Update this week: Men fell to 11th, women up to 21st.
New rankings, slipped some this week. Men at 17, women at 26. First set of conference rankings, of course both are 1st with Cincinnati and Wichita following in both men’s and women’s.
My understanding of these rankings are that they’re strictly based on actual results, not opinion. That said, it’s interesting to see some of the movement in the rankings.
The Coogs dropped 7 spots but that was far from the biggest move. Abilene Christian dropped 18 spots, Wichita State dropped 14 spots, Grand Canyon dropped 50 spots, Arkansas-Pine Bluff dropped 63 spots, but none of those match Idaho State, who fell from 97th place down to 169th…72 spots! That’s a bad week.
Several huge jumps too, like Kennesaw State rising 82 places. But the big winner was Rutgers, cutting their placement in half, from 182nd place to 91st place…a whopping 91 spots!
Must be early, lots of teams just getting started, and lots of new data shaking everything up. Will be interesting to see the Coogs’ progress.
Edit: just realized I was looking at women’s rankings, not men’s, but all still holds true.
Correct. They give a great look at where a team and an athlete stands with their top time this season. We definitely have some room to move up since Collins in the 200 and Dayo in the 110 hurdles have both put up faster times in previous years. Still think our 4x400 can run faster and one or more of our jumpers will pick it up.
Updates aren’t getting fun anymore. Men fell to 24th and women to 31st. We just haven’t been putting up any new top times. We will still be a top 10 team scoring wise for nationals if the 4x100 and Shaun take care of business with a few others (Collins, Dayo, Jordan) as possibilities.
Big movement for the men’s team after some fast times over the weekend, now at #12.
Latest update before regionals: Men are 13th and women are 17th. For the NCAA preliminary round we should have 22 event entries for the men including 6 100m runners! The women should have 15.