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

Top 25 Teams
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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


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
Southern California44362331121
Georgia39474565312
Stanford101211107977683
Kentucky126756656744
Florida87989898855
LSU95521112276
Oregon22243223537
Purdue131112121111111414138
Arizona State141413131413131612179
Virginia Tech2018181921192117171610
Arkansas111154499911
Missouri3124232232161826232411
Iowa3435343429242936342813
Florida State1919192020292738352614
UCLA2629333336252023243014
Auburn3346433627272627332916
Kansas State710101113151615151117
New Mexico3240383939441412161817
Texas A&M636387844619
Ole Miss2220212419212324222520
Northern Arizona5556545335374143423820
Kansas4038293018223018191522
Wisconsin2936363734393930282222
Penn State3633404131424434363424
Tennessee2315171516141510101225
Boise State2827313125262532251925
UNLV444549509495102596046
Mississippi State41253938464748494850
Oklahoma State9291909613314416312512956
Columbia9910310510688939010810368
Georgia Tech394246511079086939672
Arizona48524445656153636587
UMass174195192----7367908292
Alabama State18419419414515015611412913699
Northwestern State86878890111124115121124101
South Dakota State137112111109909197101100102
Tulane11512912512511313413799102106
Bethune-Cookman17512213411479949198101110
Jacksonville125109114116104109116124119115
Long Beach State139124126127134141147150145118
Monmouth------------167140132119
Montana State141147145146124126128145141126
George Mason--185153156163173148169162126
Cornell59656364139146136139133134
ETSU153168168179170172182--186134
North Carolina A&T807682806276658686136
Indiana State978686876059645251
Grand Canyon616260627275715758
North Dakota758587897071697073
Prairie View A&M1277875755862637878
Incarnate Word18616718114098106808987
Temple193------145157165105107
Eastern Illinois8788929711612999105108
Southeastern Louisiana12914214114392102101109113
New Mexico State96115102104977776114117
Southern Utah------103110113143118
Nevada17119018218310199105115121
Western Kentucky154182157166142145154119123
Miami (Ohio)152161159157181186196141125
Abilene Christian120131127126122119121122126
Texas State64666871121122131126127
UTEP82949699114112120137128
North Texas163186179183110121123128134
Sam Houston State--189186144106120117132137
Pittsburgh13399106107115130127138140
Southern Illinois192--------165171151142
Buffalo158168166165155155160144143
CSUN119127121124125107110136144
Northern Iowa128132135129118116126146148
Dartmouth149162165176131138139161150
Northeastern183----------134147151
Eastern Kentucky146175168170181183161168153
Tennessee Tech74848485132140151154154
Boston College188156155164129118129134156
Delaware100104103103------188157
Illinois122137136142158137142167160
Dayton--191186188164158146159161
Austin Peay----157166147150154157162
Wichita State150158156155186183--158162
N.C. Central--------184--153166167
Georgetown135140137136176181----167
Butler--------------164170
Albany--172184----151158179171
Illinois State179195----143153164173172
Montana103111112110130133140--173
Cal Poly121134133131159160168170174
Stephen F. Austin196------186--168170174
Cal State Fullerton171191186--145154162177174
Howard----------179149173177
Idaho State--------------173177
St. John's (N.Y.)155163160162148147152180177
Quinnipiac------183161166173190177
UC Irvine134133130128160162172184181
TCU89102101108179190--194182
Iona--------------182183
UC Riverside118121120121157166177190183
Lipscomb190------165171175--183
Saint Francis (Pa.)--------171166177182186
La Salle------------173184186
Maine----------186177184189
Northwestern--------184191197--189
Youngstown State167175177179------188191
Ohio157171173173----186190191
Eastern Washington--------168180190--191
Central Michigan--------180174193--195
Coastal Carolina117143138138117125125152197
Samford68777370------184197
Weber State159188192--151161188--197
James Madison--------181178191--197
Murray State145157162172177183193--197
Lamar156145152159166186177165--
SIUE190------------170--
Troy186199----------177--
USF--141144153162170176193--
Sacramento State170154161163156162170----
Yale------------177----
Stony Brook138152148154----182----
Texas Southern------------185----
UMass Lowell------------186----
Charlotte94105104105173176189----
Missouri State151166163186--186------
Drake168182186--188--------
VCU180173185189189--------
Morgan State87889297----------
Louisiana110119117117----------
Tennessee State147148142147----------
Tulsa165175173176----------
Idaho175181173176----------
Elon168182177181----------
Marquette177186186187----------
Appalachian State177191183------------
UCF109113--------------
UTSA--180--------------
Lehigh180199--------------
Northern Colorado------------------
Richmond------------------
Western Carolina------------------
Portland State------------------
Marshall------------------
Utah Valley------------------
Loyola-Chicago------------------
USC Upstate------------------
Houston Baptist------------------
Holy Cross------------------
Georgia State------------------
Boston University------------------
Army West Point------------------
Alcorn State------------------
Saint Joseph's----------------
Sacred Heart----------------
Rutgers------------------
Rider------------------
Jacksonville State------------------
Xavier------------------
Navy------------------
Rhode Island------------------
Oakland----------------
Loyola Marymount------------------
Louisiana Tech------------------
High Point------------------
Hampton------------------
Fordham----------------
Florida A&M------------------
Belmont------------------
Arkansas-Pine Bluff------------------
DePaul------------------
American------------------
Davidson------------------
Western Illinois108110113115--------
Florida Atlantic114125129134154152157173
Marist189195------------
Gardner-Webb180195------------
UNC-Wilmington----------------
Little Rock----------------
Saint Louis----------------
ULM----------------
New Orleans----------------
Mount St. Mary's----------------
Milwaukee----------------
Mercer----------------
Southern----------------
Southeast Missouri----------------
UTRGV----------------
Charleston Southern----------------
Hartford--------------
Central Connecticut State--------------
Gonzaga----------------
George Washington----------------
Bryant--------------
Bradley----------------
College Of Charleston----------------
LIU----------------
Kansas City----------------
UAB----------------
Wright State----------------
VMI----------------
Vermont----------------
Manhattan----------------
Seattle----------------
Citadel----------------
Central Arkansas----------------
Fairleigh Dickinson----------------
Duquesne----------------
CSU Bakersfield----------------
Robert Morris----------
San Diego--------------
Delaware State--------
Loyola (Md.)--
Georgia Southern----
Purdue Fort Wayne------------
Winthrop--------------
Detroit Mercy------------
South Carolina State------
Chattanooga------------
UNCG------------
Illinois Chicago----
Radford----------
NJIT------
UMES--------
Mississippi Valley State--------
Siena--------
UT Martin--------
Alabama A&M--------
Canisius--
Lafayette----
UNC Asheville------
Santa Clara------
Chicago State------
Coppin State------
St. Mary's (Calif.)----
Wagner----
Northern Kentucky----
Grambling State----
Colgate----
Morehead State--
Pacific--
Valparaiso--
Savannah State--
Nicholls--
Jackson State--
Pepperdine--
Cleveland State--

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

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