2018 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 9 (Pre-Final Site)

NEW ORLEANS – Quantity and quality was rewarded by the NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Pre-Championships National Team Rankings.

Florida – which secured the most entries into the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships (17) and has the most top-ranked entries, at that – enters next week’s championship meet as the favorite. The Gators, who have been the top-ranked team in the nation each of the past nine weeks, have only been ranked first this late in the season twice now.

NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings – Men

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Florida Texas Tech Georgia Alabama Texas A&M
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Texas Tech sits a distant second behind Florida with Georgia and Alabama hot on its heels. The Red Raiders and the Bulldogs are separated by just 0.40 points in their best rankings this late in the season in program history, while a meager 0.31 points is the difference between the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide.

Texas A&M comes in at No. 5, which is its lowest billing in the Pre-Championships Rankings since the National Team Rankings were introduced in 2008.

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEN: June 6-9 | Schedule
WHERE: Eugene, Oregon
(Hayward Field)

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

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Men’s Records:
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Let’s turn our attention back to the Gators, who are looking to become the sixth program with back-to-back-to-back outdoor titles in NCAA Division I history. None of those titles have come easy for Florida as it won by six points in 2016 and two points last year.

The Gators have seven entries ranked in the top-5 nationally, including four that feature Grant Holloway directly. Holloway is the top-ranked athlete in the 110 hurdles, ranked No. 2 in the long jump and is part of the top-ranked 4×400 relay and the third-ranked 4×100 relay teams. Holloway is joined in top-5 distinction by Clayton Brown in the high jump, KeAndre Bates in the triple jump and Anders Eriksson in the hammer throw.

Texas Tech is led by five entries ranked in the top-5 nationally – nine if you extend it out to the top-10. Three of those top-5 national marks come in field events with Trey Culver in the high jump and both Charles Brown and Odaine Lewis in the long jump. If you’re talking total entries to NCAAs, the Red Raiders are looking at 12 – tied for third most with Texas A&M.

Georgia matches Florida in terms of quality, but not quantity. The Bulldogs also bring seven top-5 entries to Historic Hayward Field, two of which belong to Denzel Comenentia (shot put and hammer throw) and Kendal Williams (100 and 200). Where Georgia falls behind the Gators is the sheer number of NCAA entries: The Bulldogs only have 10.

Alabama, specifically its distance runners, shined at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. The Crimson Tide trio of Alfred Chelanga, Gilbert Kigen and Vincent Kiprop qualified in both the 5000 and 10,000. That counts for six of Alabama’s 14 NCAA entries, while Dan Waters’ team spreads the others out in the sprints (1), hurdles (1), jumps (2) and throws (4).

Texas A&M owns just three top-5 entries: Tahar Triki (No. 1 in the triple jump), Devin Dixon (No. 3 in the 800) and the third-ranked 4×400 relay. The Aggies amassed 12 total entries in all, but the biggest omission was 2017 javelin champ Ioannis Kyriazis, who failed to qualify.

Oregon is billed sixth in the Pre-Championships Rankings, followed by seventh-ranked BYU, eight-ranked LSU, ninth-ranked Houston and 10th-ranked Florida State. These are the best rankings this late in the season for both of the Cougars.

The 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held June 6-9 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

NCAA Division I
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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Week #9 - May 29th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1floridaFLORIDA319.82SEC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texas-techTEXAS TECH229.19Big 12 (1)Mountain▲1
(LW: 3)
3georgiaGEORGIA228.79SECSouth▲1
(LW: 4)
4alabamaALABAMA228.48SECSouth▲2
(LW: 6)
5texas-amTEXAS A&M215.00SECSouth Central▼3
(LW: 2)
6oregonOREGON186.35Pac-12 (1)West▼1
(LW: 5)
7byuBYU166.47Independent (DI)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lsuLSU160.47SECSouth Central▲2
(LW: 10)
9houstonHOUSTON158.14American (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 8)
10florida-stateFLORIDA STATE157.17ACC (1)South▲2
(LW: 12)
11southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA143.19Pac-12West◀▶
(LW: 11)
12texasTEXAS141.83Big 12South Central▲2
(LW: 14)
13arkansasARKANSAS135.77SECSouth Central▼4
(LW: 9)
14kentuckyKENTUCKY131.13SECSoutheast▼1
(LW: 13)
15kansasKANSAS128.67Big 12Midwest◀▶
(LW: 15)
16mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE122.04SECSouth▲3
(LW: 19)
17stanfordSTANFORD113.06Pac-12West▲14
(LW: 31)
18northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA111.26Big Sky (1)Mountain▼2
(LW: 16)
19illinoisILLINOIS106.20Big TenMidwest▼2
(LW: 17)
20nebraskaNEBRASKA97.05Big TenMidwest▼2
(LW: 18)
21auburnAUBURN95.55SECSouth▲3
(LW: 24)
22tennesseeTENNESSEE95.23SECSouth▲1
(LW: 23)
23penn-statePENN STATE94.43Big TenMid-Atlantic▼1
(LW: 22)
24indianaINDIANA86.23Big TenGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 26)
25southern-missSOUTHERN MISS85.07Conference USASouth▲20
(LW: 45)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
Georgia57445664431
Florida41111111112
Houston33556547893
Southern California75779991011114
Texas Tech86222223325
Alabama68883335645
Texas A&M22334452257
LSU26101010121212111088
Stanford172025242018232931178
Mississippi State1499916212020191610
Florida State372527147101012121011
Arkansas111111111188991312
Ohio State3421222724283622202812
Auburn1819171840343724242114
Virginia Tech1213131236302930443015
Kentucky2228242622131313131416
Akron4854545828262841393116
Penn State1617182025242519222318
Utah State3946464841453142382618
Northern Arizona10688898845461414161820
Illinois3231313417171918171920
Memphis5053435153495156524620
Michigan2438414566394336365020
Syracuse2829292929323333373624
Texas1922212215141515141225
Western Kentucky726270751008294515967
Tulane525153541387969676777
Weber State120135130129--176187188--79
Bethune-Cookman1451461481461211089710510287
Illinois State125153129131106118118959191
Little Rock--185----12714616318516797
Eastern Michigan122128127111120141151156156103
La Salle78818383------113104104
Duke11913012613010111412010092105
Youngstown State626764691429892110112110
Loyola-Chicago------------111124119111
Villanova156141149153179184------114
Hampton838386897991718988115
Belmont--------182185--176181116
Monmouth9097103104----------118
Oakland102118113115126127137145140119
East Carolina155159157156140143159169164121
Cal State Fullerton147155158163176160160181170123
UT Arlington115100101107114129126127123124
Northern Colorado163169154155170183--173168124
Miami (Ohio)--------178182188189180124
High Point--------163172181187--124
Albany14968666468665763118130
Oral Roberts121122119122131125135162174130
Coppin State107110----------------
Boise State1178484856160596062
McNeese State154145141148128144768889
Penn1181361391431411471429393
NC State941081041007280899498
Louisiana12614213613794949310399
Air Force686061668493102107101
Abilene Christian--10410511899107105114106
CSUN140144138113109110112111111
USF176179177141119136143112114
Pittsburgh148131134127110109109119115
Norfolk State188125123134111104107118116
Lamar157168163145116128110115117
Brown131126121125115117119122120
Butler--189180175137133145153120
Stephen F. Austin8077808681857987122
Bradley168182172171112116117128124
Wyoming133149145149135124130135126
Troy150120125128155167182134127
San Francisco171157152150123121134132128
Arizona State10010599101102119124129130
Yale174------149152138157131
Jackson State--176160165153157128136132
Indiana State110127118124118120122144133
Utah Valley--------143138149131136
ULM123138132138154145153140137
Central Arkansas161175174176----136150138
North Florida84107106114139132141151139
Gonzaga70747276117122125130140
ETSU--177170168122123132138143
Kansas City--------------152143
Cal Poly179140135132134126150148145
Tulsa114124120120132130147158147
Lipscomb143172143151130137148147148
Montana138162162167----173154149
Santa Clara------------139143151
LIU161171174176181150156164153
Marquette124150151162------164153
Central Michigan132143140144159162169155155
Middle Tennessee43596062898310096157
William & Mary173179173169150151161159158
South Dakota State146160153152--165177166160
UC Santa Barbara139134133140124134144168162
Columbia172183174176175--154161163
Drake181--------171180167165
UMass Lowell--------------172166
Alabama State109121117123129135113133171
Appalachian State130137137139183------172
Harvard134115114121151164166178173
San Jose State--------152154168170174
Eastern Washington--------147156167177174
George Mason184186--176148153164182177
Rhode Island105111107110--158171182178
Milwaukee------------169180179
Eastern Illinois159174167166177161172174181
Arkansas-Pine Bluff------------152179183
Buffalo166179177173158168176184183
Loyola Marymount--188179174174180----186
Siena--------------186
Western Carolina188158166172164170183186188
Citadel----------------189
North Texas--------168178183--190
North Dakota----------------191
Cincinnati76878887146148158159--
N.C. Central178190182--169155165175--
Prairie View A&M170132124133162181175----
Lehigh164163164164172173177----
Morgan State--------171175177----
Cornell129156156154165177183----
Idaho--186182--166179189----
Coastal Carolina175------173186------
Lafayette166177171169184--------
Hartford------184--------
Sacred Heart--------186--------
UC Irvine113123122126----------
Alabama A&M136154--------------
UMES176191--------------
American------------------
Davidson------------------
CSU Bakersfield------------------
Charleston Southern------------------
Central Connecticut State------------------
Boston College------------------
Binghamton------------------
UC Riverside------------------
Tennessee State------------------
Stony Brook------------------
Winthrop------------------
Saint Louis------------------
Saint Francis (Pa.)183----------------
USC Upstate------------------
Providence------------------
Mount St. Mary's------------------
Houston Baptist------------------
Fordham----------------
Alcorn State------------------
Detroit Mercy----------------
Bucknell187----------------
Portland State------------------
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi------------------
Savannah State185----------------
UTRGV------------------
Florida A&M------------------
Maine------------------
Louisiana Tech------------------
IUPUI----------------
Incarnate Word------------------
Idaho State------------------
George Washington------------------
Gardner-Webb185----------------
Mississippi Valley State--------------
VCU--192--------186--
UNC Asheville142147142147--------
Fresno State180184181----------
Texas Southern99109------------
Duquesne----------------
Wofford----------------
Wagner----------------
Rider--------------
UMass----------------
Florida International----------------
Morehead State----------------
Delaware State----------------
St. Mary's (Calif.)----------------
Saint Joseph's----------------
UNC-Wilmington----------------
Northern Kentucky----------------
Illinois Chicago----------------
Marist------------
NJIT--------------
Canisius----------
Seattle------------
Vermont--------
Valparaiso------------
VMI----------
Fairleigh Dickinson--------------
New Orleans------------
Howard----------
Holy Cross--
UT Martin------
Bryant--------
Grambling State----------
Xavier--------
Chicago State--------
Pepperdine--------
Western Illinois190------
UNCG--------
Saint Peter's--------
Colgate------
Murray State--
Southern--
Evansville--

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

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