The men's cross country team moved from 30th to 26th in the latest U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Tuesday. The Bruins moved up four spots after finishing ahead of No. 5 Alabama, No. 14 Villanova, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 27 Butler at the Notre Dame Invitational this past Saturday (Oct. 1). The men also moved up from fifth to fourth in the West Region rankings.
The women went from 12th to eighth in the region after a strong performance at Notre Dame as well in which they finished ahead of No. 24 Iowa and No. 30 Notre Dame.