2022 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – This indoor season just keeps getting better.

Here is the newest edition 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). No marks from previous seasons are used in this ranking system, so it’s a totally comprehensive, objective look at the current indoor campaign.

NCAA Division I — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Texas
North Carolina A&T
Texas Tech
Georgia
Northern Arizona
1
Texas
2
North Carolina A&T
3
Texas Tech
4
Georgia
5
Northern Arizona
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Texas is back … at No. 1. After falling two spots to No. 3 in Week 2, the Longhorns jumped back into the driver’s seat thanks to a strong weekend. Tripp Piperi delivered the biggest mark of the season for Texas, as he took over the national lead in the shot put with a heave of 21.45m (70-4½). Piperi’s bomb is one of 11 national top-10 marks for the Longhorns through the first two months of the season. Leo Neugebauer has the only other top-3 effort with his 6021 total in the heptathlon. Several other athletes are among the top-5 performers this season as well.

North Carolina A&T slid to No. 2 to no fault of its own. The Aggies, who hold seven national top-10 marks this season, are led by The Bowerman Watch List member Randolph Ross Jr. Ross is among the top-3 performers in three different events: 400 (No. 1, 45.37), 4×400 relay (No. 2, 3:03.39) and the 200 (No. 3, 20.57). Don’t forget about Javonte’ Harding in the 200, who is ranked No. 2 at 20.33 or the 60-meter-hurdling duo of Leonard Mustari or Rasheem Brown.

Texas Tech is ranked No. 3 in Week 3, down one spot from Week 2. The Red Raiders hold 10 national top-10 marks, including the national-leading effort in the 60 from Terrence Jones at 6.45, which equaled the collegiate record. Texas Tech has top-10 marks across seven events.

Georgia held steady at No. 4 for the second week in a row. Nothing has changed too drastically to the Bulldogs over the past week, as Matthew Boling is still a double national leader in the 200 (20.27) and the long jump (8.25m/27-0¾). Kyle Garland is still ranked second nationally in the heptathlon with 6163 points, while Georgia’s 4×400 relay squad comes in at No. 3 (3:04.07).

Northern Arizona worked its way back into the top-5 for the second time this season. The Lumberjacks continue to be led by their distance corps, as they have six national top-10 marks split between the mile (tw0) and the 5000 (four). Abdihamid Nur and Nico Young both have contributed two of those top-10 marks with strong efforts in the mile and 5000.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Kentucky, No. 7 Princeton, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 Florida and No. 10 Tennessee. This is the first time in program history that the Tigers have been ranked higher than No. 17 for two installments of the TFRI. The Vols improved their rank one spot from Week 2 to crack the top-10 for a program-record third year in a row.

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

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

2022 Week #3 - February 7th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1texasTEXAS144.92Big 12 (1)South Central▲2
(LW: 3)
2north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T124.21Big SouthSoutheast▼1
(LW: 1)
3texas-techTEXAS TECH114.94Big 12 (2)Mountain▼1
(LW: 2)
4georgiaGEORGIA96.11SEC (7)South◀▶
(LW: 4)
5northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA91.63Big Sky (1)Mountain▲1
(LW: 6)
6kentuckyKENTUCKY77.54SEC (4)Southeast▼1
(LW: 5)
7princetonPRINCETON74.77Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▲2
(LW: 9)
8iowaIOWA72.73Big Ten (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 10)
9floridaFLORIDA71.83SEC (2)South▼2
(LW: 7)
10tennesseeTENNESSEE61.98SEC (6)South▲1
(LW: 11)
11nebraskaNEBRASKA61.92Big Ten (3)Midwest▲1
(LW: 12)
12arkansasARKANSAS56.21SEC (1)South Central▼4
(LW: 8)
13virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH50.48ACC (1)Southeast▲29
(LW: 42)
14alabamaALABAMA49.89SEC (3)South▲3
(LW: 17)
15miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)49.56ACC (6)South▲41
(LW: 56)
16texas-amTEXAS A&M48.45SEC (9)South Central▲5
(LW: 21)
17tcuTCU46.37Big 12 (9)South Central▲15
(LW: 32)
18oregonOREGON46.31IndependentWest▼5
(LW: 13)
19arizona-stateARIZONA STATE45.62IndependentWest▲10
(LW: 29)
20florida-stateFLORIDA STATE44.26ACC (2)South▼5
(LW: 15)
21southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA43.72IndependentWest▼7
(LW: 14)
22grand-canyonGRAND CANYON43.12WAC (1)West▼3
(LW: 19)
23missouriMISSOURI42.47SEC (10)Midwest▼5
(LW: 18)
24washingtonWASHINGTON41.31IndependentWest▼4
(LW: 20)
25notre-dameNOTRE DAME39.60ACC (5)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 26)


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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