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Texas A&M men No. 1, Aggie women No. 2 heading into NCAA Championships

May 28, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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NEW ORLEANS – Updated national rankings in track and field following the NCAA preliminary rounds this past weekend have the Texas A&M men moving into the No. 1 position while the Aggie women remain locked in at No. 2 as both squads have the leading number of entries for the national championship meet.

Teams will trek to the northwest next week for the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus, which was the venue when the Aggies claimed a second pair of national championship team titles in 2010. Action will take place from June 5 to June 8 with live coverage available on ESPN3 (June 6) and ESPNU (June 7 & 8).

The A&M men moved into the No. 1 position nationally over Arkansas and Oregon while previous No. 1 Florida fell to No. 4. The rest of the top 10 schools include Florida State, LSU, USC, Texas, Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

The Aggie and Arkansas men share the lead in the number of entries they have going to Eugene with 20 apiece, followed by Texas (15), Florida (13), Oregon (12), LSU (12) and Florida State (10).

Texas A&M will have 10 entries in the men’s sprints and hurdles, a pair in the middle distance, three in distance races, one relay, one jumper and three throwers.

In the women’s rankings Kansas remains No. 1 with the Aggies No. 2 as Florida moved up from No. 5 to No. 3. The rest of the top 10 schools include LSU, Oregon, Arizona, Arkansas, Central Florida, Arizona State and Georgia.

Texas A&M women lead the field with 16 entries while Florida and Oregon have 15 apiece, followed by Kansas (13), Arizona (12), LSU (12), Texas (12), and Arkansas (11).

The breakdown of events for the Aggie women include eight entries in the sprints and hurdles, two relays, three jumpers, one thrower and two in the heptathlon.

USTFCCCA NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS

MEN

Rank

School

Points

1

Texas A&M

346.23

2

Arkansas

327.31

3

Oregon

275.24

4

Florida

259.00

5

Florida State

231.06

6

LSU

191.88

7

Southern California

178.82

8

Texas

176.97

9

Nebraska

162.54

10

Virginia Tech

141.53

11

Georgia

137.63

12

TCU

118.43

13

Wisconsin

112.73

14

Mississippi

111.48

15

Kansas

97.05

16

Alabama

96.90

17

Oklahoma State

95.97

18

Penn State

92.11

19

UCLA

87.90

20

Iowa

87.30

21

Ohio State

85.29

22

Arizona

83.66

23

Mississippi State

78.42

24

BYU

78.06

25

Kansas State

77.16

WOMEN

Rank

School

Points

1

Kansas

317.16

2

Texas A&M

271.81

3

Florida

260.17

4

LSU

247.86

5

Oregon

245.62

6

Arizona

211.26

7

Arkansas

201.76

8

UCF

195.52

9

Arizona State

192.60

10

Georgia

175.97

11

Stanford

173.45

12

Texas

168.38

13

Clemson

161.44

14

UCLA

141.51

15

Iowa State

134.35

16

Illinois

117.82

17

Texas Tech

108.39

18

Florida State

105.66

19

Southern California

96.92

20

Washington

96.52

21

Wichita State

88.94

22

South Carolina

87.34

23

San Diego State

83.37

24

Penn State

82.16

25

Michigan State

81.94

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