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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NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY

WHEN: May 24-26
WHERE: Tampa, Florida (East)

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

NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY

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.

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

2018 Week 8 - May 21st

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 florida FLORIDA
South Region
SEC (1)
Mike Holloway (16th)
296.69 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region
SEC
Pat Henry (14th)
264.84 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 texas-tech TEXAS TECH
Mountain Region
Big 12 (1)
Wes Kittley (19th)
263.33 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 georgia GEORGIA
South Region
SEC
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
243.94 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 oregon OREGON
West Region
Pac-12 (1)
Robert Johnson (6th)
217.44 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 alabama ALABAMA
South Region
SEC
Dan Waters (7th)
216.58 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 byu BYU
Mountain Region
Independent (DI)
Ed Eyestone (5th)
198.82 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 houston HOUSTON
South Central Region
American (1)
Leroy Burrell (20th)
193.01 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region
SEC
Chris Bucknam (10th)
168.52 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 lsu LSU
South Central Region
SEC
Dennis Shaver (14th)
146.19 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region
Pac-12
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
136.64 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region
ACC (1)
Bob Braman (15th)
135.25 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region
SEC
Edrick Floreal (6th)
112.62 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 texas TEXAS
South Central Region
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
112.61 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 kansas KANSAS
Midwest Region
Big 12
Stanley Redwine (18th)
110.11 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (2nd)
104.57 ▼ 2
(LW: 14)
17 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region
Big Ten
Mike Turk (9th)
103.08 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 nebraska NEBRASKA
Midwest Region
Big Ten
Gary Pepin (35th)
101.86 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region
SEC
Steve Dudley (8th)
101.05 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region
Big Ten (1)
Karen Dennis (4th)
96.49 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 wichita-state WICHITA STATE
Midwest Region
American
Steve Rainbolt (18th)
94.45 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
94.22 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region
SEC
Beth Alford-Sullivan (4th)
94.10 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 auburn AUBURN
South Region
SEC
Ralph Spry (21st)
91.52 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 tcu TCU
South Central Region
Big 12
Darryl Anderson (14th)
90.77 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 25 Indiana

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Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1SEC1901.2110
2Big Ten912.644
3Big 12783.174
4Pac-12622.772
5ACC466.901
6American366.102
7Independent (DI)198.821
8Mountain West187.34
9Conference USA186.46
10Southland164.88

 

Men's Regional Rankings Top Teams (FINAL)
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesOhio State776.691
Mid-AtlanticPenn State867.422
MidwestNebraska570.862
MountainBYU980.461
NortheastSyracuse627.681
SouthFlorida734.401
South CentralArkansas884.271
SoutheastKentucky720.091
WestOregon857.751
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Men's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersHouston10.1840.73
200 MetersHouston20.481:21.91
400 MetersSouthern California45.673:02.66
800 MetersIndiana1:48.347:13.34
1500 MetersOregon3:38.4114:33.63
SteeplechaseBYU8:41.3834:45.53
5000 MetersNorthern Arizona13:35.5154:22.04
10,000 MetersBYU28:34.591:54:18.37
110 Meter HurdlesNorth Carolina A&T13.8955.54
400 Meter HurdlesTexas A&M50.443:21.77
High JumpGeorgia2.16m7-18.64m28-4
Pole VaultSouth Dakota5.46m17-1121.84m71-7¾
Long JumpTexas Tech7.89m25-10½31.54m103-5
Triple JumpFlorida State15.74m51-7½62.94m206-6
Shot PutNorth Dakota State19.03m62-5½76.13m249-9
DiscusNebraska58.20m190-11232.81m763-9
HammerNorth Dakota State63.06m206-10252.22m827-6
JavelinWichita State72.13m236-7288.50m946-6
DecathlonWisconsin7,37229,489

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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)
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