Washington women remain No. 1
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- For the second-consecutive week, a Pac-12 team sits atop one of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Coaches polls, released this week. The WASHINGTON women were No. 1 in the country, heading five teams in the poll. On the men's side, fifth-ranked COLORADO led four Pac-12 teams ranked in the top-30.
The Huskies remained at No. 1 after passing OREGON in last week's poll. The UW women received the most first-place votes (10). The Pac-12 still had three teams ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
OREGON is ranked No. 3. STANFORD climbed to the No. 6 spot, moving up two spots from last weeks poll. Additionally, ARIZONA remained at No. 12., while COLORADO was ranked 17th.
On the men's side, COLORADO led the Pac-12, checking in at No. 6. Following the Buffs were No. 9 STANFORD. With the Cardinal, the Pac-12 now has two teams ranked in the top-10 in the nation. OREGON was ranked No. 25, and UCLA skipped two spots, landing at No. 27. WASHINGTON STATE was ranked No. 28
Teams are two weeks into the cross country season, and a handful will be competing this weekend. ARIZONA STATE and UCLA are running in the Pac-12 Preview, hosted by the Bruins at the site of the Pac-12 Championships in October. Also, on Saturday, CALIFORNIA is running in the Panorama Farms Invitational. WSU will also compete this weekend, running in the Erik Anderson Invitational.