2018 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The most recent NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings, released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) saw quite the shakeup between the preseason and now.

Eight teams took up new spots in the top-10, including a trio of program from the SEC: Florida, Mississippi State and LSU. The Gators jumped from No. 4 to No. 1, the Bulldogs went from No. 14 to No. 9 and the Tigers soared from outside the top-25 to No. 10.

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The two-time defending champion Gators return to the top spot of the outdoor rankings for the first time since Week 3 of 2017. Performances by Florida’s field athletes and relay teams at the Florida Relays this past weekend lifted them three spots in the index. Clayton Brown (high jump), Anders Eriksson (hammer throw) and Thomas Mardal (hammer throw) are now each ranked in the top-7 of their respective events in the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings, while the Gators’ 4×400 tops the chart at 3:01.00 and their 4×100 relay sits fourth.

Texas A&M and Houston remained second and third, while former No. 1 Oregon slid three spots to No. 4. The Aggies, Cougars and Ducks each had a top-5 mark turned in by their athletes this past weekend. Texas A&M has the second-ranked 4×400 team at 3:02.74, Houston is No. 3 in the 4×100 at 38.92 and Oregon has two men ranked in the top-5 of the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings in the 1500 (Sam Prakel and Mick Stanovsek).

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Southern California and Texas Tech each moved up two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 and No. 8 to No. 6, respectively. The Trojans threw down the second fastest 4×100 relay of the season this past weekend (38.88).

Mississippi State watched a pair of throwers help its program to its best ranking since 2015. Anderson Peters and Nicolas Quijera are now ranked the second and fifth-best javelin throwers according to the USTFCCCA Individual Rankings. Peters launched the javelin 81.95m (268-10) two weeks ago and was named National Athlete of the Week for his effort.

LSU has been a fixture in the top-10 and returns to that spot this week. The Tigers have been ranked in the top-10 43 consecutive weeks until they fell out in the preseason. LSU jumped back into the mix after Damion Thomas starred in the 110 hurdles (13.43w) and its 4×100 relay hit the best mark in the nation (38.84).

There were two new additions to the top-25 this week as Ohio State jumped 13 spots from No. 34 to No. 21 and Florida State climbed 12 spots from No. 37 to No. 25.

The 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held June 6-9 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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

2018 Week 1 - April 2nd

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 florida FLORIDA
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Mike Holloway (16th)
294.15 ▲ 3
(LW: 4)
2 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Pat Henry (14th)
249.17 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 houston HOUSTON
South Central Region (3)
American (1)
Leroy Burrell (20th)
230.78 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 oregon OREGON
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (1)
Robert Johnson (6th)
226.58 ▼ 3
(LW: 1)
5 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region (3)
Pac-12
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
209.45 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 texas-tech TEXAS TECH
Mountain Region (2)
Big 12 (1)
Wes Kittley (19th)
199.18 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (7)
SEC
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
198.01 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (6)
SEC
Dan Waters (7th)
185.96 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region (3)
SEC
Steve Dudley (8th)
145.81 ▲ 5
(LW: 14)
10 lsu LSU
South Central Region (4)
SEC
Dennis Shaver (14th)
142.47 ▲ 16
(LW: 26)
11 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (2)
SEC
Chris Bucknam (10th)
139.92 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 kansas KANSAS
Midwest Region (9)
Big 12
Stanley Redwine (18th)
126.71 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (9)
ACC
Dave Cianelli (17th)
123.14 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 nebraska NEBRASKA
Midwest Region (4)
Big Ten
Gary Pepin (35th)
121.36 ▼ 5
(LW: 9)
15 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West
Brian Bedard (12th)
116.92 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 south-carolina SOUTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (5)
SEC
Curtis Frye (22nd)
115.52 ▼ 3
(LW: 13)
17 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
109.77 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 baylor BAYLOR
South Central Region (10)
Big 12
Todd Harbour (13th)
105.20 ▲ 7
(LW: 25)
19 auburn AUBURN
South Region (11)
SEC
Ralph Spry (21st)
102.83 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 stanford STANFORD
West Region (8)
Pac-12
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
100.59 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Karen Dennis (4th)
93.67 ▲ 13
(LW: 34)
22 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (13)
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
92.36 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (8)
ACC
Bryan Fetzer (7th)
91.60 ▼ 3
(LW: 20)
24 byu BYU
Mountain Region (1)
Independent (DI)
Ed Eyestone (5th)
89.60 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (2)
ACC (1)
Bob Braman (15th)
86.94 ▲ 12
(LW: 37)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 21 UCLA, No. 22 Kentucky, No. 24 Michigan

VIEW ALL RANKINGS BEYOND THE TOP 25

Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1SEC1768.439
2Pac-12826.463
3Big Ten747.563
4Big 12718.504
5ACC568.893
6American403.891
7Mountain West259.191
8Conference USA234.13
9Southland157.47
10Sun Belt110.41

 

Men's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesOhio State796.14
Mid-AtlanticNavy774.97
MidwestIowa651.93
MountainBYU1177.48
NortheastArmy West Point604.72
SouthFlorida838.90
South CentralTexas A&M762.19
SoutheastKentucky739.49
WestArizona581.11
View All Regional Rankings

 

Men's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersNorthwestern State10.2641.02
200 MetersSouthern California20.721:22.89
400 MetersFlorida46.523:06.06
800 MetersIowa State1:49.877:19.48
1500 MetersBYU3:45.9115:03.64
SteeplechaseBYU8:43.9134:55.63
5000 MetersNorthern Arizona13:53.1355:32.52
10,000 MetersAlabama28:47.401:55:09.61
110 Meter HurdlesArkansas14.2857.12
400 Meter HurdlesTexas A&M51.043:24.15
High JumpUTSA2.06m6-98.23m27-0
Pole VaultKansas5.33m17-5½21.30m69-10½
Long JumpTexas Tech7.88m25-1031.50m103-4
Triple JumpSacramento State15.12m49-7¼60.47m198-4
Shot PutCalifornia18.35m60-2¼73.38m240-9
DiscusNebraska56.08m183-11224.30m735-10
HammerNorth Dakota State60.45m198-4241.81m793-4
JavelinWichita State66.90m219-5267.59m877-11
DecathlonWichita State7,06128,242

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
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/2
March 28-31: Texas/Florida Relays, Stanford Invite
Week 2Mon 4/9
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/9
Week 3Mon 4/16
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 4/16
April 18-21: Kansas/Mt. SAC Relays
Week 4Mon 4/23
MEN | WOMEN
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
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/7
May 9-13: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 7Mon 5/14
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/14
Week 8Mon 5/21
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 5/21
May 24-26: NCAA Prelims (Sacramento & Tampa)
Week 9Tue 5/29
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/29
FINAL ResultsSat 6/9
June 6-9: NCAA Finals (Eugene)

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