The top 10 rated schools:
1. Florida State
The Seminoles seemed to have a dynasty in the making with national titles in ’06, ’07 & ’08.
After a 4-year drought Bob Braman appears to have another powerhouse in the making. The key was picking up blue-chippers who have scoring potential at the national level in more than one event.
There’s only one ’12 All-America in the group, Marvin Bracy (6.08i High School Record, 10.25/10.05w), but he has plenty of other company, including ’11 A-A Ronald Darby (10.41/21.05).
The Bahamas provided half of a good 4x4 with Alonzo Russell (46.56) and Andre Wells (46.87) and Britain kicked in with 8:38.07 steepler Zak Seddon.
But it’s transfers the quality of Dentarius Locke (10.18/20.58), James Harris (45.58, 7-5¼) and Owen Cain (51-1) who push the panhandle bunch over the top.
This is Florida State’s first appearance in the top 5 since ’07.
The rest of the top 10:
2. Ohio State
4. Texas A&M
5. Penn State
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