2018 Men’s 100 World Rankings

Ronnie Baker beat Christian Coleman in their first meeting of the year, but Coleman came on strong at the end of the season to earn No. 1 in a tight decision. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

THIS WAS A TOUGH ONE! Christian Coleman or Ronnie Baker? Our selectors really were torn after the year’s two fastest men split their 4 meetings 2–2. Indoor sensation Coleman was injured in the early outdoor going and that’s when Baker beat him twice. Coleman came back to win both of their summer meets, the last one an all-important DL Final win in the year’s fastest time, 9.79. That victory turned out to be the deciding factor in a split-decision that could have gone either way…

USATF CHAMP Noah Lyles made it a U.S. 1-2-3, clearly being the best of the rest despite limited DL exposure in his first rating in this event. His 5-race average of 9.934 was better than Coleman’s 9.956 and trailed only Baker’s sparkling 9.890… The last time any nation went 1-2-3 was Jamaica in ’11 (Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt & Asafa Powell). The last U.S. triplet came from Leroy Burrell, Carl Lewis & Dennis Mitchell way back in ’92…

WITH MIKE RODGERS at No. 10, the U.S. claimed by-nation scoring honors with 28, its best total since ’96. Recent powerhouse Jamaica, conversely, had only a single Ranker, Blake at No. 8. The last time the Islanders were that low was ’03, when they got shut out… British rookies Reece Prescod and Zharnel Hughes were very close in filling out spots 4 & 5.

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1. CHRISTIAN COLEMAN (US) (3/06/96, 5-8¾/161) (1.75/73)
9.84w 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Baker
10.06 4)Rome DL 5/31 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut; 3. Tortu
9.98 1)Rabat DL 7/13
9.94 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
(10.01h)
9.79 1)Brussels DL 8/31
2. RONNIE BAKER (US) (10/15/93, 5-10/161) (1.78/73)
9.97 1)Mt. SAC R 4/21
10.00 1)Kingston IWC 5/19
9.78w 1)Eugene DL 5/26
9.93 1)Rome DL 5/31
9.90 2)USATF 6/22 1. Lyles
(10.00h, 9.94sf)
9.88 1)Paris DL 6/30
9.98 2)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Coleman
9.90 1)London DL 7/21
(9.90h)
9.87 1)Chorzów 8/22
9.93 2)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Coleman
3. NOAH LYLES (US) (7/18/97, 5-10¾/154) (1.80/70)
9.86w 1)Gainesville 4/13
9.93 2)Kingston 6/09 1. Hughes
9.88 1)USATF 6/22
(9.92wh, 9.89sf)
9.99 3)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Coleman; 2. Baker
9.98 3)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Coleman; 2. Prescod
(10.11h)
10.01 1)Cont Cup 9/09
4. REECE PRESCOD (Great Britain) (2/29/96, 6-½/150) (1.84/68)
10.39 1)Loughborough 4/28
10.04 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
9.88w 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Baker; 2. Coleman
10.06 1)GB Ch 6/30
(10.37h)
10.09 5)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Coleman; 2. Baker; 3. Lyles; 4. Rodgers
9.96 2)Euro Ch 8/07 1. Hughes
(10.10sf)
9.94 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Coleman
(10.12h)
9.99 4)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Coleman; 2. Baker; 3. Blake
5. ZHARNEL HUGHES (Great Britain) (7/13/95, 6-2¾/174) (1.90/79)
10.18 1h)Kingston 2/10
10.01 1)Kingston 2/24
9.99w 1)adidas Boost 5/20
9.91 1)Kingston 6/09
10.13 2)GB Ch 6/30 1. Prescod
(10.25h)
9.93 2)London DL 7/21 1. Baker
(9.97h)
9.95 1)Euro Ch 8/07
(10.01sf)
10.05 5)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Coleman; 2. Prescod; 3. Lyles; 4. Blake
(10.09h)
6. BINGTIAN SU (China) (8/29/89, 5-7¾/141) (1.72/64)
10.28 1)Hong Kong 5/06
10.05 2)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Prescod
9.90w 4)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Baker; 2. Coleman; 3. Prescod
9.91 1)Madrid IWC 6/22
(10.04h)
9.91 3)Paris DL 6/30 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut
10.14 3)Lucerne 7/09 1. Rodgers; 2. Blake
9.92 1)Asian G 8/26
(10.27h, 10.16sf)
10.03 2)Cont Cup 9/09 1. Lyles
7. AKANI SIMBINE (South Africa) (9/21/93, 5-8½/148) (1.74/67)
10.05(A) 1)Pretoria 3/08
dnc –)SA Ch 3/16
(10.11Ah)
10.08 1)Paarl 3/22
10.03 1)Comm G 4/09
(10.21h, 10.12sf)
10.03w 2)adidas Boost 5/20 1. Hughes
10.13 5)Rome DL 5/31 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut; 3. Tortu; 4. Coleman
10.13 2)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Gatlin
10.04 2)Montreuil 6/19 1. Xie
10.01 3)Madrid IWC 6/22 1. Su; 2. Tortu
(9.98h)
9.94 4)Paris DL 6/30 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut; 3. Su
10.21 3)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Rodgers; 2. Cisse
9.94 3)London DL 7/21 1. Baker; 2. Hughes
(9.93h)
10.25 1)Afr Ch 8/02
(10.30h, 10.32sf)
10.09 6)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Coleman; 2. Prescod; 3. Lyles; 4. Blake; 5. Hughes
(10.07h)
10.03 5)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Coleman; 2. Baker; 3. Blake; 4. Prescod
10.11 3)Cont Cup 9/09 1. Lyles; 2. Su
8. YOHAN BLAKE (Jamaica) (12/26/89, 5-11¼/174) (1.81/79)
10.32 1h)Kingston 2/10
10.05 2)Kingston 2/24 1. Hughes
10.34 1)Brisbane 3/28
10.19 3)Comm G 4/09 1. Simbine; 2. Bruintjies
(10.06sf)
10.17w 3)adidas Boost 5/20 1. Hughes; 2. Simbine
10.00 3)Kingston 6/09 1. Hughes; 2. Lyles
dq-sf –)Jam Ch 6/22 1. Forte; 2. Givans; 3. Williams; 4. Tucker; 5. Hewitt
(10.11h)
10.03 5)Paris DL 6/30 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut; 3. Su; 4. Simbine
10.12 2)Lucerne 7/09 1. Rodgers
9.95 4)London DL 7/21 1. Baker; 2. Hughes; 3. Simbine
(9.99h)
dq –)Loughborough 7/25 1. Aikines-Aryeetey; 2. Safo-Antwi; 3. Rodney; 4. Sephens; 5. Etienne;
6. Otugade
(10.34h)
9.99 4)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Coleman; 2. Prescod; 3. Lyles
(10.03h)
9.94 3)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Coleman; 2. Baker
11.99 8)Cont Cup 9/09 1. Lyles; 2. Su; 3. Simbine; 4. Harvey; 5. Cisse;
6. Al-Harthi; 7. Martina
9. JIMMY VICAUT (France) (2/27/92, 6-2/183) (1.88/83)
10.00 1)Grenoble 5/20
10.02 2)Rome DL 5/31 1. Baker
9.92 1)Marseille 6/16
9.91 2)Paris DL 6/30 1. Baker
dnc-sf –)Fr Ch 7/06
(10.35wh)
dnc –)Euro Ch 8/07
(9.97sf)
10. MIKE RODGERS (US) (4/24/85, 5-10/161) (1.78/73)
10.17 3)Grenada Inv 4/21 1. Gatlin; 2. Young
10.03 2)Drake R 4/28 1. Young
10.14 1)Baie-Mahault 5/12
10.04 2)Kingston IWC 5/19 1. Baker
10.13 6)Rome DL 5/31 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut; 3. Tortu; 4. Coleman; 5. Simbine
9.92 1)Prague 6/04
(10.05h)
10.15 3)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Gatlin; 2. Simbine
dnc-sf –)USATF 6/22
(9.89h)
10.10 6)Paris DL 6/30 1. Baker; 2. Vicaut; 3. Su; 4. Simbine; 5. Blake
10.12 1)Gyulai M 7/02
10.08 1)Lucerne 7/09
10.01 4)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Coleman; 2. Baker; 3. Lyles
9.92 1)Bellinzona 7/18
(9.94h)
9.98 5)London DL 7/21 1. Baker; 2. Hughes; 3. Simbine; 4. Blake
(9.96h)
10.22 9)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Coleman; 2. Prescod; 3. Lyles; 4. Blake; 5. Hughes;
6. Simbine; 7. Tracey; 8. Ujah
(10.24h)
10.10 2)Chorzów 8/22 1. Baker
10.17 2)Rovereto 8/23 1. Harvey
10.16 6)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Coleman; 2. Baker; 3. Blake; 4. Prescod; 5. Simbine
10.10 1)Padua 9/02
10.08 1)Zagreb IWC 9/04

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Christian Coleman (Nike) 6. Kendal Williams (Georgia)
2)Eugene DL, 1)Birmingham DL, 1)Brussels DL 1)SEC, 4sf)NCAA, 3)USATF
2. *Ronnie Baker (Nike) 7. Cameron Burrell (Houston)
1)Eugene DL, 2)USATF, 1)Paris DL 1)NCAA, 5)USATF, 3)NACAC
3. *Noah Lyles (adidas) 8. Jeff Demps (adidas)
1)USATF, 3)Rabat DL, 3)Birmingham DL 1)Cayman Invitational, 6)USATF, 8)Paris DL
4. *Mike Rodgers (Nike) 9. Justin Gatlin (Nike)
dnc-sf)USATF, 4)Rabat DL, 5)London DL 7)Shanghai DL, 1)Osaka, 1)Ostrava IWC
5. Isiah Young (Nike) 10. Jaylen Bacon (Arkansas State)
5)Eugene DL, 4)USATF, 8)Brussels DL 1)Sun Belt, 3sf)NCAA, 6)Lucerne

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