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.

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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Week #4 - April 23rd

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1lsuLSU342.82SECSouth Central▲1
(LW: 2)
2southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA287.46Pac-12 (1)West▲4
(LW: 6)
3oregonOREGON270.61Pac-12West▲1
(LW: 4)
4georgiaGEORGIA267.45SECSouth▲3
(LW: 7)
5arkansasARKANSAS253.39SECSouth Central▼4
(LW: 1)
6kentuckyKENTUCKY224.77SECSoutheast▼1
(LW: 5)
7stanfordSTANFORD202.92Pac-12West▲3
(LW: 10)
8texas-amTEXAS A&M199.82SECSouth Central▼5
(LW: 3)
9floridaFLORIDA183.92SEC (1)South▼1
(LW: 8)
10minnesotaMINNESOTA176.35Big Ten (1)Midwest▲4
(LW: 14)
11purduePURDUE173.74Big TenGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 12)
12texasTEXAS140.79Big 12South Central▼3
(LW: 9)
13kansas-stateKANSAS STATE126.74Big 12 (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 11)
14arizona-stateARIZONA STATE124.88Pac-12West▼1
(LW: 13)
15miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)105.51ACC (1)South▲8
(LW: 23)
16tennesseeTENNESSEE101.03SECSouth▼1
(LW: 15)
17texas-techTEXAS TECH96.87Big 12Mountain▲8
(LW: 25)
18kansasKANSAS95.69Big 12Midwest▲12
(LW: 30)
19ole-missOLE MISS89.90SECSouth▲5
(LW: 24)
20florida-stateFLORIDA STATE89.68ACCSouth◀▶
(LW: 20)
21virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH88.92ACCSoutheast▼2
(LW: 19)
22baylorBAYLOR83.47Big 12South Central▲7
(LW: 29)
23alabamaALABAMA83.26SECSouth▼5
(LW: 18)
24akronAKRON77.95Mid-American (1)Great Lakes▲23
(LW: 47)
25boise-stateBOISE STATE77.54Mountain WestWest▲6
(LW: 31)
26oklahomaOKLAHOMA76.78Big 12Midwest▼9
(LW: 17)
27auburnAUBURN74.37SECSouth▲9
(LW: 36)
28michiganMICHIGAN72.71Big TenGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 32)
29iowaIOWA72.42Big TenMidwest▲5
(LW: 34)
30coloradoCOLORADO70.50Pac-12Mountain▼14
(LW: 16)
31penn-statePENN STATE66.17Big TenMid-Atlantic▲10
(LW: 41)
32missouriMISSOURI64.05SECMidwest▼10
(LW: 22)
33harvardHARVARD60.23Ivy LeagueNortheast▲10
(LW: 43)
34wisconsinWISCONSIN53.90Big TenGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 37)
35northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA51.89Big Sky (1)Mountain▲18
(LW: 53)
36uclaUCLA51.47Pac-12West▼3
(LW: 33)
37north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE50.74Summit League (1)Midwest▲11
(LW: 48)
38south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA48.26SECSoutheast▼3
(LW: 35)
39new-mexicoNEW MEXICO47.92Mountain WestMountain◀▶
(LW: 39)
40syracuseSYRACUSE47.44ACCNortheast▲23
(LW: 63)
41san-diego-stateSAN DIEGO STATE47.36Mountain West (1)West▼14
(LW: 27)
42iowa-stateIOWA STATE47.21Big 12Midwest▼2
(LW: 40)
43clemsonCLEMSON46.37ACCSoutheast▲14
(LW: 57)
44furmanFURMAN44.44SoConSoutheast▲10
(LW: 54)
45kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE43.42Atlantic Sun (1)South▲31
(LW: 76)
46mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE42.30SECSouth▼8
(LW: 38)
47san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO38.52IndependentWest▼26
(LW: 21)
48dukeDUKE36.29ACCSoutheast▼6
(LW: 42)
49air-forceAIR FORCE35.27Mountain WestMountain▲11
(LW: 60)
50indianaINDIANA35.24Big TenGreat Lakes▲15
(LW: 65)
51utah-stateUTAH STATE34.75Mountain WestMountain▲16
(LW: 67)
52nc-stateNC STATE33.78ACCSoutheast▲4
(LW: 56)
53byuBYU33.25Independent (DI)Mountain▲30
(LW: 83)
54bucknellBUCKNELL32.88PatriotMid-Atlantic▲19
(LW: 73)
55virginiaVIRGINIA32.81ACCSoutheast▲40
(LW: 95)
56ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON31.85Sun BeltSouth Central▲77
(LW: 133)
57utahUTAH31.57Pac-12Mountain▲24
(LW: 81)
58prairie-view-amPRAIRIE VIEW A&M31.36SWACSouth Central▲17
(LW: 75)
59michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE30.39Big TenGreat Lakes▼7
(LW: 52)
60indiana-stateINDIANA STATE29.94Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes▲27
(LW: 87)
61middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE29.11Conference USASouth◀▶
(LW: 61)
62north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T29.06MEACSoutheast▲18
(LW: 80)
63portlandPORTLAND28.66IndependentWest▲16
(LW: 79)
64memphisMEMPHIS28.15AmericanSouth▲5
(LW: 69)
65arizonaARIZONA28.06Pac-12West▼20
(LW: 45)
66californiaCALIFORNIA27.79Pac-12West◀▶
(LW: 66)
67colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE27.04Mountain WestMountain▲17
(LW: 84)
68florida-internationalFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL26.55Conference USASouth▲10
(LW: 78)
69southern-missSOUTHERN MISS25.14Conference USA (1)South▲24
(LW: 93)
70north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA25.13Big SkyMidwest▲19
(LW: 89)
71west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA23.41Big 12Mid-Atlantic▲31
(LW: 102)
72grand-canyonGRAND CANYON22.29WAC (1)West▼10
(LW: 62)
73smuSMU21.97AmericanSouth Central▲19
(LW: 92)
74washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE21.33Pac-12West▲8
(LW: 82)
75north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA21.29ACCSoutheast▲13
(LW: 88)
76villanovaVILLANOVA20.89Big East (1)Mid-Atlantic▼30
(LW: 46)
77nebraskaNEBRASKA20.42Big TenMidwest▼51
(LW: 26)
78cincinnatiCINCINNATI20.00AmericanGreat Lakes▼6
(LW: 72)
79bethune-cookmanBETHUNE-COOKMAN19.93MEACSouth▲35
(LW: 114)
80hawaiiHAWAI'I19.39Big WestWest▲93
(LW: 173)
81fresno-stateFRESNO STATE18.44Mountain WestWest▼7
(LW: 74)
82eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN17.55Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼23
(LW: 59)
83louisvilleLOUISVILLE16.45ACCSoutheast▲18
(LW: 101)
84riceRICE16.38Conference USASouth Central▲77
(LW: 161)
85marylandMARYLAND16.35Big TenMid-Atlantic▲27
(LW: 112)
86ohio-stateOHIO STATE16.22Big TenGreat Lakes▼9
(LW: 77)
87vanderbiltVANDERBILT15.71SECSouth▼38
(LW: 49)
88columbiaCOLUMBIA15.43Ivy LeagueNortheast▲18
(LW: 106)
89northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS15.25Mid-AmericanMidwest▲22
(LW: 111)
90south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE15.22Summit LeagueMidwest▲19
(LW: 109)
91omahaOMAHA15.03Summit LeagueMidwest▲56
(LW: 147)
92southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA14.82SouthlandSouth Central▲51
(LW: 143)
93washingtonWASHINGTON13.24Pac-12West▼49
(LW: 44)
94unlvUNLV13.22Mountain WestWest▼44
(LW: 50)
95wyomingWYOMING13.11Mountain WestMountain▲37
(LW: 132)
96campbellCAMPBELL13.09Big SouthSoutheast▲39
(LW: 135)
97new-mexico-stateNEW MEXICO STATE11.88WACMountain▲7
(LW: 104)
98incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD11.51SouthlandSouth Central▲42
(LW: 140)
99uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA9.87Big WestWest▲31
(LW: 130)
100south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA9.23Sun BeltSouth▲20
(LW: 120)
101nevadaNEVADA8.90Mountain WestMountain▲82
(LW: 183)
102houstonHOUSTON8.86American (1)South Central▼44
(LW: 58)
103southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH8.58Big SkyMountain▲87
(LW: 190)
104jacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE8.36Atlantic SunSouth▲12
(LW: 116)
105texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI7.13SouthlandSouth Central▲32
(LW: 137)
106sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE6.80Southland (1)South Central▲38
(LW: 144)
107georgia-techGEORGIA TECH6.56ACCSouth▼56
(LW: 51)
108bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN6.40Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲15
(LW: 123)
109kent-stateKENT STATE6.21Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 113)
110north-texasNORTH TEXAS6.16Conference USASouth Central▲73
(LW: 183)
111northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE6.01SouthlandSouth Central▼21
(LW: 90)
112connecticutCONNECTICUT5.99AmericanNortheast▼44
(LW: 68)
113tulaneTULANE5.17AmericanSouth Central▲12
(LW: 125)
114utepUTEP5.15Conference USAMountain▼15
(LW: 99)
115pittsburghPITTSBURGH5.12ACCMid-Atlantic▼8
(LW: 107)
116eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS5.11Ohio ValleyMidwest▼19
(LW: 97)
117coastal-carolinaCOASTAL CAROLINA4.98Sun BeltSoutheast▲21
(LW: 138)
118northern-iowaNORTHERN IOWA4.95Missouri ValleyMidwest▲11
(LW: 129)
119umbcUMBC4.93America EastMid-Atlantic▲20
(LW: 139)
120brownBROWN4.47Ivy LeagueNortheast▼26
(LW: 94)
121texas-stateTEXAS STATE4.26Sun Belt (1)South Central▼50
(LW: 71)
122abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN4.07SouthlandSouth Central▲4
(LW: 126)
123oregon-stateOREGON STATE3.90Pac-12West▲47
(LW: 170)
124montana-stateMONTANA STATE3.82Big SkyMountain▲22
(LW: 146)
125cal-state-northridgeCAL STATE NORTHRIDGE3.57Big WestWest▼1
(LW: 124)
126pennPENN3.44Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▼8
(LW: 118)
127north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA3.40Atlantic SunSouth▲23
(LW: 150)
128providencePROVIDENCE2.57Big EastNortheast▼37
(LW: 91)
129boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE2.49ACCNortheast▲35
(LW: 164)
130montanaMONTANA2.45Big SkyMountain▼20
(LW: 110)
131dartmouthDARTMOUTH2.15Ivy LeagueNortheast▲45
(LW: 176)
132tennessee-techTENNESSEE TECH2.01Ohio Valley (1)South▼47
(LW: 85)
133oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE1.92Big 12Midwest▼37
(LW: 96)
134long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE1.76Big West (1)West▼7
(LW: 127)
135princetonPRINCETON1.70Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic▲33
(LW: 168)
136south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA1.67Summit LeagueMidwest▼50
(LW: 86)
137libertyLIBERTY1.56Big South (1)Southeast▼18
(LW: 119)
138toledoTOLEDO1.53Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲31
(LW: 169)
139cornellCORNELL1.48Ivy LeagueNortheast▼75
(LW: 64)
140norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE1.36MEACSoutheast▲20
(LW: 160)
141william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY1.35ColonialSoutheast▼41
(LW: 100)
142western-kentuckyWESTERN KENTUCKY1.27Conference USASoutheast▲24
(LW: 166)
143illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE1.18Missouri Valley (1)Midwest▲47
(LW: 190)
144western-michiganWESTERN MICHIGAN1.14Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 141)
145templeTEMPLE1.05AmericanMid-Atlantic▲45
(LW: 190)
145cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON1.05Big WestWest▲45
(LW: 190)
147austin-peayAUSTIN PEAY1.02Ohio ValleySouth▲19
(LW: 166)
148st-johns-n-yST. JOHN'S (N.Y.)1.01Big EastNortheast▲14
(LW: 162)
149san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE0.95Mountain WestWest▼27
(LW: 122)
150alabama-stateALABAMA STATE0.81SWAC (1)South▼5
(LW: 145)
151weber-stateWEBER STATE0.81Big SkyMountain▲39
(LW: 190)
152oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS0.78Summit LeagueMidwest▲30
(LW: 182)
153notre-dameNOTRE DAME0.77ACCGreat Lakes▼125
(LW: 28)
154florida-atlanticFLORIDA ATLANTIC0.75Conference USASouth▼20
(LW: 134)
155buffaloBUFFALO0.70Mid-AmericanNortheast▲10
(LW: 165)
156sacramento-stateSACRAMENTO STATE0.65Big SkyWest▲7
(LW: 163)
157uc-riversideUC RIVERSIDE0.65Big WestWest▼36
(LW: 121)
158illinoisILLINOIS0.65Big TenMidwest▼16
(LW: 142)
159cal-polyCAL POLY0.61Big WestWest▼28
(LW: 131)
160uc-irvineUC IRVINE0.60Big WestWest▼32
(LW: 128)
161quinnipiacQUINNIPIAC0.56Metro AtlanticNortheast▲22
(LW: 183)
162usfUSF0.54AmericanSouth▼9
(LW: 153)
163george-masonGEORGE MASON0.51Atlantic 10Southeast▼7
(LW: 156)
164daytonDAYTON0.50Atlantic 10Great Lakes▲24
(LW: 188)
165lipscombLIPSCOMB0.40Atlantic SunSouth▲25
(LW: 190)
166mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE0.35SouthlandSouth Central▼9
(LW: 157)
166lamarLAMAR0.35SouthlandSouth Central▼7
(LW: 159)
168eastern-washingtonEASTERN WASHINGTON0.33Big SkyWest▲22
(LW: 190)
169arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE0.32Sun BeltSouth Central▼17
(LW: 152)
170etsuETSU0.31SouthernSouth▲9
(LW: 179)
171wake-forestWAKE FOREST0.30ACCSoutheast▲19
(LW: 190)
171saint-francis-paSAINT FRANCIS (PA.)0.30NortheastMid-Atlantic▲19
(LW: 190)
173woffordWOFFORD0.28SouthernSoutheast▲17
(LW: 190)
173charlotteCHARLOTTE0.28Conference USASoutheast▼68
(LW: 105)
175east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA0.26AmericanSoutheast▼2
(LW: 173)
176georgetownGEORGETOWN0.22Big EastMid-Atlantic▼40
(LW: 136)
177towsonTOWSON0.20ColonialMid-Atlantic▼28
(LW: 149)
177murray-stateMURRAY STATE0.20Ohio ValleySoutheast▼5
(LW: 172)
179tcuTCU0.20Big 12South Central▼71
(LW: 108)
180central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN0.17Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲10
(LW: 190)
181james-madisonJAMES MADISON0.15ColonialSoutheast▲9
(LW: 190)
181eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY0.15Ohio ValleySoutheast▼11
(LW: 170)
181miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)0.15Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼24
(LW: 157)
184northwesternNORTHWESTERN0.13Big TenMidwest▲6
(LW: 190)
184n-c-centralN.C. CENTRAL0.13MEACSoutheast▲6
(LW: 190)
186stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN0.08SouthlandSouth Central▲4
(LW: 190)
186wichita-stateWICHITA STATE0.08AmericanMidwest▼31
(LW: 155)
188drakeDRAKE0.03Missouri ValleyMidwest▲2
(LW: 190)
189vcuVCU0.03Atlantic 10 (1)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 189)

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