TUSCALOOSA – The Alabama track and field teams held their rankings from a week ago in the latest U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Rankings released Monday afternoon. The men’s team remains at No. 6 with 83.12 points while the women’s team stays at No. 7 with 81.19 points.
Both teams will be in action this weekend at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held March 10-11 at Texas A&M University. Alabama will send 21 athletes – 11 men and 10 women – to this year’s championships and will compete in seven men’s events and nine women’s events. The 21 competitors is the most Alabama has ever sent to the NCAA indoor championships.
The national team rankings are compiled by a mathematical formulae based on national descending order lists and data taken from previous seasons. 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. Ranking points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points.