Buffaloes rise in national polls for men and women
NEW ORLEANS – Although they didn’t race last weekend, the University of Colorado cross-country teams saw an improvement in the USTFCCCA polls. The women moved up to fifth place this week, while the men improved to seventh place.
The CU women were placed eighth but recorded 264 points in this week’s standings to climb three positions. BYU and NC State remained tied for first with 323 points each. BYU has the advantage in first place votes with seven, while NC State received four. New Mexico remained third in this week’s poll (301). Pac-12 Conference foe Stanford has also seen a three-position jump this week as the Cardinal moved up to fourth with 269 points, five more than the Buffaloes.
On the men’s side, the top three teams have remained the same. Northern Arizona (329) was first and Notre Dame (311) remained second. Stanford’s men are third with 293 points. Oklahoma State gained one spot in fourth place (290) while BYU dropped two places in fifth (286). Iowa State sits between BYU and CU with 270 points after jumping four spots this week.
There has also been a change for the Buffaloes in the regional rankings. The men moved up to second place, overtaking BYU, and are behind NAU, in the mountain region’s rankings this week, while on the women’s side, the women also climbed one place to third behind BYU and NAU.
Colorado’s next race is the NCAA Pre-National Invitational on October 15 in Tallahassee, Fla., Which is the site of the 2021 NCAA Championships.
|1||NC State (4)||323|
|25||State of Iowa||85|
USTFCCCA Men’s Survey – Week # 3 – September 28
|6||State of Iowa||270|
|16||State of Utah||153|