2021 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – There was some big movement in Week 3 of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Nine teams jumped multiple spots in the top-25 since Week 2, including two that vaulted more than 20 after a strong competition reverberated across the nation. None of the biggest movers and shakers were in the top-5, though: each of the nation’s best teams remained in place – albeit in a slightly different order than the previous week.

NCAA Division I — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Oregon
LSU
Arkansas
Texas Tech
Florida State
1
Oregon
2
LSU
3
Arkansas
4
Texas Tech
5
Florida State
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Oregon held steady at No. 1, followed by No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 4 Texas Tech and No. 5 Florida State. This is the first time since the 2015 season that the Ducks have been No. 1 in consecutive weeks (Oregon was No. 1 from Week 1 to Week 3 six years ago).

The second-ranked Tigers gained ground on the Ducks, who were idle this past weekend. LSU bolstered its spot in the National TFRI with three top-5 marks nationally: Noah Williams in the 400 (No. 2, 45.47); Sean Burrell in 400 (No. 5, 45.57); Eric Edwards Jr. in the 60H (No. 5, 7.78). Those pair well with the six national top-10 marks LSU already had from previous efforts.

The third-ranked Razorbacks saw Amon Kemboi and Philip Lemonious add to their haul. Kemboi is now ranked sixth nationally in the 3000 at 7:52.70, while Lemonious took over the sixth spot in the 60H at 7.79. Arkansas is the only team in the top-5 without a national leader.

The fourth-ranked Red Raiders saw one of their own star in front of a worldwide audience. Takieddine Hedeilli won the mile at the third American Track League Meet this past weekend. Hedeilli, who finished in 3:56.79 for what is the third best mark in the nation this season, held off a strong charge from professional Nick Willis over the final lap.

Here are the other teams in the top-10 in Week 3: No. 6 North Carolina A&T, No. 7 Georgia, No. 7 Ole Miss, No. 9 Texas and No. 10 Florida. The Gators were the Biggest Mover of the Week in the top-25, soaring 28 spots since Week 2. Florida received three national top-5 marks this past weekend, none helping its cause more than the NCAA-leading 23.14m (75-11) heave from Thomas Madral in the weight throw.

Remember: The 2021 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 11-13 at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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

2021 Week #3 - February 8th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1oregonOREGON180.89MPSFWest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2lsuLSU166.31SECSouth Central▲1
(LW: 3)
3arkansasARKANSAS141.78SEC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 2)
4texas-techTEXAS TECH120.40Big 12Mountain◀▶
(LW: 4)
5florida-stateFLORIDA STATE104.94ACCSouth◀▶
(LW: 5)
6north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T101.32MEACSoutheast▲1
(LW: 7)
7georgiaGEORGIA100.71SECSouth▲2
(LW: 9)
8ole-missOLE MISS94.54SECSouth▼2
(LW: 6)
9texasTEXAS94.39Big 12 (1)South Central▲2
(LW: 11)
10floridaFLORIDA76.50SECSouth▲28
(LW: 38)
11tennesseeTENNESSEE72.86SECSouth▼3
(LW: 8)
12iowaIOWA70.32Big Ten (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 14)
13texas-amTEXAS A&M67.17SECSouth Central▼3
(LW: 10)
14alabamaALABAMA65.37SECSouth▲1
(LW: 15)
15iowa-stateIOWA STATE59.23Big 12Midwest▲1
(LW: 16)
16oklahomaOKLAHOMA58.25Big 12Midwest▲7
(LW: 23)
17southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA50.81MPSFWest▼5
(LW: 12)
18byuBYU49.22MPSFMountain▼1
(LW: 17)
19north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE48.47Summit League (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 18)
20virginiaVIRGINIA45.79ACCSoutheast▲7
(LW: 27)
21indianaINDIANA44.64Big TenGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 24)
22tcuTCU39.76Big 12South Central▼9
(LW: 13)
23kansas-stateKANSAS STATE38.25Big 12Midwest▼2
(LW: 21)
24virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH38.11ACC (1)Southeast▲21
(LW: 45)
25missouriMISSOURI35.41SECMidwest▲6
(LW: 31)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Oregon1111111
LSU33232222
Georgia229799563
Florida31381088754
North Carolina A&T27655875
Florida State75544646
Arkansas12323337
Alabama8151414151287
Tennessee58111212999
Ole Miss3268710131110
Southern California1012171313151311
North Dakota State1618191818202012
Iowa State3916151514141213
Texas151191111111014
Kentucky1222281617192314
BYU417186641616
Virginia Tech2145242521161716
Arizona State5619311920171518
North Carolina4564274029273118
Michigan1436652933333218
Baylor2520292831323518
Indiana1724212027232122
Miami (Ohio)89573124252422
South Dakota1926262226282922
Iowa914122730181925
Arizona29332628293025
TCU5513222323343325
Colorado State90109354248524525
Minnesota2333527476595325
Texas Tech644107101430
Texas A&M1110131716222231
Kansas State2021232425313631
Missouri2431253734444631
Oklahoma1323162122262737
Cincinnati5465743819211842
Virginia1827203638394746
Ohio State67879230322425
Syracuse262568106

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Mon 1/25
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Mon 2/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/8
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/15
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Mon 2/22
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/22
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/22
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/22
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 3/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 7Mon 3/8
MEN | WOMEN
FINAL ResultsSat 3/13
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 12-13: NCAA DI Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)