LU women back to No. 2 in rankings

The revolving door continues to spin.

The Lincoln women’s track and field team dropped down to No. 2 in the nation, as Grand Canyon University moved back up to No. 1 in the NCAA Division II rankings. Those two schools have swapped the top two spots multiple times this season.

The most recent rankings were released Tuesday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Grand Canyon leads with 244.84 points, while Lincoln has 224.13. The Academy of Art is third with 213.78 points, Grand Valley State is fourth with 202.44 and Adams State is fifth with 150.80.

The Lincoln men are No. 6 in the nation with 120.27 points. Saint Augustine’s is No. 1 with 254.28 points, Adams State issecond with 246.24, Grand Canyon is third with 213.93, Ashland is fourth with 197.12 and Findlay is fifth with 130.11.

According to the USTFCCA website, the organization compiles its national team rankings by “mathematical formulae based on national descending order lists and data taken from previous seasons. For the preseason ranking and early-season rankings, data will be taken from previous seasons as well as the current season. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national-team race.”

Both Lincoln teams will compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships from April 3-5 at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.

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