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Fifteen T&F programs represent SEC in Top-25 poll

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 8, 2020) - Fifteen Southeastern Conference men's and women's track and field programs are ranked in the top-25 of the preseason poll released Wednesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

A nation-leading eight SEC women's programs are ranked in the top-25, including four of the top-10. Arkansas is No. 2, Georgia is No. 3, Texas A&M is No. 5 and South Carolina is No. 10. Kentucky is ranked 12th, while LSU is 16th, Florida is 19th and Alabama is 24th.

The SEC is tied for the most men's teams in the top-25 with seven. LSU is ranked No. 2, Texas A&M is No. 6, Arkansas is No. 8, Florida is No. 10, Missouri is No. 19, Tennessee is No. 21 and Georgia is No. 24.

SEC programs won both the men's and women's NCAA Indoor Track and Field titles in 2019 as Florida claimed the men's championship and Arkansas won the women's crown.

The 2020 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place Feb. 28-29 in College Station, Texas.

USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track and Field National Rankings (Top-25 - January 8)

1. Florida State (ACC)

2. LSU (SEC)

3. USC (MPSF)

4. Texas (Big 12)

5. Indiana (Big Ten)

6. Texas A&M (SEC)

7. Oregon (MPSF)

8. Arkansas (SEC)

9. Florida (SEC)

10. Colorado (MPSF)

11. Iowa State (Big 12)

12. Wisconsin (Big Ten)

13. Kansas (Big 12)

14. UCLA (MPSF)

15. Illinois (Big Ten)

16. Iowa (Big Ten)

17. TCU (Big 12)

18. Baylor (Big 12)

19. Missouri (SEC)

20. Texas Tech (Big 12)

21. Tennessee (SEC)

22. South Dakota (Summit League)

23. Oklahoma (Big 12)

24. Georgia (SEC)

25. Penn State (Big Ten)

USTFCCCA Women's Indoor Track and Field National Rankings (Top-25 - January 8)

1. USC (MPSF)

2. Arkansas (SEC)

3. Georgia (SEC)

4. Texas (Big 12)

5. Texas A&M (SEC)

6. Florida State (ACC)

7. Oregon (MPSF)

8. Minnesota (Big Ten)

9. New Mexico (Mountain West)

10. South Carolina (SEC)

11. Colorado (MPSF)

12. Kentucky (SEC)

13. Iowa (Big Ten)

14. Penn State (Big Ten)

15. Houston (American)

16. LSU (SEC)

17. Washington (MPSF)

18. Stanford (MPSF)

19. Florida (SEC)

20. Louisville (ACC)

21. UCLA (MPSF)

22. Texas Tech (Big 12)

23. Miami (ACC)

24. Alabama (SEC)

25. Wisconsin (Big Ten)