COLLEGIATE DUAL MEET WOMEN’S RANKINGS
(compiled by Jesse Squire)
In this update to our pre-season Women's Indoor Dual Meet Rankings, LSU continues to lead Texas A&M. A showdown between the rival teams—plus #5 Arkansas—looms on Saturday at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
|The Top 20 (with seasonal records in parentheses)|
|2.||Texas A&M (0-0)|
|6.||Michigan State (0-0)|
|7.||Indiana State (2-0)|
|9.||Eastern Michigan (2-0)|
|12.||Kent State (0-0)|
|14.||North Dakota State (2-0)|
|15.||Western Michigan (1-0)|
|16.||Illinois State (0-1)|
|17.||Kansas State (0-0)|
|19.||Eastern Illinois (0-1)|
The big LSU/Arkansas/A&M tri is not the only major upcoming meet. Also on On Saturday, #7 Indiana State travels to #13 Purdue for the 18th annual Gene Edmonds Cup, a meet the Sycamore’s seek to win for the first time ever. The following Saturday will see #6 Michigan State and #8 Michigan fight it out in neutral territory in Allendale, Michigan.
The SEC, a tough conference in any sport, provides 3 of the top 5 teams in LSU, Texas A&M & Arkansas. The Big 10, however, has the most teams in the Top 20 with 5 (Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue). The Mid-American Conference is next best with 3 represented (Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Western Michigan).
The only movement in the first 10 since the pre-season rankings were released two weeks ago is Eastern Michigan. The Eagles moved into the #9 spot, bumping down Indiana and Princeton.
The next women's rankings will be released on Wednesday, January 30. The next men's rankings will be released on Wednesday, January 22.
The meets involving one or more ranked teams scheduled to take place before the next release:
|Friday, January 18|
|#12 Kent State @ Akron|
|Saturday, January 19|
|#1 LSU and #5 Arkansas @ #2 Texas A&M|
|#7 Indiana State @t #13 Purdue (Gene Edmonds Cup)|
|Oklahoma State, Tulsa & UMKC @ #17 Kansas State (Wildcat Invitational)|
|Sunday, January 20|
|#20 Dartmouth and Columbia @ Yale|
|Saturday, January 26|
|#6 Michigan State vs #8 Michigan in Allendale|
|#12 Kent State and SIU-Edwardsville @ #16 Illinois State|
|#9 Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Hillsdale in Allendale|