Women's Indoor Track Earns No. 5 Ranking

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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