Monday, February 22, 2016

Dawgs jump seven spots to #12 in USTFCCCA Division I computer rankings...

The UW team of Jacopo Spano, Izaic Yorks, Colby Gilbert
& Blake Nelson set a school record of 9:27.19 in the
distance medley relay last Saturday (UW Athletics photo)
NEW ORLEANS—The USTFCCCA’s national Division I rankings has the University of Washington’s men’s squad ranked #12 in the country, and its women’s squad #17, in its latest edition, released Monday.

The Husky men’s squad, bolstered by a school record 9:27.19 in the distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame last Saturday, leapfrogged seven spots from its #19 position in last week’s computer rankings.

The nation’s top five men’s teams are Arkansas, Oregon, LSU, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

Other teams from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation that are ranked in the top 25 include USC at #9, and #19 Stanford.

With Eleanor Fulton the only Husky woman competing last week, Washington dropped three spots in the national computer rankings to 17 from its previous spot at #14.

The top five women’s teams are Oregon, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas & Texas.

USC is the only other MPSF school ranked in the top 25 at #10.

The National Team Computer Rankings are complied by a mathematical formula based on national descending order lists. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points.

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships are Friday and Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor on the campus of the University of Washington.

NOTE:  The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.

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