TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State women’s track & field team is ranked ninth in this week’s Track and Field News magazine’s women’s indoor dual meet rankings which were released Wednesday. The Sycamores were ranked seventh in the last rankings announced two weeks ago.
The Sycamores concluded their dual meet season with a perfect 4-0 mark with wins over Eastern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, Illinois State, and Purdue.
Louisiana State maintained the top spot in the biweekly rankings with Texas A&M still second. They are followed in the top 10 by Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Indiana State, and Eastern Michigan. The second 10 features Kent State followed by Alabama, Kansas State, South Florida, Indiana, Purdue, Grand Valley State, North Dakota State, Harvard, and Princeton.
Notre Dame is making their first appearance in the top 20 this season along with Grand Valley State who is the top ranked team in Division II and the defending Division II National Champion. The Sycamores will be at Notre Dame this weekend for the Meyo Invitational and then visit Grand Valley State Feb. 8 and 9 in a pair of unscored invitationals.
The Indiana State men moved up to seventh in the nation according to the Track and Field News magazine’s men’s indoor dual meet rankings which were released Jan 23. The next men’s rankings will be released on February 6 with the next women’s rankings coming out on Feb. 13. The final indoor rankings for both men and women will be released on Feb. 18.
To be considered for the indoor rankings, a team must compete in at least one dual meet during the indoor season, using TFN’s definition of a dual meet as a scored meet between four or fewer teams. Rankings will be kept during the outdoor season for an indoor/outdoor composite.
T&FN’s dual meet rankings, compiled by Jesse Squire (www.tracksuperfan.com) are a revival of annual rankings compiled from 1970 to 1995. Last year’s men‘s and women’s champions for the combined indoor/outdoor season were the Oregon Ducks. A full compilation of past dual meet rankings can be found at www.tracksuperfan.com.