Bruin Women Ranked No. 1 in the Nation

May 24, 2002

Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women's track and field team is ranked No. 1 in the nation (the Bruin men are tied for No. 21). Rounding out the Top 5 are No. 2 USC (70 points), No. 3 South Carolina (68). No. 4 LSU (52) and No. 5 Colorado (37).

This week, the Bruins will be at the 2002 NCAA Div. I Outdoor T & F championships will be held May 29-June 1 in Baton Rouge, LA. For the last five consecutive seasons, the Bruin women have placed in the top three at the NCAA Outdoor (2001, 2nd; 2000, 3rd; 1999, 2nd; 1998, 2nd; 1997, 3rd).

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.

Trackwire National Women's Top 25 (May 14)
1. UCLA (75)
2. USC (70)
3. South Carolina (68)
4. LSU (52)
5. Colorado (37)
6. Kansas State/Florida/Arizona (26)
9. Nebraska (24)
10. Texas (19)
11. Indiana/Stanford/North Carolina (18)
14. Tennessee/Washington State/Auburn/Illinois (16)
18. Clemson (15)
19. Oregon (14)
20. Rice (13)
21. Ohio State/Miami-Florida (12)
23. Purdue/Notre Dame (11)
25. Iowa State/Liberty/N.C. State/Cal/James Madison (10)

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