Illinois Remains in National Rankings
Sept. 24, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the second Division I National Coaches' Poll rankings of the regular season on Tuesday. For the second week in a row, the men's cross country team is ranked No. 30 in the nation after entering the rankings last week for the first time in over 15 years.
There were no changes at the top of the rankings, as Oklahoma State remains No. 1, followed by Northern Arizona at No. 2 and Colorado at No. 3. Wisconsin moved up two spots to No. 8, while Indiana also jumped two spots to No. 18. Michigan is ranked No. 28, a one spot jump from last week.
The Orange and Blue have competed in two meets so far this season, and have this weekend off before traveling to South Bend, Ind. on Oct. 4 for the Notre Dame Invitational, their first big test of the season. The Illini will face nine nationally ranked teams, including No. 6 Tulsa, No. 10 Princeton, No. 11 Eastern Kentucky, No. 16 Virginia, No. 17 New Mexico, No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 22 Florida State, No. 27 Columbia and No. 28 Michigan.