2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – Are you ready for the postseason?
Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season! No marks from previous seasons are being used, so this gives an objective, comprehensive look at which teams have stepped up throughout the current campaign with five weeks left until the climatic meet.
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All was quiet among the top-3 teams this week, as Texas, Alabama and Florida remained No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Both the Longhorns and the Crimson Tide added or improved one national top-10 marks to their ledgers – Jonathan Jones in the 400 for Texas (No. 2, 44.79) and Tatsis Orogot in the 200 for Alabama (No. 4, 20.15w) – while the Gators notched two with Joseph Fahnbulleh tying for the national lead in the 200 at 19.92 and Champion Allison matching teammate Ryan Willie for the No. 5 spot over 400 meters at 45.16.
LSU jumped six spots between Week 5 and Week 6 following a sensational performance at its own LSU Invitational. The Tigers truly took home-track advantage to heart as they added or improved five national top-10 marks to their resume: Dorian Camel is now third in the 200 at 20.00; Da’Marcus Fleming is now No. 5 in the 100 at 10.02w; Apalos Edwards is now sixth in the triple jump at 16.27m (53-4½); both 4×100 and 4×400 relays sprinted into the top-10.
Texas A&M dropped one spot to No. 5 to no fault of its own. The Aggies added or improved two national top-10 marks thanks to Moitalel Mpoke posting a national-leading effort in the 400-meter hurdles of 48.99 and Brandon Miller working his way to No. 4 in the 800 meters.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Georgia (unchanged), No. 7 Oregon (down two spots), No. 8 Texas Tech (down one spot), No. 9 Southern California (up five spots) and No. 10 Stanford (up 13 spots). Both the Trojans and the Cardinal added multiple national top-10 marks to their seasons, headlined by three in the 10,000 meters alone from the latter: Charles Hicks (No. 2, 27:40.16), Cole Sprout (No. 3, 27:42.42) and Ky Robinson (No. 5, 27:47.11).
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!