Historically Dominant Teams At NCAA DI Indoor Championships
No teams have come close to dominating the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships like the Arkansas men and the LSU women.
The Razorbacks and Tigers have combined for 31 team titles since 1984 with the former accounting for 20 and the latter the other 11.
Success for Arkansas has been possible because of its heavy hand in the distance events and horizontal jumps. The Razorbacks have scored the most team points in meet history in the mile, 3000, 5000 as well as the long jump and triple jump.
LSU spread its wealth across the board. The Tigers are the No. 1 team historically in four track events (60, 200, 800, 60 hurdles) and two field events (long jump and triple jump).
Top-Scoring Programs By Event At NCAAs
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Arkansas is one of two men’s programs to amass more than 200 points in an event category. The Razorbacks have done so both in the triple jump (260 points thanks to 36 scorers, of which are 17 champions) and 3000 (206), while Baylor has put up big numbers in the 4×400 (201). Arkansas could also add the long jump to its ledger if Laquan Narin finishes fourth or better this weekend.
LSU is the only women’s program to eclipse the 200-point barrier in an event (227 in the 60), but Texas isn’t too far behind in the 4×400 (195). The Longhorns could push their total above 200 if they finish fourth or better in Saturday’s final.
We could see some changes to the above chart following the conclusion of the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in College Station, Texas at the Gilliam Indoor Track Complex.
Florida State and Tennessee are currently tied for the historical lead in the men’s 200 with 87 points. The Seminoles sat alone in first place until last year when Christian Coleman nabbed the Volunteers’ fourth title in the event. Both programs have an athlete entered in the event this year – Florida State’s Andre Ewers and Tennessee’s Mustaqeem Williams – so it will come down to which one finishes better in the final, if they earn their spot.
What program is the men’s version of 400U? We already know Texas’ women hold the crown for their gender. Well, right now, it’s LSU with 114 points. Baylor and Florida sit in a second-place tie with 113 points. Out of those three programs – LSU, Baylor and Florida – the Bears are the only squad with an entrant this weekend. If Wil London reaches Saturday’s final and finishes seventh or better, Baylor pulls the rug out from under the Tigers.
The No. 1 program when it comes to the women’s DMR has been Georgetown for quite some time – but Stanford is making some noise. The Hoyas own a two-point lead over the Cardinal entering NCAAs (92 to 90). Georgetown doesn’t have a team entered at NCAAs: Stanford does. The Cardinal sits fifth on the Descending Order List and if the quartet finishes sixth or better on Friday, long live the Queen.