Three Men's, Women's Teams Ranked In Top 10
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — STANFORD men and COLORADO's women lead the Pac-12 contingency in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national cross country coaches' poll, which was released today. Three teams in each poll are ranked in the top 10 in the nation, the most men's teams in the nation and tied for the most women's teams of any conference.
STANFORD received one first-place vote for the second time this season and ranks No. 3 with 341 points. OREGON follows with a No. 5 national ranking and COLORADO is ranked eighth. ARIZONA STATE and WASHINGTON received votes in the poll.
The women's poll has five Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 16. The Buffs stayed put from their pre-season ranking of No. 4 and garnered a first-place vote, as well. Stanford is seventh and ARIZONA is 10th in the nation. WASHINGTON comes in at No. 11 and the Ducks round out the teams at No. 16. CALIFORNIA also received votes in the polling. The Big East is tied with the Pac-12 for the most women's teams ranked in the top 10.
Two-time defending NCAA men's champion Oklahoma State and the Georgetown women stayed atop the polls after earning the No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls.
For the full poll, visit www.ustfccca.org.