Monday, January 9, 2017

Both Husky squads in the top 25 in the USTFCCCA pre-season computer rankings...

Sub-4 minute miler Colby Gilbert is one
of the Huskies' top returning athletes
(Paul Merca photo)
NEW ORLEANS—The USTFCCCA released its indoor pre-season national team rankings for Division I schools, and both University of Washington squads are among the country’s top 25 teams.

The Washington men’s team is ranked #25, while the women’s team is ranked #19 in the pre-season national computer team rankings, which is based on pre-season event rankings that include the top marks of recent NCAA indoor track & field seasons by returning athletes and the top marks of the 2017 season.  The rankings do not include marks from past outdoor seasons nor marks from incoming freshmen.

The closer an athlete is to the top of their event rankings, the more points they earn towards the team total..

The nation’s top five men’s teams are Florida, Oregon, LSU, Arkansas & Syracuse.

Other MPSF schools in the top 25 include USC (6), and Stanford (10).

On the women’s side, the top five teams in the pre-season rankings are Oregon, Arkansas, Georgia, USC, and Texas.

The only other school from the MPSF in the national top 25 is Stanford at #23.

The indoor season begins this Saturday, as the University of Washington hosts the UW Indoor Preview meet at the Dempsey Indoor, 

NOTE:  The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.

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