2018 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – A complete makeover occurred over the course of a week in the world of NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, as the National Team Rankings announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) showed a revamped top-25 that includes a brand new top-four.

LSU took over the top spot in the rankings this week, marking the first time the Tigers have been atop the heap since the 2016 preseason rankings. Southern California, Oregon and Georgia came in at second through fourth, respectively, marking a drastic change in what was seen a week ago.

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While significant action took place on the outdoor circuit this past week, the rankings themselves played a part in the shuffle, as they were calculated differently. Preseason marks – outside of those in the 5000, 10,000 and combined events – were removed from consideration and only marks from the current season can be calculated.

Still, the Tigers took care of business at its home meet to move up to first in the rankings. Rachel Misher notched the fifth-fastest 400 time in NCAA Division I this season at 51.68, while the 4×400 relay squad recorded a 3:30.34, good for third on the Descending Order List.

Southern California returned to the top-five in a big way, moving up to a season-best second after a solid showing at the Mt. SAC Relays. Five top-10 NCAA Division I Descending Order List marks were hit by the Women of Troy at the meet, including the 4×100 relay team’s time of 42.57 that sits in second in NCAA Division I this year. Kendall Ellis, who sat on the 2018 Mid-Outdoor Watch List for The Bowerman last week, also recorded a 51.43 in the 400.

After falling to fourth last week, Oregon bounced back to third with a performance at the Mt. SAC Relays similar to Southern California’s. Like the Trojans, the Ducks recorded five top-10 NCAA Division I Descending Order List marks and were led by Chaquinn Cook’s 13.89m (45-7) in the triple jump that sits second in NCAA Division I on the season.

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Georgia returned to fourth place after slipping to seventh last week thanks to four top-10 NCAA Division I Descending Order List marks set at the Mt. SAC Relays. Tatiana Gusin recorded the nation’s best high jump mark this year at 1.88m (6-2), while Lynna Irby ran a 50.95 in the 400 and Jessica Drop added a 15:38.57 in the 5000 – both good for third on the Descending Order List in their respective events.

Arkansas rounded out the top-five with a four-spot slide to fifth.

Stanford and Minnesota also gained some ground in the top-10, with the Cardinal moving up three spots to seventh and the Golden Gophers jumping four spots to 10th.

Stanford’s Vanessa Fraser led the way for the Cardinal at its home meet, running the third-fastest 1500 in the country this year at 4:10.63. Minnesota benefitted from strong outings at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Beach Invitational. Temi Ogunrinde (hammer throw) and Madeline Strandemo (steeplechase) both notched the fifth-best marks in their respective events over the weekend.

Kentucky (sixth) and Texas A&M (eighth) both fell out of the top-five, while Florida (ninth) dropped one spot to round out the top-10.

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 4 - April 23rd

1 lsu LSU
South Central Region (2)
Dennis Shaver (14th)
342.82 ▲ 1
(LW: 2)
2 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (1)
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
287.46 ▲ 4
(LW: 6)
3 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Robert Johnson (6th)
270.61 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (1)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
267.45 ▲ 3
(LW: 7)
5 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (4)
Lance Harter (28th)
253.39 ▼ 4
(LW: 1)
6 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (1)
Edrick Floreal (6th)
224.77 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 stanford STANFORD
West Region (3)
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
202.92 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (1)
Pat Henry (14th)
199.82 ▼ 5
(LW: 3)
9 florida FLORIDA
South Region (3)
SEC (1)
Mike Holloway (11th)
183.92 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Matt Bingle (12th)
176.35 ▲ 4
(LW: 14)
11 purdue PURDUE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Rolando Greene (6th)
173.74 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (3)
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
140.79 ▼ 3
(LW: 9)
13 kansas-state KANSAS STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (1)
Cliff Rovelto (26th)
126.74 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
14 arizona-state ARIZONA STATE
West Region (5)
Greg Kraft (22nd)
124.88 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 miami-fla MIAMI (FLA.)
South Region (5)
ACC (1)
Amy Deem (28th)
105.51 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (6)
Beth Alford-Sullivan (4th)
101.03 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 texas-tech TEXAS TECH
Mountain Region (1)
Big 12
Wes Kittley (19th)
96.87 ▲ 8
(LW: 25)
18 kansas KANSAS
Midwest Region (5)
Big 12
Stanley Redwine (18th)
95.69 ▲ 12
(LW: 30)
19 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
Connie Price-Smith (3rd)
89.90 ▲ 5
(LW: 24)
20 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (7)
Bob Braman (15th)
89.68 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (2)
Dave Cianelli (17th)
88.92 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 baylor BAYLOR
South Central Region (5)
Big 12
Todd Harbour (13th)
83.47 ▲ 7
(LW: 29)
23 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (4)
Dan Waters (7th)
83.26 ▼ 5
(LW: 18)
24 akron AKRON
Great Lakes Region (5)
Mid-American (1)
Dennis Mitchell (23rd)
77.95 ▲ 23
(LW: 47)
25 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (10)
Mountain West
Corey Ihmels (5th)
77.54 ▲ 6
(LW: 31)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 16 Colorado, No. 17 Oklahoma, No. 21 San Francisco, No. 22 Missouri


Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
3Big Ten734.692
4Big 12693.075
6Mountain West324.501
8Conference USA110.78
9Big Sky93.66


Women's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesPurdue801.331
Mid-AtlanticPenn State769.212
MountainTexas Tech1046.741
South CentralTexas A&M896.491
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Women's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersLSU11.0144.03
200 MetersKentucky22.711:30.82
400 MetersSouthern California52.353:29.41
800 MetersTexas A&M2:04.888:19.50
1500 MetersOregon4:17.6717:10.70
SteeplechaseBoise State10:07.9440:31.74
5000 MetersColorado16:03.741:4:14.95
10,000 MetersLouisville34:52.932:19:31.72
100 Meter HurdlesTexas13.0552.18
400 Meter HurdlesLSU57.953:51.79
High JumpTexas Tech1.78m5-107.12m23-4¼
Pole VaultArkansas4.29m14-117.17m56-4
Long JumpGeorgia6.39m20-11½25.55m83-10
Triple JumpIowa12.24m40-248.97m160-8
Shot PutNorth Dakota State15.59m51-262.37m204-7
JavelinNorth Dakota State50.37m165-3201.48m661-0

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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/Arkansas 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