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Oregon will play the underdog role going into this year's NCAA track & field championships

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In track & field, formcharts are everything for predicting the results of championship meets. If you're not familiar with them, it is essentially a prediction of how teams will score in the meet based on the current times of the athletes in the meet.

In both formcharts (from Track and Field News analyst Jack Pfeifer) for the men and women, the Ducks are not favored to win the NCAA championship next week in Eugene. Up until this past week, the Oregon women had been favored to win, but the loss of Oregon sprinter Jasmine Todd has bumped the Ducks down to the No. 2 spot behind Arkansas.

In the men's formchart, the Ducks come in at No. 3 behind LSU and Texas A&M. In last week's formchart, the Ducks were No. 2 overall. The men won't have a team in the 4x400, the final event of the meet, so depending on how the rest of the weekend goes, that could cost the Ducks a title.

The men and women will try to defend their titles from last year when they swept the championship meet at Hayward Field.

Below are the projected top five men's and women's teams according to Pfeifer's formcharts.

Men's Formchart

Team Points
LSU 59
Texas A&M 55
Oregon 50
Arkansas 39
Florida 38

Women's Formchart

Team Points
Arkansas 60
Oregon 55
Tennessee 44
Texas A&M 43
Texas 42