COLLEGIATE DUAL MEET WOMEN’S RANKINGS
(Week 1)

(compiled by Jesse Squire)

Top-rated Oregon headed towards Saturday showdown with Texas A&M

The first Track & Field News women’s dual meet rankings of the season put Oregon, the reigning NCAA Indoor team champ, at the top of the list. The Ducks will, however, have to immediately defend that #1 ranking.

On Saturday the Ducks host #3 Texas A&M, #13 Washington State, and Washington, with the year’s ultimate top ranking perhaps on the line. The meet will be webcast live at Pac-12.com starting at 11:30pm (PDT).

#2 LSU is also in action on Saturday, at #12 UCLA with #16 TCU.

 

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The full national rankings, with seasonal records:
1. Oregon (0-0)
2. LSU (2-0)
3. Texas A&M (1-1)
4. Stanford (0-0)
5. Kansas (2-0)
6. Arkansas (1-2)
7. Arizona State (0-0)
8. Arizona (0-0)
9. Michigan (1-0)
10. Nebraska (2-0)
11. California (0-0)
12. UCLA (0-0)
13. Washington State (2-0)
14. Notre Dame (3-0)
15. Michigan State (2-2)
16. TCU (0-0)
17. USC (0-0)
18. South Florida (1-2)
19. Indiana State (4-0)
20. Kent State (1-0)
21. Alabama (1-1)
22. Kansas State (3-0)
23. Princeton (5-0)
24. New Mexico (0-0)
25. Indiana (1-0)

 

To be eligible for listing, a team must compete in at least one dual meet (using T&FN’s definition of a dual, which is a scored meet of 4 or fewer teams). Rankings are compiled for a combined indoor and outdoor season, with outdoor competition given more weight. Teams are also rewarded for an extensive and/or challenging dual meet schedule.

A significant amount of top-level dual meet action is on tap for Saturday. The meets involving one or more ranked teams (links go to host institutions):

#3 Texas A&M, #13 Washington State, and Washington at #1 Oregon

#2 LSU and #16 TCU at #12 UCLA

Texas, #7 Arizona State and #4 Stanford at #8 Arizona

#9 Michigan and Virginia at #11 California

#20 Kent State, Central Michigan, and Youngstown State at Akron

Women’s rankings will be released every Tuesday, and men’s every Wednesday, with the final ordering released on April 30 and May 1.

April 2, 2013