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Oregon cross country and Pac-12 continue to do well in polls

Oregon cross country continues to show well nationally in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll that was released Tuesday afternoon.

The men moved up one spot to No. 6 (294 points), while the women remained at No. 7 (295 points) — just seven points out of making the top five. Neither team competed this week. Instead, they focused on training for the upcoming Washington Invitational on Friday, October 2nd.

The rest of the Pac-12 looked strong as well, boasting seven men’s and five women’s teams in the rankings.

Most impressive is the Colorado men, who once again claimed the No. 1 spot, something they have done since the final poll of the 2013 season. The Buffaloes earned all 12 first-place votes. Stanford finished at No. 2, UCLA No. 12, Arizona State No. 21, Washington No. 28 and California No. 29.

For the women, the Buffaloes also took the top spot in the conference, ranking third with 329 points. Stanford (No. 5), Washington (No. 14) and California (No. 30) round out the field.

Click here for the complete men’s rankings and here for the women’s rankings.

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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.