2019 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Pre-Championships

NEW ORLEANS – We are finally able to get a crystal-clear picture of what teams are favored to end up on the podium this weekend at the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships thanks to the Pre-Championships Edition of the National Rating Index that was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Using marks from only those athletes accepted into the national meet, Texas Tech is projected to take home its first team title in program history. The Red Raiders are expected to be followed by Florida, LSU and Texas A&M, in that order.

NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field NATIONAL TFRI Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Texas Tech Florida LSU Texas A&M Georgia

The 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships get underway Friday, March 8 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.

It should come as no surprise that Texas Tech is No. 1 after looking at their haul of entries. The Red Raiders not only have the most entries out of any men’s team (15), but a strong amount of quality entries, too. Texas Tech will have the top-2 athletes in the meet at 200 meters (Divine Oduduru and Andrew Hudson), the second fastest athlete at 60 meters (Oduduru), two of the top-6 long jumpers (Odaine Lewis and Charles Brown) as well as a number of others spread across just about every discipline.

The Gators won’t be denied, especially with Grant Holloway on their roster. Holloway is the top-ranked athlete in the 60, 60 hurdles and second in the long jump. He is also expected to contribute to Florida’s third-ranked 4×400 relay. The Gators are also looking for big points from AJ McFarland and Thomas Mardal in the weight throw.

The Tigers own six entries that are ranked in the top-6 nationally, including top-ranked marks from collegiate-record holder Mondo Duplantis in the pole vault and Rayvon Grey in the long jump. JuVaughn Harrison enters the meet ranked second nationally in the high jump.

The Aggies own a slim advantage over both Georgia and Houston for the final projected podium spot thanks to a better-rounded top end. Texas A&M has two top-ranked entries (Devin Dixon in the 800, Tahar Triki in the triple jump) and another ranked in the top-2 (4×400), while the Bulldogs have four entries ranked in the top-3 (two from Denzel Comenentia alone) and the Cougars own two top-ranked marks themselves (Kahmari Montgomery and the Montgomery-led 4×400).

Wisconsin has an outside shot at the podium according to the TFRI thanks to a loaded distance corps headlined by Oliver Hoare and Morgan McDonald, while Texas, Oregon and Florida State are projected to finish in the top-10.

Be sure to check back later this week as we’ll have much more about the biggest meet of the season.

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

2019 Week #7 - March 4th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1texas-techTEXAS TECH175.29Big 12 (1)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 1)
2floridaFLORIDA152.73SEC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lsuLSU118.66SECSouth Central▲1
(LW: 4)
4texas-amTEXAS A&M108.94SECSouth Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5georgiaGEORGIA105.24SECSouth▲1
(LW: 6)
6houstonHOUSTON100.36American (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 5)
7wisconsinWISCONSIN94.50Big TenGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 7)
8texasTEXAS78.70Big 12South Central▲1
(LW: 9)
9oregonOREGON70.97MPSFWest▼1
(LW: 8)
10florida-stateFLORIDA STATE66.43ACC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 10)
11indianaINDIANA63.56Big TenGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 11)
12alabamaALABAMA52.13SECSouth▲2
(LW: 14)
13kansasKANSAS51.96Big 12Midwest▼1
(LW: 12)
14stanfordSTANFORD50.78MPSFWest▼1
(LW: 13)
15north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE49.04Summit LeagueMidwest◀▶
(LW: 15)
16byuBYU45.59MPSF (1)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 16)
17kansas-stateKANSAS STATE45.56Big 12Midwest▲1
(LW: 18)
18baylorBAYLOR45.29Big 12South Central▼1
(LW: 17)
19ole-missOLE MISS44.02SECSouth▲2
(LW: 21)
20southern-missSOUTHERN MISS43.63Conference USASouth◀▶
(LW: 20)
21southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA42.93MPSFWest▼2
(LW: 19)
22uclaUCLA40.36MPSFWest▲1
(LW: 23)
23iowaIOWA39.72Big TenMidwest▲4
(LW: 27)
24arizonaARIZONA39.25MPSFWest▼2
(LW: 22)
25tennesseeTENNESSEE38.66SECSouth▲1
(LW: 26)
26campbellCAMPBELL37.91Big SouthSoutheast▼1
(LW: 25)
27iowa-stateIOWA STATE34.39Big 12Midwest▼3
(LW: 24)
28northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA33.43Big Sky (1)Mountain▲1
(LW: 29)
29coloradoCOLORADO31.96MPSFMountain▲1
(LW: 30)
30akronAKRON31.85Mid-American (1)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 31)
31arkansasARKANSAS31.26SECSouth Central▼3
(LW: 28)
32south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA31.17SECSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 32)
33tcuTCU30.09Big 12South Central▲1
(LW: 34)
34ohio-stateOHIO STATE28.12Big TenGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 35)
35oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE26.39Big 12Midwest▲3
(LW: 38)
36michiganMICHIGAN26.09Big TenGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 37)
37south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA23.16Summit LeagueMidwest▲2
(LW: 39)
38kentuckyKENTUCKY22.96SECSoutheast▼2
(LW: 36)
39notre-dameNOTRE DAME22.19ACCGreat Lakes▼6
(LW: 33)
40nc-stateNC STATE21.76ACCSoutheast▲1
(LW: 41)
41georgetownGEORGETOWN21.09Big EastMid-Atlantic▲2
(LW: 43)
42mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE20.77SECSouth▲3
(LW: 45)
43californiaCALIFORNIA20.64MPSFWest▲1
(LW: 44)
44virginiaVIRGINIA20.53ACCSoutheast▼4
(LW: 40)
45penn-statePENN STATE19.41Big TenMid-Atlantic▼3
(LW: 42)
46utsaUTSA18.66Conference USASouth Central▲1
(LW: 47)
47washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE18.65MPSFWest▲4
(LW: 51)
48middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE18.35Conference USA (1)South▼2
(LW: 46)
49nebraskaNEBRASKA16.88Big Ten (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 48)
50washingtonWASHINGTON16.72MPSFWest▲4
(LW: 54)
51minnesotaMINNESOTA16.37Big TenMidwest▼1
(LW: 50)
52south-carolina-stateSOUTH CAROLINA STATE16.12MEACSoutheast▲1
(LW: 53)
53western-kentuckyWESTERN KENTUCKY15.74Conference USASoutheast▼1
(LW: 52)
54youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE15.26Horizon (1)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 55)
55memphisMEMPHIS13.33AmericanSouth▲3
(LW: 58)
56missouriMISSOURI12.98SECMidwest▼7
(LW: 49)
57michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE11.32Big TenGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 60)
58sam-houston-stateSAM HOUSTON STATE11.13Southland (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 61)
59virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH11.09ACC (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 57)
60wake-forestWAKE FOREST10.37ACCSoutheast▲3
(LW: 63)
61eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY10.31Ohio Valley (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 59)
62princetonPRINCETON10.04Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic◀▶
(LW: 62)
63southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA9.97SouthlandSouth Central▲1
(LW: 64)
64arizona-stateARIZONA STATE9.25MPSFWest▲12
(LW: 76)
65north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T9.11MEAC (1)Southeast▲2
(LW: 67)
66illinoisILLINOIS9.05Big TenMidwest▼10
(LW: 56)
67wichita-stateWICHITA STATE7.78AmericanMidwest▲1
(LW: 68)
68idahoIDAHO7.60Big SkyWest▲2
(LW: 70)
69alabama-stateALABAMA STATE7.58SWAC (1)South▲3
(LW: 72)
70southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH6.95Big SkyMountain▲11
(LW: 81)
71air-forceAIR FORCE6.86Mountain West (2)Mountain▲3
(LW: 74)
72north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA6.53ACCSoutheast▲3
(LW: 75)
73oklahomaOKLAHOMA5.57Big 12Midwest◀▶
(LW: 73)
74stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN4.82SouthlandSouth Central▲3
(LW: 77)
75brownBROWN4.39Ivy LeagueNortheast▲4
(LW: 79)
76monmouthMONMOUTH4.33Metro Atlantic (1)Mid-Atlantic▲4
(LW: 80)
77new-mexicoNEW MEXICO4.28Mountain WestMountain▲1
(LW: 78)
78dukeDUKE3.26ACCSoutheast▲4
(LW: 82)
79purduePURDUE3.24Big TenGreat Lakes▼8
(LW: 71)
80libertyLIBERTY2.48Atlantic Sun (1)Southeast▲10
(LW: 90)
81clemsonCLEMSON2.44ACCSoutheast▲2
(LW: 83)
82oral-robertsORAL ROBERTS2.23Summit LeagueMidwest▲3
(LW: 85)
83columbiaCOLUMBIA1.94Ivy LeagueNortheast▲4
(LW: 87)
84norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE1.70MEACSoutheast▲7
(LW: 91)
85long-beach-stateLONG BEACH STATE1.60MPSFWest▲10
(LW: 95)
86marquetteMARQUETTE1.50Big EastGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 89)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonThu 1/10
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Week 1Tue 1/22
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Wed 1/23
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Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Week 2Mon 1/28
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Thu 1/31
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Week 4Mon 2/11
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Feb. 15: Conference Championships Begin
Week 5Mon 2/18
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Feb. 24: Last Qualifying Date
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Mon 2/25
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Tue 2/26
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Regional TFRI and #EventSquad final ranking
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Mar. 9-10: NCAA DI Championships Birmingham, Ala.
FINAL ResultsSat 3/9
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Tue 2/26
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