOHIO0.65Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
158buffaloBUFFALO0.65Mid-AmericanNortheast---
159weber-stateWEBER STATE0.64Big SkyMountain---
160uc-davisUC DAVIS0.63Big WestWest52
161riceRICE0.62Conference USASouth Central---
162east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA0.60AmericanSoutheast---
163hawaiiHAWAI'I0.55Big WestWest---
163north-texasNORTH TEXAS0.55Conference USASouth Central---
165oregon-stateOREGON STATE0.50Pac-12West---
165tulsaTULSA0.50AmericanMidwest---
167youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE0.45Horizon (1)Great Lakes---
168drakeDRAKE0.40Missouri ValleyMidwest---
168elonELON0.40ColonialSoutheast---
170sacramento-stateSACRAMENTO STATE0.35Big SkyWest---
171nevadaNEVADA0.35Mountain WestMountain---
171cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON0.35Big WestWest---
173norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE0.35MEACSoutheast---
174umassUMASS0.28Atlantic 10Northeast---
175idahoIDAHO0.28Big SkyWest---
175bethune-cookmanBETHUNE-COOKMAN0.28MEACSouth---
177marquetteMARQUETTE0.25Big EastGreat Lakes---
177appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE0.25Sun BeltSoutheast---
179illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE0.23Missouri Valley (1)Midwest---
180lehighLEHIGH0.22PatriotMid-Atlantic69
180vcuVCU0.22Atlantic 10 (1)Southeast---
180gardner-webbGARDNER-WEBB0.22Big SouthSoutheast---
183northeasternNORTHEASTERN0.20Colonial (1)Northeast---
184alabama-stateALABAMA STATE0.19SWAC (1)South---
185wyomingWYOMING0.19Mountain WestMountain---
186incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD0.15SouthlandSouth Central---
186troyTROY0.15Sun BeltSouth---
188boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE0.13ACCNortheast---
189maristMARIST0.13Metro AtlanticNortheast---
190siueSIUE0.05Ohio ValleyMidwest---
190lipscombLIPSCOMB0.05Atlantic SunSouth---
192southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS0.03Missouri ValleyMidwest62
193texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI0.03SouthlandSouth Central---
193templeTEMPLE0.03AmericanMid-Atlantic---
195pennPENN0.02Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic---
196stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN0.01SouthlandSouth Central---

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2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 3/20
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Mar. 1: First Qualifying Date
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March 28-31: Texas/Florida Relays, Stanford Invite
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April 18-21: Kansas/Mt. SAC Relays
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April 25-28: Penn/Drake/Arkansas Relays
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May 3-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
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June 6-9: NCAA Finals (Eugene)
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