Collegiate Rifle: Ole Miss Moves Up To No. 1, TCU Grabs Second Spot In CRCA Rankings

The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll for the week of November 8, 2022, ranked Ole Miss in the No. 1 spot for the third time in school history

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posted on November 9, 2022
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The No. 1-ranked Ole Miss rifle team has enjoyed much success under Head Coach Marsha Beasley. Earlier this year at the NCAA rifle championship, Ole Miss earned a fourth place finish.
Photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss jumped to the number-one spot in the latest Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association rankings released on Tuesday, November 8.

Currently on a four-win streak, the Ole Miss Rebels rifle team fired a program-high 4743 aggregate score on its way to victory against Memphis on November 6. The team’s only loss so far this season was during a week one road match against West Virginia University in Morgantown, 4723-4696.

Ole Miss Head Coach Marsha Beasley recently hit a milestone, capturing her 200th career win in October against the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks rifle team. It's also worth noting that earlier this year, Ole Miss picked up seven-time All-American Rachel Martin as a new assistant rifle team coach after spending two seasons at Nebraska as head coach.

Julie Johannessen on range
Texas Christian University freshman Julie Johannessen was on fire at the 2022 WVU Fall Classic on November 6, placing third in the individual aggregate with a score of 1187. (Photo courtesy TCU Athletics)

 

Following the Rebels was the Texas Christian University rifle team, which jumped one spot in the CRCA rankings to No. 2. TCU's last match, the inaugural WVU Fall Classic on November 6, ended in victory, the rifle team leaving the four-way competition in Morgantown with a 4737 aggregate score.

Additionally, the West Virginia University rifle team rocketed three positions to third place in the latest CRCA rankings. The Mountaineer rifle team's most recent contest—the aforementioned WVU Fall Classic in Morgantown, W.V., on November 6—ended with a runner-up finish, dropping four points in the aggregate to TCU, 4737-4733.

As for the previous No. 1 team, the defending NCAA champion Kentucky rifle team fell back to fifth place, along with past No. 2-ranked University of Alaska-Fairbanks dropping two spots to No. 4. Both teams were in Morgantown for the 2022 WVU Fall Classic, Alaska-Fairbanks finishing third in the team aggregate with 4725, and Kentucky in fourth place with a score of 4705.

See the latest CRCA rankings below.

Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Top 20 Rankings

  1. Ole Miss
  2. Texas Christian University
  3. West Virginia University
  4. University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  5. Kentucky
  6. Nebraska
  7. Air Force
  8. Murray State
  9. Akron
  10. Navy
  11. Ohio State
  12. Morehead State
  13. Memphis
  14. Army
  15. North Carolina State
  16. Georgia Southern
  17. Jacksonville State
  18. North Georgia
  19. The Citadel
  20. University of Tennessee-Martin

Above rankings are current as of Wednesday, November 9.

View the scores from last week’s collegiate rifle competitions at the NCAA rifle website.

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