T&FN’s 63rd National Men’s Relay Rankings — Aggies & Gators Tie

When Devin Dixon held off Grant Holloway in the NCAA 4×4, it guaranteed that the two SEC powerhouses would tie for our overall baton crown. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

THIS YEAR’S 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. When the Relay Rankings debuted with the ’57 season, all events were done just 5 deep.

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. Florida 9 1)4 x 100; 2)4 x 400
=1. Texas A&M 9 1)4 x 400; 2)Sprint Medley
3. Houston 8 1)4 x 200; 3)4 x 400
=4 LSU 7 3)4 x 100; 2)4 x 200
=4. New York/New Jersey TC 7 3)4 x 800; 2)4 x Mile
=4 South Carolina 7 3)4 x 200; 2)Shuttle Hurdles
=7. Arkansas 6 5)4 x 100; 5)Sprint Medley; 3)Shuttle Hurdles
=7. Georgetown 6 3)Sprint Medley; 3)Distance Medley
   9. tie, Brooks Beasts, District TC, Navy, Notre Dame, Texas & Wisconsin 5; 15. Atlanta TC, Florida State, Indiana & Stanford 4; 19. tie, Iowa, Penn State, Purdue, St. Augustine’s & Texas Tech 2; 24. tie, Charlotte, Iowa State, Marshall HS, North Carolina A&T & Oklahoma State.
4 x 100
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1. Florida
2. Florida State
3. LSU
4. Texas Tech
5. Arkansas
6. Houston
7. North Carolina A&T
8. Oregon
9. Purdue
10. Oklahoma
4 x 200
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1. Houston
2. LSU
3. South Carolina
4. Purdue
5. Marshall HS (Missouri City, Texas)
4 x 400
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1. Texas A&M
2. Florida
3. Houston
4. Iowa
5. North Carolina A&T
6. Baylor
7. Arkansas
8. South Carolina
9. LSU
10. Western Kentucky
4 x 800
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1. District TC
2. Atlanta TC
3. HOKA New Jersey/New York TC
4. Penn State
5. Iowa State
4 x Mile
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1. Brooks Beasts
2. HOKA New Jersey/New York TC
3. Wisconsin
4. Indiana
5. Oklahoma State
Sprint Medley
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1. Texas
2. Texas A&M
3. Georgetown
4. Arkansas
5. Indiana
Distance Medley
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1. Notre Dame
2. Stanford
3. Georgetown
4. Wisconsin
5. Indiana
6. Iowa State
7. Arkansas
8. Mississippi
9. Oregon
10. Washington
Shuttle Hurdles
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1. Navy
2. South Carolina
3. Arkansas
4. St. Augustine’s
5. Charlotte

Recent Men’s Winners

2018—Florida; 2017—Arkansas; 2016—Texas A&M; 2015—Texas A&M; 2014—Florida; 2013—Penn State; 2012—Texas A&M; 2011—Texas A&M; 2010—Baylor; 2009—Florida; 2008—LSU; 2007—Baylor & Florida State; 2006—TCU; 2005—Florida; 2004—Arkansas; 2003—Arkansas; 2002—Tennessee; 2001—Florida; 2000—Arkansas; 1999—Arkansas; 1998—Georgetown; 1997—Arkansas; 1996—George Mason; 1995—George Mason; 1994—Arkansas; 1993—Santa Monica TC; 1992—Blinn JC.