Walker's Pace: Ducks Remain Second, Third
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 3:06 p.m.
Wins at the Bill Dellinger Invitational helped Oregon remain at second (women) and third (men) in the latest USTFCCCA cross country poll.
Wisconsin's impressive second-place showing at the Dellinger help it move up six spots to No. 6 in the men's poll.
Also, the poll provides an intriguing backdrop to the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, which will be held Oct. 30 in Seattle.
The men's race will feature No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 Oregon and No. 22 California. Future league rival Colorado is No. 9 this week.
The women's competition should be excellent with three teams in the top 10 - No. 2 Oregon, No. 6 Arizona and No. 9 Stanford - plus host and No. 20 Washington and No. 22 California. Colorado was seventh in the women's poll.
The top three teams in the men's poll remained the same, Stanford, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Iona jumped 14 spots to No. 4, while Oklahoma was up 11 places to No. 5.
Defending NCAA champion Villanova continued to lead the women's poll, with the next five teams - Oregon, Florida State, Texas Tech, Georgetown and Arizona holding suit.
Check out the 2010 Oregon Cross Country Multi-Media Guide.