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Aggie track and field among top 10 in preseason indoor rankings

January 09, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION - Preseason indoor track and field rankings have Coach Pat Henry's Texas A&M squads listed among the top 10 with the men ranked No. 4 while the women are No. 6. In addition, Track & Field News has renewed its dual meet rankings this season and the Aggie men and women each rank No. 2 in the initial poll.

Texas A&M returns to action this Saturday as they play host to a 12-team Invitational at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. The following weekend the Aggies host a triangular with nationally ranked Arkansas and LSU.

The A&M men are ranked second in the dual meet rankings behind Arkansas while the Aggie women are second behind LSU. Arkansas women rank No. 5 while the LSU men are No. 8. Those are the only three teams from the SEC selected to the top 10 of the T&FN dual meet rankings.

In the men's computer projections compiled by United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) there are seven SEC schools among the top 25. No. 1 Arkansas leads the SEC group, followed by No. 2 Florida, the three-time defending team champion. Behind Texas A&M at No. 4 are No. 10 LSU, No. 11 Auburn, No. 20 Mississippi State and No. 23 Mississippi.

Six SEC women's teams are listed in the top 25, topped by No. 4 LSU with Florida No. 5. Following the No. 6 Aggies are No. 7 Arkansas, No. 17 Georgia and No. 24 Auburn.

The preseason rankings are based largely on the top returners from each school and early performances from this season. The first regular season rankings will be announced on January 22.

The teams competing at Texas A&M this weekend include Baylor, Houston, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, Rice, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Texas Southern, Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio. Field events begin at noon with running finals starting at 2 p.m.

USATFCCCA PRESEASON RANKINGS - January 8, 2013

MEN

1. Arkansas

2. Florida

3. Texas

4. Texas A&M

5. Oregon

6. Arizona State

7. Indiana

8. Minnesota

9. Arizona

10. LSU

11. Auburn

12. Wisconsin

13. BYU

14. Virginia Tech

15. Stanford

16. Florida State

17. NC State

18. Penn State

19. UCLA

20. Mississippi State

21. Northern Arizona

22. Kansas State

23. Mississippi

24. Oklahoma

25. Pittsburgh

WOMEN

1. Clemson

2. Kansas

3. Oregon

4. LSU

5. Florida

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas

8. Iowa State

9. California

10. Washington

11. Central Florida

12. Arizona

13. Stanford

14. Texas

15. Baylor

16. Wisconsin

17. Georgia

18. Indiana State

19. Michigan

20. San Diego State

21. Nebraska

22. Illinois

23. Michigan State

24. Auburn

25. Illinois State

TRACK & FIELD NEWS DUAL MEET RANKINGS

MEN

1. Arkansas

2. Texas A&M

3. Texas

4. Nebraska

5. Michigan

6. North Carolina

7. Akron

8. LSU

9. Oklahoma

10. Indiana State

WOMEN
1. LSU

2. Texas A&M

3. Kansas

4. Nebraska

5. Arkansas

6. Michigan State

7. Indiana State

8. Michigan

9. Indiana

10. Princeton

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