USTFCCCA released the national rankings for week #5 of the 2013 NCAA Cross Country season, and 6 Ivy squads are ranked in the top 30 for the second consecutive week. Also, there are two additional teams that are receiving votes in the poll but not earning enough points to grant them a numerical ranking. This bests the rankings from week #4.
In the men polls, #10 Columbia and #15 Princeton dropped slightly in the rankings, as they were ranked #8 and #10 in week #4. Both teams had strong performances at the Wisconsin adidas and PreNationals Invitationals, respectively, but the adjustments were more due to how well the rest of the competition performed. #21 Harvard earned their first ever national ranking in the USTFCCCA ranking history, a feat that USTFCCCA notes was due to Maksim Korolev (2nd) and James Leakos (10th) placing within the top 10 at Wisconsin. Dartmouth dropped outside of the top 30 but is still receiving votes.
For the women, #11 Dartmouth rose up two spots in the polls after their 7th place team finish in Wisconsin. #23 Princeton finished well at PreNationals and maintained the same ranking as they earned in week #4. #24 Cornell dropped 9 spots in the polls. Harvard is the top team in the “Receiving Votes” category, filling in the same position that Columbia did back in week #4.
The next USTFCCCA poll will be released on November 5th, after conference weekend. How will Heps XC change up the rankings?