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Oregon men and women’s cross country both drop to No. 7 in latest poll

Oregon cross country continues to make a mark on the national stage, as both the men and women’s teams find themselves ranked No. 7 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

Both the men and women slipped one spot from their preseason rankings. The men tallied 293 total points while the women had 297.

On the men’s side, Colorado leads the Pac-12 in overall ranking with the No. 1 spot for the 12th-consecutive poll. Stanford claimed the second spot for the second week in a row. Rounding out the top 30 for the conference are UCLA (13), Washington (21), Arizona State (23) and California (29).

Colorado again holds the highest rank for the Pac-12 on the women’s side, moving up to No. 3. Stanford sits one spot, No. 6, above the Ducks while Washington sits at No. 14 and California at No. 30.

The Ducks are coming off a season-opening sweep of the Bill Dellinger Invitational — the only home meet of the season.

Click here for a complete list of the women’s poll, and here for the men.

The next meet for Oregon will be on Oct. 2, when the team travels up to Seattle to participate in the Washington Invitational.

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Christopher Keizur

Christopher Keizur

Christopher is a senior sports reporter for the Emerald. His work has been published by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, KVAL and Lane Today. He is a Tabletop games aficionado and amateur ghost hunter.