January 26, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland's women's indoor track team, which is 6-0 this season after winning invitationals hosted by Delaware and Army the past two weeks, is listed No. 5 nationally in this week's dual meet power ratings.
The rankings, compiled by Idaho State University, reflect team depth and quality of performance to date on a dual-meet basis.
Maryland has dominated each of the last two invitationals it has participated in, winning 23 of a possible 36 events.
The Terps are back on the road this weekend, when they travel to Gainesville, Fla., to participate in the ACC-SEC Challenge on the campus of the University of Florida. A total of 10 teams -- four from the ACC and six from the SEC -- will be on hand for the third annual event, which has been won by the SEC the past two seasons. Joining Maryland from the ACC will be Florida State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. SEC teams joining host Florida include Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. Three of the women's teams -- No. 8 Florida, No. 10 Georgia and No. 15 Georgia Tech -- are ranked nationally by Trackwire.
This week's top 15 dual meet power ratings:
Rank, School Score 1. Texas 423.65 2. Kansas State 239.77 3. North Carolina 228.53 4. Kent State 209.48 5. Maryland 208.11 6. Purdue 206.52 7. Indiana 204.62 8. Indiana State 201.45 9. Iowa State 197.53 10. Washington 193.21 11. Idaho State 189.28 12. Marquette 185.22 13. LSU 184.82 14. Missouri 179.70 15. Washington State 178.30