Five women’s and four men’s indoor track and field teams are ranked in the USTFCCCA Preseason Indoor Track & Field national top 25 rankings. The nine combined conference squads is the second-most of any conference nationally.
Texas leads the way for the Big 12 in both polls, placing fifth on the women’s side and seventh on the men’s. The women swept the conference track & field championships in 2016, while the men took home the win in outdoor event.
Joining the Longhorns on the men’s side are No. 12 Texas Tech, No. 14 Oklahoma State (last season’s indoor champion) and No. 24 Oklahoma.
In women’s track & field, sitting just outside the top 10 is No. 11 Oklahoma State along with No. 13 Baylor, No. 18 Kansas State and No. 25 Oklahoma.
The 2017 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship will be held February 24-25 in Ames, Iowa at the Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility. It marks the ninth time Iowa State will host the event.