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

NEW ORLEANS – A big weekend of outdoor track & field benefitted the SEC, as two new women’s teams snuck into the top-five of the NCAA Division I Women’s National Team Rankings, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Texas A&M moved up three spots to third, while LSU jumped four spots into fifth, joining national leader Arkansas from the SEC.

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Texas A&M was impressive at its in-state rival’s meet, the Home Depot Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. In Austin, the Aggies netted six NCAA Division I top-10 Descending Order List marks, including third place marks in the discus by Serena Brown and in the heptathlon by Tyra Gittens.

Also competing at the Texas Relays were the LSU Tigers, putting on a show in the 100 meters. A trio of Tigers in Aleia Hobbs (10.86), Kornei Johnson (10.97) and Mikiah Brisco (10.99) dominated the event, with the three marks currently sitting first, second and fifth on the NCAA Division I Descending Order List. Kymber Payne also ran the fastest 400 hurdles time in the nation this year at 55.92, while Tonea Marshall’s 100 hurdles time of 12.73 is good for second in NCAA Division I this season.

Arkansas maintained its top spot in the rankings with a solid showing in Austin, as well. Taliyah Brooks’ 5946 in the heptathlon is good for second on the Descending Order List this year, as is Lexi Jacobus’ pole vault mark of 4.55m (14-11). Victoria Hoggard joined Jacobus in posting a strong pole vault mark with a leap of 4.50m (14-9), sitting right behind Jacobus on the Descending Order List.

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The Pac-12 posted the other two top-five teams in this week’s rankings, with Oregon and Southern California staying put at second and fourth, respectively.

The Ducks traveled south to the Stanford Invitational this past weekend where it saw Lilli Burdon post the fastest 5000 time in the nation this year at 15:42.65. Southern California competed at the California Collegiate Open, where Breana Jemison’s shot put mark of 17.57m (57-7¾) was good for fourth in the nation this season.

Two other SEC squads are right on the cusp of the top-five, as Kentucky (sixth) and Florida (seventh) each moved up in the rankings.

The Wildcats posted eight NCAA Division I Descending Order List top-10 marks at the Florida Relays, including Sydney McLaughlin’s 50.07 in the 400, good for third in the outdoor collegiate record books. The stellar freshman also posted the nation’s top 200 time at 22.39 while also helping the 4×400 relay team notch a 3:26.92 for the top time in the country this year.

Florida had success at its home meet, as Sharrika Barnett (400) and Yanis David (triple jump) now sit second in the nation in their respective events after the Florida Relays.

Rounding out the top-10 were Texas, Georgia and Kansas State. Each team dropped at least three spots in the rankings from the preseason poll.

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

Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 1 - April 2nd

1 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (2)
Lance Harter (28th)
378.96 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oregon OREGON
West Region (3)
Robert Johnson (6th)
252.81 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (1)
Pat Henry (14th)
244.04 ▲ 3
(LW: 6)
4 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region (1)
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
243.66 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 lsu LSU
South Central Region (3)
Dennis Shaver (14th)
242.91 ▲ 4
(LW: 9)
6 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (1)
Edrick Floreal (6th)
234.86 ▲ 6
(LW: 12)
7 florida FLORIDA
South Region (1)
Mike Holloway (11th)
195.82 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (5)
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
187.33 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (13)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
178.77 ▼ 6
(LW: 3)
10 kansas-state KANSAS STATE
Midwest Region (4)
Big 12
Cliff Rovelto (26th)
171.17 ▼ 3
(LW: 7)
11 purdue PURDUE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Rolando Greene (6th)
161.80 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
154.09 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten
Matt Bingle (12th)
143.74 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
14 arizona-state ARIZONA STATE
West Region (8)
Greg Kraft (22nd)
133.87 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (5)
Beth Alford-Sullivan (4th)
112.87 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 oklahoma OKLAHOMA
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12
Jim VanHootegem (5th)
107.91 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (4)
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
104.72 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (2)
Dave Cianelli (17th)
99.75 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (3)
Bob Braman (15th)
99.62 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (4)
Connie Price-Smith (3rd)
93.43 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (24)
West Coast
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
88.79 ▲ 6
(LW: 27)
22 nebraska NEBRASKA
Midwest Region (5)
Big Ten
Gary Pepin (38th)
87.65 ▼ 6
(LW: 16)
23 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (6)
Dan Waters (7th)
84.80 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 missouri MISSOURI
Midwest Region (14)
Brett Halter (8th)
83.29 ▲ 7
(LW: 31)
25 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region (11)
Steve Dudley (8th)
81.76 ▲ 16
(LW: 41)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 18 Michigan, No. 21 San Diego State, No. 24 Notre Dame


Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
3Big Ten750.063
4Big 12739.823
6Mountain West335.83
8West Coast109.891


Women's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesPurdue710.37
MountainTexas Tech945.91
South CentralTexas A&M869.12
WestSouthern California626.64
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Women's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersLSU11.0844.31
200 MetersKentucky22.711:30.85
400 MetersPurdue53.023:32.08
800 MetersVillanova2:06.498:25.96
1500 MetersVillanova4:20.9417:23.75
SteeplechaseBoise State10:12.7340:50.93
5000 MetersBoise State16:14.381:4:57.51
10,000 MetersLouisville34:52.932:19:31.72
100 Meter HurdlesTexas13.0552.18
400 Meter HurdlesLSU58.553:54.21
High JumpKansas State1.75m5-8¾6.99m22-11¼
Pole VaultArkansas4.26m13-11¾17.05m55-11¼
Long JumpSouthern California6.00m19-8¼24.00m78-9
Triple JumpSacramento State11.96m39-347.85m157-0
Shot PutNorth Dakota State15.29m50-261.16m200-8
HammerNorth Dakota State59.66m195-8238.62m782-10
JavelinNorth Dakota State49.90m163-8199.60m654-10
HeptathlonKennesaw State4,43217,728

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

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