April 4, 2001

NORMAN - After three weeks of the outdoor track season, the Oklahoma Sooners are ranked in the top 15 USTCA Power Rankings.

The Sooner women are ranked ninth in the country with 280.19 points. The Sooner men are ranked 12th in the country with 277.96. The Sooner women are one of three Big 12 teams ranked in the top 10 while the Sooner men are one of three Big 12 teams ranked in the top 15.

The Team Power Ranking is a unique system of ranking teams on the basis of quality of athletic performance, team depth, and dual meet scoring potential. The system rates teams in the same fashion as decathlete or hepthatlete. Points are assigned for two athletes in each event contested in a dual meet and points assigned on the basis of quality of performance. The top person in each event has his/her points doubled to adjust for the value of the number one performer on each team in a dual meet. The points for all events are then totaled for the ranking score.