With just a few days remaining before the 2011 Conference USA Championships at Rice’s Holloway Field/Ley Track, the UCF outdoor track & field once again earned the No. 17 spot in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings. It marks the third week in a row that the Knights have claimed the No. 17 position in the weekly poll.

UCF is once again the highest ranked C-USA team in the nation as SMU continued to drop, this week falling another spot in No. 23. The Knights and Mustangs are the only two teams from the league ranked in the last poll leading up to this weekend’s championship meet in Houston.

The latest rankings follow UCF’s final home meet of the season and the final meet leading up to the conference championships. In what was a complete team effort, 18 new personal records were achieved by members of the Knights at the UCF Twilight last Thursday, while Aurieyall Scott and Erica Winston set new school and freshmen records in the 100 and 800 meters, respectively.

The Black and Gold will look to defend their 2011 title when they take to the newly renovated Holloway Field/Ley Track Complex. UCF’s first scheduled events of the weekend will begin under the lights on Saturday, May 14 and continue through Sunday evening. Live streaming of Saturday and Sunday will be available for FREE on the Knights All-Access page.

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National

Team Computer Rankings

2011 Week #6 – May 10

next ranking: May 17

Rank   School

  1. LSU
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Clemson
  4. Southern California
  5. Oregon
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Arkansas
  8. Arizona
  9. Baylor
  10. Texas
  11. Texas Tech
  12. Arizona State
  13. Auburn
  14. Nebraska
  15. Colorado
  16. Kansas State
  17. UCF

Women’s Conference Top 10

Rank   Conference

  1. Big 12
  2. Pac-10
  3. SEC
  4. ACC
  5. Conference USA
  7. Big Ten
  8. Mountain West
  9. Missouri Valley
  10. Big West