Lobos Fourth in Week 3 USTFCCCA Poll
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— In the final U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll of the 2020 fall segment, The University of New Mexico women’s cross country team moved to fourth in the rankings.
Dropping two spots, the Lobos are one point below No. 3 BYU and three points below No. 2 NC State with 303 points. Arkansas maintained its hold on the top spot with 320 points and six first-place votes. NC State earned one first-place vote and BYU garnered two first-place votes. No. 5 Stanford picked up the remaining two first-place votes, the Cardinal sitting behind UNM with 300 points.
The Razorbacks, Wolfpack and Cougars all competed in the fall, with Arkansas and NC State both winning conference championships, winning an eighth-straight SEC title and fifth-straight ACC title, respectively. BYU ran in just one meet while the Cardinal, like the Lobos, had their season postponed. In addition to Stanford and UNM, several other schools ranked in the top 10 did not run in the fall, including No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Colorado, No. 8 Washington, No. 9 Michigan State.
Two other Mountain West schools remained in the week three poll with Boise State moving up one position to 13 with 177 points and Air Force staying at 27 with 58 points.
The rescheduled 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships are set for Monday, March 15, in Stillwater, Okla.