TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State women’s track & field team is ranked in the top 25 of the nation for the seventh straight week as they are 18th in the nation according to the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) computer rankings released Tuesday. The Sycamore men are currently 31st nationally marking the seventh straight week they have been among the top 35 of the nation.
The Sycamore women are coming off a second place finish at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, their best finish since their won the team title in 2001. Despite the effort, the Indiana State team dropped a spot in the national poll after being ranked 17th just a week ago.
The Indiana State men won their second team title in three years at the 2013 MVC Championships but fell out of the top 25 for the first time in three weeks after begin ranked 25th a week ago. The Sycamore men had their highest ranking since the USTFCCCA began the ratings system in 2008 when they climbed to 20th two weeks.
Louisiana State remained the top women’s team in the national rankings with Oregon second. Kansas moving up two spots to third, Arkansas dropping a spot to fourth, and Clemson down one to fifth. Arkansas is the top ranked men’s team followed by Florida, and Texas A&M. Wisconsin jumped six spots to fourth with Oregon also up six to fifth.
The Sycamore women are the highest ranked team in the national rankings from the Missouri Valley Conference with their 18th ranking. Wichita State dropped one spot to 20th with Illinois State down to 38th, Missouri State moved up to 85th, and Southern Illinois now 90th. Indiana State is also the top ranked team among major universities in Indiana. Purdue jumped 30 spots to 33rd with Notre Dame down 26 to 57th, and Indiana up 32 positions to 76th.
The Indiana State men are also the highest ranking team in the national poll from the Missouri Valley Conference with their 31st ranking. Southern Illinois dropped 10 spots to 75th with Northern Iowa now 82nd, Drake up to 87th, and Wichita State now 93rd. The Indiana Hoosiers are the top ranked team among major universities in Indiana as they moved up one to seventh in the national rankings. Indiana State follows in 31st with Purdue up seven to 39th, and Notre Dame up down spots to 55th.
The two Indiana State teams are also among the best according to the Great Lakes Region rankings which were also released today. The Indiana State women moved up to seventh in the Great Lakes Region while the Sycamore men moved up to eighth.
Michigan retained its hold on the top spot in the women’s Great Lakes Region rankings followed Kent State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. The second five is led by Michigan State followed by Indiana State, Akron, Indiana, and Eastern Michigan.
Wisconsin remained the leader in the men’s Great Lakes Region rankings followed by Indiana, Ohio State, Akron and Michigan. The second five is led by Purdue followed by Michigan State, Indiana state, Eastern Michigan, and Notre Dame.