NEW ORLEANS--In the aftermath of last Saturday's NCAA Division II West Regional cross country championship meet in Spokane, both Western Washington squads and the Seattle Pacific women's team are in the latest USTFCCCA national rankings released Wednesday.
The Seattle Pacific women (left/photo courtesy Seattle Pacific University), who finished fourth at the regional championships, moved all the way up to #19 in this week's coaches' poll, after not being ranked.
Likewise, Western Washington, which finished one spot behind the Falcons in Spokane last Saturday, moved to #25 in the latest poll.
The Western Washington men's team, previously ranked #16, dropped three spots to #19 in the poll.
The top three men's teams in Division II are Adams State, Western State, and Grand Valley State, while the women are led by Grand Valley State, Adams State, and Western State.
The NCAA Division II championship meet will be held November 23rd at the Plantes Ferry Sports Complex in Spokane.
NOTE: The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.