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

NEW ORLEANS – The first month of the outdoor season has been a whirlwind!

Here is the debut edition of the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season! Only marks from the current season are being used, which gives a comprehensive, objective look at which teams have stood out in the early goings.

NCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Texas
Baylor
Texas A&M
Southern California
Texas Tech
1
Texas
2
Baylor
3
Texas A&M
4
Southern California
5
Texas Tech
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Texas leads the way by a substantial margin following an impressive start to the season. The Longhorns, who won their first national title in program history earlier this month during the indoor season, own 16 national top-10 marks on the Descending Order List. Three of those performances rate No. 1 nationally: Jonathan Jones in the 800 at 1:45.83; Tripp Piperi in the shot put at 21.54m (70-8); and Leo Neugebauer in the decathlon at 8131 points. Jones is one of four Texas athletes ranked in the top-10 of the 800, alongside Crayton Carrozza at No. 3, Yusuf Bizimana at No. 4 and Brendan Herbert at No. 7 (Cameron Herron is right outside at No. 11).

Baylor opens the season at No. 2. The Bears might only have eight national top-10 marks so far, but three of those lead the nation: Nathaniel Ezekiel in the 400-meter hurdles at 49.14; Johnny Brackins in the long jump at a windy 8.17m (26-9¾); and Chincecherem Prosper Nnamdi in the javelin throw at 78.24m (257-4). Just as water is wet, the Bears’ 4×400 relay is highly-ranked.

Texas A&M starts the outdoor campaign at No. 3. The Aggies hold seven national top-10 marks with six of those among the top-5 performers. Moilatel Mpoke has been a standout athlete for Texas A&M to begin the season, ranking among the top-3 nationally in both the 400 (No. 1, 45.84) and the 400H (No. 3, 49.46). James Smith, who is ranked fourth in the 400H right behind Mpoke, is a member of the nation-leading 4×400 relay that went 3:01.51.

Southern California is ready to make some noise at No. 4. The Trojans have notched seven national top-10 marks so far this season with two among the top-2 performers: Trey Knight in the hammer throw at 71.09m (233-3) and Earnie Sears III in the high jump at 2.27m (7-5¼).

Texas Tech rounds out the top-5 in Week 1. The Red Raiders only have five national top-10 marks to begin the season, but each of those rank among the top-4 nationally. Both Courtney Lindsey (200m) and Chris Welch (triple jump) top the Descending Order List, while Malik Metivier (400H) and Moad Zahafi (800m) are second in their respective events.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Princeton, No. 7 Arizona State, No. 8 LSU, No. 9 Washington and No. 10 Kentucky.

Mark your calendars for June 8-11, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon!

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

2022 Week #1 - March 28th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1texasTEXAS451.27Big 12 (1)South Central▲5
(LW: 6)
2baylorBAYLOR223.47Big 12 (4)South CentralNR
3texas-amTEXAS A&M210.79SEC (6)South Central▲3
(LW: 6)
4southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA179.14Pac-12 (3)West▲1
(LW: 5)
5texas-techTEXAS TECH175.36Big 12 (3)MountainNR
6princetonPRINCETON170.96Ivy League (1)Mid-AtlanticNR
7arizona-stateARIZONA STATE170.67Pac-12 (5)West▲2
(LW: 9)
8lsuLSU167.23SEC (7)South Central▼7
(LW: 1)
9washingtonWASHINGTON148.97Pac-12 (2)West▲37
(LW: 46)
10kentuckyKENTUCKY147.57SEC (8)Southeast▲5
(LW: 15)
11floridaFLORIDA144.45SEC (4)South▼7
(LW: 4)
12ohio-stateOHIO STATE134.79Big Ten (1)Great Lakes▲45
(LW: 57)
13miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)134.44ACC (5)SouthNR
14oklahomaOKLAHOMA131.32Big 12 (2)Midwest▲13
(LW: 27)
15auburnAUBURN126.06SEC (10)South▲3
(LW: 18)
16minnesotaMINNESOTA123.98Big Ten (5)Midwest▲4
(LW: 20)
17byuBYU103.73IndependentMountain◀▶
(LW: 17)
18californiaCALIFORNIA102.37Pac-12 (6)WestNR
19virginiaVIRGINIA100.89ACC (3)Southeast▲9
(LW: 28)
20wake-forestWAKE FOREST93.10ACC (10)SoutheastNR
21missouriMISSOURI89.63SEC (9)MidwestNR
22houstonHOUSTON88.81American (2)South Central▼4
(LW: 18)
23north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA88.62ACC (4)Southeast▲34
(LW: 57)
24georgiaGEORGIA80.63SEC (5)South▼16
(LW: 8)
25oregonOREGON75.57Pac-12 (1)West▼23
(LW: 2)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9Week #10FINAL
Florida113423334461
Texas11111111122
Tennessee12510131302112121715143
Florida State38535316181617121134
Georgia24211966653215
LSU893710446556
Princeton6812201922161917167
Stanford1467819231011131998
Texas Tech54747897679
North Carolina A&T27182015121414151489
Alabama36105222231011
Southern California4101714149816181212
Washington934341116181914161912
Virginia1924133422232422212414
Arizona State71191817212220222215
Oklahoma1414142124252311101716
TCU4148424346293125252316
Baylor25612111110881118
Houston2220252430262626232018
California1815222326242527272818
Minnesota1622293644424349483618
Oklahoma State9625262625333344434318
Arkansas482330913171821202123
Northern Arizona9446462529272729564223
Oregon25396313577571325
Texas A&M322345610131825
Wisconsin10310911113140402934303225
Montana State3787923945303432323525
UT Arlington2626333227282838363725
Clemson3317232931353836292536
Kentucky1065109151524242936
BYU17131188131399439
Iowa4357181715192023262639
Ohio State1219162220202118121546
Auburn1516243534394041373846
Miami (Fla.)1312152728313228282750
Missouri2128506169848961595550
Wake Forest2027214548626568576050
North Carolina2332277680859285858168

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Mon 3/28
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Week 2Mon 4/4
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Week 3Mon 4/11
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Week 4Mon 4/18
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Week 5Mon 4/25
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Week 6Mon 5/2
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Week 8Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
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Week 10Tue 5/31
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FINAL ResultsSat 6/11
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