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Arkansas and Clemson Retain Top Spots in DI With Texas A&M Charging

January 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS Â– ArkansasÂÂ’ menÂÂ’s team and ClemsonÂÂ’s women retain the top spots in the latest National Computer Team Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), but the Aggies of Texas A&M are charging forward in both sets of rankings. The first regional rankings of the season were also released Tuesday.

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Now that the dust has settled from this past weekendÂÂ’s DI Meet of the Week at the Texas A&M Triangular featuring the Aggies, Arkansas and LSU, Texas A&M finds its menÂÂ’s program second in the nation and the women fourth – both up two spots from the preseason projections. The menÂÂ’s team supplants three-time defending champions Florida from the second spot, while the womenÂÂ’s team pushes LSU out of the top five after Arkansas moved up two spots to No. 5.

Though the Aggie men emerged victorious over No. 1 Arkansas, 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, but also from returners from the 2011-12 to take into account what a roster might look like should all student-athletes perform at their top level.

The Clemson women have widened their lead based on strong performances the last two weeks at their home Tiger Challenge and the Auburn Invitational. The hurdles and sprints have been dominated by the Tigers so far this young season, with Brianna RollinsÂÂ’ all-time collegiate-best 7.78 headlining a Clemson contingent in the top four spots in the 60 hurdles. Dezerea Bryant is also No. 1 and No. 2 in the 60 and 200 meters, respectively. No. 2 Kansas and No. 3 Oregon stood pat from their preseason positioning.

While Texas A&M took a leap forward, their rivals from Austin took a tumble as the Texas LonghornsÂÂ’ menÂÂ’s team sustained the largest fall in this weekÂÂ’s rankings, down eight from No. 3 to No. 11. Arizona State moves up to No. 4 to fill the void, marking their first top-five appearance since the fourth ranking of the 2010 season.

The next round of computer rankings will be released January 29. The 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Ark., March 8-9.

Biggest Jump (Men): 5 – Penn State, Mississippi State, Kansas State
Biggest Jump (Women): 11 – Dartmouth
Biggest Fall (Men): 8 – Texas
Biggest Fall (Women): 2 – Eight teams

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I

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

2013 Week #1 — January 22

next ranking: January 29
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Arkansas 218.88 SEC Chris Bucknam (5th) 1
2 Texas A&M 124.47 SEC Pat Henry (9th) 4
3 Florida 118.53 SEC Mike Holloway (11th) 2
4 Arizona State 93.74 MPSF Greg Kraft (17th) 6
5 Oregon 88.36 MPSF Robert Johnson (1st) 5
6 LSU 82.09 SEC Dennis Shaver (9th) 10
7 Indiana 75.00 Big Ten Ron Helmer (6th) 7
8 Minnesota 74.99 Big Ten Steve Plasencia (5th) 8
9 Auburn 69.40 SEC Ralph Spry (16th) 11
10 Wisconsin 63.63 Big Ten Ed Nuttycombe (29th) 12
11 Texas 61.71 Big 12 Bubba Thornton (18th) 3
12 Penn State 61.68 Big Ten Beth Alford-Sullivan (7th) 18
13 Arizona 61.19 MPSF Fred Harvey (11th) 9
14 Mississippi State 53.22 SEC Steve Dudley (3rd) 20
15 Virginia Tech 51.87 ACC Dave Cianelli (12th) 14
16 Kansas State 51.69 Big 12 Cliff Rovelto (21st) 22
17 BYU 49.78 MPSF Mark Robison (13th) 13
18 Stanford 48.14 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (1st) 15
19 NC State 44.05 ACC Rollie Geiger (29th) 17
20 UCLA 43.03 MPSF Mike Maynard (4th) 19
21 Florida State 43.01 ACC Bob Braman (10th) 16
22 Northern Arizona 42.23 Big Sky Eric Heins (6th) 21
23 Mississippi 41.06 SEC Brian OÂÂ’Neal (1st) 23
24 UT Arlington 40.05 WAC John Sauerhage (17th) 26
25 Pittsburgh 38.41 Big East Alonzo Webb (11th) 25
Dropped out: No. 24 Oklahoma

 

MenÂÂ’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 756.79 7
2 MPSF 465.36 6
3 Big Ten 392.78 4
4 Big 12 217.72 2
5 ACC 204.23 3
6 Big East 88.61 1
7 Mountain West 76.45  
8 WAC 58.74 1
9 Conference USA 52.52  
10 Big Sky 50.71 1

 

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I

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

2013 Week #1 — January 22

next ranking: January 29
 
Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Clemson 169.23 ACC Shawn Cobey (1st) 1
2 Kansas 145.02 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (13th) 2
3 Oregon 142.39 MPSF Robert Johnson (1st) 3
4 Texas A&M 133.61 SEC Pat Henry (9th) 6
5 Arkansas 126.22 SEC Lance Harter (23rd) 7
6 LSU 123.72 SEC Dennis Shaver (9th) 4
7 Florida 110.86 SEC Mike Holloway (6th) 5
8 Washington 86.35 MPSF Greg Metcalf (11th) 10
9 Iowa State 75.22 Big 12 Corey Ihmels (6th) 8
10 UCF 75.00 Conference USA Caryl Smith Gilbert (6th) 11
11 California 69.46 MPSF Tony Sandoval (21st) 9
12 Arizona 62.04 MPSF Fred Harvey (11th) 12
13 Texas 58.64 Big 12 Rose Brimmer (1st) 14
14 Stanford 56.65 MPSF Chris Miltenberg (1st) 13
15 Dartmouth 49.43 Ivy Sandra Ford-Centonze (21st) 26
16 Georgia 46.82 SEC Wayne Norton (14th) 17
17 Baylor 46.16 Big 12 Todd Harbour (8th) 15
18 Wisconsin 44.81 Big Ten Jim Stintzi (9th) 16
19 Indiana State 44.53 Missouri Valley Angie Martin (3rd) 18
20 South Carolina 43.35 SEC Curtis Frye (17th) 27
21 Michigan 41.28 Big Ten James Henry (28th) 19
22 San Diego State 34.65 Mountain West Shelia Burrell (4th) 20
23 Nebraska 34.15 Big Ten Gary Pepin (33rd) 21
24 Michigan State 33.51 Big Ten Walt Drenth (7th) 23
25 Auburn 32.95 SEC Ralph Spry (16th) 24
Dropped out: No. 22 Illinois, No. 25 Illinois State

 


WomenÂÂ’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 709.25 7
2 MPSF 482.83 5
3 Big 12 439.03 4
4 ACC 274.36 1
5 Big Ten 217.61 4
6 Big East 140.08  
7 Conference USA 105.36 1
8 Missouri Valley 102.20 1
9 Ivy 60.62 1
10 Sun Belt 45.06

 

 

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