COLLEGIATE MEN’S DUAL MEET RANKINGS
Busy Cal Wins For The First Time

compiled by Jesse Squire
(May 6, 2014)

Fueled by a perfect 9-0 record, for the first time in school history, Cal has won the collegiate dual-meet championship. Tony Sandoval's Bears ran the table in a 4-meet season that included a dual (over archrival Stanford), a triangular, and two quadrangulars. The Bears' best previous finish in the rankings was No. 3 in ’86.

An interview with Sandoval was published today at DailyRelay.com.

The next three teams are not new to the top. #3 Arkansas won the title last year, #4 Oregon won in 2012, and #2 Texas A&M finishes in the top three for the third year in a row.

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The complete final rankings:
1. Cal (9-0)
2. Texas A&M (2-0)
3. Arkansas (3-0)
4. Oregon (1-0)
5. Arizona State (2-0)
6. Washington (1-0)
7. Washington State (1-1)
8. UCLA (2-1)
9. Long Beach State (9-0)
10. BYU (1-1)
11. Purdue (5-1)
12. Wisconsin (1-0)
13. Nebraska (3-0)
14. Navy (3-0)
15. Princeton (4-1-1)
16. LSU (1-1)
17. Akron (5-0)
18. Texas (0-1)
19. Texas Tech (0-2)
20. Arizona (1-2)
21. Colorado State (4-0)
22. Eastern Michigan (4-0)
23. Wichita State (6-3)
24. Kent State (2-2)
25. Indiana State (6-1)

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.

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. East Carolina (2-1)
7. U Conn (2-1)   7. South Alabama (2-0)
8. Army (3-2)   8. Virginia (1-1)
9. Dartmouth (2-0)   9. Charlotte (1-2)
10. Rider (4-1)   10. Kennesaw State (2-0)
11. Columbia (1-1)   11. Coastal Carolina (1-0)
12. Yale (0-5)   12. South Florida (1-1)
13. Manhattan (1-2)   13. UT Arlington (1-2)
14. Vermont (5-2)   14. TCU (0-2)
15. Lafayette (1-1)   15. Louisville (1-1)
         
  Great Lakes     Midwest
1. Purdue (5-1)   1. Nebraska (3-0)
2. Wisconsin (1-0)   2. Wichita State (6-3)
3. Akron (5-0)   3. Kansas (2-1)
4. En. Michigan (4-0)   4. Iowa (3-0)
5. Kent State (2-2)   5. Kansas State (3-2)
6. Indiana State (6-1)   6. Oklahoma (0-3)
7. Michigan State (3-0)   7. Eastern Illinois (1-1)
8. Notre Dame (2-1)   8. Missouri (0-1)
9. Indiana (0-1)   9. Southeast Missouri (1-2)
10. Michigan (0-2)   10. Southern Illinois (2-2)
11. Grand Valley St. (2-0)   11. Northern Iowa (2-1)
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. Wisc.-Milwaukee (3-0)   15. SIU-Edwardsville (0-1)
         
  Mountain     West
1. BYU (1-1)   1. Cal (9-0)
2. Texas Tech (0-2)   2. Oregon (1-0)
3. Colorado State (4-0)   3. Arizona State (2-0)
4. Air Force (2-4)   4. Washington (1-0)
5. Utah State (2-1)   5. Washington St. (1-1)
6. New Mexico (1-2)   6. UCLA (3-1)
7. Montana State (8-2)   7. Long Beach State (9-0)
8. Wyoming (3-2)   8. Arizona (1-2)
9. Montana (6-4)   9. UCSB (7-1)
10. Northern Arizona (0-2)   10. Cal Poly (4-1)
11. Colorado (1-2)   11. USC (0-1)
12. Weber State (0-2)   12. UC Davis (3-4)
      13. Stanford (0-4)
      14. Sac State (3-4)
      15. Fresno State (4-3)

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