2023 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – We’ve dotted our I’s and crossed our t’s.

Here is the first installment of the NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current qualifying marks from the 2023 indoor track & field season.

NCAA Division I — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Stanford
Texas Tech
Florida State
Kentucky
Ole Miss
1
Stanford
2
Texas Tech
3
Florida State
4
Kentucky
5
Ole Miss
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Stanford is a surprise No. 1 – well, maybe not a total surprise, if you’ve been paying attention to the season so far. The Cardinal’s distance runners, namely Ky Robinson, have been out in full force. Robinson is a double national leader in the mile (3:55.87) and the 5000 meters (13:11.53). The Australian also has two teammates right behind him in the mile – Cole Sprout (3:56.53) and Thomas Boyden (3:57.06) – and Devin Hart is a strong top-10 in the 3000m (7:51.84).

Texas Tech sits second to begin the season, less than four ranking points behind Stanford. The Red Raiders posted three national-leading marks in the first month of the season: Courtney Lindsey in the 200m at 20.48; the 4×400 relay at 3:04.96c; and Kansas transfer Zach Bradford in the pole vault at 5.72m (18-9¼). Caleb Dean has been a revelation for Texas Tech, as he finds himself ranked among the top-10 nationally in both the 60m and the 60-meter hurdles.

Florida State comes in at third behind the work of its sprinters and jumpers, specifically Ismael Kone and Jeremiah Davis. Kone is the national leader in the 60m at 6.51c, while Davis is top-3 nationally in both the long jump (No. 1, 8.17m/26-9¾) and triple jump (No. 3, 16.44m/53-11¼). Curtis Williams is also ranked No. 10 nationally in the long jump.

Kentucky finds itself ranked fourth, according to the National TFRI. The Wildcats own seven top-10 national marks across seven different events. Josh Sobota (shot put), Keaton Daniel (pole vault), Jordan Anthony (60m) and Kennedy Lightner (200m) are all ranked among the top-5 athletes in their respective events. Sobota is tops at No. 2 in the shot put at 20.26m (66-5¾).

Ole Miss put in some work this past weekend and starts the season fifth. The Rebels notched five national top-10 marks at the Vanderbilt Invitational, including the top-2 performances in the 800m this season: Baylor Franklin headlines the chart at 1:46.74c with teammate Tiaman Crorken second at 1:47.39c.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Auburn, No. 7 BYU, No. 8 Princeton, No. 9 Iowa State and No. 10 Nebraska.

Mark your calendars for March 10-11, as that’s when the 2023 NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

2023 Week #1 - January 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD114.23IndependentWest▲11
(LW: 12)
2texas-techTEXAS TECH111.96Big 12Mountain▲15
(LW: 17)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE95.79ACCSouth▲10
(LW: 13)
4kentuckyKENTUCKY93.14SECSoutheast▲17
(LW: 21)
5ole-missOLE MISS92.24SECSouth▲5
(LW: 10)
6auburnAUBURN89.57SECSouth▲21
(LW: 27)
7byuBYU76.24MPSFMountain▲21
(LW: 28)
8princetonPRINCETON74.26Ivy LeagueMid-Atlantic▼3
(LW: 5)
9iowa-stateIOWA STATE73.41Big 12Midwest▲38
(LW: 47)
10nebraskaNEBRASKA72.41Big TenMidwest▲14
(LW: 24)
11southern-californiaSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA67.55IndependentWest▲7
(LW: 18)
12floridaFLORIDA67.29SECSouth▲8
(LW: 20)
13texasTEXAS66.25Big 12South Central▼12
(LW: 1)
14washingtonWASHINGTON64.06IndependentWest▲7
(LW: 21)
15northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA53.67Big SkyMountain▼11
(LW: 4)
16nc-stateNC STATE52.28ACCSoutheastNR
17south-carolinaSOUTH CAROLINA48.89SECSoutheast▲30
(LW: 47)
18louisvilleLOUISVILLE45.99ACCSoutheast▲42
(LW: 60)
19georgiaGEORGIA44.45SECSouth▼11
(LW: 8)
20oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE43.98Big 12Midwest▲21
(LW: 41)
21tulsaTULSA43.08AmericanMidwestNR
22ohio-stateOHIO STATE38.46Big TenGreat LakesNR
23arizonaARIZONA35.44IndependentWest▲12
(LW: 35)
24michiganMICHIGAN34.94Big TenGreat Lakes▲17
(LW: 41)
25miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)34.80ACCSouthNR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2
Washington141
Texas Tech22
Arkansas343
Tennessee314
Georgia195
Nebraska106
Florida127
Texas138
Oklahoma State209
Alabama3210
Florida State311
Iowa3012
Louisville1813
Southern California1114
Northern Arizona1515
Kentucky416
Stanford117
Princeton818
BYU719
Ole Miss520
Auburn621
Oregon4622
NC State1623
South Carolina1724
LSU6225
Arizona2326
Ohio State2229
Iowa State930
Miami (Fla.)2543
Michigan2457
Tulsa2171

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field

2023 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Mon 1/23
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/23
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Mon 1/30
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/30
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/30
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Week 4Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Week 5Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Week 6Tue 2/28
Tue 2/28
Tue 2/28
Tue 2/28
Week 7Mon 3/6
FINAL ResultsSat 3/11