(Week 1)

(compiled by Jesse Squire)

No ducking going on here, as three of the highest pre-season rankers went head-to-head in College Station Texas.

Host Texas A&M, rated #2, turned back Arkansas (#1) and LSU (#8) to move into the top spot with a perfect 2-0 record,


The full rankings, with dual meet records:
1. Texas A&M (2-0)
2. Arkansas (2-1)
3. Nebraska (0-0)
4. Indiana (1-0)
5. Texas (0-1)
6. Purdue (1-1)
7. Indiana State (3-1)
8. Eastern Michigan (4-0)
9. Michigan State (3-0)
10. LSU (0-2)
11. Connecticut (3-0)
12. Notre Dame (2-1)
13. Michigan (0-0)
14. Akron (2-1)
15. Kent State (0-1)
16. Kansas State (3-0)
17. Navy (3-0)
18. Alabama (0-0)
19. Princeton (0-1)
20. Missouri (0-0)


Of the top ten teams, only Nebraska and Michigan State still have dual meet competition remaining during the indoor season.

The big competition taking place this week is a renewal of the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, due to take place at Grand Valley State's indoor facility in Allendale, Michigan. Their last one-on-one matchup was in 1982, and the Wolverines lead the all-time series with 19 wins to the Spartans' 2 wins, with one tie. An undercard of sorts will take place earlier in the afternoon when Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Hillsdale take on Grand Valley State.

The meets involving one or more ranked teams scheduled to take place before the next release:

Saturday, January 26
#8 Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Hillsdale @ Grand Valley State
#9 Michigan State vs #13 Michigan (@ Allendale, MI)
#15 Kent State and SIU–Edwardsville @ Illinois State


Saturday, February 02
#17 Navy at Army (Star Meet)

The next men's rankings will be released on Wednesday, February 06. The next women's rankings will be released on Wednesday, January 30.