Power Rankings Are In: Cougars No. 4

Three past and present BYU coaches have worked hard to build a foundation of success for the BYU track program. One coach, Clarence Robison will be honored this weekend at the BYU Robison Invitational with the renaming of the track complex.

PROVO -- As selection members of the men and women's track teams compete in Calif. this weekend, both Trackwire and the latest updates in the Outdoor Track and Field Power Rankings were released this week.

After a tough opening to the outdoor season, both the men and women's teams currently are ranked fourth in the nationals Power Rankings. The women are behind No. 3 UCLA, No. 2 Nebraska and No. 1 San Diego State. The only other Mountain West Conference contender ranked top in the power rankings is No. 9 San Diego State.

The No. 4 men fall behind No. 3 Florida, No. 2 Tennessee and No. 1 Arizona State University. The BYU men finished No. 3 overall in the Indoor Season Power Rankings and hope to continue that trend men's head coach Mark Robision said. There No. 3 finish is the highest the Cougars have ever finished in the final rankings.

In addition to the power rankings, the Trackwire rankings for this showed the BYU women's team slotted at No. 11 in the nation. They fall closely behind Arkansas by two points.

The Trackwire rankings are predictions of the teams overall finish at nationals along with their projected point score. The Cougars currently are expected to earn 23 points, coming in three points sooner than the next competitors No. 12 North Carolina and Stanford.