Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Significant shuffling in latest USTFCCCA Division I cross country poll...

NEW ORLEANS—The University of Washington women’s cross country team (above/photo by Paul Merca) remained ranked the number 11 squad in the country as the USTFCCCA national coaches’ poll was released Tuesday.

The national top five remained the same: number 1 Colorado, followed by Oregon, New Mexico, Michigan and Stanford.

The only other Pac-12 squad in the national top 30 is number 22 Utah.

On the men’s side, there were some significant shuffling in the rankings, the biggest of which was Washington State’s free fall from number 11 all the way down to 29 after finishing eleventh at the Piane Notre Dame Invitational last week.

Additionally, the University of Washington picked up some votes after a solid fourth place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational to almost crack the national top 30.

The nation’s top five teams are Northern Arizona, BYU, Syracuse, Stanford, and Arkansas.

Other Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 30 include #7 Colorado, #8 Oregon, and #20 UCLA.


Because of the light national schedule this weekend as teams prep for one of the two major meets next weekend—the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, and the Pre-Nationals in Louisville, the next rankings will be released on October 17th.

NOTE:  The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.

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