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Aggie women No. 2, A&M men No. 5 in preseason rankings

January 13, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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NEW ORLEANS – Texas A&M women are ranked No. 2 nationally with the Aggie men No. 5 for the 2014 indoor track and field season based on the preseason computer rankings generated by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Leading the women’s rankings is Texas with A&M second while Florida, Oregon and Georgia round out the top five teams. Three more SEC schools follow with Kentucky at No. 6, Arkansas and LSU at No. 7 and No. 8 while Stanford and Kansas round out the top 10.

Defending NCAA Indoor champion Arkansas tops the men’s list with Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin and the Aggies among the top five teams. The rest of the top 10 includes Penn State, Florida State, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Oklahoma State.

The national team rankings will be complied by mathematical formulae based on the national descending order lists and data taken from previous seasons. For the preseason ranking and early-season rankings, data will be taken from previous seasons as well as the current season.

Texas A&M resumes the track and field season this weekend with a home meet at Gilliam Indoor. The Aggies will be among a field of teams competing Saturday in Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational. Other squads include Abilene Christian, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Rice, SMU (women), TCU, Texas State, UT-Arlington and UT-San Antonio.

On Friday the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational includes various programs from Texas and Louisiana – Houston Baptist, Lamar, North Texas, Northwestern State, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas Southern, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, and UT-Pan American.

Meet schedules and entries along with links to the webcast and live results will be available on aggieathletics.com.

Texas A&M High School Classic

The fourth year of Texas A&M hosting its High School Classic indoor track and field meet included a two-day attendance of 6,608 (2,405 on Friday and 4,203 on Saturday) along with 2,145 entries among the 1,406 high school athletes competing at Gilliam Indoor.

A total of 10 meet records fell during the two-day meet with the girl’s 400 meters and girl’s shot put mark each bettered by two athletes and the girl’s pole vault record topped by three athletes.

 

USTFCCCA COMPUTER RANKINGS

MEN PRESEASON RANKINGS

  Rank        School                         Points

        1.        Arkansas                     230.90

        2.        Florida                         177.79

        3.        Oregon                        165.33

        4.        Wisconsin                     98.70

        5.        Texas A&M                  97.85

        6.        Penn State                   83.28

        7.        Florida State                76.59

        8.        Nebraska                      66.94

        9.        Minnesota                   54.78

      10.        Oklahoma State         54.07

      11.        Mississippi State        50.29

      12.        Illinois                             50.11

      13.        Georgia                         46.63

      14.        Colorado                       41.90

      15.        Texas                              41.80

      16.        Mississippi                    41.01

      17.        Arizona                          39.69

      18.        Baylor                             39.05

      19.        Virginia Tech                39.02

      20.        Stanford                        38.56

      21.        Arizona State              36.44

      22.        UTEP                               35.64

      23.        Princeton                      35.09

      24.        Alabama                        34.05

      25.        LSU                                  33.50

 

WOMEN’S PRESEASON RANKINGS

  Rank        School                         Points

        1.        Texas                           177.09

        2.        Texas A&M               155.74

        3.        Florida                         146.62

        4.        Oregon                        126.09

        5.        Georgia                         96.86

        6.        Kentucky                      93.45

        7.        Arkansas                       93.32

        8.        LSU                                  77.68

        9.        Stanford                        76.68

      10.        Kansas                           66.89

      11.        South Carolina            55.99

      12.        Providence                  55.71

      13.        Michigan                       53.95

      14.        Dartmouth                   50.55

      15.        Mississippi State        50.06

      16.        Kent State                    48.78

      17.        Purdue                          46.83

      18.        Georgetown               43.10

      19.        Florida State                42.81

      20.        Washington                 41.88

      21.        Maryland                      39.23

      22.        Villanova                       38.45

      23.        Arizona State              38.39

      24.        Harvard                         38.30

      25.        Akron                             37.92

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