DENVER - Week two of the cross country season begins with four Western Athletic Conference schools appearing in the latest regional rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday.
The Utah State men fell three spots to 10th in the Mountain Region. The Aggie women make their first appearance in the early season rankings as they move into 13th in the Mountain Region. New Mexico State stays steady, remaining the 13th ranked men's squad in the Mountain Region rankings. The NMSU women maintained their previous ninth overall rank after winning its home meet, the Kachina Classic last Saturday.
Continuing on to the South Central Region, the UTSA Roadrunners begin the week ranked eighth for the second consecutive week in the men's poll. The women remained sixth overall, both Roadrunners squads finished atop the podium at their home meet on Friday. UT Arlington moved up one spot in the men's rankings to 11th. The Maverick women continue this week as the 14th ranked team in the South Central Region, the Mavericks saw success in both the men's and women's races, winning the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 meet on Saturday.
USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning team strength with current-season results in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.