2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – While a big weekend of competition has passed, the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index remained fairly quiet in the most recent edition released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
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The top-5 has familiar faces, but with a new look. Southern California remained atop the national rankings for a fourth straight week, while Arkansas and Texas A&M improved upon their positions from a week ago to sit at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Texas were bumped down from their previous spots with the rise of the Razorbacks and the Aggies.
Arkansas continues to receive its momentum from Katie Izzo’s top performance in the 5000, while the Distance Medley Relay (No. 4) and the 4×400 relay (No. 5) have some of the top times in the country.
The Aggies saw two top-5 performances this weekend. Deborah Acquah turned in the second-best triple jump of the season. Already earning the win at the Charlie Thomas Invitational, she improved her mark to 45’-2.25” on her second attempt of the meet. In the pentathlon, Tyra Gittens posted a score of 4,276 currently ranks her second nationally. She is also in a tie for the third best clearance in the high jump.
Also remaining unchanged from a week ago are No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 Stanford and No. 9 Oregon.
No. 10 Colorado improved five spots from No. 15 to make an appearance in the top-10. With an effort that moved her to No. 6 on the all-time collegiate indoor list, Dani Jones turned in a national leading time of 4:27.88 in the mile to finish sixth in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games. Jones also has the second fastest time in the mile and is part of the DMR that is ranked fifth on the Descending Order List.
The biggest jump in the top-25 came from No. 20 Alabama, climbing 14 spots from No. 34 to enter the rankings for the first time this year. The Crimson Tide’s Tamara Clark took over the national lead in the 200 with a time of 22.81 on her way to winning the New Mexico Collegiate Classic. Alabama’s 4×400 also ran the second fastest 4×400 relay of the year, clocking a time of 3:32.18.
This is is the last week that current and previous season bests will be combined to compile the National Rating Index. Check back next week to see how the rankings will shake up as we get closer to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 13-14.