Five men's, women's Pac-12 teams ranked
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 leads all conferences with five men's teams in this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Coaches poll, which was recently announced. In addition, the WASHINGTON women remain at No. 1 for the third-straight week, also leading five women's teams in the ranking.
Since the preseason poll was released on Aug. 27, there have been at least five Pac-12 men's teams ranked in the top 30. COLORADO has led the league in every poll this season and this week earns a No. 7 ranking, falling just one spot from last week's poll. STANFORD remained at No. 9 and OREGON moved up two postions to No. 23. WASHINGTON STATE is ranked No. 29 and UCLA closes out the polling, coming in at No. 30.
On the women's side, the Huskies received 10 first-place votes to accumulate 356 points and sit at No. 1. OREGON remains at No. 3, ARIZONA stayed put at No. 12, while COLORADO jumped two spots to land at No. 15.
Many Pac-12 teams are in action this weekend. On Friday, ARIZONA STATE and WSU are running at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. The Buffs will host the CU Shootout in Boulder, Colo. UTAH, CALIFORNIA, USC and the Cardinal are competing in the Stanford Invitational. The Ducks and Huskies will run in the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Eugene, Ore., while OREGON STATE will compete in the Charles Bowles Williamette Inviational in Salem, Ore.
For more information and the complete poll, visit www.ustfccca.org.