2019 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – While the top two teams in the nation might have remained the same for the third consecutive week, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the rankings didn’t experience a heavy shake up in the latest 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 Monday.

Outside of top-ranked Arkansas and No. 2 Southern California, every other team in the top-25 experienced some kind of movement.

The big changes have to do with this being the first week that only this year’s performances are used to calculate the TFRI. Expect more big changes along the way as teams are gearing up for the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Championships that takes place Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Arkansas Southern California LSU Oregon Kentucky

TFRI scored by USTFCCCA region

NEW! TFRI scored by conference
(NCAA championship events only)

For the fifth week in a row, the No. 1 spot in the country goes to Arkansas after the program picked up 227.43 points. The Razorbacks were split between its Tyson Invitational and the Husky Classic over the weekend.

Joining the index with their performances this week was Janeek Brown (now second in the country in the 60H), Lauren Gregory (sixth in the 3000) and Taylor Werner (seventh in the 3000). Arkansas holds an impressive 93.71 point lead over the next closest program.

Is is the most consecutive weeks spent at No. 1 by the Razorbacks during a single season. The program record for time spent in the top spot overall is eight straight weeks that was achieved between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.

Staying put at No. 2 was Southern California with 133.72 points.

The Trojans returned from a short time off with the Tyson Invitational this past weekend. Chanel Brissett recorded the top time in the country in the 60H while the team’s 4×400 relay posted the second-best time currently. Other top performers included Kyra Constantine (13th in the 400), Jemima Russell (14th in the 800) and Twanisha Terry (16th in the 200).

Shooting up nine spots to No. 3 was LSU after it recorded 107.25 points.

The Tigers spent the weekend competing at the Tyson Invitational and the Iowa State Classic. The sprints group was the standout from the meets as Kortnei Johnson is now second overall in the 60, Tonea Marshall is fourth in the 60H and Kortnei Johnson and Sha’Carri Richardson are tied for seventh in the 200. It is the best mark received by the program in the ratings since the final rankings of the 2013 season.

Climbing up two spots to No. 4 was Oregon after it registered 106.06 points.

The Ducks had athletes competing at both the Don Kirby Invitational and the Husky Classic and saw top performances out of Jessica Hull (second in the nation in the 3000) and Susan Ejore (11th in the 800).

Ascending five spots to No. 5 was Kentucky with 91.30 points.

The Wildcats had units going at the Iowa State Classic and the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational over the weekend. Top athletes included Kianna Gray (now 10th overall in the 60), Masai Russell (tied for 14th in the 60H) and Faith Ross (also tied for 14th in 60H).

Rounding out the rest of the top-10 was No. 6 Florida (88.94 points), No. 7 New Mexico (88.38), No. 8 Penn State (79.02), No. 9 Villanova (59.16) and No. 10 Boise State (58.52). It was a new program record for both New Mexico and Boise State. The Lobos previous best was eighth (achieved multiple times) while the Broncos was 11th (Week 2 of 2017). It was also the best mark achieved by Villanova since the final rankings of the 2010 season.

The top-25 saw the biggest improvements by No. 14 North Carolina A&T (up 36 spots), the previously mentioned Villanova squad (up 24) and No. 22 Wisconsin (up 19). It was a new best for the North Carolina A&T program and the highest mark achieved by Wisconsin since the opening few weeks of 2016.

The largest gain in the nation this week belonged to No. 37 Monmouth who shot up 61 spots. Other big movers were No. 66 Arizona (up 41), No. 77 TCU (up 41), No. 48 Wyoming (up 37), No. 55 Penn (33) and No. 63 Virginia (33).

In total 23 new programs made the rating index after being unranked the previous week, led by No. 54 Omaha.

The next DI National Track & Field Rating Index will be released on Monday, February 18.

NCAA Division I
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #4 - February 11th

1arkansasARKANSAS227.43SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA133.72MPSFWest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lsuLSU107.25SECSouth Central▲9
(LW: 12)
(LW: 6)
(LW: 10)
(LW: 4)
7new-mexicoNEW MEXICO88.38Mountain WestMountain▲1
(LW: 8)
8penn-statePENN STATE79.02Big TenMid-Atlantic▲11
(LW: 19)
9villanovaVILLANOVA59.16Big EastMid-Atlantic▲24
(LW: 33)
10boise-stateBOISE STATE58.52Mountain WestWest▲3
(LW: 13)
11texas-techTEXAS TECH57.80Big 12Mountain▲9
(LW: 20)
12ohio-stateOHIO STATE57.54Big TenGreat Lakes▲9
(LW: 21)
(LW: 14)
14north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T51.99MEACSoutheast▲36
(LW: 50)
15florida-stateFLORIDA STATE51.84ACCSouth▼10
(LW: 5)
(LW: 23)
17texasTEXAS50.41Big 12South Central▼10
(LW: 7)
18iowaIOWA48.76Big TenMidwest▼3
(LW: 15)
19south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA48.57SECSoutheast▼1
(LW: 18)
(LW: 16)
21texas-amTEXAS A&M45.81SECSouth Central▼18
(LW: 3)
22wisconsinWISCONSIN45.18Big TenGreat Lakes▲19
(LW: 41)
(LW: 9)
24virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH42.60ACCSoutheast▲3
(LW: 27)
(LW: 30)
26miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)36.16ACCSouth◀▶
(LW: 26)
27kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE35.66Atlantic SunSouth▲1
(LW: 28)
28kansasKANSAS35.18Big 12Midwest▼6
(LW: 22)
(LW: 17)
30arizona-stateARIZONA STATE29.94MPSFWest▲8
(LW: 38)
(LW: 35)
32indianaINDIANA28.87Big TenGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 36)
33cincinnatiCINCINNATI27.63AmericanGreat Lakes▲19
(LW: 52)
34nc-stateNC STATE26.91ACCSoutheast▲6
(LW: 40)
35colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE26.85Mountain WestMountain▲28
(LW: 63)
36oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE26.25Big 12Midwest▼2
(LW: 34)
37monmouthMONMOUTH24.85Metro AtlanticMid-Atlantic▲61
(LW: 98)
38houstonHOUSTON24.70AmericanSouth Central▼6
(LW: 32)
(LW: 11)
40san-diego-stateSAN DIEGO STATE22.97Mountain WestWest▲8
(LW: 48)
41kansas-stateKANSAS STATE22.66Big 12Midwest▼2
(LW: 39)
42norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE22.32MEACSoutheast▲2
(LW: 44)
43middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE21.21Conference USASouth▲27
(LW: 70)
44riceRICE20.50Conference USASouth Central▲14
(LW: 58)
45north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE20.39Summit LeagueMidwest▲6
(LW: 51)
46oklahomaOKLAHOMA19.08Big 12Midwest▲16
(LW: 62)
(LW: 74)
48wyomingWYOMING17.47Mountain WestMountain▲37
(LW: 85)
49central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN16.30Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲5
(LW: 54)
50bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN16.15Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 53)
(LW: 25)
52baylorBAYLOR14.46Big 12South Central▼21
(LW: 31)
(LW: 42)
54omahaOMAHA13.65Summit LeagueMidwestNR
55pennPENN12.59Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic▲33
(LW: 88)
56akronAKRON12.44Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 55)
57uc-davisUC DAVIS11.96Independent (DI)WestNR
58nebraskaNEBRASKA11.83Big TenMidwest▼9
(LW: 49)
59unlvUNLV11.30Mountain WestWest▼2
(LW: 57)
60air-forceAIR FORCE11.15Mountain WestMountain▲5
(LW: 65)
61stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN11.11SouthlandSouth Central▲7
(LW: 68)
62uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA11.09Independent (DI)West▼3
(LW: 59)
(LW: 96)
64incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD10.08SouthlandSouth Central▲26
(LW: 90)
65northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE10.06SouthlandSouth Central▲25
(LW: 90)
(LW: 107)
67providencePROVIDENCE9.79Big EastNortheast▼21
(LW: 46)
68northwesternNORTHWESTERN8.91Big TenMidwest▲10
(LW: 78)
(LW: 80)
70minnesotaMINNESOTA8.55Big TenMidwest▲7
(LW: 77)
71mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE7.99SouthlandSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 71)
72mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE7.89SECSouth▲10
(LW: 82)
73georgia-techGEORGIA TECH7.86ACCSouth▼49
(LW: 24)
74michiganMICHIGAN7.85Big TenGreat Lakes▼45
(LW: 29)
75indiana-stateINDIANA STATE7.73Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes▼14
(LW: 61)
(LW: 56)
77tcuTCU7.30Big 12South Central▲41
(LW: 118)
78south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA6.42Summit LeagueMidwest▼41
(LW: 37)
79tulaneTULANE5.44AmericanSouth Central▲4
(LW: 83)
(LW: 81)
81west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA4.38Big 12Mid-Atlantic▼8
(LW: 73)
82wichita-stateWICHITA STATE4.30AmericanMidwestNR
83florida-internationalFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL4.29Conference USASouth▼17
(LW: 66)
(LW: 66)
85north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA3.30Summit LeagueMidwest▼9
(LW: 76)
86ole-missOLE MISS3.08SECSouth▼7
(LW: 79)
87michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE3.01Big TenGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 87)
(LW: 47)
89smuSMU2.12AmericanSouth Central▲16
(LW: 105)
90utsaUTSA1.79Conference USASouth Central▲11
(LW: 101)
91iowa-stateIOWA STATE1.74Big 12Midwest▼31
(LW: 60)
92utepUTEP1.73Conference USAMountainNR
(LW: 95)
94harvardHARVARD1.48Ivy LeagueNortheast▼8
(LW: 86)
95purduePURDUE1.43Big TenGreat Lakes▼23
(LW: 72)
96northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA1.23Big SkyMountain▼12
(LW: 84)
97brownBROWN1.16Ivy LeagueNortheast▲6
(LW: 103)
98southern-illinoisSOUTHERN ILLINOIS1.05Missouri ValleyMidwest▼6
(LW: 92)
99columbiaCOLUMBIA0.99Ivy LeagueNortheastNR
100charlotteCHARLOTTE0.96Conference USASoutheastNR
101long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE0.93MPSFWest▲1
(LW: 102)
104sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE0.87SouthlandSouth Central▲6
(LW: 110)
105north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA0.86ACCSoutheast▼60
(LW: 45)
(LW: 111)
107northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO0.74Big SkyMountain▲13
(LW: 120)
(LW: 115)
(LW: 89)
110notre-dameNOTRE DAME0.68ACCGreat Lakes▼35
(LW: 75)
111princetonPRINCETON0.60Ivy LeagueMid-AtlanticNR
112southern-missSOUTHERN MISS0.56Conference USASouth▲8
(LW: 120)
113jacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE0.51Atlantic SunSouthNR
114cornellCORNELL0.50Ivy LeagueNortheastNR
115south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA0.40Sun BeltSouth▼6
(LW: 109)
(LW: 94)
117nevadaNEVADA0.34Mountain WestMountain▲2
(LW: 119)
118marylandMARYLAND0.31Big TenMid-Atlantic▲8
(LW: 126)
(LW: 112)
120umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL0.30America EastNortheastNR
120texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI0.30SouthlandSouth CentralNR
120weber-stateWEBER STATE0.30Big SkyMountainNR
120william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY0.30ColonialSoutheastNR
124george-masonGEORGE MASON0.27Atlantic 10SoutheastNR
125florida-atlanticFLORIDA ATLANTIC0.27Conference USASouth▼82
(LW: 43)
125youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE0.27HorizonGreat LakesNR
(LW: 126)
128utah-stateUTAH STATE0.23Mountain WestMountain▼28
(LW: 100)
(LW: 99)
130washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE0.22MPSFWest▼24
(LW: 106)
131marshallMARSHALL0.20Conference USAMid-AtlanticNR
131boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE0.20ACCNortheast▼18
(LW: 113)
133montanaMONTANA0.15Big SkyMountain▼19
(LW: 114)
134ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON0.07Sun BeltSouth Central▼70
(LW: 64)
135illinoisILLINOIS0.04Big TenMidwest▼10
(LW: 125)
136louisiana-techLOUISIANA TECH0.03Conference USASouth CentralNR
137san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO0.02MPSFWestNR
137east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA0.02AmericanSoutheastNR
137georgetownGEORGETOWN0.02Big EastMid-Atlantic▼20
(LW: 117)
140western-michiganWESTERN MICHIGAN0.02Mid-AmericanGreat LakesNR
141new-mexico-stateNEW MEXICO STATE0.02WACMountainNR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonThu 1/10
Week 1Tue 1/22
Wed 1/23
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Week 2Mon 1/28
Mon 1/28
Thu 1/31
Week 3Mon 2/4
Mon 2/4
Mon 2/4
Week 4Mon 2/11
Mon 2/11
Mon 2/11
Mon 2/11
Feb. 15: Conference Championships Begin
Week 5Mon 2/18
Mon 2/18
Mon 2/18
Mon 2/18
Feb. 24: Last Qualifying Date
Week 6Mon 2/25
Mon 2/25
Mon 2/25
Week 7Mon 3/4
Mar. 9-10: NCAA DI Championships Birmingham, Ala.
FINAL ResultsSat 3/9
Mon 2/25
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