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

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships starting this weekend, now is the perfect time to see who are the favorites heading into the biggest meet of the season as the Pre-Championship Edition of the National Rating Index was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Using marks from only athletes accepted into the national meet, Arkansas held the top spot of the nation once again, an edge they have held for the entire 2019 indoor season. The Razorbacks are expected to be followed on the podium by a combination of USC, LSU, Ohio State and New Mexico.

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

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

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Arkansas Southern California LSU Ohio State New Mexico

NATIONAL TFRI

PDFs: TEAM SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY


The Razorbacks have a whopping 14 entries into NCAAs, which includes Lexi Jacobus (tops the country in the pole vault), Kiarra Parker (second overall in the 60), Janeek Brown (second in the 60H), Kelsey Herman (third in the pentalaloon), Lauren Gregory (third in the mile and and sixth in the 3000) and Payton Chadwick (fourth in the 60H and sixth in the 200).

The last team to hold the No. 1 spot for the entire season was Oregon in 2017, which resulted in a national title for the Ducks. Arkansas’ current streak of being the top-ranked program for eight weeks in a row also ties the program record for time spent consecutively in the top spot, which matches an eight-week run between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.

Southern California held steady at No. 2 for the sixth week in a row and brings 12 entries to NCAAs.

The Trojans will look towards Chanel Brissett (leads the nation in the 60H), Kyra Constantine (second in the 400), Twanisha Terry (third in the 60) and Anglerne Annelus (fourth in the 200), among others, to lead the scoring.

Also remaining it is previous position was No. 3 LSU, which has 11 entries to NCAAs.

The Tigers hope to see Kortnei Johnson (leads the nation in the 60), Lisa Gunnarsson (fourth in the pole vault), Sha’Carri Richardson (fifth in the 60 and 12th in the 200) and Tonea Marshall (60H) carry the scoring duties in Birmingham.

The only team to experience any kind of movement in the top-5 was No. 4 Ohio State. The Buckeyes jumped three spots from Week 6 and reached a new program best.

Ohio State only has four entries at NCAAs, but all four of them are either No. 1 or No. 2 in the nation in their respective events. Those athletes are Sade Olatoye (leads the country in both the shot put and weight throw), Anavia Battle (best in the 200) and Julia Rizk (second overall in the mile).

Remaining steady in the No. 5 spot for the third week in a row was New Mexico. The Lady Lobos will have six entries at NCAAs.

The group will be led by Ednah Kurgat (best in the country in the 5000 and ninth in the 3000), Weini Kelati (second in the 5000 and third in the 3000) and Charlotte Prouse (sixth in the 5000 and 10th in the 3000).

The rest of the top-10 was rounded out by Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Texas A&M and Kentucky.

In total, 19 of the top-25 teams experienced some kind of movement from the previous edition of the index. Four programs tied for the largest leap in that group of teams as Ohio State, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 17 Tennessee and No. 21 Michigan all improved four spots.

The biggest jump overall went to No. 53 Providence after a 24-spot improvement.

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

2019 Week #7 - March 4th

National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS230.49SEC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA144.79MPSF (1)West◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lsuLSU97.41SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ohio-stateOHIO STATE90.05Big Ten (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 7)
5new-mexicoNEW MEXICO86.96Mountain WestMountain◀▶
(LW: 5)
6floridaFLORIDA76.90SECSouth▼2
(LW: 4)
7georgiaGEORGIA76.23SECSouth▲1
(LW: 8)
8oregonOREGON73.14MPSFWest▼2
(LW: 6)
9texas-amTEXAS A&M68.35SECSouth Central▲2
(LW: 11)
10kentuckyKENTUCKY65.42SECSoutheast▼1
(LW: 9)
11boise-stateBOISE STATE62.67Mountain WestWest▲1
(LW: 12)
12iowaIOWA58.51Big TenMidwest▲2
(LW: 14)
13miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)58.18ACC (1)South◀▶
(LW: 13)
14florida-stateFLORIDA STATE52.70ACCSouth▲2
(LW: 16)
15wisconsinWISCONSIN52.05Big TenGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 18)
16kansasKANSAS51.74Big 12Midwest▲1
(LW: 17)
17tennesseeTENNESSEE50.61SECSouth▲3
(LW: 20)
18alabamaALABAMA48.90SECSouth▼3
(LW: 15)
19virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH48.41ACCSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 19)
20penn-statePENN STATE45.31Big TenMid-Atlantic▼10
(LW: 10)
21michiganMICHIGAN45.17Big TenGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 24)
22byuBYU45.06MPSFMountain▼1
(LW: 21)
23texasTEXAS40.66Big 12 (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 22)
24texas-techTEXAS TECH35.88Big 12Mountain▲2
(LW: 26)
25north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T35.34MEAC (1)Southeast▼2
(LW: 23)
26uclaUCLA31.74MPSFWest▲1
(LW: 27)
27norfolk-stateNORFOLK STATE31.73MEACSoutheast▲1
(LW: 28)
28colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE28.98Mountain West (1)Mountain▲1
(LW: 29)
29kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE28.60Atlantic SunSouth▲2
(LW: 31)
30south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA26.64SECSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 30)
31houstonHOUSTON26.04American (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 32)
32indianaINDIANA25.68Big TenGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 33)
33villanovaVILLANOVA25.35Big East (1)Mid-Atlantic▼8
(LW: 25)
34coloradoCOLORADO24.61MPSFMountain▲7
(LW: 41)
35stanfordSTANFORD23.40MPSFWest▼1
(LW: 34)
36cincinnatiCINCINNATI23.34AmericanGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 35)
37arizona-stateARIZONA STATE23.06MPSFWest◀▶
(LW: 37)
38louisvilleLOUISVILLE22.26ACCSoutheast▼2
(LW: 36)
39nc-stateNC STATE21.14ACCSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 39)
40monmouthMONMOUTH20.56Metro Atlantic (1)Mid-Atlantic▲2
(LW: 42)
41baylorBAYLOR20.34Big 12South Central▼1
(LW: 40)
42oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE20.13Big 12Midwest▼4
(LW: 38)
43riceRICE19.20Conference USASouth Central▲4
(LW: 47)
44uc-davisUC DAVIS18.75Independent (DI)West◀▶
(LW: 44)
45unlvUNLV18.29Mountain WestWest▲3
(LW: 48)
46san-diego-stateSAN DIEGO STATE18.28Mountain WestWest◀▶
(LW: 46)
47oklahomaOKLAHOMA18.13Big 12Midwest▼2
(LW: 45)
48kansas-stateKANSAS STATE17.86Big 12Midwest▼5
(LW: 43)
49akronAKRON16.80Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▲8
(LW: 57)
50central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN15.83Mid-American (1)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 49)
51uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA15.15Independent (DI)West◀▶
(LW: 51)
52air-forceAIR FORCE14.92Mountain WestMountain▼2
(LW: 50)
53providencePROVIDENCE13.83Big EastNortheast▲24
(LW: 77)
54bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN13.58Mid-AmericanGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 53)
55omahaOMAHA13.52Summit LeagueMidwest▼1
(LW: 54)
56tcuTCU13.51Big 12South Central▼4
(LW: 52)
57washingtonWASHINGTON12.90MPSFWest▲9
(LW: 66)
58connecticutCONNECTICUT12.16AmericanNortheast▲1
(LW: 59)
59middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE11.66Conference USASouth▼1
(LW: 58)
60minnesotaMINNESOTA11.50Big TenMidwest▼4
(LW: 56)
61north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE11.38Summit League (1)Midwest▼6
(LW: 55)
62florida-internationalFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL10.94Conference USASouth◀▶
(LW: 62)
62nevadaNEVADA10.94Mountain WestMountain▼1
(LW: 61)
64utsaUTSA10.94Conference USASouth Central▼1
(LW: 63)
65portlandPORTLAND10.40MPSFWest▲7
(LW: 72)
66incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD10.38SouthlandSouth Central▼6
(LW: 60)
67samfordSAMFORD10.17Southern (1)South▲17
(LW: 84)
68north-dakotaNORTH DAKOTA9.82Summit LeagueMidwest▼4
(LW: 64)
69mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE9.06SouthlandSouth Central▼2
(LW: 67)
70northwesternNORTHWESTERN8.95Big TenMidwest▼1
(LW: 69)
71wyomingWYOMING8.86Mountain WestMountain▼6
(LW: 65)
72stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN8.75Southland (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 70)
73northwestern-stateNORTHWESTERN STATE7.84SouthlandSouth Central▲1
(LW: 74)
74auburnAUBURN7.73SECSouth▼1
(LW: 73)
74south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA7.73Summit LeagueMidwest▼6
(LW: 68)
76virginiaVIRGINIA7.64ACCSoutheast▼1
(LW: 75)
76west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA7.64Big 12Mid-Atlantic◀▶
(LW: 76)
78pennPENN6.86Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▼7
(LW: 71)
79georgia-techGEORGIA TECH6.54ACCSouth▲2
(LW: 81)
80bethune-cookmanBETHUNE-COOKMAN6.54MEACSouth▼1
(LW: 79)
80ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON6.54Sun BeltSouth Central▼1
(LW: 79)
80arizonaARIZONA6.54MPSFWest▼2
(LW: 78)
83michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE5.65Big TenGreat Lakes▲8
(LW: 91)
84montanaMONTANA5.54Big SkyMountain▼2
(LW: 82)
85missouriMISSOURI5.13SECMidwest◀▶
(LW: 85)
86mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE4.52SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 86)
87dukeDUKE4.46ACCSoutheast▼4
(LW: 83)
88indiana-stateINDIANA STATE4.39Missouri ValleyGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 88)
89vanderbiltVANDERBILT4.27SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 89)
90harvardHARVARD3.52Ivy LeagueNortheast▲2
(LW: 92)
91nebraskaNEBRASKA2.48Big TenMidwest▼1
(LW: 90)
92tulaneTULANE2.22AmericanSouth Central▲1
(LW: 93)
93smuSMU1.88AmericanSouth Central▲6
(LW: 99)
94utahUTAH1.80MPSFMountain▲17
(LW: 111)
95woffordWOFFORD1.65SouthernSoutheast◀▶
(LW: 95)
96fresno-stateFRESNO STATE1.46Mountain WestWest▲1
(LW: 97)
97ole-missOLE MISS1.41SECSouth▲1
(LW: 98)

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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Mon 1/28
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Thu 1/31
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Week 3Mon 2/4
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Mon 2/4
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Mon 2/4
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Week 4Mon 2/11
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Mon 2/11
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Mon 2/11
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Feb. 15: Conference Championships Begin
Week 5Mon 2/18
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Mon 2/18
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Mon 2/18
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Mon 2/18
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Feb. 24: Last Qualifying Date
Week 6Tue 2/26
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Tue 2/26
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Mon 2/25
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Tue 2/26
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Regional TFRI and #EventSquad final ranking
Week 7Mon 3/4
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Mon 3/4
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Mon 3/4
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Mon 3/4
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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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