2022 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend is here!
Here is the newest 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
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Wooo Pig Sooie! Arkansas jumped to No. 1 for the second time in as many years. The Razorbacks, who were previously the top-ranked team in the nation in Week 1 of 2021, own six national top-10 marks, including five in the top-5. Ayden Owens leads the way with his chart-topper in the heptathlon of 6272 points, which also doubles as the second-best performance in collegiate history. Third-ranked Razorbacks include Kieran Taylor in the 800 (1:47.12), Amon Kemboi in the 3000 (7:42.29) and the 4×400 relay team (3:03.18).
North Carolina A&T dropped to No. 2, but is right on Arkansas’ tail. The Aggies are just 5.76 rating points behind the Razorbacks. North Carolina A&T still has six national top-5 marks, of which Randolph Ross has his hand in three (No. 1, 400; No. 4, 200; and No. 4, 4×400).
Texas held steady at No. 3 for another week. The Longhorns own seven national top-10 efforts, including three in the 800 alone from Jonathan Jones (No. 2, 1:46.93), Yusuf Bizmana (No. 4, 1:47.27) and Cole Lindhorst (No. 9, 1:47.46). Don’t forget about national leader Tripp Piperi in the shot put at 21.45m (70-4½), either.
Georgia slid two spots from No. 2 to No. 4 in Week 5. All seven of the Bulldogs’ marks that are being calculated in the National TFRI are among the top-10 nationally. Matthew Boling hasn’t budged from the national top spot in either the 200 (20.27) or long jump (8.25m/27-0¾).
Texas Tech fell one spot to No. 5 to round out that unit. The Red Raiders, who have seven national top-10 marks this season, including national leaders in the 100 (Terrence Jones, 6.45) and 800 (Moad Zahafi, 1:45.99) have been ranked in the top-5 five times in the past two years.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 Kentucky and No. 10 Florida. Both the Crimson Tide and the Irish were buoyed this week by incredible efforts by their distance medley relay teams this past weekend: Alabama’s quartet moved up to No. 4 in collegiate history; Notre Dame tops the all-conditions chart.
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.