Cal Leads Men's Dual Meet Rankings
Heading Into Final Weekend

compiled by Jesse Squire
(April 30, 2014)

The Cal Golden Bears continue to lead the Track and Field News men's dual meet rankings as we head into the final weekend of action, the annual rivalry weekend.

Cal's record is now 9-0 after the Bears completed their dual meet season with a defeat of Utah State, New Mexico and Oklahoma last weekend. The last undefeated season for Cal of six or more wins was in 1993 (12-0), and their only others were in 1923 (6-0), '21 (6-0) and '20 (6-0).

The complete rankings:

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Rank Team (Record) Last week This week's result Next dual
1. Cal (9-0) 1 beat UtSt, NM & Okla --
2. Texas A&M (2-0) 2 -- --
3. Oregon (1-0) 3 -- --
4. Washington St. (1-0) 6 -- vs Washington (Sat)
5. Arkansas (3-0) 4 -- --
6. UCLA (2-1) 7 -- vs USC (Sun)
7. Long Beach St. (9-0) 10 -- --
8. Purdue (5-1) 5 -- --
9. BYU (1-1) 16 -- --
10. Texas Tech (0-2) 14 -- --
11. Arizona State (0-0) 12 -- vs Arizona & NoAz (Sat)
12. Akron (5-0) 11 -- --
13. Nebraska (3-0) 9 -- --
14. Colorado St. (4-0) 20 -- --
15. LSU (1-1) 13 -- --
16. Navy (3-0) 17 -- --
17. Texas (0-1) 25 -- --
18. Princeton (4-1-1) NR -- --
19. En. Michigan (4-0) 24 -- --
20. Washington (0-0) 21 -- vs Wash State (Sat)
21. Wisconsin (1-0) 18 -- --
22. Arizona (0-1) 15 -- vs Ariz St & NoAz (Sat)
23. Kent State (2-2) 23 -- --
24. Indiana State (6-1) 22 lost to En. Illinois --
25. Air Force (2-1) NR -- vs Ks, KsSt & WchSt (Sat)
dropped out: Ole Miss, Ohio State

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.

The weekend ahead

The final weekend of the dual meet season is "rivalry weekend". Two meets, USC at UCLA and the "double dual" at Arizona, will be tape-delayed on the Pac-12 Networks. The schedule:

UC Davis at Sacramento State (Friday, 4:00pm PT)

#25 Air Force, Wichita State and Kansas at Kansas State (Saturday, 9:30am CT)

#20 Washington at #4 Washington State (Saturday, 11:00am PT)

UC Santa Barbara at Cal Poly (Saturday, 12:30pm PT)

#22 Arizona and Northern Arizona at #11 Arizona State (Saturday, 4:00 MST)

USC at #6 UCLA (Sunday, 9:00am PT)

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. Princeton (4-1-1)   2. Arkansas (3-0)
3. Monmouth (7-1-1)   3. LSU (1-1)
4. Harvard (2-1)   4. Texas (0-1)
5. Buffalo (0-2)   5. South Carolina (3-0)
6. Albany (1-0)   6. South Alabama (2-0)
7. U Conn (2-1)   7. Virginia (1-1)
8. Army (3-2)   8. East Carolina (2-1)
9. Dartmouth (2-0)   9. Charlotte (1-2)
10. Rider (4-1)   10. Coastal Carolina (1-0)
11. Columbia (1-1)   11. Kennesaw State (2-0)
12. Yale (0-5)   12. South Florida (1-1)
13. Manhattan (1-2)   13. TCU (0-2)
14. Vermont (5-2)   14. Texas-Arlington (1-2)
15. Lafayette (1-1)   15. Louisville (1-1)
         
  Great Lakes     Midwest
1. Purdue (5-1)   1. Nebraska (3-0)
2. Akron (5-0)   2. Kansas (0-0)
3. Eastern Michigan (4-0)   3. Wichita State (3-3)
4. Wisconsin (1-0)   4. Eastern Illinois (1-1)
5. Kent State (2-2)   5. Iowa (3-0)
6. Indiana State (6-1)   6. Kansas State (2-0)
7. Michigan State (3-0)   7. Oklahoma (0-3)
8. Notre Dame (2-1)   8. SE Missouri (1-2)
9. Indiana (0-1)   9. Missouri (0-1)
10. Michigan (0-2)   10. Northern Iowa (2-1)
11. Grand Valley St. (2-0)   11. Southern Illinois (2-2)
12. Ashland (4-2)   12. Illinois State (0-6)
13. Cincinnati (0-3)   13. Oklahoma State (1-1)
14. Central Michigan (1-1)   14. North Dakota St. (3-0)
15. Wis.-Milwaukee (3-0)   15. Drake (1-2)
         
  Mountain     West
1. BYU (1-1)   1. Cal (9-0)
2. Texas Tech (0-2)   2. Oregon (1-0)
3. Colorado St. (4-0)   3. Washington St. (1-0)
4. Air Force (2-1)   4. UCLA (2-1)
5. Montana State (8-2)   5. Long Beach St. (9-0)
6. Utah State (2-1)   6. Arizona State (0-0)
7. New Mexico (1-2)   7. Washington (0-0)
8. Wyoming (3-2)   8. Arizona (0-1)
9. Montana (6-4)   9. Cal Poly (4-0)
10. Northern Arizona (0-0)   10. UC Santa Barbara (6-1)
11. Colorado (1-2)   11. USC (0-0)
12. Idaho State (0-2)   12. Sacramento St. (3-3)
      13. UC Davis (2-4)
      14. Stanford (0-4)
      15. Fresno State (4-3)