Oct. 8, 2013
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s cross country team made history Tuesday (Oct. 8) when they jumped to No. 19 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) weekly rankings.
The Bronco men earned a national top-30 weekly ranking for the first time in school history after floating just outside of the list as a ‘receiving votes’ team for the past three weeks. A very successful showing at the Bill Dellinger Invitational (Oct. 5) this past week launched the Broncos onto the nation’s best list.
Boise State’s men’s team has only held a national ranking one other time, sitting at No. 8 in the 1996 final season rankings (no weekly rankings were done in 1996).
After sitting out of the rankings last week, Boise State’s women’s team moved back into the ‘receiving votes’ section of the top-30 rankings for the second time this season. The Bronco women hover just outside the rankings after a third-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.
The Bronco men and women each made history in the USTFCCCA West Region rankings this week as well, earning their highest rankings ever. Boise State’s men jumped three spots to No. 3, while the women jumped two spots to No. 6 in Week 4 of the rankings.
Just two weeks of regional rankings (Oct. 21, Nov. 4) and three weeks of national rankings (Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 18) remain in the USTFCCCA cross country rankings.
The Broncos are idle for one week before heading to the 2013 Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 19.
To view all regional and national rankings, visit: http://www.ustfccca.org/team-rankings-polls-central/division-i-rankings