April 24, 2013
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama men’s and women's track and field teams are ranked this week in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Team Rankings.
It is the first time since 2011 that Alabama has been nationally ranked in either the men’s or women’s rankings. The Alabama men are ranked 19th while the women come in at 27th. Alabama’s men’s team is one of eight Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools in the men’s rankings (No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Texas A&M, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 7 Georgia, No. 10 LSU, No. 16 Mississippi, No. 19 Alabama, No. 20 Tennessee). The Crimson Tide women’s team is one of eight SEC women’s teams in the rankings (No. 1 Texas A&M, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 6 Florida, No. 9 Georgia, No. 24 Kentucky, No. 25 South Carolina and No. 27
The USTFCCCA is a non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 91% of NCAA coaches. USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.
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