Here's How Each Team Can Win The Team Title

CRACK RECAP: 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships Day 1

With day one in the books, the NCAA indoor team title race has officially taken form. Heading into the final day of competition here are the official FloTrack Team Projections.

Latest Women's Team Projections:

PTS
TEAM
60
Georgia
46
Kentucky
45
Arkansas
42
LSU
32
Florida
28
Oregon
28
USC
24
Stanford
23
Texas A&M
20
Missouri
20
New Mexico

Latest Men's Team Projections:

PTS
TEAM
49
Georgia
44
Florida
31
Virginia Tech
30
Texas Tech
29
USC
27.5
Texas A&M
22
Houston
20
Syracuse
19
Auburn
18
Kansas
16
Alabama
16
Arkansas

After analyzing our projections here is one key for each title contending team to win it all...

WOMEN’S TEAM TITLE CHANCES

Georgia Will Win If…

Lynna Irby beats Sydney McLaughlin in the 200m and 400m finals.

Kentucky Will Win If…

Sydney McLaughlin wins the 400m and 200m finals.

Arkansas Will Win If…

Payton Chadwick and Janeek Brown go 1-2 in the 60m Hurdles.

LSU Will Win If…

Tonea Marshall and Kortnei Johnson win the 60m hurdles and 200m dash respectively.

MEN’S TEAM TITLE CHANCES

Georgia Will Win If…

Kendal Williams and Cejhae Greene go 1-2 in the 60m dash

Florida Will Win If…

AJ McFarland finishes in the top 3 in the weight throw.

Virginia Tech Will Win If…

Neil Gourley, Vincent Ciattei, and Patrick Joseph go 1-2-3 in the mile.

Texas Tech Will Win If…

Divine Oduduru and Andrew Hudson win the 60m and 200m finals respectively.

USC Will Win If…

Rai Benjamin and Zach Shinnick win the 200m and 400m finals respectively.

Houston Will Win If…

They go 4 for 4 in their four events, 60 (Hall), 200 (Hall), 400 (Montgomery), 4x4 (Team)

Amy Cragg Withdraws From Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon women's field is down another American. 

House Of Run: Hasay's Future, WADA Decision, Off-Season Questions

Jason and Kevin discuss the biggest questions in the aftermath of the 2018 track season including the status of Wayde Van Niekerk, the future of Allyson Felix and how the 2019 World Championships schedule will impact the rest of the season.

PLAY NOW: 2018 FloXC Fantasy League

Introducing the season long FloXC fantasy league. A chance for you to compete against the FloTrack staff and be in the running to win a FloPRO subscription for a year!

Oregon Shows Off Their Revamped Roster | NCAA XC Recap

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

There was a point in the summer when the Oregon women’s cross country team appeared to be on shaky ground. When the 2018 cross country roster was released in August, it lacked Katie Rainsberger and Lilli Burdon—two All-Americans at the core of a Ducks squad primed for another top-five finish at the national championships. 

NCAA XC DII/DIII Recap: DIII Showdown Will Shake Up Rankings

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

It was a relatively quiet week in the NCAA cross country scene, as most teams rested while looking forward to a busy weekend to come. A majority of the top squads in DII and DIII raced the previous weekend, so a softer slate of meets was to be expected.

Top XC Freshmen In The NCAA So Far...

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

As we head into the last week of September, let's take a look at the top freshmen and redshirt freshmen in the nation who have made their NCAA XC debuts.

Crazy Depth: BYU's JV Team Could Finish Top 15 At NCAAs

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

If any team has a shot to dethrone the two-time defending NCAA champions, the Northern Arizona men, at nationals this November, it’s No. 2-ranked BYU. 

Anatomy Of A NCAA Women's Championships XC Team

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

Last week, we dug into the last 20 years of the men's results from the NCAA Cross Country Championships to identify some commonalities among the championship teams. The analysis didn’t yield definitive rules to win a title, but it did provide some guidelines.

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How Men's XC All-Americans Fare The Following Season

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

The standard for individual excellence in NCAA cross country is quite clear: finish in the top 40 at nationals. By doing so, an athlete earns All-American status, a title that carries significant weight on a distance runner’s résumé.

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Amid Harsh Criticism, WADA Reinstates Russian Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency removed the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency on Thursday, setting off a wave of criticism in the athletic community. The ban was enacted in 2015 after reports of widespread state-sponsored doping.