Stanford Tops USTFCCCA Men's Poll; Washington Women Lead Pac-10 at No. 3
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - For the third week in a row, the STANFORD men's cross country team stands atop the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) National Cross Country Coaches Poll, which was released on Tuesday. On the women's side, WASHINGTON continues to lead the Pac-10, holding steady at No. 3.
The Cardinal men topped the poll with 352 points and will field a full squad at this Saturday's Stanford Invitational, featuring four other Pac-10 teams. Stanford swept their home meet a year ago, earning a perfect 15 points. OREGON, who placed second at last year's NCAA Championship, was ranked third in this week's poll, while ARIZONA STATE holds the 17th spot. UCLA and WASHINGTON received votes.
On the women's side, the Huskies were the highest-ranked Pac-10 team at No. 3. Oregon was ranked fifth, Stanford was 13th and ARIZONA was 24th. The Sun Devils also received votes.
Eight of the Pac-10 teams will compete this Saturday, Sept. 25. Arizona, CALIFORNIA, UCLA and USC will join the Cardinal at the Stanford Invitational. Arizona State and OREGON STATE travel to the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis while WASHINGTON STATE races at the Erik Anderson Invitational in Spokane, Wash.
Men - 1. Stanford; 3. Oregon; 17. Arizona State; RV: UCLA, Washington
Women - 3. Washington; 5. Oregon; 13. Stanford; 24. Arizona; RV: Arizona State