NCAA Division 1 rankings

May 9, 2016 0

Little changed in Monday’s edition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings, but don’t expect the calm to last much longer with conference championships looming on the horizon.

1)Texas 2)Texas A&M 3)Florida 4)Florida 5)Florida
Texas A&M Florida LSU Arkansas Texas
331.50 pts 270.86 pts 235.02 pts 198.49 pts 185.07 pts
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Eleven of the top 15 teams held steady from a week ago, including each of the top four teams in the nation – all of whom will clash at this weekend’s SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

No. 1 Texas A&M (331.50 ranking points), No. 2 Florida (270.86), No. 3 LSU (235.02) and No. 4 Arkansas (198.49) will all duke it out for conference supremacy this Thursday through Saturday.

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And it’s not just those four. A top-five showdown was broken up when Texas (185.07) bumped Georgia (167.74) back to No. 6 this week, and host Alabama (147.18) is ranked No. 9 in the nation. Not too far behind are No. 13 Mississippi State (105.66) and No. 22 South Carolina (79.45).

A word of caution: The National Team Rankings are not meant to predict the outcome of smaller conference championship meets, but rather how teams might fare at the much larger NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 8-11.

The SEC Championships won’t be the only league with multiple national top-25 teams vying for the title.
No. 5 Texas and No. 8 Texas Tech (155.94) – which also moved up one spot this weekend – will duel for the Big 12 crown this Friday through Sunday at TCU alongside No. 23 Kansas and the host No. 24 Horned Frogs.

It’ll be an exciting weekend in the ACC, as well, with No. 10 Virginia Tech (118.76), No. 11 Virginia (115.36) and No. 12 Syracuse (112.94) all separated by just five points in the national rankings. Those three will battle at Florida State this Friday through Sunday.

Two-time defending NCAA Champion No. 7 Oregon will headline the Pac-12 Championships at Washington this Saturday and Sunday against the likes of No. 16 UCLA and No. 17 Stanford.

The Big Ten Championships at Nebraska on Friday through Sunday rounds out this weekend’s conference meets with multiple top-25 squads as No. 14 Minnesota squares off with No. 15 Penn State.

One team that has already reaped the rewards of its conference championship weekend was No. 21 North Carolina A&T, which improved a whopping 71 spots from last time with a runner-up MEAC effort. Sprinter Christopher Belcher led the charge with the No. 3 time at 100 meters and the No. 4 mark at 200 meters.

Prior to this weekend, NCA&T had never been ranked higher than 48th – way back in the rankings’ inaugural 2008 season.
Also making significant improvements were No. 20 BYU (up 13 spots) and No. 23 Kansas (up eight).

Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Texas A&M 331.50 SEC Pat Henry (12th) 1
2 Florida 270.86 SEC Mike Holloway (14th) 2
3 LSU 235.02 SEC Dennis Shaver (12th) 3
4 Arkansas 198.49 SEC Chris Bucknam (8th) 4
5 Texas 185.07 Big 12 Mario Sategna (3rd) 6
6 Georgia 167.74 SEC Petros Kyprianou (1st) 5
7 Oregon 158.78 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (4th) 7
8 Texas Tech 155.94 Big 12 Wes Kittley (17th) 9
9 Alabama 147.18 SEC Dan Waters (5th) 8
10 Virginia Tech 118.76 ACC Dave Cianelli (15th) 10
11 Virginia 115.36 ACC Bryan Fetzer (5th) 11
12 Syracuse 112.94 ACC Chris Fox (11th) 12
13 Mississippi State 105.66 SEC Steve Dudley (6th) 13
14 Minnesota 96.72 Big Ten Steve Plasencia (8th) 14
15 Penn State 96.52 Big Ten John Gondak (2nd) 15
16 UCLA 91.43 Pac-12 Mike Maynard (7th) 17
17 Stanford 91.42 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (4th) 16
18 Northern Arizona 86.46 Big Sky Eric Heins (9th) 18
19 Houston 84.76 American Leroy Burrell (18th) 22
20 BYU 82.92 Independent (DI) Ed Eyestone (3rd) 33
21 North Carolina A&T 80.09 MEAC Duane Ross (4th) 92
22 South Carolina 79.45 SEC Curtis Frye (20th) 19
23 Kansas 78.48 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (16th) 31
24 TCU 78.43 Big 12 Darryl Anderson (12th) 20
25 Middle Tennessee 76.74 Conference USA Dean Hayes (52nd) 21

After a tumultuous past two weeks in the National Team Computer Rankings, as they pertain the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, it was time for them to settle down a bit.
1)Texas A&M 2)Texas 3)Texas A&M 4)Texas 5)Texas
Kentucky Arkansas Oregon Southern California Texas
343.88 pts 327.78 pts 268.60 pts 247.77 pts 235.23 pts
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That moment came Monday when the most recent rankings were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

With many teams resting in anticipation of the upcoming conference championships, fifteen squads in the top-25 remained in place — including eight in the top-10. Plus, one team joined the top-25.

Just like last week, Kentucky, Arkansas and Oregon are 1-2-3. The Razorbacks and Ducks gained ground on the Wildcats, but the team with the feline mascot still owns a comfortable 16.10-point lead.

The only movement in the top-10 came at 4-5, where Southern California and Texas swapped spots. The Women of Troy went to No. 4, while the Longhorns fell to No. 5.

Further down in the rankings, New Mexico and Harvard pulled the old switcheroo as well. The Lobos — previously No. 14 — moved up to No. 12, while the Crimson dropped from No. 12 to No. 14.

Coming in at No. 19 this week — new to the top-25 — is Texas Tech. The Red Raiders saw two huge marks turned in this past weekend by Hannah Carson and Viershanie Latham. Carson, already ranked No. 1 in the javelin throw, hurled the discus 61.97 meters (203-3) to move up to second nationally. Latham soared 13.60 wind-assisted meters (44-7½) for the second best mark nationally as well.

This upcoming weekend, 20 Division I conferences will hold their championships. From the ACC to the WAC and everywhere in between, teams will be vying not only to win bragging rights and hardware, but set qualifying marks for the upcoming preliminaries. Perhaps one of the most exciting conference championships will be that of the SEC’s, as there are 10 ranked teams in the mix.

The 2016 outdoor track & field season will come to a head June 8-11 in Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held.

Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Kentucky 343.88 SEC Edrick Floreal (4th) 1
2 Arkansas 327.78 SEC Lance Harter (26th) 2
3 Oregon 268.60 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (4th) 3
4 Southern California 247.77 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (3rd) 5
5 Texas 235.23 Big 12 Mario Sategna (3rd) 4
6 Florida 230.29 SEC Mike Holloway (9th) 6
7 LSU 208.99 SEC Dennis Shaver (12th) 7
8 Stanford 193.53 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (4th) 8
9 Kansas State 189.65 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (24th) 9
10 Texas A&M 189.13 SEC Pat Henry (12th) 10
11 Georgia 185.35 SEC Petros Kyprianou (1st) 11
12 New Mexico 144.35 Mountain West Joe Franklin (9th) 14
13 Tennessee 144.24 SEC Beth Alford-Sullivan (2nd) 13
14 Harvard 141.60 Ivy Jason Saretsky (10th) 12
15 Oklahoma 123.87 Big 12 Jim VanHootegem (3rd) 15
16 Mississippi State 119.49 SEC Steve Dudley (6th) 16
17 Miami (Fla.) 111.44 ACC Amy Deem (26th) 17
18 Oklahoma State 103.33 Big 12 Dave Smith (7th) 18
19 Texas Tech 103.31 Big 12 Wes Kittley (17th) 27
20 Baylor 97.87 Big 12 Todd Harbour (11th) 19
21 Wisconsin 95.99 Big Ten Mick Byrne (3rd) 21
22 Arizona 92.90 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (14th) 20
23 Nebraska 80.89 Big Ten Gary Pepin (36th) 24
24 Auburn 76.40 SEC Ralph Spry (19th) 22
25 Mississippi 71.62 SEC Connie Price-Smith (1st) 23

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