- Only teams who have scheduled one or more scored meets of four or fewer teams are eligible for ranking.
- A team may not be ranked ahead of another team that defeated them unless a) there was a split-squad issue or b) the teams met multiple times and splti their meetings
- While the rankings are for a combined indoor/outdoor season, outdoor results are given greater weight.
These rankings are very preliminary and based only on marks made during last season.
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan State
6. Texas A&M
13. Washington St.
20. UC Davis
21. Kent State
23. Cal Poly
24. Texas Tech
#3 Texas goes to #12 Arkansas on January 14.
Honorable mention goes to Oklahoma, the best dual-meet team in the country without a dual meet on their schedule (and, under current calculations, flat-out the best dual-meet team period).