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DI Outdoor Track & Field Team Rankings Update — Week 1, April 3

Courtesy: Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

April 3, 2012  

NEW ORLEANS – Florida’s men and Oregon’s women remain the top teams in the nation for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field according to the USTFCCCA’s National Team Computer Rankings. LSU’s men moved from No. 3 to their new perch at No. 2 while Florida State dropped to No. 3. Arkansas’ men moved a spot up to No. 4 and Texas jumped into the top five for the first time this year. On the women’s side, LSU remained at No. 2 while Clemson notched up to No. 3, switching with Southern California who is now No. 4. Three-time defending champions Texas A&M moved up two spots to No. 5 this week.

National Ranking PDFs: Top 25 | Full by Team | Event-by-Event | Week-by-Week
Regional Index: Top 15 | By Team | By Event
Previous Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I

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

2012 Week #1 — April 3

next ranking: April 10
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 260.06 SEC Mike Holloway (10th) 1
2 LSU 247.59 SEC Dennis Shaver (8th) 3
3 Florida State 239.06 ACC Bob Braman (9th) 2
4 Arkansas 231.22 SEC Chris Bucknam (4th) 5
5 Texas 226.61 Big 12 Bubba Thornton (17th) 7
6 Texas A&M 224.49 Big 12 Pat Henry (8th) 6
7 Texas Tech 197.97 Big 12 Wes Kittley (13th) 4
8 Southern California 186.81 Pac-12 Ron Allice (18th) 13
9 Mississippi State 167.14 SEC Steve Dudley (2nd) 14
10 Arizona State 159.15 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (16th) 20
11 Indiana 157.89 Big Ten Ron Helmer (5th) 8
12 Arizona 156.70 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (10th) 11
13 Baylor 142.83 Big 12 Todd Harbour (7th) 12
14 Mississippi 142.07 SEC Joe Walker (28th) 21
15 Nebraska 138.13 Big Ten Gary Pepin (29th) 15
16 Oregon 134.76 Pac-12 Vin Lananna (7th) 16
17 Virginia Tech 133.33 ACC Dave Cianelli (11th) 10
18 Georgia 132.69 SEC Wayne Norton (13th) 9
19 Stanford 122.19 Pac-12 Edrick Floreal (7th) 17
20 Iowa 117.29 Big Ten Larry Wieczorek (16th) 18
21 Auburn 105.92 SEC Ralph Spry (15th) 24
22 Princeton 94.47 Ivy Fred Samara (35th) 22
23 Oklahoma 93.32 Big 12 Martin Smith (7th) 23
24 Wisconsin 90.00 Big Ten Ed Nuttycombe (28th) 19
25 Kansas 88.15 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (12th) 26
Dropped out: No. 25 Ohio State

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1362.48 7
2 Big 12 1139.76 6
3 Pac-12 991.64 5
4 Big Ten 810.89 4
5 ACC 627.60 2
6 Mountain West 160.98  
7 Big East 138.73  
8 Ivy 138.69 1
9 Southland 128.47  
10 Sun Belt 112.12  

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I

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

2012 Week #1 — April 3

next ranking: April 10
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Oregon 350.95 Pac-12 Vin Lananna (7th) 1
2 LSU 302.70 SEC Dennis Shaver (8th) 2
3 Clemson 278.87 ACC Lawrence Johnson (4th) 4
4 Southern California 253.08 Pac-12 Ron Allice (18th) 3
5 Texas A&M 209.69 Big 12 Pat Henry (8th) 7
6 Arkansas 209.01 SEC Lance Harter (22nd) 5
7 Oklahoma 182.41 Big 12 Martin Smith (7th) 6
8 Texas 178.30 Big 12 Bev Kearney (20th) 8
9 Kansas 167.81 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (12th) 10
10 Texas Tech 162.70 Big 12 Wes Kittley (13th) 9
11 Florida 155.06 SEC Mike Holloway (5th) 11
12 Georgia 145.93 SEC Wayne Norton (13th) 16
13 UCF 143.50 Conference USA Caryl Smith Gilbert (5th) 12
14 Arizona 136.31 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (10th) 18
15 Kansas State 125.48 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (20th) 19
16 Tennessee 124.63 SEC J.J. Clark (11th) 14
17 Baylor 119.04 Big 12 Todd Harbour (7th) 13
18 Auburn 115.91 SEC Ralph Spry (15th) 15
19 Arizona State 115.65 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (16th) 17
20 Stanford 100.62 Pac-12 Edrick Floreal (7th) 21
21 Southern Illinois 93.17 Missouri Valley Connie Price-Smith (11th) 30
22 Florida State 90.36 ACC Bob Braman (9th) 25
23 Nebraska 86.76 Big Ten Gary Pepin (32nd) 20
24 BYU 84.52 West Coast Patrick Shane (2nd) 31
25 UTEP 80.14 Conference USA Mika Laaksonen (3rd) 23
Dropped out: No. 22 Southern Miss, No. 24 West Virginia

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Big 12 1277.13 7
2 Pac-12 1208.21 5
3 SEC 1200.22 6
4 ACC 604.62 2
5 Big Ten 450.13 1
6 Conference USA 436.30 2
7 Big East 390.41  
8 Mountain West 230.82  
9 Missouri Valley 180.01 1
10 West Coast 101.60 1

 

 

ABOUT THE RANKINGS

For more on the rankings and links to guideline and rationale information visit …
http://www.ustfccca.org/rankings/division-i-rankings

The purpose and methodology of the national team computer rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national-title race – not as a method to compare teams head-to-head.

The Regional Index is determined using a similar method as national rankings, but on a smaller scale, comparing teams versus others within the same region. The result is a ranking that showcases squads with better all-around team potential — a group makeup critical for conference or similar team-scored events. A team may achieve a better regional ranking than a counterpart that has a better national ranking. Historically, some teams are better national-championship teams than conference-championship teams, having a few elite athletes that score very well in a diverse environment where teams do not have entries in more than a few events. Some teams are better at conference championships or similar team-scored events where they enter, and are competitive, in many of the events.

How a team fares in a national championship, conference championship, or scored meet with only a couple or few teams (like a dual or triangular) can be very different, given the number of events, competition, scoring, and makeup of entries — thus the rationale behind each of the ranking systems. Similar arguments about team makeup and rankings can also be found in swimming & diving and wrestling as their sports also have a similar trichotomy when it comes to team theory.



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