2022 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to the top, North Carolina A&T!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, which was released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, giving this year’s National Rating Index a comprehensive, objective look at the 2022 indoor campaign.

NCAA Division I — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
North Carolina A&T
Texas Tech
Texas
Georgia
Kentucky
1
North Carolina A&T
2
Texas Tech
3
Texas
4
Georgia
5
Kentucky
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North Carolina A&T jumped three spots from Week 1 to take over the No. 1 ranking indoors for the first time in program history. What exactly have the Aggies done this season? We’re glad you asked. North Carolina A&T has posted seven national top-10 marks, of which six reside in the top-5s of their respective events: Randolph Ross is No. 1 in the 400, No. 3 in the 200 and part of the top-ranked 4×400 relay team; Javonte’ Harding is No. 2 in the 200 and clocked a PR of 20.33 this past weekend in Clemson; Leonard Mustari (No. 2, 7.58) and Rasheem Brown (No. 5, 7.70) give the Aggies two top-5 marks in the 60 hurdles; Brandon Hicklin is No. 7 in the long jump at 7.85m (25-9¼) with his effort two weeks ago at the Clemson Invitational.

Texas Tech crept closer to the top and is ranked No. 2 in Week 2. The Red Raiders own nine national top-10 marks, of which includes two in the top-5 of their respective events: Terrence Jones is No. 1 in the 60 at 6.45; Courtney Lindsey is No. 5 in the 200 at 20.56. Elsewhere on the Descending Order List, Jacolby Shelton owns two top-10 marks in the 60 (No. 6, 6.58) and the 200 (No. 7, 20.70) with Jequan Hogan (high jump) and Jalen Seals (triple jump) ranked sixth nationally in their respective jumps. Gabriel Oladipo is seventh in the weight throw.

Texas slid two spots from No. 1 to No. 3 after a week of competition to no fault of its own. The Longhorns sport eight national top-10 marks, including the No. 2 effort in the shot put from Tripp Piperi (20.99m/68-10½), the No. 3 mark in the 800 from Crayton Carrozza (1:48.40) and the No. 3 total in the heptathlon from Leo Neugebauer (6021 points). Not to be outdone, Texas has both the sixth-ranked 4×400 (3:05.21) and distance medley relay (9:37.58).

Georgia is back in the top-5 at No. 4. The Bulldogs are still led by the sensational Matthew Boling, who is ranked first nationally in both the 200 (20.27) and long jump (8.25m/27-0¾). Just this past weekend, Boling swept both events for the second time this season at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Over in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Kyle Garland notched the second best total of the season in the heptathlon and just missed a PR with his 6163 tally. Georgia also added a school record in the 4×400 relay of 3:04.07 to move up to No. 3 on the Descending Order List.

Kentucky comes in ranked at No. 5 in Week 2. The Wildcats amassed eight national top-10 marks this season with Kennedy Lightner and Dwight St. Hillaire accounting for three of them. Lightner is ranked fourth nationally in the 200 at 20.52, while St. Hillaire is billed fifth in the 400 at 46.11. Both Lightner and St. Hillaire toted the baton on the fifth-ranked 4×400 relay at 3:05.01 (Remember that Lightner had that amazing comeback earlier in the season).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Northern Arizona, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Princeton and No. 10 Iowa. Perhaps the best mark of the weekend from that group came from Arkansas’ Ayden Owens at the Razorback Invitational, as he became the second-best performer in collegiate history in the heptathlon with his 6271-point total.

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 #2 - January 31st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T130.50Big SouthSoutheast▲3
(LW: 4)
2texas-techTEXAS TECH115.37Big 12 (2)Mountain▲1
(LW: 3)
3texasTEXAS108.83Big 12 (1)South Central▼2
(LW: 1)
4georgiaGEORGIA101.07SEC (7)South▲7
(LW: 11)
5kentuckyKENTUCKY95.46SEC (4)Southeast▼3
(LW: 2)
6northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA90.56Big Sky (1)Mountain▼1
(LW: 5)
7floridaFLORIDA77.15SEC (2)South▲12
(LW: 19)
8arkansasARKANSAS76.95SEC (1)South Central▲45
(LW: 53)
9princetonPRINCETON70.98Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▼1
(LW: 8)
10iowaIOWA68.20Big Ten (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 9)
11tennesseeTENNESSEE66.48SEC (6)South▲5
(LW: 16)
12nebraskaNEBRASKA64.44Big Ten (3)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 12)
13oregonOREGON59.25IndependentWest▲35
(LW: 48)
14southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA53.32IndependentWest▲11
(LW: 25)
15florida-stateFLORIDA STATE47.50ACC (2)South▼2
(LW: 13)
16oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE47.34Big 12 (5)Midwest▲89
(LW: 105)
17alabamaALABAMA46.09SEC (3)South▼7
(LW: 10)
18missouriMISSOURI45.20SEC (10)Midwest▲114
(LW: 132)
19grand-canyonGRAND CANYON43.27WAC (1)West▼1
(LW: 18)
20washingtonWASHINGTON43.26IndependentWest▲17
(LW: 37)
21texas-amTEXAS A&M43.11SEC (9)South Central▼14
(LW: 7)
22clemsonCLEMSON41.39ACC (3)Southeast▼2
(LW: 20)
23wisconsinWISCONSIN41.38Big Ten (5)Great Lakes▲8
(LW: 31)
24byuBYU39.57MPSF (1)Mountain▼18
(LW: 6)
25ole-missOLE MISS38.74SEC (5)South▲11
(LW: 36)


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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