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The men of Florida (167.57) jumped to the No. 1 spot in the nation after the final list of qualifiers for the NCAA Championships has been analyzed. The Gators enter the meet with three top-seeded entries, including Jeff Demps in the 60-meter dash, Calvin Smith in the 200 meter, and Christian Taylor in the triple jump.
Oregon’s men (146.21) climbed to No. 2 and clam national leaders Andrew Wheating in the 800 meters, Ashton Eaton in the heptathlon, and the leading distance medley relay team. Oregon is the defending indoor national champions.
Texas A&M slipped to No. 3, but still hold six marks that fall as top five seeds including the nation’s leading – and, world leading – 4×400-meter relay team.
On the women’s side, Oregon (189.58) remains as the nation’s top ranked team for the fourth-straight week. The Ducks lead the women’s field with 16 entries, including four in the sprint/hurdle events, four in the distance, three in the mid-distance events, both relays, two jump entries, and a pentathlete. Oregon has the top seeded DMR team and five other entries that seeded third or better.
No. 2 Texas A&M (150.72) will enter the championships with 12 entries, nine of which come from sprint and hurdle events. Jessica Beard has the top seed in the 400-meter dash with a 51.15, oversized-track clocking from the Big 12 Championships.
LSU (124.22) surged to the third spot on the rankings as last chance weekend added two more possible high-scoring positions in sprinting events.
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