2022 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend was a blur!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is a comprehensive, objective look at the 2022 season, using only marks from the current NCAA DI Descending Order Lists.

NCAA Division I — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Georgia
Arkansas
North Carolina A&T
Texas
Texas Tech
1
Georgia
2
Arkansas
3
North Carolina A&T
4
Texas
5
Texas Tech
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The Georgia Bulldogs have barked up the right tree this season. Georgia jumped previous No. 1 Arkansas, previous No. 2 North Carolina A&T and previous No. 3 Texas on its way to the No. 1 spot in Week 6. The Bulldogs have been a force in 2022, recording seven national top-10 marks across six events: Matthew Boling has his fingerprints on four of those with his No. 1 billing in both the 200 and long jump, the ninth-fastest mark in the 60 and toting the baton on the third-ranked 4×400 relay. Kyle Garland improved his seasonal best in the heptathlon to PR 6205 in a winning effort at the SEC Indoor Championships this past weekend in College Station, Texas.

The Razorbacks dropped to No. 2 to no fault of its own. Arkansas has seven national top-10 marks with a national leader in the heptathlon from Ayden Owens at 6272 points (Owens also holds the second-best performance in collegiate history with that score). James Benson II led Arkansas at the SEC Indoor Championships this past weekend with a PR of 45.88 in the 400, which moved him up to No. 7 on the seasonal chart (Benson is also a member of the fourth-ranked 4×400 relay as well as the 12th-ranked distance medley relay).

The Greensboro-based Aggies also fell one spot, but have a staggering six national top-10 marks, all of which reside in the top-5 of their respective events. Rasheem Brown improved his hold on the fifth-best performer on the season chart in the 60-meter hurdles with his 7.63 effort this past weekend at the MEAC Indoor Championships. Randolph Ross Jr. is still ranked among the top-5 seasonal performers in the 400 (No. 1, 44.83), 200 (No. 5, 20.57) and the 4×400 relay (No. 5).

The Longhorns continue to hold steady in the top-5, coming in at No. 4 this week. Texas saw a strong effort from Crayton Carrozza in the 800 this past weekend, as he moved up to No. 6 on the seasonal chart with his 1:47.22. While it doesn’t count on the seasonal Descending Order List for this particular Rating Index, Jonathan Jones set an all-time world best in the 600.

Texas Tech didn’t move from its previous spot, which was No. 5. The Red Raiders added a trio of national top-10 marks this past weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Championships: Jalen Seals in the triple jump (No. 8, 16.31m/53-6¼); Gary Haasbroek in the heptathlon (5833); and Caleb Wilburn in the high jump (No. 10, 2.20m/7-2½).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Oregon (up 10 spots), No. 7 Florida (up three spots); No. 8 Alabama (down three spots), No. 9 Tennessee (up two spots) and No. 10 Notre Dame (down two spots). The Ducks were buoyed by their distance runners at the Boston University Last Chance Meet this past weekend, as Jack Yearian and Reed Brown moved into the top-10 of the mile and Aaron Bienenfeld cracked the top-5 of the 5000.

Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama!

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

2022 Week #6 - March 1st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1georgiaGEORGIA114.93SEC (7)South▲3
(LW: 4)
2arkansasARKANSAS113.08SEC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 1)
3north-carolina-atNORTH CAROLINA A&T107.60Big SouthSoutheast▼1
(LW: 2)
4texasTEXAS104.91Big 12 (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 3)
5texas-techTEXAS TECH99.63Big 12 (2)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 5)
6oregonOREGON91.39IndependentWest▲10
(LW: 16)
7floridaFLORIDA85.05SEC (2)South▲3
(LW: 10)
8alabamaALABAMA82.41SEC (3)South▼2
(LW: 6)
9tennesseeTENNESSEE81.99SEC (6)South▲2
(LW: 11)
10notre-dameNOTRE DAME78.69ACC (5)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 7)
11florida-stateFLORIDA STATE75.17ACC (2)South▲2
(LW: 13)
12northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA74.39Big Sky (1)Mountain◀▶
(LW: 12)
13kentuckyKENTUCKY72.76SEC (4)Southeast▼4
(LW: 9)
14princetonPRINCETON67.19Ivy League (1)Mid-Atlantic▲1
(LW: 15)
15iowaIOWA62.95Big Ten (1)Midwest▼7
(LW: 8)
16ole-missOLE MISS62.36SEC (5)South▲1
(LW: 17)
17washingtonWASHINGTON53.60IndependentWest▼3
(LW: 14)
18southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA48.37IndependentWest▲2
(LW: 20)
19texas-amTEXAS A&M46.43SEC (9)South Central▲6
(LW: 25)
20stanfordSTANFORD44.64IndependentWest▲8
(LW: 28)
21lsuLSU43.70SEC (8)South Central◀▶
(LW: 21)
22clemsonCLEMSON42.84ACC (3)Southeast▲1
(LW: 23)
23grand-canyonGRAND CANYON42.83WAC (1)West▼1
(LW: 22)
24nebraskaNEBRASKA42.63Big Ten (3)Midwest▼5
(LW: 19)
25michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE39.62Big Ten (8)Great Lakes▼7
(LW: 18)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Texas13133461
North Carolina A&T41212352
Tennessee1611101011993
Northern Arizona565111212164
Princeton897171514135
Texas A&M72116262519185
Arkansas5381251217
Georgia114424128
Oregon481318716649
Ole Miss3625281617161210
TCU10332172826312910
Stanford4927381928202012
Alabama1017141368813
Florida State1315201213111013
Arizona State1729192524343515
Wisconsin3123343637435215
Texas Tech323455317
Iowa910868151418
Southern California2514212920181718
Florida19799107720
Kentucky25689131121
Washington3720242314172421
Oklahoma7948513939383921
LSU3440332021211924
Nebraska1212111519242224
Missouri13218233029272624
Notre Dame152625147101528
Michigan State10833271818252528
BYU624263335282828
Indiana4028312427333128
Oklahoma State10516292740424241
Iowa State2235354730323247
Virginia Tech1442133432293447
Kansas State2134363541404147
Louisville2466765344454660
Virginia2357474949484960
Grand Canyon18192222222321
Clemson20223021232223
Miami (Fla.)29561532343636

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Mon 1/24
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Week 2Mon 1/31
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Week 3Mon 2/7
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Week 4Mon 2/14
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Week 5Mon 2/21
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Week 6Tue 3/1
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Week 7Mon 3/7
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/12
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