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

NEW ORLEANS – Oh, you thought you could take a break?

There’s no time for breaks as the conclusion of the NCAA indoor meet means it’s time for outdoor action, which the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is gearing up for with its release of the preseason edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index on Monday.

Teams will battle all season long, which ends with the 2019 NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, June 5-8.

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

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

NATIONAL TFRI

PDFs: TEAM SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY

It should come to no surprise that Southern California, the defending national champions, lead off the outdoor season as the No. 1 team in the country.

The Women of Troy return a talented roster from last season which includes five athletes ranked in the top-five of their respective events of the TFRI Individual Rankings: Anna Cockrell (tops in the nation in the 400H), Terry Twanisha (best in the 100), Lauren Rain Williams (fifth in the 200), Dior Hall (fifth in the 100H) and Kaelin Roberts (fifth in the 400). Sophomore Chanel Brissett looks to be a top contributor as well.

It is the first time the program has started the season in the top spot in school history.

Debuting outdoors at No. 2 was Texas A&M which is the best ranking received by the program to start a season since 2015.

The group should see top contributions come from Tyra Gittens (tops in the heptathlon), Jazmine Fray (second overall in the 800), Serena Brown (second in the dicus) and Madalaine Stulce (fifth in the javelin), among others.  

Holding down the No. 3 spot was LSU after a sixth-place finish at outdoor nationals a year ago, the same place the team finished at the recently held national indoor meet a week ago.

LSU will look to get top contributions out of Kortnei Johnson (second individually in the index in the 100 and third in the 200), Lisa Gunnarsson (second overall in the pole vault) and Tonea Marshall (third in the 100 hurdles). The groups 4×100 unit also ran this past weekend to kick off their indoor season in which they posted the second-best time run so far in the country.

Slotting in at No. 4 is Arkansas. The Razorbacks have a heavy-hitting roster that is fresh off a team title at the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships two weeks ago.

Arkansas will look to be led by The Bowerman Watch List member Lexi Jacobus (ranked No. 1 in the country in the pole vault), Payton Chadwick (second in the heptathlon), Janeek Brown (third in the 100H), Tori Hoggard (third in the pole vault), Kelsey Herman (fifth in the heptathlon) and Jada Baylark (fifth in the 100).

Coming in at No. 5 is Oregonwhich is two spots better than its sixth-place finish at last year’s outdoor meet. The Ducks also took seventh at the indoor meet not too long ago.

Oregon will look towards leaders in Makenzie Dunmore (second in the nation in both the 200 and 400), Jessica Hull (second in the 1500) and Chaquinn Cook (third in the triple jump).

Rounding out the top-5 at No. 5 is Florida State.

The top-ranked Seminole athlete is Rougu Sow, who is billed No. 1 in the TFRI Individual Rankings in the long jump.

Completing the rest of the top-10 was Florida StateKentucky, Miami (Fla.)Colorado and Florida, in that order.

The SEC led all conference with eight programs being ranked in the top-25. They were followed by the Pac-12 with six, the ACC with 4, the Big 12 with 3, the Mountain West with two and the American and Big 10 with one apiece.

The next National Track & Field Rating Index will be released on Monday, April 1.

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

2019 Preseason - March 18th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA355.35Pac-12West1
2texas-amTEXAS A&M310.92SECSouth Central19
3lsuLSU248.17SECSouth Central6
4arkansasARKANSAS246.80SECSouth Central11
5oregonOREGON210.69Pac-12West7
6florida-stateFLORIDA STATE185.44ACCSouth14
7kentuckyKENTUCKY171.72SECSoutheast4
8miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)168.50ACCSouth69
9coloradoCOLORADO168.26Pac-12Mountain37
10floridaFLORIDA166.21SECSouth5
11stanfordSTANFORD158.05Pac-12West3
12alabamaALABAMA154.84SECSouth46
13new-mexicoNEW MEXICO144.95Mountain WestMountain17
14texas-techTEXAS TECH132.30Big 12Mountain46
15georgiaGEORGIA132.23SECSouth2
16tennesseeTENNESSEE120.82SECSouth25
17kansas-stateKANSAS STATE120.58Big 12Midwest17
18virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH114.53ACCSoutheast10
19texasTEXAS111.80Big 12South Central34
20washingtonWASHINGTON101.01Pac-12West44
21boise-stateBOISE STATE97.21Mountain WestWest25
22uclaUCLA89.80Pac-12West14
23iowaIOWA72.59Big TenMidwest13
24notre-dameNOTRE DAME70.69ACCGreat Lakes46
25georgia-techGEORGIA TECH63.03ACCSouth---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 3/18
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Mar. 1: DI Season Opens
Week 1Mon 4/1
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Mon 4/1
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Week 2Mon 4/8
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Week 3Mon 4/15
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Week 4Mon 4/22
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Week 5Mon 4/29
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Week 6Mon 5/6
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May 12: Final Qualifying Day
Week 7Mon 5/13
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Week 8Mon 5/20
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May 23-25 NCAA DI First Rounds
Week 9Tue 5/28
Tue 5/28
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June 5-8: NCAA DI Championships Final Site (Austin, Texas)
FINAL ResultsSat 6/8
Sat 6/8
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