April 25, 2001
In this week's (April 23) Trackwire National Top 25, Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women are still rated No. 1 in the U. S., ahead of No. 2 USC, and Art Venegas' Bruin men are tied for No. 21.
For four of the last six weeks, including the last two weeks, the Bruin women have been rated No. 1, ahead of the No. 2 USC women. This week, the Bruin men are tied for No. 21 with South Carolina and BYU. Last week, the UCLA men were tied for No. 18 (with George Mason). In this week's (April 23) IAAF/USATF Team Power Rankings, the UCLA women are again No. 1 and the Bruin men are No. 4. Last week, the UCLA women were No. 1 and the Bruin men were No. 2.
The Trackwire National Top 25 is based upon how a team will score at the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Championships, May 30-June 2 at Eugene, OR. The IAAF/USATF Team Power Ranking is based upon a team?s individual marks and dual meet strength.
This weekend (April 26-29), the Bruin women hurdlers and sprinters will be at the Penn Relays. The rest of the UCLA women and the Bruin men?s squad will be at UC Irvine, competing at the Cal/Nevada Championships.
Looking ahead, UCLA and USC will battle on Saturday, May 5 at USC, in the schools' annual dual meet. In this week's Trackwire rankings, the USC women are No. 2 and the Trojan men are tied for No. 16. In this week's Team Power Rankings, the Trojan women are No. 6 and the USC men are No. 3.