2022 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – We’ve dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s.

Here is the first installment of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.

NCAA Division I — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Texas
Kentucky
Texas Tech
North Carolina A&T
Northern Arizona
1
Texas
2
Kentucky
3
Texas Tech
4
North Carolina A&T
5
Northern Arizona
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The Eyes of Texas are upon the rest of the nation as the Longhorns sit No. 1 after the first few weeks of the season. Texas has turned in eight marks that reside among the top-10 nationally in their respective events, including three in the 800 alone from Crayton Carrozza (No. 3, 1:48.40), Yusef Bizimana (No. 5, 1:48.75) and Cole Lindhorst (No. 7, 1:48.86). Two of those athletes are also on the Longhorns’ top-ranked DMR (Carrozza and Lindhorst). Let’s not forget about Tripp Piperi, who cemented his spot at No. 2 in the shot put this past weekend at 20.99m (68-10½).

Kentucky sits No. 2 with six top-10 marks of its own. Kennedy Lightner had a heck of a weekend for the Wildcats at the Red Raider Open, as he notched the nation’s second-fastest mark in the 200 of 20.52 and anchored Kentucky’s 4×400 relay team to a thrilling win, which also sent that foursome to the top of the national chart. Dwight St. Hillaire, one of the four athletes also on that 4×400, clocked the nation’s second-fastest open 400 of the young season at 46.11.

Texas Tech, with two home meets under its belt, holds down the No. 3 spot thanks to seven top-10 marks. Four of those top-10 efforts reside in the sprints with Terrence Jones at No. 1 in the 60 at 6.45, Courtney Lindsey at No. 3 in the 200 at 20.56, and Jacolby Shelton among the top-10 in both the 60 (No. 7, 6.59) and 200 (No. 5, 20.70). Not to be outdone, Jalen Seals is up to No. 3 in the triple jump at 16.12m (52-10¼).

North Carolina A&T has been a mainstay in the top-5 for quite some time and is ranked fourth. The Aggies, led by The Bowerman Watch List member Randolph Ross Jr., has turned in six top-10 marks in 2022. Ross ripped a scintillating 400 of 45.37 to open the season, while Rasheem Brown (60H: No. 4, 7.70), Javonte’ Harding (200; No. 4, 20.71) and Daniel Stokes (400: No. 5, 46.71) also reside in the top-5 of their respective events.

Northern Arizona rounds out the top-5 on the shoulders of its distance corps. The Lumberjacks have registered five top-5 marks so far this season, which include four in the 5000 alone thanks to Abdihamid Nur (No. 2, 13:22.24), Nico Young (No. 3, 13:22.59), Drew Bosley (No. 6, 13:26.19) and George Kusche (No. 9, 13:28.95). Young also is currently ranked No. 1 nationally in the mile with his altitude-converted mark of 3:54.07 (He nearly became the first American to run a sub-4 mile at more than 6000 feet with his 4:02.89 effort in Flagstaff this past weekend).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in the first National TFRI of the 2022 season: No. 6 BYU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 8 Princeton, No. 9 Iowa and No. 10 Alabama. This is the best ranking in program history for the Tigers, who topped out at No. 17 back in 2008, the first year of the National TFRI.

Mark your calendars for March 11-12, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

2022 Week #1 - January 24th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1texasTEXAS136.48Big 12 (1)South CentralNR
2kentuckyKENTUCKY115.52SEC (4)SoutheastNR
3texas-techTEXAS TECH109.57Big 12 (2)MountainNR
4north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T102.47Big SouthSoutheastNR
5northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA81.01Big Sky (1)MountainNR
6byuBYU78.29MPSF (1)MountainNR
7texas-amTEXAS A&M75.89SEC (9)South CentralNR
8princetonPRINCETON68.14Ivy League (1)Mid-AtlanticNR
9iowaIOWA59.85Big Ten (1)MidwestNR
10alabamaALABAMA57.77SEC (3)SouthNR
11georgiaGEORGIA56.90SEC (7)SouthNR
12nebraskaNEBRASKA55.08Big Ten (3)MidwestNR
13florida-stateFLORIDA STATE49.42ACC (2)SouthNR
14virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH49.39ACC (1)SoutheastNR
15notre-dameNOTRE DAME49.22ACC (5)Great LakesNR
16tennesseeTENNESSEE48.05SEC (6)SouthNR
17arizona-stateARIZONA STATE47.05IndependentWestNR
18grand-canyonGRAND CANYON46.45WAC (1)WestNR
19floridaFLORIDA45.46SEC (2)SouthNR
20clemsonCLEMSON44.37ACC (3)SoutheastNR
21kansas-stateKANSAS STATE43.73Big 12 (6)MidwestNR
22iowa-stateIOWA STATE43.54Big 12 (4)MidwestNR
23virginiaVIRGINIA42.43ACC (10)SoutheastNR
24louisvilleLOUISVILLE41.75ACC (8)SoutheastNR
25southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA40.29IndependentWestNR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Texas13133461
North Carolina A&T41212352
Tennessee1611101011993
Northern Arizona565111212164
Princeton897171514135
Texas A&M72116262519185
Arkansas5381251217
Georgia114424128
Oregon481318716649
Ole Miss3625281617161210
TCU10332172826312910
Stanford4927381928202012
Alabama1017141368813
Florida State1315201213111013
Arizona State1729192524343515
Wisconsin3123343637435215
Texas Tech323455317
Iowa910868151418
Southern California2514212920181718
Florida19799107720
Kentucky25689131121
Washington3720242314172421
Oklahoma7948513939383921
LSU3440332021211924
Nebraska1212111519242224
Missouri13218233029272624
Notre Dame152625147101528
Michigan State10833271818252528
BYU624263335282828
Indiana4028312427333128
Oklahoma State10516292740424241
Iowa State2235354730323247
Virginia Tech1442133432293447
Kansas State2134363541404147
Louisville2466765344454660
Virginia2357474949484960
Grand Canyon18192222222321
Clemson20223021232223
Miami (Fla.)29561532343636

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Mon 1/24
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Mon 1/31
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Mon 1/31
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Mon 1/31
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Week 3Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Tue 3/1
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Tue 3/1
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Tue 3/1
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Tue 3/1
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Week 7Mon 3/7
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Mon 3/7
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Mon 3/7
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Mon 3/7
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/12
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