2018 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 8 (Pre-Prelims)

NEW ORLEANS – The road to an NCAA team title begins now.

Starting this weekend, 245 NCAA Division I men’s programs will send athletes to either Tampa, Florida, or Sacramento, California, to compete in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round or NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round, respectively.

Which of those teams are favored in the most recent National Team Rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)?

NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings – Men

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Florida Texas A&M Texas Tech Georgia Oregon
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Florida remains the No. 1 team in the land, while Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Georgia sit No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Oregon rounds out the top-5 at No. 5 after leapfrogging Alabama between Week 7 and Week 8.

The Gators are tied for the fifth-most entries out of any men’s team (27), but once again, it’s quality over quantity. Florida owns 10 national top-10 marks, of which six are billed in the top-5: Grant Holloway is No. 1 in the 110 hurdles and No. 2 in the long jump, KeAndre Bates is No. 3 in the triple jump, Anders Eriksson is No. 3 in the hammer and Clayton Brown sits No. 5 in the high jump, while the 4×400 relay is ranked No. 1 at 3:01.00.

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Top 25 | By Team | By Event

Top TFRRS Qualifiers
# of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History
This Season By Rank
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WHEN: May 24-26
WHERE: Tampa, Florida (East)

Meet Entries: Men | Women
Entry Leaders: By Team | By Conference


WHEN: May 24-26
WHERE: Sacramento, California

Meet Entries: Men | Women
Entry Leaders: By Team | By Conference

The Aggies feature both quality and quantity on their roster as they’ll take 30 entries to Sacramento, of which five are ranked in the top-5 nationally. Tahar Triki is the top-ranked triple jump in the nation, while the 4×400 relay sits second and Devin Dixon (800), Ioannis Kyriazis (javelin) and Will Williams (long jump) are ranked third in their respective events.

The Red Raiders, who nearly overtook Texas A&M for the runner-up spot on this index, have 23 entries – and of those 23 entries, 11 are ranked in the national top-10. Texas Tech has a top-10 entry in the 100, 200, 80, 400 hurdles, 4×100, 4×400, high jump, long jump and triple jump.

The Bulldogs own seven entries with national top-5 marks this late in the season, including the No. 1 billing in the 100 with Kendal Williams and a pair of second-best efforts from Denzel Comenentia in the hammer and shot put.

The Ducks own the fourth-most entries out of any men’s team with 29. Oregon seized the day at the Pac-12 Championships and will look for big things from Cravon Gillespie in the sprints (No. 6 at 100, No. 9 at 200), its flock of 1500-meter runners and Damarcus Simpson in the long jump, where he leads the nation at a windy 8.33m (27-4).

Here are the rest of the teams in the top-10 with their number of entries to the Preliminary Round: No. 6 Alabama (22), No. 7 BYU (35), No. 8 Houston (25), No. 9 Arkansas (37) and No. 10 LSU (16). The Razorbacks’ gaudy amount is the largest of any team from both genders.

Check back next Tuesday as we’ll unveil the final National Team Rankings of the season in advance of the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships set to take place June 6-9 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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

2018 Week #8 - May 21st

1floridaFLORIDA296.69SEC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texas-amTEXAS A&M264.84SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-techTEXAS TECH263.33Big 12 (1)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 3)
(LW: 4)
5oregonOREGON217.44Pac-12 (1)West▲1
(LW: 6)
(LW: 5)
7byuBYU198.82Independent (DI)Mountain▲1
(LW: 8)
8houstonHOUSTON193.01American (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 7)
9arkansasARKANSAS168.52SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lsuLSU146.19SECSouth Central▲1
(LW: 11)
11southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA136.64Pac-12West▼1
(LW: 10)
12florida-stateFLORIDA STATE135.25ACC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 12)
(LW: 13)
14texasTEXAS112.61Big 12South Central▲1
(LW: 15)
15kansasKANSAS110.11Big 12Midwest▲1
(LW: 16)
16northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA104.57Big Sky (1)Mountain▼2
(LW: 14)
17illinoisILLINOIS103.08Big TenMidwest▲1
(LW: 18)
18nebraskaNEBRASKA101.86Big TenMidwest▼1
(LW: 17)
19mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE101.05SECSouth▲1
(LW: 20)
20ohio-stateOHIO STATE96.49Big Ten (1)Great Lakes▲2
(LW: 22)
21wichita-stateWICHITA STATE94.45AmericanMidwest◀▶
(LW: 21)
22penn-statePENN STATE94.22Big TenMid-Atlantic▼3
(LW: 19)
(LW: 23)
(LW: 24)
25tcuTCU90.77Big 12South Central▲1
(LW: 26)
26indianaINDIANA90.23Big TenGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 25)
27north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T86.99MEAC (1)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 27)
28baylorBAYLOR81.89Big 12South Central◀▶
(LW: 28)
29ole-missOLE MISS80.15SECSouth▲2
(LW: 31)
30south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA79.42SECSoutheast▲2
(LW: 32)
(LW: 29)
32purduePURDUE75.18Big TenGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 35)
33iowaIOWA73.96Big TenMidwest▲1
(LW: 34)
34arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE71.25Sun Belt (1)South Central▲4
(LW: 38)
(LW: 39)
36michiganMICHIGAN70.03Big TenGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 36)
(LW: 33)
38utah-stateUTAH STATE67.66Mountain WestMountain▲4
(LW: 42)
39akronAKRON66.93Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 41)
40south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA66.31Summit LeagueMidwest▲4
(LW: 44)
41michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE64.71Big TenGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 40)
42utepUTEP64.20Conference USAMountain▲1
(LW: 43)
43southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA59.90SouthlandSouth Central▲3
(LW: 46)
44virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH54.62ACCSoutheast▼14
(LW: 30)
45southern-missSOUTHERN MISS53.99Conference USASouth◀▶
(LW: 45)
46north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE53.25Summit League (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 47)
47kansas-stateKANSAS STATE50.97Big 12Midwest▲2
(LW: 49)
48northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE46.29SouthlandSouth Central▲2
(LW: 50)
49rutgersRUTGERS44.63Big TenMid-Atlantic▲3
(LW: 52)
(LW: 53)
51marylandMARYLAND41.82Big TenMid-Atlantic▲3
(LW: 54)
(LW: 56)
53oklahomaOKLAHOMA41.36Big 12Midwest▲2
(LW: 55)
(LW: 48)
55notre-dameNOTRE DAME39.70ACCGreat Lakes▲10
(LW: 65)
56colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE39.08Mountain WestMountain▲1
(LW: 57)
57new-mexicoNEW MEXICO37.76Mountain WestMountain▲1
(LW: 58)
58wisconsinWISCONSIN37.25Big TenGreat Lakes▼21
(LW: 37)
59western-kentuckyWESTERN KENTUCKY36.43Conference USASoutheast▼8
(LW: 51)
(LW: 61)
61sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE34.78Southland (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 59)
62boise-stateBOISE STATE34.59Mountain WestWest▼2
(LW: 60)
63north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA33.96ACCSoutheast▼1
(LW: 62)
64kent-stateKENT STATE32.13Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 64)
65libertyLIBERTY31.23Big South (1)Southeast▲1
(LW: 66)
66southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH30.61Big SkyMountain▲4
(LW: 70)
67tulaneTULANE27.25AmericanSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 67)
(LW: 68)
69iowa-stateIOWA STATE26.82Big 12Midwest▲4
(LW: 73)
70princetonPRINCETON26.75Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▲1
(LW: 71)
71southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS25.74Missouri ValleyMidwest▼2
(LW: 69)
(LW: 74)
(LW: 82)
(LW: 77)
(LW: 80)
(LW: 72)
77campbellCAMPBELL19.62Big SouthSoutheast▼1
(LW: 76)
78minnesotaMINNESOTA19.21Big TenMidwest▼3
(LW: 75)
79eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY18.37Ohio Valley (1)Southeast◀▶
(LW: 79)
80riceRICE18.04Conference USASouth Central▼2
(LW: 78)
81georgetownGEORGETOWN15.50Big EastMid-Atlantic▲9
(LW: 90)
82miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)15.50ACCSouth▼1
(LW: 81)
83south-carolina-stateSOUTH CAROLINA STATE15.21MEACSoutheast▲2
(LW: 85)
84southeast-missouriSOUTHEAST MISSOURI14.34Ohio ValleyMidwest▼1
(LW: 83)
85south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA14.30Sun BeltSouth▼1
(LW: 84)
86washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE14.10Pac-12West◀▶
(LW: 86)
87charlotteCHARLOTTE12.98Conference USA (1)Southeast▲4
(LW: 91)
(LW: 89)
89mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE12.00SouthlandSouth Central▼1
(LW: 88)
90montana-stateMONTANA STATE11.60Big SkyMountain▲7
(LW: 97)
91illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE10.11Missouri ValleyMidwest▲4
(LW: 95)
(LW: 100)
93pennPENN10.00Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic◀▶
(LW: 93)
94texas-stateTEXAS STATE9.83Sun BeltSouth Central▼2
(LW: 92)
95northeasternNORTHEASTERN9.79Colonial (1)Northeast▲4
(LW: 99)
96georgia-techGEORGIA TECH8.73ACCSouth▲6
(LW: 102)
97boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY8.17PatriotNortheast▲1
(LW: 98)
98nc-stateNC STATE7.36ACCSoutheast▼4
(LW: 94)
99new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE7.00America EastNortheast▲2
(LW: 101)
99louisianaLOUISIANA7.00Sun BeltSouth Central▲4
(LW: 103)
101air-forceAIR FORCE6.01Mountain West (1)Mountain▲6
(LW: 107)
(LW: 105)
(LW: 106)
104la-salleLA SALLE5.37Atlantic 10Mid-Atlantic▲9
(LW: 113)
105oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE5.31Big 12Midwest▼1
(LW: 104)
106abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN4.86SouthlandSouth Central▲8
(LW: 114)
107ionaIONA4.75Metro AtlanticNortheast▲10
(LW: 117)
108grand-canyonGRAND CANYON4.65WAC (1)West▲13
(LW: 121)
109northern-iowaNORTHERN IOWA4.58Missouri Valley (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 108)
110long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE4.50Big WestWest▼1
(LW: 109)
111cal-state-northridgeCAL STATE NORTHRIDGE4.18Big WestWest◀▶
(LW: 111)
112youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE4.07HorizonGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 110)
(LW: 120)
(LW: 112)
(LW: 119)
116norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE3.65MEACSoutheast▲2
(LW: 118)
117lamarLAMAR3.50SouthlandSouth Central▼2
(LW: 115)
118albanyALBANY3.30America East (1)Northeast▼55
(LW: 63)
119loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO3.29Missouri ValleyMidwest▲5
(LW: 124)
120brownBROWN2.50Ivy LeagueNortheast▲2
(LW: 122)
120butlerBUTLER2.50Big EastGreat Lakes▲33
(LW: 153)
122stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN2.30SouthlandSouth Central▼35
(LW: 87)
123ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON2.20Sun BeltSouth Central▲4
(LW: 127)
124bradleyBRADLEY2.00Missouri ValleyMidwest▲4
(LW: 128)
125uc-davisUC DAVIS1.98Big WestWest◀▶
(LW: 125)
126wyomingWYOMING1.96Mountain WestMountain▲9
(LW: 135)
127troyTROY1.93Sun BeltSouth▲7
(LW: 134)
128san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO1.87IndependentWest▲4
(LW: 132)
129kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE1.84Atlantic Sun (1)South▼6
(LW: 123)
130arizona-stateARIZONA STATE1.75Pac-12West▼1
(LW: 129)
131yaleYALE1.67Ivy LeagueNortheast▲26
(LW: 157)
132jackson-stateJACKSON STATE1.52SWACSouth▲4
(LW: 136)
133dartmouthDARTMOUTH1.50Ivy LeagueNortheast▼7
(LW: 126)
133indiana-stateINDIANA STATE1.50Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes▲11
(LW: 144)
135army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT1.45PatriotNortheast▲7
(LW: 142)
136utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY1.40WACMountain▼5
(LW: 131)
137ulmULM1.30Sun BeltSouth Central▲3
(LW: 140)
138central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS1.25SouthlandSouth Central▲12
(LW: 150)
139north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA1.20Atlantic SunSouth▲12
(LW: 151)
140oaklandOAKLAND1.20Horizon (1)Great Lakes▲5
(LW: 145)
(LW: 130)
142sacramento-stateSACRAMENTO STATE1.13Big SkyWest▼5
(LW: 137)
(LW: 152)
(LW: 138)
145siueSIUE1.00Ohio ValleyMidwest▲1
(LW: 146)
145cal-polyCAL POLY1.00Big WestWest▲3
(LW: 148)
(LW: 158)
148lipscombLIPSCOMB0.90Atlantic SunSouth▼1
(LW: 147)
149montanaMONTANA0.90Big SkyMountain▲5
(LW: 154)
(LW: 139)
151navyNAVY0.85Patriot (1)Mid-Atlantic▼2
(LW: 149)
151santa-claraSANTA CLARA0.85IndependentWest▼8
(LW: 143)
153liu-brooklynLIU BROOKLYN0.80NortheastNortheast▲11
(LW: 164)
153marquetteMARQUETTE0.80Big East (1)Great Lakes▲11
(LW: 164)
155central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN0.80Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 155)
156eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN0.79Mid-American (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 156)
157middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE0.78Conference USASouth▼61
(LW: 96)
158william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY0.76ColonialSoutheast▲1
(LW: 159)
159wake-forestWAKE FOREST0.75ACCSoutheast▼43
(LW: 116)
160south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE0.75Summit LeagueMidwest▲6
(LW: 166)
161umbcUMBC0.68America EastMid-Atlantic▲2
(LW: 163)
162uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA0.65Big WestWest▲6
(LW: 168)
163columbiaCOLUMBIA0.60Ivy LeagueNortheast▼2
(LW: 161)
164east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA0.58AmericanSoutheast▲5
(LW: 169)
165drakeDRAKE0.58Missouri ValleyMidwest▲2
(LW: 167)
166umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL0.45America EastNortheast▲6
(LW: 172)
167little-rockLITTLE ROCK0.43Sun BeltSouth Central▲18
(LW: 185)
168northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO0.40Big SkyMountain▲5
(LW: 173)
168depaulDEPAUL0.40Big EastMidwest▲3
(LW: 171)
170cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON0.40Big West (1)West▲11
(LW: 181)
171alabama-stateALABAMA STATE0.35SWACSouth▼38
(LW: 133)
172appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE0.33Sun BeltSoutheast▲18
(LW: 190)
173harvardHARVARD0.31Ivy LeagueNortheast▲5
(LW: 178)
174eastern-washingtonEASTERN WASHINGTON0.28Big SkyWest▲3
(LW: 177)
174oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS0.28Summit LeagueMidwest▼12
(LW: 162)
174san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE0.28Mountain WestWest▼4
(LW: 170)
177george-masonGEORGE MASON0.28Atlantic 10Southeast▲5
(LW: 182)
178rhode-islandRHODE ISLAND0.25Atlantic 10 (1)Northeast▲4
(LW: 182)
179milwaukeeMILWAUKEE0.22HorizonGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 180)
180miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)0.20Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲9
(LW: 189)
181eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS0.17Ohio ValleyMidwest▼7
(LW: 174)
181belmontBELMONT0.17Ohio ValleySouth▼5
(LW: 176)
(LW: 184)
183arkansas-pine-bluffARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF0.15SWACSouth Central▼4
(LW: 179)
185manhattanMANHATTAN0.13Metro AtlanticNortheast▼44
(LW: 141)
186loyola-marymountLOYOLA MARYMOUNT0.10IndependentWest▲4
(LW: 190)
186sienaSIENA0.10Metro AtlanticNortheast▲4
(LW: 190)
188western-carolinaWESTERN CAROLINA0.08Southern (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 186)
(LW: 190)
190north-texasNORTH TEXAS0.05Conference USASouth Central◀▶
(LW: 190)
191north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA0.01Big SkyMidwest▼1
(LW: 190)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

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)
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