2021 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – What happened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Eugene, Oregon, truly shook up the NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
LSU
BYU
Oregon
Florida
Southern California
1
LSU
2
BYU
3
Oregon
4
Florida
5
Southern California
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LSU not only maintained its position atop the National TFRI, but strengthened its hold on the No. 1 spot. The Tigers received three different national-leading efforts this past weekend at the LSU Alumni Gold, headlined by JuVaughn Harrison’s otherworldly long jump of 8.44m (27-8¼) that made him the sixth-best performer in collegiate history. Not to be outdone, Noah Williams turned one lap in 44.30 to equal the 12th-fastest performer in collegiate history, while Sean Burrell topped the 400H list at 49.12. Other notable performances were turned in by Eric Edwards Jr. in the 110H (No. 5, 13.46), Sean Dixon-Bodie in the triple jump (No. 7, 16.35m/53-7¾), as well as the 4×100 relay team (No. 2, 38.58).

BYU went back to No. 2 thanks to the 1500-meter acumen of Casey Clinger and Lucas Bons this past week. Competing at the BYU Robison Invitational on Wednesday, Clinger and Bons notched national top-10 marks in the metric mile.  Clinger went an altitude-converted 3:36.97 for the third-best mark this season, while Bons hit 3:37.21 for the fifth-best.

Oregon jumped three spots from No. 6 to No. 3 after Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare dazzled on their home track at the Oregon Relays. Hocker and Teare covered 5000 meters in 13:19.98 and 13:20.24, respectively, to sit first and second on the Descending Order List, as well as No. 12 and No. 13 on the all-time collegiate chart. This is one of three different events in which Hocker owned a national lead at some point this season (He also led the 800 and 1500 earlier).

Texas improved its position one place from Week 4, going from No. 7 to No. 6 behind fourth-ranked Florida and fifth-ranked Southern California. The Longhorns were led this past weekend by Michaiah Harris, who 20.08 (+2.4) at the LSU Alumni Gold to land the No. 2 spot on the Descending Order List behind Terrance Laird of LSU.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 7 Iowa State, No. 8 Texas A&M, No. 9 Alabama and No. 10 Florida State. All of those teams slid down at least one spot, other than the Cyclones, which actually soared seven spots since Week 4. Iowa State snagged three more national top-5 marks this past weekend at the Oregon Relays from David Too in the steeplechase (No. 2, 8:40.31) as well as Edwin Kurgat (No. 3, 13:20.48) and Wesley Kiptoo (13:21.08) in the 5000.

The 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from June 9-12 at the newly redesigned Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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

2021 Week #5 - April 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1lsuLSU451.05SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2byuBYU244.45IndependentMountain▲2
(LW: 4)
3oregonOREGON233.08Pac-12 (1)West▲3
(LW: 6)
4floridaFLORIDA213.52SECSouth▼1
(LW: 3)
5southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA209.10Pac-12West▼3
(LW: 2)
6texasTEXAS200.57Big 12 (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 7)
7iowa-stateIOWA STATE194.07Big 12Midwest▲7
(LW: 14)
8texas-amTEXAS A&M188.52SECSouth Central▼3
(LW: 5)
9alabamaALABAMA184.72SECSouth▼1
(LW: 8)
10florida-stateFLORIDA STATE157.93ACC (1)South▼1
(LW: 9)
11tennesseeTENNESSEE148.63SECSouth▲2
(LW: 13)
12arkansasARKANSAS140.31SEC (1)South Central▲24
(LW: 36)
13georgiaGEORGIA132.87SECSouth▼2
(LW: 11)
14kentuckyKENTUCKY130.50SECSoutheast▼4
(LW: 10)
15arizonaARIZONA130.06Pac-12West▼3
(LW: 12)
16oklahomaOKLAHOMA116.64Big 12Midwest▲7
(LW: 23)
17kansasKANSAS110.88Big 12Midwest▼1
(LW: 16)
18virginiaVIRGINIA103.23ACCSoutheast▼1
(LW: 17)
19north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T101.33MEAC (1)Southeast▼4
(LW: 15)
20arizona-stateARIZONA STATE100.59Pac-12West▼2
(LW: 18)
21mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE96.69SECSouth▼1
(LW: 20)
22auburnAUBURN95.03SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 22)
23clemsonCLEMSON92.95ACCSoutheast▼4
(LW: 19)
24south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA88.25Summit LeagueMidwest▲3
(LW: 27)
25ole-missOLE MISS85.67SECSouth▲6
(LW: 31)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
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