Women Sixth, Men Eighth in Final USTFCCCA Poll
NEW ORLEANS — The final regular-season USTFCCCA Poll was released Friday night and once again, both of Colorado's cross country teams were ranked in the top 10.
The women's team stayed at No. 6 after a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Conference Championship earlier that afternoon, while the men, who also placed second at the conference meet, moved up one spot from ninth to eighth.
The Buffaloes are the second-highest ranked Pac-12 team in the national poll behind Stanford, which has both teams ranked fourth.
In the women's national poll, there was no change in the top three as Arkansas, BYU and New Mexico, respectively, remained in the same positions. NC State is fifth between Stanford and Colorado after falling from fourth, which made room for Stanford to move up to fourth.
The men's poll had no changes in the top seven as BYU, Northern Arizona, Arkansas, Stanford, Tulsa, Oklahoma State and Iowa State each held their own, respectively. CU was the first change in the rankings as it moved up one spot, pushing Washington down two positions to 10th. Notre Dame also saw a small change, moving from 10th to ninth.
There is no regional championship this year, so a selection committee will meet to decide which teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, March 15, in Stillwater, Okla. The NCAA Championship Selection Show will announce that field on Sunday, March 7, at 11 a.m. MT. It will be streamed on NCAA.com.