Bruin Men Ranked No. 10 in the Nation

May 14, 2002

Art Venegas' Bruin men's team is No. 10 in the U. S. (the Bruin women this week are ranked No. 1). The No. 1 team is Tennessee, the defending NCAA Outdoor champion.

This week, the Bruins will compete at the Pac-10 Championships in Pullman, WA. Last year, Stanford won the Pac-10 title. USC won back-to-back titles in 2000 and 1999. UCLA last won the Pac-10 Championships in 1998.

Other Pac-10 teams in this week's Trackwire men's Top 25 are: No. 11 (tie) Stanford and No. 14 (tie) USC.

The Trackwire Top 25 is a power ranking of NCAA Div. I T & F teams. The ranking's methodology takes into account a variety of statistical predictors and is intended to project the outcome of the NCAA Div. I Outdoor T & F Championships. The scores provided with the rankings indicate each team's projected score based on form charts for each NCAA event.

In the IAAF/USATF national poll, Team Power Ranking, the Bruins are No. 2 (370.52) behind No. 1 Tennessee (374.49). Rounding out the Top-5 are No. 3 Florida (364.28), No. 4 Nebraska (362.65) and No. 5 Arizona State (358.21). Team Power Ranking is based upon individual marks and dual meet strength.

The 2002 NCAA Div. I Outdoor T & F championships will be held May 29-June 1 in Baton Rouge, LA.

Trackwire National Men's Top 25 (May 14)
1. Tennessee (85)
2. LSU (62)
3. Arkansas (38)
4. SMU/Florida/Mississippi State (29)
7. Colorado (28)
8. Nebraska (27)
9. South Carolina (26)
10. UCLA (25)
11. TCU/Stanford (22)
13. Georgia (20)
14. UTEP (16)
15. Auburn (15)
16. Alabama/Notre Dame/Texas/USC (14)
20. Eastern Michigan/Clemson/Michigan/Baylor (13)
24. Kansas (12)
25. Villanova (11)

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