By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA
September 27, 2022
NEW ORLEANS – What have you ever accomplished for us these days?
That’s the tone of the newest NCAA DI Males’s Cross Nation Nationwide Coaches’ Ballot that was launched on Tuesday by the U.S. Observe & Discipline and Cross Nation Coaches Affiliation (USTFCCCA). Modifications had been quite a few in Week 3 after the primary main weekend of the 2022 season.
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BYU, recent off a victory on the Cowboy Jamboree this previous weekend, usurped former No. 1 and two-time defending nationwide champion Northern Arizona because the nation’s prime squad. It was a loaded meet in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as eight top-10 squads battled it out. The Cougars topped all of them with a 75-point rating, 26 fewer than runner-up Stanford. BYU put 4 runners within the top-20, led by three within the top-15: Casey Clinger (seventh), Joey Nokes (tenth) and Weber State switch Christian Allen (11th). The Cougars final owned the highest spot within the Nationwide Coaches’ Ballot in Week 7 of the 2020 season. BYU received its solely nationwide title in program historical past one yr earlier and can look to copy that feat in lower than two months.
Stanford improved its billing one spot to No. 2, which is correct forward of NAU. The Cardinal noticed each Charles Hicks (second) and Cole Sprout (fourth) end among the many top-5 athletes on the difficult Greiner Household OSU Cross Nation Course. Stanford has not been ranked this excessive within the Nationwide Coaches’ Ballot since Week 3 of the 2017 season. The Cardinal want to finish an 18-year drought and not using a nationwide title (Stanford final received in 2003 as a part of a back-to-back).
NAU and Oklahoma State each slid to permit BYU and Stanford to ascend the index. Depth was a problem for each the Lumberjacks and the Cowboys this previous weekend: NAU went 5-9-19-38-39; OSU took locations 1-3-17-43-54, led by particular person champion Alex Maier in 23:16.9).
Tulsa cracked the top-5 for simply the fifth time in program historical past at No. 5 (with most of these coming previously a number of years), following a powerful, fifth-place effort on the Cowboy Jamboree. Wisconsin rolled to the workforce title on the Roy Griak Invitational due to a miniscule unfold and sits No. 6, adopted by Wake Forest, which took sixth in Stillwater and now holds its greatest rating in program historical past at No. 7.
Syracuse rejoined the top-10 for the primary time since 2018. The now tenth-ranked Orange had a shock eighth-place end on the Cowboy Jamboree with 6.3 seconds separating its top-4 runners this previous weekend (Paul O’Donnell was 31st in 23:56.4; Nathan Henderson was 41st in 24:02.7). Earlier within the season, Syracuse received the workforce title on the PSU Spiked Shoe Invitational.
Listed here are a couple of different packages with notable enhancements: Gonzaga went from 16th to 12th; Princeton jumped from 21st to fifteenth; Texas is again within the top-20 after climbing 11 spots from No. 29 to No. 18; Virginia, Oregon and California Baptist all joined the Nationwide Coaches’ Ballot for the primary time this season at No. 20, No. 26 and No. 28, respectively. That is the primary time in program historical past that the Lancers, who completed runner-up on the Griak Invitational, have been listed among the many top-30 groups within the nation.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19, as a result of that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Nation Championships can be held on the Greiner Household OSU Cross Nation Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Don’t neglect which you can watch ALL of the motion commercial-free as soon as once more on ESPNU, starting at 10 am ET!