Trackwire Ranks UCLA Women No. 1 In the U. S. for Fifth Consecutive Week

May 16, 2001

As the UCLA track and field teams prepare for this weekend's (May 19-20) 2001 Pacific-10 Championships at Berkeley, Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women's team for the fifth consecutive week is rated No. 1 in the U. S. by Trackwire, and Art Venegas' Bruin men's squad is No. 3 in the nation, according to Team Power Ranking. The rankings were released this week.

In the women's Trackwire Top 25, UCLA is No. 1 with 76 points, ahead of No. 2 USC (59), No. 3 South Carolina (50), No. 4 BYU (42) and No. 5 Clemson (36). UCLA's women have already defeated USC once this season, 85-78 in the annual dual meet held at USC on May 5. Both teams are expected to battle for first-place at the Pac-10 and upcoming 2001 NCAA Outdoor (May 30-June 2, Eugene, OR) Championships.

The Bruin men have not been in the Trackwire Top 25 for the last three weeks. The Top Five men's teams in the nation, according to Trackwire are ' No. 1 Tennessee (51), No. 2 LSU/TCU (46) and No. 4 Stanford/Florida (40).

In this week's Team Power Ranking, the UCLA men are No. 3 in the U. S. with 364.7 points, ahead of No. 4 USC (361.44) and No. 5 Texas A&M (355.23). The nation's Top Two squads according to Team Power Ranking are No. 1 Tennessee (375.13) and No. 2 Texas (370.21). Even though the USC men defeated UCLA in the annual dual meet, 82-81 on May 5, snapping UCLA's 22-meet winning streak, the Bruins, along with USC and Stanford, are one of the meet favorites to win this weekend's Pac-10 meet.

In the women's Team Power Ranking, UCLA remains No. 1 with 401.26 points, ahead of No. 2 USC (379.4), No. 3 North Carolina (375.98), No. 4 BYU (375.03) and No. 5 Arizona State (372.43).

Trackwire is based upon predictions as to how teams will score at the upcoming 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Team Power Ranking is computer scoring based on a team's individual top marks and dual meet strength.


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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Thursday, May 26
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Suspended
Friday, May 27
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Recap
Saturday, May 28
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Recap
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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