T&FN’s 40th National Women’s Relay Rankings — Aggies Edge Hogs

Texas A&M and Arkansas went 1-2 in the NCAA 4×4 and that’s how Relay Ranks finished too. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

AS NOTED IN the men’s rankings, this year our baton ratings have a new look. Instead of the long-time 10-deep rankings in each event, only the 3 NCAA Championships relays (4×4 and Distance Medley indoors, 4×1 and 4×4 outdoors) are done at that depth. The other 5 events are held to 5 deep. This change reflects evolving reality of the U.S. outdoor scene, with fewer major head-to-head clashes.

As always, the rankings include only legitimate clubs and schools; “all-star” teams or national-team foursomes are ignored. This year’s men’s rankings, starting with the overall scoring (all events on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis, including the 3 NCAA ones):

Place School Score Events Placed In
1. Texas A&M 14 2)4 x 200; 1)4 x 400; 1)Sprint Medley
2. Arkansas 13 3)4 x 100; 2)4 x 400; 3)4 x 1500; 3)Shuttle Hurdles
=3. Oklahoma State 8 1)4 x 800; 3)Distance Medley
=3. South Carolina 8 3)4 x 200; 3)4 x 400
=5. Alabama 7 5)4 x 100; 1)4 x 200; 5)4 x 400
=5. Indiana 7 3)4 x 800; 2)4 x 1500
=5. Oregon 7 4)4 x 100; 1)Distance Medley
=5. Villanova 7 1)4 x 1500; 4)Distance Medley
=9. Georgia Tech 5 1)Shuttle Hurdles
=9. USC 5 1)4 x 100
   11. tie, Albany, BYU, LSU, Ohio State & Texas 4; 16. Penn State 3; 17. Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Norfolk State & Vanderbilt 2; 22. tie, George Mason, Iowa State, Miami, Penn, Virginia Tech & Wisconsin 1.
4 x 100
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1. USC
2. LSU
3. Arkansas
4. Oregon
5. Alabama
6. NC State
7. Florida State
8. Texas
9. Kentucky
10. Mississippi
4 x 200
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1. Alabama
2. Texas A&M
3. South Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Miami
4 x 400
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1. Texas A&M
2. Arkansas
3. South Carolina
4. Florida
5. Alabama
6. Kentucky
7. USC
8. Baylor
9. Georgia
10. Tennessee
4 x 800
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1. Oklahoma State
2. Ohio State
3. Indiana
4. Iowa
5. Virginia Tech
4 x 1500
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1. Villanova
2. Indiana
3. Arkansas
4. Vanderbilt
5. Wisconsin
Sprint Medley
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1. Texas A&M
2. Texas
3. Penn State
4. Norfolk State
5. George Mason
Distance Medley
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1. Oregon
2. BYU
3. Oklahoma State
4. Villanova
5. Penn
6. Arkansas
7. Michigan
8. Notre Dame
9. Washington
10. Indiana
Shuttle Hurdles
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1. Georgia Tech
2. Albany
3. Arkansas
4. South Carolina
5. Iowa State

Recent Women’s Winners

2018—Purdue; 2017—Oregon; 2016—Oregon; 2015—USC; 2014—Texas A&M; 2013—Oregon; 2012—Oregon; 2011—Texas A&M; 2010—LSU; 2009—LSU; 2008—LSU; 2007—LSU; 2006—LSU; 2005—South Carolina; 2004—LSU; 2003—LSU; 2002—South Carolina; 2001—Florida; 2000—South Carolina; 1999—LSU; 1998—Texas; 1997—Texas; 1996—LSU; 1995—LSU; 1994—Arizona State; 1993—Alabama; 1992—Florida.