2018 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – After a week of relative inactivity in the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings, things heated back up again with a near-complete reshuffling of the top-25, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Southern California jumped to the top of the rankings for the first time since week eight of the 2015 season after an outstanding performance at the Pac-12 Championships. The Trojans two-spot rise knocked LSU and Oregon each down a spot to second and third, respectively.

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Of the top-25 teams in the rankings, only one team remained in place between Week 6 and Week 7 (Stanford at seventh), which is the final week that all regular season marks will be used for calculations. Next week’s rankings will only use those marks that have been declared for NCAA East and West Preliminary Rounds.

Southern California posted an astounding seven top-10 NCAA Division I Descending Order List marks over the weekend on its way to a conference title. Kendall Ellis ran the fastest 400 time in the nation this season at 49.99, which is also the second fastest time in collegiate outdoor history, while Twanisha Terry’s 10.96 in the 100 sits second in NCAA Division I on the year.

Texas A&M also had a big weekend, jumping up four spots to fourth after a third-place finish at the SEC Championships. Tyra Gittens led the way for the Aggies with the second-best heptathlon mark in the nation this year with 6074 points.

Georgia rounded out the top-five by moving up one spot to fifth. The Bulldogs notched an eighth-place finish at the SEC Championships, but two women totaled three NCAA Division I-leading marks at the meet. Keturah Orji, a member of The Bowerman Watch List, broke her own collegiate record in the triple jump with a mark of 14.62m (47-11¾) while also adding the nation’s top long jump mark this season at 6.81m (22-4¼). Lynna Irby also had an outstanding weekend, as the rookie phenom posted the nation’s best 200 time this year at 22.25.

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LSU was the runner-up at the SEC Championships, despite the Tigers’ 4×100 relay squad breaking the collegiate record with a time of 42.05. Oregon was also a runner-up at its conference championship, where Makenzie Dunmore posted the third-best 200 and 400 times in the nation on the season with respective times of 22.37 and 50.63.

Tennessee cracked the top-10 for the first time since the fourth week of the 2016 season thanks to five top-10 NCAA Division I Descending Order List marks. The Vols came in at 10th thanks in large part to Shania Collins who posted a 22.40 in the 200 for the fifth-best time in the nation this year, as well as a 10.99 in the 100 for the nation’s sixth-best mark.

Florida was the only other team in the top-10 that moved up in the rankings, jumping one spot to eighth. The Gators’ 4×400 relay team ran the second-best time this year at 3:27.30 at the SEC Championships.

Rounding out the top-10 was Kentucky (one-spot drop to sixth), which features Sydney McLaughlin in the 400 hurdles, who broke the collegiate record this past weekend, and Arkansas (five-spot drop to ninth).

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

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

2018 Week 7 - May 14th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 southern-california SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (1)
Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th)
303.53 ▲ 2
(LW: 3)
2 lsu LSU
South Central Region (4)
SEC
Dennis Shaver (14th)
259.64 ▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12
Robert Johnson (6th)
251.86 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 texas-am TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Pat Henry (14th)
251.33 ▲ 4
(LW: 8)
5 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (1)
SEC
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
237.13 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (1)
SEC
Edrick Floreal (6th)
228.52 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 stanford STANFORD
West Region (3)
Pac-12
Chris Miltenberg (6th)
221.13 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 florida FLORIDA
South Region (4)
SEC (1)
Mike Holloway (11th)
212.20 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (2)
SEC
Lance Harter (28th)
202.64 ▼ 5
(LW: 4)
10 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (3)
SEC
Beth Alford-Sullivan (4th)
182.27 ▲ 5
(LW: 15)
11 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Matt Bingle (12th)
174.12 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (5)
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (11th)
155.74 ▲ 2
(LW: 14)
13 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (3)
Big 12
Tonja Buford-Bailey (1st)
151.92 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 purdue PURDUE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Lonnie Greene (6th)
147.18 ▼ 3
(LW: 11)
15 kansas-state KANSAS STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (1)
Cliff Rovelto (26th)
145.82 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 arizona-state ARIZONA STATE
West Region (5)
Pac-12
Greg Kraft (22nd)
139.96 ▼ 3
(LW: 13)
17 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (2)
ACC
Dave Cianelli (17th)
106.65 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 kansas KANSAS
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12
Stanley Redwine (18th)
96.16 ▲ 12
(LW: 30)
19 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (6)
SEC
Dan Waters (7th)
96.12 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 miami-fla MIAMI (FLA.)
South Region (5)
ACC (1)
Amy Deem (28th)
95.63 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 oklahoma OKLAHOMA
Midwest Region (4)
Big 12
Jim VanHootegem (5th)
92.70 ▲ 7
(LW: 28)
22 baylor BAYLOR
South Central Region (5)
Big 12
Todd Harbour (13th)
92.09 ▲ 12
(LW: 34)
23 ucla UCLA
West Region (4)
Pac-12
Avery Anderson (1st)
88.32 ▼ 3
(LW: 20)
24 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
SEC
Connie Price-Smith (3rd)
87.46 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (18)
Independent
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
85.73 ▲ 8
(LW: 33)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 18 Missouri, No. 19 Texas Tech, No. 24 Harvard, No. 25 Boise State

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Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1SEC1993.949
2Pac-121202.025
3Big 12713.465
4Big Ten692.392
5ACC514.822
6Mountain West388.201
7American120.54
8West Coast104.711
9Summit League99.72
10Mid-American98.64

 

Women's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Great LakesPurdue793.301
Mid-AtlanticPenn State765.642
MidwestMinnesota832.891
MountainTexas Tech1017.271
NortheastCornell513.671
SouthGeorgia578.181
South CentralTexas A&M859.921
SoutheastKentucky698.111
WestOregon897.601
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Women's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersLSU11.0144.03
200 MetersSouthern California22.661:30.65
400 MetersSouthern California51.793:27.17
800 MetersTexas A&M2:04.438:17.72
1500 MetersStanford4:14.6616:58.65
SteeplechaseBoise State10:07.9440:31.74
5000 MetersNew Mexico15:47.621:3:10.48
10,000 MetersNew Mexico32:57.152:11:48.60
100 Meter HurdlesSouthern California12.8651.43
400 Meter HurdlesLSU57.663:50.65
High JumpBYU1.80m5-10¾7.19m23-7
Pole VaultArkansas4.35m14-317.38m57-¼
Long JumpGeorgia6.44m21-1½25.74m84-5½
Triple JumpIowa12.45m40-10¼49.79m163-4
Shot PutNorth Dakota State16.09m52-9½64.36m211-2
DiscusOklahoma52.96m173-9211.85m695-0
HammerMinnesota61.90m203-1247.60m812-4
JavelinNorth Dakota State50.37m165-3201.48m661-0
HeptathlonKansas State5,48121,924

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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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