2019 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Preseason

NEW ORLEANS – Last year’s runner-up looks to be the favorite to win this season’s national championship as Arkansas was named the top team in the nation in the preseason edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.

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

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Arkansas Florida State Texas A&M Southern California Oregon

Arkansas took the top spot in the preseason with 149.55 points overall. The second-place finishers from the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships are the early favorite to capture the title this season led by top athletes in Payton Stumbaugh-Chadwick, Lexi Jacobus, Tori Hoggard, Kelsey Herman and Desiree Freier.

Stumbaugh-Chadwick is currently ranked No. 1 in both the pentathlon and 60 hurdles to go with a rank of fifth in the 200. She captured the individual title in the 60 hurdles a year ago. The pole vault trio of Jacobus, Hoggard and Freier are ranked No. 2, 3 and 5 in the event, respectively, while Herman slots in at No. 4 in the pentathlon.  

It is the first time the Razorbacks have been the top team in the country since Week 3 of the 2016 season.

Coming in at No. 2 was Florida State with 110.46 points. They will look to be led by Ka’Tia Seymour, Rougui Sow, Cortney Jones and Elenora Omoregie.

Seymour is currently ranked as the second-best athlete in the 200 and 10th in the 60. The now-sophomore finished sixth overall in the 200 at last year’s indoor nationals. Sow comes in at No. 2 in the long jump while Omoregie slots in at No. 4 in the high jump. Sow was an All-American in the event last season. Rounding out their top attack is Jones who is fourth in the 60 hurdles, the same position she finished in last season.

Florida State returned to the rankings for the first time since 2015 along with setting a new best for the program since 2008, the year official ranking data goes back to. The Seminoles came in 26th overall at indoor nationals in 2018.

Next up is No. 3 Texas A&M with 110.11 points. The talented group will be led by short and mid-distance athletes in Jazmine Fray, Sammy Watson, Diamond Spaulding and jumper Lajarvia Brown.

Fray and Watson look to battle it out all season in the 800 as they come in at No. 1 and 2, respectively. Watson took third overall at last year’s indoor nationals in the event while Fray came in fifth. Watson then won the national title at outdoors while Fray came in eighth. Spaulding currently slots in at No. 4 in the 200 while Brown comes in fifth overall in the triple jump. Brown finished seventh in her event a year ago during the indoor season.

It is the best mark received by the program since the Week 1 rankings of 2015. The Aggies finished in a tie for 10th at last year’s indoor nationals.

Slotting in at No. 4 was Southern California with 98.11 points. The talented group will be led by Anna Cockrell, Dior Hall and Ky Westbrook.

Cockrell currently stands as the top athlete in the 60 hurdles to go with being 12th in the 200. She placed second in the 60 hurdles at indoors last year. Hall comes in at third in the 60 hurdles while Westbrook is fourth in the 60.

USC came in seventh overall at the 2018 indoor nationals.

Completing the top-five was No. 5 Oregon with 93.31 points. The Ducks will be led by top performers Jessica Hull, Ruby Stauber and Makenzie Dunmore.

Hull is ranked third in both the mile and 3000. The senior came in third in the 3000 at last year indoor championships and followed that win a national title in the 1500 at outdoors. Stauber is currently ranked fourth in the 800 (finished fifth overall at last season’s indoor championships) while Dunmore is fifth in the 60.

Just behind them to round out the top-10 was No. 6 Florida (83.11 points), No. 7 LSU (80.83), No. 8 Georgia (74.48), No. 9 New Mexico (74.24) and No. 10 Kentucky (67.49). It was a new program best for New Mexico as the school broke into the top-10 for the first time in school history.

The SEC had the most teams in the top-20 with nine programs overall and were followed by the Pac-12 with four, the ACC, Big 12 and Mountain West with two teams apiece and the Big 10 with one program.

The next National Track & Field Rating Index will be released Monday, January 21.

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

2019 Preseason - January 10th

1arkansasARKANSAS149.55SECSouth Central2
2florida-stateFLORIDA STATE110.46ACCSouth26
3texas-amTEXAS A&M110.11SECSouth Central10
4southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA98.11MPSFWest7
7lsuLSU80.83SECSouth Central6
9new-mexicoNEW MEXICO74.24Mountain WestMountain10
12texasTEXAS62.77Big 12South Central54
14south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA57.46SECSoutheast54
15baylorBAYLOR46.98Big 12South Central54
18boise-stateBOISE STATE41.97Mountain WestWest17
19ohio-stateOHIO STATE41.74Big TenGreat Lakes45
20nc-stateNC STATE39.62ACCSoutheast51
22georgia-techGEORGIA TECH38.03ACCSouth---
23penn-statePENN STATE37.73Big TenMid-Atlantic40
25miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)37.05ACCSouth45
26texas-techTEXAS TECH36.46Big 12Mountain37
27kansasKANSAS30.62Big 12Midwest17
28kansas-stateKANSAS STATE29.49Big 12Midwest27
29virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH28.22ACCSoutheast14
32bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN25.64Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes62
33michiganMICHIGAN24.81Big TenGreat Lakes62
34wisconsinWISCONSIN24.71Big TenGreat Lakes35
36south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA21.20Summit LeagueMidwest62
37iowaIOWA20.81Big TenMidwest32
38providencePROVIDENCE19.58Big EastNortheast45
39florida-atlanticFLORIDA ATLANTIC18.51Conference USASouth---
40unlvUNLV18.18Mountain WestWest---
41north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE18.16Summit LeagueMidwest---
42indianaINDIANA16.75Big TenGreat Lakes37
43nebraskaNEBRASKA16.44Big TenMidwest62
44akronAKRON16.37Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes32
45indiana-stateINDIANA STATE15.70Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes---
46cincinnatiCINCINNATI15.70AmericanGreat Lakes12
47kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE15.51Atlantic SunSouth---
48iowa-stateIOWA STATE15.16Big 12Midwest32
49purduePURDUE14.72Big TenGreat Lakes14
51air-forceAIR FORCE12.34Mountain WestMountain51
52minnesotaMINNESOTA12.01Big TenMidwest14
53ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON11.28Sun BeltSouth Central62
56west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA10.19Big 12Mid-Atlantic62
57florida-internationalFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL10.00Conference USASouth40
58harvardHARVARD9.97Ivy LeagueNortheast23
60northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS9.80Mid-AmericanMidwest54
61middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE9.36Conference USASouth---
62san-diego-stateSAN DIEGO STATE9.17Mountain WestWest17
63oklahomaOKLAHOMA8.23Big 12Midwest27
64wyomingWYOMING8.07Mountain WestMountain---
66notre-dameNOTRE DAME7.51ACCGreat Lakes54
67oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE6.91Big 12Midwest45
68uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA6.80Independent (DI)West62
69riceRICE6.65Conference USASouth Central---
70north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T6.58MEACSoutheast40
71northwesternNORTHWESTERN5.75Big TenMidwest---
72northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA5.65Big SkyMountain37
73dartmouthDARTMOUTH5.57Ivy LeagueNortheast---
74north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA5.48Summit LeagueMidwest---
74long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE5.48MPSFWest---
78uc-davisUC DAVIS4.12Independent (DI)West---
79villanovaVILLANOVA4.01Big EastMid-Atlantic27
80ole-missOLE MISS3.86SECSouth35
81boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE3.36ACCNortheast---
82michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE2.93Big TenGreat Lakes---
83pennPENN2.84Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic---
84brownBROWN2.38Ivy LeagueNortheast---
85houstonHOUSTON2.32AmericanSouth Central---
87colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE1.96Mountain WestMountain---
88georgetownGEORGETOWN1.87Big EastMid-Atlantic---
89arizona-stateARIZONA STATE1.74MPSFWest13
91southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS1.65Missouri ValleyMidwest---
92washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE1.54MPSFWest62
93utah-stateUTAH STATE1.48Mountain WestMountain---
94central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN1.28Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
96mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE1.18SouthlandSouth Central---
98north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA1.10ACCSoutheast23
101southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA0.91SouthlandSouth Central---
102ball-stateBALL STATE0.90Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes---
103smuSMU0.90AmericanSouth Central---
104montanaMONTANA0.65Big SkyMountain---
105illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE0.62Missouri ValleyMidwest---
106idahoIDAHO0.60Big SkyWest---
107wake-forestWAKE FOREST0.40ACCSoutheast---
107rutgersRUTGERS0.40Big TenMid-Atlantic---
110sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE0.35SouthlandSouth Central---
111illinoisILLINOIS0.22Big TenMidwest---
112tcuTCU0.18Big 12South Central---
113kent-stateKENT STATE0.15Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes62
115austin-peayAUSTIN PEAY0.10Ohio ValleySouth---
115tulaneTULANE0.10AmericanSouth Central---
117marylandMARYLAND0.09Big TenMid-Atlantic---
119norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE0.06MEACSoutheast---
120troyTROY0.05Sun BeltSouth---
121incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD0.04SouthlandSouth Central---
121prairie-view-amPRAIRIE VIEW A&M0.04SWACSouth Central---
121cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON0.04MPSFWest---
124northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO0.03Big SkyMountain---
125george-masonGEORGE MASON0.02Atlantic 10Southeast---
125oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS0.02Summit LeagueMidwest---
125marshallMARSHALL0.02Conference USAMid-Atlantic---
128youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE0.02HorizonGreat Lakes---
128binghamtonBINGHAMTON0.02America EastNortheast62
131mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE0.01SECSouth20
131southern-missSOUTHERN MISS0.01Conference USASouth---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
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Week 1Mon 1/21
Mon 1/21
Week 2Mon 1/28
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Week 3Mon 2/4
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Week 4Mon 2/11
Mon 2/11
Week 5Mon 2/18
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/9
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