The Arkansas Razorbacks are ranked No. 1 in the first edition of the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Track & Field Rating Index, released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
According to the release, this is the 12th time in the past three years that Arkansas was topping the National Track & Field Rating Index (TFRI) during the indoor season.
Track & Field Rating Index Week 1
The Razorbacks topped the ratings with 336.84 points after a pair of impressive displays at the Arkansas Invitational and Wooo Pig Classic on Jan. 16 and Jan. 22.
Arkansas is followed by No. 2 Texas A&M, which has totaled 171.35 points, No. 3 Georgia with 144.53pts, No. 4 Texas (138.36), and No. 5 Alabama (119.71). Four of the top five teams are from the Southeastern Conference (SEC), while eight of the top 10 are from that league.
No. 6 is Southern California (USC), with LSU, Texas Tech, Kentucky, and Tennessee completing the Top 10.
Razorbacks Dominating Nationally
Arkansas is being guided by an impressive 21 top-10 marks nationally.
Among the notable top-ranked performers are Krissy Gear, who leads the Razorback contingent in the mile (No. 1, 4:38.22), Logan Morris at No. 2 with 4:39.01, and Lauren Gregory at No. 3 with 4:39.05.
Also ranked in the top three in their event are Gregory, Morris and Katie Izzo in the 3,000m.
Gregory holds the top time in the event with 9:01.44 and is followed by Morris (No. 2, 9:09.45) and Katie Izzo (No. 3, 9:12.62). The Razorbacks also own the top time in the 4×400 (3:32.18). Other top performers come in the 400, 800, and pole vault.
The next National Track & Field Rating Index will be released on Monday, February 1, and continue until the 2021 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held March 11-13 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.