2019 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The top-5 of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index looks slightly different from the preseason.

Texas Tech remains the No. 1 team in the nation, while Florida and Florida State are still neck and neck for the runner-up spot. Houston jumped two spots and swapped places with Texas, a team that fell to sixth behind still fifth-ranked Georgia.

NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Men

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Texas Tech Florida Florida State Houston Georgia

The Red Raiders actually extended their lead on top of the TFRI thanks to the efforts of Andrew Hudson and Odaine Lewis in the first few weeks of the season. Hudson clocked a time of 20.48 in the 200 at the Red Raider Open to move up to No. 4 in the TFRI Individual Rankings, while Lewis notched a pair of strong marks in the long jump and triple jump.

Grant Holloway made his debut for the second-ranked Gators and proved why he could contribute big points to their cause come March at NCAAs. Holloway posted a pair of all-time top-10 marks in the 60 hurdles when he doubled down on 7.49s (t-5th in collegiate history) and reeled off a blistering clocking of 20.69 in the 200.

The Seminoles made up some ground on Florida after strong performances across the board and are knocking on the door of their first top-2 spot since the 2010 season. Kasaun James gave Florida State the biggest boost thanks to a lightning-quick time of 6.57 in the 60, which ranks him No. 3 in the TFRI Individual Rankings so far.

The Cougars own their best ranking in program history after a number of big efforts this past weekend. Houston’s 4×400 relay team notched a nation-leading time of 3:03.75 and became the fourth fastest program in collegiate indoor history in the process, while Mario Burke turned in a time of 6.58 in the 60 and is now ranked fourth in the TFRI Individual Rankings in that event.

The Bulldogs held steady at No. 5 and were buoyed by the performance of senior hurdler Michael Nicholls. He bounded his way to a time of 7.67 in the 60 hurdles, which puts him sixth in the TFRI Individual Rankings in the early goings.

LSU soared nine spots between the preseason and Week 1 and are back in the top-10 for the first time since 2017. The Tigers, who went from No. 17 to No. 8, watched Rayvon Grey (long jump), JuVaughn Harrison (high jump) and Damion Thomas (60 hurdles) all move into the top-8 of the TFRI Individual Rankings in their respective events.

North Dakota State comes in ranked No. 20, which is its best ranking in program history. Senior thrower Payton Otterdahl is a one-man wrecking crew for the Bison as he is ranked No. 2 in the TFRI Individual Rankings in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw.

The biggest jump out of any program belonged to Sam Houston State. The Bearkats jumped 57 spots from No. 83 to No. 26 after the first few weeks of the season. Needless to say, that’s the best ranking in program history.

Be sure to check back next week as well as every week leading up to the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships from March 9-10 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #1 - January 22nd

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1texas-techTEXAS TECH177.50Big 12Mountain◀▶
(LW: 1)
2floridaFLORIDA143.74SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 2)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE131.83ACCSouth◀▶
(LW: 3)
4houstonHOUSTON100.23AmericanSouth Central▲2
(LW: 6)
5georgiaGEORGIA91.99SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 5)
6texasTEXAS82.59Big 12South Central▼2
(LW: 4)
7alabamaALABAMA74.10SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lsuLSU70.19SECSouth Central▲9
(LW: 17)
9byuBYU58.11MPSFMountain▲1
(LW: 10)
10texas-amTEXAS A&M54.56SECSouth Central▲9
(LW: 19)
11kansasKANSAS54.27Big 12Midwest▼2
(LW: 9)
12arkansasARKANSAS52.45SECSouth Central▼4
(LW: 8)
13stanfordSTANFORD49.84MPSFWest◀▶
(LW: 13)
14indianaINDIANA49.68Big TenGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 11)
15penn-statePENN STATE45.11Big TenMid-Atlantic▼1
(LW: 14)
16baylorBAYLOR44.65Big 12South Central▲24
(LW: 40)
17oregonOREGON44.32MPSFWest▼5
(LW: 12)
18coloradoCOLORADO42.17MPSFMountain▼3
(LW: 15)
19wisconsinWISCONSIN40.57Big TenGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 16)
20north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE39.19Summit LeagueMidwest▲2
(LW: 22)
21illinoisILLINOIS38.94Big TenMidwest▼1
(LW: 20)
22southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA37.84MPSFWest▲9
(LW: 31)
23campbellCAMPBELL37.84Big SouthSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 23)
24north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T37.47MEACSoutheast▼6
(LW: 18)
25tennesseeTENNESSEE36.00SECSouth▲16
(LW: 41)
26sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE35.92SouthlandSouth Central▲57
(LW: 83)
27tcuTCU35.69Big 12South Central◀▶
(LW: 27)
28kansas-stateKANSAS STATE35.68Big 12Midwest▼4
(LW: 24)
29arizonaARIZONA35.17MPSFWest▼8
(LW: 21)
30ohio-stateOHIO STATE33.54Big TenGreat Lakes▼5
(LW: 25)
31iowaIOWA31.24Big TenMidwest▼5
(LW: 26)
32akronAKRON28.80Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲2
(LW: 34)
33south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA27.94Summit LeagueMidwest▲5
(LW: 38)
34californiaCALIFORNIA26.04MPSFWest▼6
(LW: 28)
35michiganMICHIGAN25.91Big TenGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 39)
36colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE25.61Mountain WestMountain▼1
(LW: 35)
37kentuckyKENTUCKY25.47SECSoutheast▼8
(LW: 29)
38georgetownGEORGETOWN24.63Big EastMid-Atlantic▼2
(LW: 36)
39southern-missSOUTHERN MISS24.40Conference USASouth▲12
(LW: 51)
40northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA24.33Big SkyMountain▼3
(LW: 37)
41georgia-techGEORGIA TECH23.56ACCSouth▲1
(LW: 42)
42missouriMISSOURI23.47SECMidwest▲10
(LW: 52)
43washingtonWASHINGTON23.03MPSFWest▼13
(LW: 30)
44miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)21.27ACCSouth◀▶
(LW: 44)
45rutgersRUTGERS20.47Big TenMid-Atlantic▲2
(LW: 47)
46kent-stateKENT STATE20.42Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼14
(LW: 32)
47virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH19.88ACCSoutheast▼2
(LW: 45)
48wake-forestWAKE FOREST19.85ACCSoutheast▲1
(LW: 49)
49youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE19.85HorizonGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 48)
50middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE19.56Conference USASouth▲26
(LW: 76)
51southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH18.75Big SkyMountain▼5
(LW: 46)
52clemsonCLEMSON18.62ACCSoutheast▼2
(LW: 50)
53virginiaVIRGINIA18.02ACCSoutheast▼20
(LW: 33)
54mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE17.26SECSouth▼1
(LW: 53)
55uclaUCLA16.66MPSFWest▼12
(LW: 43)
56libertyLIBERTY15.75Atlantic SunSoutheast▼2
(LW: 54)
57south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA15.21SECSoutheast▼2
(LW: 55)
58nc-stateNC STATE12.93ACCSoutheast▲34
(LW: 92)
59memphisMEMPHIS12.61AmericanSouth▼1
(LW: 58)
60princetonPRINCETON11.81Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic▼1
(LW: 59)
61arizona-stateARIZONA STATE10.64MPSFWest▼4
(LW: 57)
62stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN9.79SouthlandSouth CentralNR
63michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE8.95Big TenGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 62)
64wichita-stateWICHITA STATE8.70AmericanMidwest▼8
(LW: 56)
65oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS7.97Summit LeagueMidwest▼4
(LW: 61)
66north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA7.82ACCSoutheast▲49
(LW: 115)
67etsuETSU7.69SouthernSouth▼2
(LW: 65)
68ionaIONA7.49Metro AtlanticNortheast▼1
(LW: 67)
69iowa-stateIOWA STATE7.19Big 12Midwest▲11
(LW: 80)
70southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA6.70SouthlandSouth Central▲39
(LW: 109)
71brownBROWN6.59Ivy LeagueNortheast▲6
(LW: 77)
72harvardHARVARD6.10Ivy LeagueNortheast▼4
(LW: 68)
73oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE5.62Big 12Midwest▼10
(LW: 63)
74coppin-stateCOPPIN STATE5.45MEACMid-Atlantic▼5
(LW: 69)
75nebraskaNEBRASKA5.44Big TenMidwest▼5
(LW: 70)
76syracuseSYRACUSE5.24ACCNortheast▼10
(LW: 66)
77purduePURDUE5.14Big TenGreat Lakes▼17
(LW: 60)
78air-forceAIR FORCE3.66Mountain WestMountain◀▶
(LW: 78)
79ole-missOLE MISS3.47SECSouth▼5
(LW: 74)
80tulsaTULSA3.42AmericanMidwest▼9
(LW: 71)
81northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE2.08SouthlandSouth Central▼17
(LW: 64)
82eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY1.78Ohio ValleySoutheast▼10
(LW: 72)
82marquetteMARQUETTE1.78Big EastGreat Lakes▼10
(LW: 72)
84oklahomaOKLAHOMA1.76Big 12Midwest▼5
(LW: 79)
85northeasternNORTHEASTERN1.59ColonialNortheast▼1
(LW: 84)
86southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS1.56Missouri ValleyMidwest▼4
(LW: 82)
87utepUTEP1.55Conference USAMountainNR
88boise-stateBOISE STATE1.39Mountain WestWest▼3
(LW: 85)
89portlandPORTLAND1.27MPSFWest▲41
(LW: 130)
90south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA1.16Sun BeltSouthNR
91pennPENN1.09Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic▼16
(LW: 75)
92ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON1.05Sun BeltSouth CentralNR
93connecticutCONNECTICUT0.93AmericanNortheast▼7
(LW: 86)
94auburnAUBURN0.85SECSouth▼13
(LW: 81)
95texas-stateTEXAS STATE0.84Sun BeltSouth Central▼4
(LW: 91)
96george-masonGEORGE MASON0.82Atlantic 10Southeast▼2
(LW: 94)
97umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL0.80America EastNortheast▲3
(LW: 100)
98new-mexicoNEW MEXICO0.80Mountain WestMountain▼9
(LW: 89)
99buffaloBUFFALO0.73Mid-AmericanNortheast▼3
(LW: 96)
100utah-stateUTAH STATE0.55Mountain WestMountain▼1
(LW: 99)
101umkcUMKC0.50WACMidwest▲1
(LW: 102)
101long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE0.50MPSFWest▲1
(LW: 102)
101idahoIDAHO0.50Big SkyWest▲29
(LW: 130)
101dukeDUKE0.50ACCSoutheastNR
105dartmouthDARTMOUTH0.40Ivy LeagueNortheast▼12
(LW: 93)
105monmouthMONMOUTH0.40Metro AtlanticMid-Atlantic▼1
(LW: 104)
107albanyALBANY0.34America EastNortheast▼12
(LW: 95)
108eastern-washingtonEASTERN WASHINGTON0.32Big SkyWest▼7
(LW: 101)
109arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE0.23Sun BeltSouth Central▼19
(LW: 90)
110minnesotaMINNESOTA0.22Big TenMidwest▼4
(LW: 106)
111boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY0.21PatriotNortheastNR
112cal-state-northridgeCAL STATE NORTHRIDGE0.20MPSFWest▼7
(LW: 105)
113western-kentuckyWESTERN KENTUCKY0.18Conference USASoutheast▼5
(LW: 108)
114south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE0.18Summit LeagueMidwestNR
115charlotteCHARLOTTE0.16Conference USASoutheast▼3
(LW: 112)
116furmanFURMAN0.15SoConSoutheast▼5
(LW: 111)
117eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN0.15Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼19
(LW: 98)
118louisiana-techLOUISIANA TECH0.13Conference USASouth CentralNR
119utsaUTSA0.09Conference USASouth Central▼7
(LW: 112)
120usfUSF0.08AmericanSouth▼23
(LW: 97)
121cornellCORNELL0.05Ivy LeagueNortheast▲9
(LW: 130)
121saint-francis-paSAINT FRANCIS (PA.)0.05NortheastMid-Atlantic▲5
(LW: 126)
123bradleyBRADLEY0.05Missouri ValleyMidwest▼5
(LW: 118)
124san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO0.03MPSFWest▼2
(LW: 122)
125notre-dameNOTRE DAME0.03ACCGreat Lakes▼8
(LW: 117)
126william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY0.02ColonialSoutheast▼19
(LW: 107)
126cincinnatiCINCINNATI0.02AmericanGreat Lakes▼11
(LW: 115)
126northern-iowaNORTHERN IOWA0.02Missouri ValleyMidwest▼16
(LW: 110)
126norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE0.02MEACSoutheast▼7
(LW: 119)
130siueSIUE0.02Ohio ValleyMidwest▼10
(LW: 120)
131tennessee-stateTENNESSEE STATE0.01Ohio ValleySouthNR
131grambling-stateGRAMBLING STATE0.01SWACSouth CentralNR
131illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE0.01Missouri ValleyMidwest▼8
(LW: 123)
134butlerBUTLER0.01Big EastGreat Lakes▼9
(LW: 125)

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