NEW ORLEANS—With many of the conferences in NCAA Division I entering championship weekend this week, the University of Washington men’s track team was one of the big movers in the latest USTFCCCA national indoor computer rankings released Monday.
The Huskies, who were ranked #23 after last weekend’s Husky Classic, moved up to #19 after pole vaulter Chase Smith (above/photo courtesy UW Athletics) scored a personal best 17-11 (5.46m) at the Air Force Open meet last Friday in Colorado Springs to move him up to a 4-way tie for 11th in the current NCAA D1 descending performance list, and #1 in the MPSF entering this weekend’s conference title meet at the Dempsey Indoor.
The country’s top five D1 teams are Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, Georgia, and Texas A&M.
Other MPSF schools ranked in the national top 25 include #7 Colorado, #17 USC & #22 Stanford.
The top 5 women’s teams are Oregon, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU & USC.
Other teams from the MPSF ranked in the national top 25 include #17 BYU, #20 Arizona, #22 Colorado, and #23 Stanford.
NOTE: The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.