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17 Track and Field teams in preseason national rankings

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- A total of 17 Southeastern Conference men's and women's indoor track and field teams are included in the preseason national rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

A nation-leading eight SEC men's teams are ranked with three in the top-four. Florida is the top-ranked men's team, while LSU is No. 3, Arkansas is No. 4, Georgia is No. 8, Texas A&M is No. 11, Tennessee Is No. 13, Alabama is No. 17 and South Carolina is No. 22. No other conference has more than four men's teams ranked in the top-25.

A nation-leading nine women's teams are ranked nationally, including five of the top-eight. Arkansas and Georgia are Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, while Florida, LSU and Kentucky are Nos. 6-8, Tennessee is 15th, Ole Miss is 21st, Alabama is 22nd and South Carolina is 24th. No other conference has more than four women's teams ranked in the top-25.

The 2017 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place Feb. 24-25 in Nashville, Tenn.

USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track and Field National Preseason Rankings (January 9)
1. Florida
2. Oregon
3. LSU
4. Arkansas
5. Syracuse
6. Southern California
7. Texas
8. Georgia
9. Colorado State
10. Stanford
11. Texas A&M
12. Texas Tech
13. Tennessee
14. Oklahoma State
15. Cornell
16. Virginia Tech
17. Alabama
18. Minnesota
19. Virginia
20. Penn State
21. Ohio State
22. South Carolina
23. Southeastern Louisiana
24. Oklahoma
25. Washington

USTFCCCA Women's Indoor Track and Field National Preseason Rankings (January 9)
1. Oregon
2. Arkansas
3. Georgia
4. Southern California
5. Texas
6. Florida
7. LSU
8. Kentucky
9. Notre Dame
10. Purdue
11. Oklahoma State
12. Michigan
13. Baylor
14. Miami (Fla.)
15. Tennessee
16. NC State
17. Georgetown
18. Kansas State
19. Washington
20. Boise State
21. Ole Miss
22. Alabama
23. Stanford
24. South Carolina
25. Oklahoma