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Three-Time Defending Champs Florida and Oregon Closing in on Top DI Rankings

Courtesy: Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA 

February 26, 2013   

 

NEW ORLEANS - The Arkansas men and LSU women remain atop the latest U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Computer Team Rankings released Tuesday, but both squads lost ground to the three-time defending NCAA indoor champions for their respective gender, significantly so for Arkansas.

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Despite defending their home track and claiming the SEC crown, the Razorback men dropped 16.8 net points to a team total of 196.27,  marking the first time they have dropped below 200 points this season. Hot on their heels at No. 2 are the runners-up from the SEC meet in three-time defending NCAA Champ Florida, which leapt 46.7 team points for a team total of 175.95 – by far this season’s closest margin between No. 1 and 2 on the men’s side.

Though the Gators did not ultimately pose a serious threat to the Razorback’s title at the SEC Championships – a meet places significant value on team depth, favoring Arkansas – they did manage to produce 10 top-10 nationally ranked performances, compared to Arkansas’ three.

The LSU women were not as fortunate as the Arkansas men at the SEC Championships, falling to the Razorback women to finish runner-up in the meet, but were able to retain their top ranking at 167.44 team points after a small net loss of 1.78 points. Continuing to gain momentum in their climb toward the rankings’ top spot are the three-time defending indoor champion Ducks of Oregon, who pulled within 11 points of the Tigers at 159.28 team points and a gain of 7.33.

Fresh off an MPSF Championships crown, Oregon was propelled in the rankings largely by a pair of student-athletes who moved into the top 10 nationally in their respective events: second-ranked Phyllis Francis at 400 meters (52.03 OT) and No. 10 Anne Kesselring at 800 meters (2:05.29 OT).

A trio of big gainers round out the men’s top five, led by No. 3 Texas A&M , which earned a 27.67 net gain for 114.33 team total. Up six spots and 35.15 team points to No. 4 is Big 10 Champ Wisconsin (99.37), while MPSF Champ Oregon also jumped six spots to No. 5 with a net gain of 23.38 points for a total 85.62.

On the women’s side Big 12 Champion Kansas improved two positions to No. 3 after an 8.78 net increase to 147.70. SEC Champion held steady at 145.84 team points, but slid a spot from last week to No. 4, and preseason No. 1 and ACC Champ Clemson slid 12.52 net points and a spot to No. 5 (130.74).

The National Computer Team Rankings project how a team will finish in a National Championship Meet setting, rather than a triangular or dual. The rankings are compiled from meet data in the 2012-13 season.

The final round of computer rankings will be released March 5, and will be based on qualifiers to the NCAA Championships. The 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Ark., March 8-9.

Biggest Jump (Men): 20 – Baylor
Biggest Jump (Women): 25 – Florida State

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)

2013 Week #6 — February 26

next ranking: March 5 (pre-NCAA)
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Arkansas 196.27 SEC Chris Bucknam (5th) 1
2 Florida 175.95 SEC Mike Holloway (11th) 2
3 Texas A&M 114.33 SEC Pat Henry (9th) 3
4 Wisconsin 99.37 Big Ten Ed Nuttycombe (29th) 10
5 Oregon 85.62 MPSF Robert Johnson (1st) 11
6 Nebraska 73.72 Big Ten Gary Pepin (30th) 5
7 Indiana 70.44 Big Ten Ron Helmer (6th) 9
8 Texas Tech 67.58 Big 12 Wes Kittley (14th) 4
9 Texas 63.86 Big 12 Bubba Thornton (18th) 8
10 Penn State 62.10 Big Ten Beth Alford-Sullivan (7th) 7
11 Oklahoma State 61.17 Big 12 Dave Smith (5th) 6
12 Virginia Tech 59.38 ACC Dave Cianelli (12th) 28
13 LSU 54.69 SEC Dennis Shaver (9th) 16
14 Florida State 54.53 ACC Bob Braman (10th) 12
15 Arizona 53.92 MPSF Fred Harvey (11th) 14
16 Arizona State 51.94 MPSF Greg Kraft (17th) 13
17 Clemson 49.45 ACC Shawn Cobey (1st) 24
18 Minnesota 49.25 Big Ten Steve Plasencia (5th) 15
19 NC State 46.41 ACC Rollie Geiger (29th) 17
20 Baylor 42.63 Big 12 Todd Harbour (8th) 40
21 Oklahoma 41.33 Big 12 Martin Smith (8th) 21
22 Tulsa 40.05 Conference USA Steve Gulley (11th) 20
23 Mississippi 39.56 SEC Brian O’Neal (1st) 19
24 Northern Arizona 37.84 Big Sky Eric Heins (6th) 23
25 Auburn 37.39 SEC Ralph Spry (16th) 31
Dropped out: No. 18 Pittsburgh, No. 22 UT Arlington, No. 25 Indiana State

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 749.95 6
2 Big Ten 491.72 5
3 MPSF 354.95 3
4 Big 12 349.21 5
5 ACC 216.39 4
6 Conference USA 75.27 1
7 WAC 74.16  
8 Big East 59.58  
9 Colonial 51.83  
10 Mountain West 49.70  

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)

2013 Week #6 — February 26

next ranking: March 5 (pre-NCAA)
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 LSU 167.44 SEC Dennis Shaver (9th) 1
2 Oregon 159.28 MPSF Robert Johnson (1st) 2
3 Kansas 147.70 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (13th) 5
4 Arkansas 145.84 SEC Lance Harter (23rd) 3
5 Clemson 130.74 ACC Shawn Cobey (1st) 4
6 Texas A&M 105.48 SEC Pat Henry (9th) 9
7 Georgia 83.92 SEC Wayne Norton (14th) 7
8 Illinois 79.42 Big Ten Tonja Buford-Bailey (5th) 15
9 UCF 79.38 Conference USA Caryl Smith Gilbert (6th) 10
10 Florida 77.76 SEC Mike Holloway (6th) 6
11 Texas 75.29 Big 12 Rose Brimmer (1st) 13
12 Arizona State 73.69 MPSF Greg Kraft (17th) 8
13 Arizona 66.33 MPSF Fred Harvey (11th) 11
14 Iowa State 65.34 Big 12 Corey Ihmels (6th) 12
15 South Carolina 63.23 SEC Curtis Frye (17th) 14
16 Dartmouth 54.84 Ivy Sandra Ford-Centonze (21st) 18
17 Florida State 45.06 ACC Bob Braman (10th) 42
18 Indiana State 45.04 Missouri Valley Angie Martin (3rd) 17
19 Stanford 39.89 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (1st) 16
20 Wichita State 39.78 Missouri Valley Steve Rainbolt (13th) 19
21 Michigan 35.41 Big Ten James Henry (28th) 20
22 Baylor 33.61 Big 12 Todd Harbour (8th) 25
23 Oklahoma 31.93 Big 12 Martin Smith (8th) 29
24 Boston University 31.35 America East Robyne Johnson (8th) 28
25 Mississippi State 28.78 SEC Steve Dudley (3rd) 27
Dropped out: No. 21 Georgetown, No. 22 Oklahoma State, No. 23 Connecticut, No. 24 San Diego State

 

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 751.47 7
2 Big 12 412.48 5
3 MPSF 412.43 4
4 ACC 283.99 2
5 Big Ten 212.83 2
6 Big East 147.98  
7 Conference USA 135.14 1
8 Missouri Valley 111.07 2
9 Ivy 77.66 1
10 Mountain West 50.74


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