Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Razorbacks No. 1 ahead of big weekend
Arkansas senior Anthony May attempts to clear the bar in the high jump during a dual meet against Texas on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' men remained No. 1 in this week's national indoor track & field poll, released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Razorbacks are coming off a 102-68 win over then-No. 15 Texas in a dual meet on Jan. 17. Arkansas will host the Razorback Invitational this weekend, which includes five of the top 10 teams in this week's USTFCCCA poll.
Other teams coming to Fayetteville this weekend include No. 2 Florida, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 6 Florida State and No. 10 Oklahoma State. The Razorbacks, who won the NCAA indoor national championship last year, have held the No. 1 ranking since last January.
On the women's side, Arkansas remained No. 7 in the latest rankings despite a 91-63 win over then-No. 1 Texas in the dual meet. The Longhorns dropped to No. 2 this week.
Arkansas is one of six top 10 women's teams participating this weekend in Fayetteville, along with Texas, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Florida, No. 6 Kentucky and No. 9 Stanford (split).
The Razorback Invitational begins Friday and runs through Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.