The Alabama men’s track and field team moved up four spots to No. 4, while the women are ranked No. 17 in the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Rankings, released Monday. The men’s team posted 225.53 points while the women’s team earned 104.01 points. Regionally, the men are ranked No. 2 in the South region this week, while the women are No. 3.
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.
Alabama will host its lone home meet of the 2017 season this weekend. The Crimson Tide Invitational will take place April 7-8 at the Sam Bailey Track & Field Complex in Tuscaloosa. Friday’s events will get underway at 3:30 p.m. CT with the women’s hammer throw. Saturday’s schedule starts at 12:30 p.m. C.T. with the women’s discus.