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    15 SEC Track and Field Teams Ranked

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A nation-leading 15 Southeastern Conference men’s and women’s track and field teams are ranked among the nation’s top-25 teams, according to the 2014 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason Division I National Team Computer Rankings, which were released Monday by the New Orleans-based organization.

    Defending NCAA Indoor Champion Arkansas is the nation’s top-ranked team on the men’s side. Seven SEC men’s teams are ranked among the nation’s top-25, including three in the top-five. National runner-up Florida checks in at No. 2, while fourth-place Texas A&M is No. 5. Also included in the rankings are No. 13 Georgia, No. 16 Ole Miss, No. 24 Alabama and No. 25 LSU. Mississippi State is ranked No. 11, but the Bulldogs do not compete in the SEC Championship indoors.

    Eight SEC women’s teams are ranked among the nation’s top-25, including six in the top-10. Texas A&M is the SEC’s highest-ranked women’s team, checking in at No. 2, while Florida is No. 3 and Georgia is No. 5. Kentucky (No. 6), Arkansas (No. 7) and LSU (No. 8) also are ranked among the top-10. Other ranked SEC teams include No. 11 South Carolina and No. 15 Mississippi State.

    The national team rankings will be complied by mathematical formulae based on national descending order lists and data taken from previous seasons. For the preseason ranking and early-season rankings, data will be taken from previous seasons as well as the current season.

    The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points.

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    USTFCCCA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team Computer Rankings (Preseason – January 13)
    1. Arkansas
    2. Florida

    3. Oregon
    4. Wisconsin
    5. Texas A&M
    6. Penn State
    7. Florida State
    8. Nebraska
    9. Minnesota
    10. Oklahoma State
    11. Mississippi State
    12. Illinois
    13. Georgia
    14. Colorado    
    15. Texas
    16. Ole Miss
    17. Arizona
    18. Baylor
    19. Virginia Tech
    20. Stanford
    21. Arizona State
    22. UTEP
    23. Princeton
    24. Alabama
    25. LSU


    USTFCCCA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Team Computer Rankings (Preseason – January 13)
    1. Texas
    2. Texas A&M
    3. Florida

    4. Oregon
    5. Georgia
    6. Kentucky
    7. Arkansas
    8. LSU

    9. Stanford
    10. Kansas
    11. South Carolina
    12. Providence
    13. Michigan
    14. Dartmouth
    15. Mississippi State
    16. Kent State
    17. Purdue
    18. Georgetown
    19. Florida State
    20. Washington
    21. Maryland
    22. Villanova
    23. Arizona State
    24. Harvard
    25. Akron

    Men’s Ranked Teams By Conference
    SEC 7
    Big Ten 5
    MPSF 4
    Big 12 3
    ACC 2

    Women’s Ranked Teams By Conference
    SEC 8
    MPSF 4
    BIG EAST 3
    Big 12 2
    ACC 2
    Big Ten 2