Oct. 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - In the 56th edition of the Track and Field News Relay Rankings, the Baylor men's track team earned a second-place finish overall.
Using last season's finishes in eight different relay races, the magazine calculates overall leaders by awarding 10 points for the national-leading time, nine points for second place, eight points for third, etc.
The Bears placed sixth in the 4X100-meter rankings, fourth at the 4X200-meter distance, eighth in both the 4X400 and 4X800-meter events and second in the sprint medley.
The Bears, who were ranked at No. 1 by the magazine in 1989, 2007 and 2010, finished just seven points behind Texas A&M in this year's rankings.
Last season, Baylor was ranked fourth going into the year. At the NCAA Championships, the Bears finished fifth in the 4X100-meter relay, while the 4X400-meter team just missed out on the finals by sixth-tenths of a second.
Behind Baylor and Texas A&M in the rankings, Arkansas, LSU and Penn State tied for third, while Princeton was sixth, Indiana was seventh, Columbia and USC tied for eighth and Georgia and Minnesota tied for 10th.
The Baylor track team will open its spring season on Jan. 12 at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas.