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    Jerome Young, Tyree Washington, Marc Raquil, Alleyne Francique, Michael Blackwood, Eric Milzar,
    Cedric Van Brantegham, Brandon Simpson, Derrick Brew, Calvin Harrison

  • #2
    Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

    For the sake of US track and field it better be an American.

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    • #3
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      Tyree Washington should be ranked number even though he didn't win the worlds he is still #1

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      • #4
        Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

        If you take the time to apply the TFN criteria you'll see that there's only one choice. It's a slam-dunk.

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        • #5
          Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

          how 'bout Adam Steele

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          • #6
            Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

            adam steele didn't have any European races so that would hurt him for a ranking or any major U.S. races even though he won N.C.A.A.'s it is the weight of the meets for rankings

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            • #7
              Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

              yeah, i was kidding. what a huge improvement though.

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              • #8
                Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                Adam is a pretty good runner as well as Mitch Potter but ran good at the World Championships on the relay along with myself I beleive that they both will get a U.S. ranking they deserve it.

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                • #9
                  Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                  that's a tough question. tyree has the fastest
                  time in the world. and got 2nd at worlds and did
                  win acouple times overseas, but no big time meets. jerome has the second fastest time in
                  the world and is world champion and also won the
                  acouple meets overseas including the athletic championships at the end of the year. it could
                  go to either won, if i had to take a pick, i
                  would go with jerome, he beat the #1 rank guy this year as in tyree and does have 2 big meet
                  win's under his belt.

                  potter and steele had very nice years, but shouldn't even be consider for this, they didn't
                  run overseas, except for pan-am games, and relay
                  at world champs. but they are up and coming.

                  francique had a good year, had alot of top
                  5 finish's and blackwood was last years #1 but
                  was alittle down this year. raquil really only
                  showed up at the world champs. brew ran good early
                  in mexico and had alot of top 5 finishes also, won
                  over at gr. brit. and did run the second fastest
                  leg on the winning 4x4.

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                  • #10
                    Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                    Are you guys serious...Tyree is the number 1 ranked 400 meters in my book. He was undefeated up to worlds. Won world indoors and ran the fastest times in the world indoors. Won indoor and outdoor U.S. championships and had the fastest time in the world outdoor. He had 1 bad race and you want to take the number 1 ranking away from him. He had beaten Jerome head to head several times. And he still came home with the silver medal after a long season. By far no one really comes close to Tyree. No one has had such a sucessful season since michael johnson at 400 meters. Who can say that they only lost 1 race in there event. Tyree all the way is the number 1 400 meter runner in the world.

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                    • #11
                      Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                      > brew ran good early
                      in mexico and had
                      >alot of top 5 finishes also, won
                      over at gr.
                      >brit. and did run the second fastest
                      leg on the
                      >winning 4x4.>>

                      TFN doesn't take relay legs into consideration when ranking people in the 400 or any other distance

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                      • #12
                        Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                        The obvious problem was a lack of data points - the top rankers met infrequently and some of the bigger meets (e.g. Zurich) had a poor quality field.
                        The meets in order were
                        1. WC
                        2. GPF
                        3. Berlin GL
                        4. Rome GL
                        5. London GP
                        and of course USATF

                        Times were mediocre and head-to-heads were few, so the Honors Won becomes tantamount. Therefore the top 4 (slim pickings after that) were:

                        1. Young - WC & GPF champion - no-brainer
                        2. Washington - WC 2nd, Rome, USATF and London wins
                        3. Blackwood - WC 4th, GPF 2nd, London 2nd
                        4. Racquil - WC 3rd, GPF 6th, Berlin 3rd

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                        • #13
                          Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                          tafnut what about the next six spots

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                          • #14
                            Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                            Who is going to be ranked for the top U.S. 400 meter runners

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                            • #15
                              Re: who is going to be ranked #1 400 meters men

                              The last time I was asked by T&FN to help with the rankings was several years ago and I can tell you that if you want to do it right, it takes a LOT of time. To rank the top ten in any event takes many hours of compiling data and cross-referencing. That top 4 took me a hour and that's the easy part. The next 6 are much harder. I don't think anyone fully appreciates what a huge undertaking it is for T&FN to produce the Annual Rankings issue.

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