Tuesday, September 18, 2012

USTFCCCA coaches' poll keeps the Huskies at #1...

NEW ORLEANS--The Washington Huskies (left/photo by Paul Merca) maintained their grip on the #1 women's national ranking in the latest coaches' poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll Tuesday.

The Dawgs, who won last Saturday's Sundodger Invitational, received ten first place votes from the national panel.

In a minor change, Florida State vaulted up to second over Oregon, with Georgetown fourth and Iowa State fifth.

Other Pac-12 schools in the national top 30 include Stanford at #6, Arizona at #12, and Colorado at #17.

The men's national poll saw no changes in the top four, as Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, BYU, and Oklahoma maintained their positions.

Portland moved up one spot to #5 ahead of defending Pac-12 champ Colorado.

Other Pac-12 schools include Stanford at #9, Oregon at #25, UCLA at #27, and the Cougars of Washington State, who were idle last weekend, dropping two spots to #28.

The USTFCCCA release and the complete national rankings are available here.

In Division II, the regional rankings were released Tuesday, and Seattle Pacific's women's squad is ranked #4 in the West, just ahead of Western Washington at #5.
Conference rival Alaska Anchorage holds the #1 spot.

In the men's West regional rankings, Western Washington is #3, while Seattle Pacific is #7. Chico State is currently the #1 team in the West.

The USTFCCCA release and the complete regional Division II rankings are available here.

In the Division III men's regional rankings, previously unranked Whitworth and Puget Sound moved to #4 and #5, respectively.

In the women's D3 regional rankings, Whitman moves up one spot to #6, and unranked Whitworth goest to #8.

The USTFCCCA release and the complete regional Division III rankings are available here.

NOTE: The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.

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