2021 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – As teams start gearing up for the postseason, let’s take a look at the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Although the top-5 teams held steady, 18 of the remaining 20 spots in the top-25 changed following what transpired from this past weekend of competition.

NCAA Division I — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
LSU
Arkansas
Texas A&M
Texas
Southern California
1
LSU
2
Arkansas
3
Texas A&M
4
Texas
5
Southern California
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LSU maintained its hold on the top spot for the sixth consecutive week. Abigail O’Donoghue improved her season effort in the high jump to 1.89m (6-2¼) for the third-best clearance of the year. In the long jump, Aliyah Whisby soared to No. 8 with her 6.65m (21-10).

Arkansas remained at No. 2 and kept some distance from the rest of the top-5. The Razorbacks got some help on the track with two top-3 nationally ranked performances. Krissy Gear clocked 4:09.00 in the 1500 for the second-fastest time of the season. Also moving up on the Descending Order List is Tiana Wilson, climbing to No. 3 in the 400 with her 51.21. 

No. 4 Texas started reeling in No. 3 Texas A&M in the National TFRI and now separated by 1.22 points in the computer standings. Kynnedy Flannel clocked a season best in the 200 of 22.52w to improve her No. 3 billing in the event. Chanel Brissett gave the Longhorns a boost after running 12.79 in the 100H to move up to No. 4. 

Southern California will round out the top-5 for the second straight week.  Moving up for the Women of Troy on the Descending Order List were Kyra Constantine in the 400 (No. 8, 51.58) and Lanae-Tava Thomas in the 100 (No. 10, 11.20). Thomas was part of the 4×100 that clocked 42.63 to take over the national lead, while Constantine anchored the 4×400 to a time of  3:29.72 to move to No. 6.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Alabama, No. 8 Texas Tech, No. 9 BYU and No. 10 Florida. The Cougars jumped 13 spots to break into the top-10 thanks to three nationally ranked efforts. Leading the way was Courtney Wayment with her national lead in the steeplechase of 9:31.37. Whittni Orton and Anna Camp-Bennett also added two top-6 efforts in the 1500. Orton is ranked No. 3 on the Descending Order List at 4:09.31, while Camp-Bennett moved to No. 6 with her 4:11.63.

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

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

2021 Week #6 - May 3rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1lsuLSU401.91SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2arkansasARKANSAS338.34SEC (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M291.55SECSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4texasTEXAS290.33Big 12 (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA283.44Pac-12 (1)West◀▶
(LW: 5)
6georgiaGEORGIA248.93SECSouth▲1
(LW: 7)
7alabamaALABAMA218.48SECSouth▼1
(LW: 6)
8texas-techTEXAS TECH187.76Big 12Mountain◀▶
(LW: 8)
9byuBYU164.88IndependentMountain▲13
(LW: 22)
10floridaFLORIDA163.81SECSouth◀▶
(LW: 10)
11florida-stateFLORIDA STATE153.18ACC (1)South▼2
(LW: 9)
12uclaUCLA147.73Pac-12West▲1
(LW: 13)
13oregonOREGON140.34Pac-12West▼1
(LW: 12)
14miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)135.22ACCSouth▲4
(LW: 18)
15ohio-stateOHIO STATE114.50Big Ten (1)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 16)
16arizonaARIZONA112.95Pac-12West▲13
(LW: 29)
17coloradoCOLORADO109.72Pac-12Mountain▲17
(LW: 34)
18auburnAUBURN109.35SECSouth▼7
(LW: 11)
19riceRICE104.74Conference USASouth Central▼5
(LW: 14)
20nc-stateNC STATE95.62ACCSoutheast▲4
(LW: 24)
21kentuckyKENTUCKY95.28SECSoutheast▲7
(LW: 28)
22virginiaVIRGINIA94.11ACCSoutheast▼7
(LW: 15)
23north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE91.51Summit League (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 21)
24south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA90.23SECSoutheast▲8
(LW: 32)
25oklahomaOKLAHOMA86.58Big 12Midwest▲6
(LW: 31)


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
Southern California42235553221
Texas A&M65443334432
Georgia2435667665643
Alabama117776777864
North Carolina A&T81611192334203429134
LSU11111111116
Texas23354446577
Florida19812101010109997
Arizona State522620262526282423239
BYU39692022991671110
Oregon32152113121313810811
Ohio State1411151616151612111211
Texas Tech5138888813121411
Florida State1891499111110131014
Arkansas345222223515
Virginia719341515222220271616
Air Force16813915317612812612763736616
South Carolina1224312832242529262118
Washington4246476662393933222819
Miami (Fla.)2214131418141415143519
Kentucky1310222128212322201921
North Dakota State2023162221232428242521
Rice5029322914191921213921
Baylor2127373027313132281524
Stanford6832534143444541323725
Auburn5812101111181826301826
Colorado12037364334171718192026
Iowa2620272526303037352926
NC State928231824202114183826
Arizona3547182429161519173330
Duke3630171719333336313632
Notre Dame1725253235454630383233
UCLA3133281213121211152640
Indiana5117242330292931362446
Tennessee1531293538283425253046
New Mexico7738425133323223494650
Houston2321263120353517162758
UNLV2545456570616784794958
Kansas State16221927172727353417
Oklahoma10183036312526383322

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Mon 3/29
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Feb. 1: DI Season Opens
Week 2Mon 4/5
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Week 3Mon 4/12
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Week 4Mon 4/19
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Week 5Mon 4/26
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Week 6Mon 5/3
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Week 7Mon 5/10
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May 16: Final Qualifying Day
Week 8Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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Week 10Tue 6/1
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May 27-29 NCAA DI First Rounds
FINAL ResultsSat 6/12
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June 9-12: NCAA DI Championships Final Site (Eugene, Ore.)