Walker's Pace: 1-2-3's Move Ducks to No. 3
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Oregon's impressive 1-2-3 finishes in the 200 and 800 meters at the Pac-12 Championships helped the women climb to No. 3 in the last USTFCCCA poll of the regular season.
Both Oregon teams moved up up this week, with the men climbing two spots to No. 20, following the Ducks' sweep of the Pac-12 Championships.
Turning toward the NCAA Championships, the top team for the women is Louisiana State out of the SEC, but after that, the Pac-12 and Big 12 both have four teams in the top 11. Following the Tigers, its Kansas (Big 12), Oregon (Pac-12), Florida (SEC), Clemson (ACC), Texas (Big 12), Texas A&M (Big 12), Arizona (Pac-12), Texas Tech (Big 12), Arizona State (Pac-12) and Stanford (Pac-12).
The men's poll had Texas A&M and Florida swapping spots with Aggies at No. 1 again. They were followed by Indiana, Arkansas and Texas Tech.
USC led the Pac-12 men's teams at No. 11, followed by No. 14 ASU, No. 15 Arizona, No. 20 Oregon and No. 22 Stanford.
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