COLLEGIATE MEN’S DUAL MEET RANKINGS
Cal Moves Past Texas A&M

compiled by Jesse Squire
(April 15, 2014)

After beating arch-rival Stanford by an historic margin in the 120th running of The Big Meet, the Cal Bears find themselves at the top of the Collegiate Men's Dual Meet Rankings.

The history of the national dual meet championship is dominated by West Coast teams such as UCLA, USC, Oregon and Washington State, but Cal has never won the title. Its best-ever finish was a #3 in ’86.

The Bears are not guaranteed the title just yet as there are several weeks left in the dual meet season, but note that only 3 of the current Top 10 have a dual left on their schedule.

The complete rankings:

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Rank Team (Record) Last week This week's result Next dual
1. Cal (6-0) 2 beat Stanford --
2. Texas A&M (2-0) 1 -- --
3. Oregon (1-0) 3 -- --
4. Arkansas (3-0) 5 -- --
5. Purdue (5-1) 7 -- --
6. Wash State (1-0) 6 -- vs Washington (May 3)
7. UCLA (2-1) 8 beat BYU & TCU vs USC (May 4)
8. Ole Miss (0-0) 21 -- vs Ohio State (Apr 26)
9. Nebraska (3-0) 4 -- --
10. L Beach St. (9-0) 9 beat UCSB, UCF, UCI --
11. Akron (5-0) 10 -- --
12. Arizona State (0-0) 11 -- vs Ariz & NnAz (May 3)
13. LSU (1-1) 15 -- --
14. Texas Tech (0-2) 17 -- --
15. Arizona (0-1) 14 -- vs AzSt & NnAz (May 3)
16. BYU (1-1) 13 beat TCU, lost to UCLA --
17. Navy (3-0) 12 -- --
18. Wisconsin (1-0) 25 -- --
19. Ohio State (0-0) NR -- vs Ole Miss (Apr 26)
20. Colorado St. (4-0) NR -- --
21. Washington (0-0) 18 -- vs Washington St (May 3)
22. Indiana State (6-0) 19 -- --
23. Kent State (2-2) NR -- --
24. En. Michigan (4-0) NR -- --
25. Texas (0-1) 16 -- --
Dropped out: Air Force, Cal Poly, Michigan State, Princeton

Rankings reflect a combined indoor/outdoor season, but with a heavier emphasis on outdoor competition. To be ranked, a team must compete in one or more dual meets (defined as a scored meet between four or fewer teams). Teams are ranked on wins and losses, marks, and strength and depth of dual meet schedule. Teams are rewarded for taking dual meet competition seriously.

It appears that there are no dual meets among major- or mid-major conference teams on this weekend's schedule.

Regional rankings

Regional rankings are based on the same factors as above, and the regions are those used for college cross country. A few regions have been combined in order for rankings to be able to go 15 teams deep.

  Northeast/Mid-Atlantic     South/Southeast/South Central
1. Navy (3-0)   1. Texas A&M (2-0)
2. Monmouth (7-1-1)   2. Arkansas (1-1)
3. Princeton (4-1-1)   3. Ole Miss (0-0)
4. Harvard (2-1)   4. LSU (0-2)
5. Buffalo (0-2)   5. Texas (0-1)
6. Albany (1-0)   6. Kennesaw State (2-0)
7. UConn (0-1)   7. South Florida (1-1)
8. Army (3-2)   8. South Carolina (3-0)
9. Dartmouth (2-0)   9. East Carolina (2-1)
10. Rider (4-1)   10. Coastal Carolina (1-0)
11. Columbia (1-1)   11. South Alabama (2-0)
12. Yale (0-5)   12. Virginia (1-1)
13. Manhattan (1-2)   13. Louisville (1-1)
14. Vermont (5-2)   14. TCU (0-2)
15. Lafayette (1-1)   15. Charlotte (1-2)
         
  Great Lakes     Midwest
1. Purdue (5-1)   1. Nebraska (3-0)
2. Akron (5-0)   2. Kansas (0-0)
3. Wisconsin (1-0)   3. Kansas State (2-0)
4. Ohio State (0-0)   4. Iowa (3-0)
5. Indiana State (6-0)   5. Wichita State (3-3)
6. Kent State (2-2)   6. Missouri (0-1)
7. En Michigan (4-0)   7. Eastern Illinois (1-1)
8. Michigan State (3-0)   8. SE Missouri (1-2)
9. Notre Dame (2-1)   9. Southern Illinois (2-2)
10. Michigan (0-2)   10. Illinois State (0-6)
11. Grand Valley St. (2-0)   11. North Dakota State (3-0)
12. Indiana (0-1)   12. Northern Iowa (2-1)
13. Ashland (1-2)   13. Oklahoma State (1-1)
14. Cincinnati (0-3)   14. Drake (1-2)
15. Central Michigan (1-1)   15. Iowa State (0-3)
         
  Mountain     West
1. Texas Tech (0-2)   1. Cal (6-0)
2. BYU (1-1)   2. Oregon (1-0)
3. Colorado State (4-0)   3. Washington State (1-0)
4. Air Force (2-1)   4. UCLA (2-1)
5. Montana State (7-2)   5. Long Beach State (9-0)
6. Wyoming (3-2)   6. Arizona State (0-0)
7. Montana (6-3)   7. Arizona (0-1)
8. Northern Arizona (0-0)   8. Washington (0-0)
9. Colorado (1-2)   9. Cal Poly (4-0)
10. Weber State (0-2)   10. UCSB (6-1)
      11. USC (0-0)
      12. Sac State (3-3)
      13. UC Davis (2-4)
      14. Stanford (0-4)
      15. Fresno State (4-3)