NEW ORLEANS – The Air Force men’s cross country team continued to climb up the national ranking this week, as it improved to No. 16 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association’s NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll.
It is Air Force’s highest ranking since the program earned a No. 14 nod in the 2005 preseason standings.
Air Force, which first entered the USTFCCCA Top-20 during the previous poll on Oct. 17, climbed one spot after a runner-up performance at the Mountain West Championships on Friday. Backed by top-10 finishes from Andrew Johnston (fourth), Mickey Davey (ninth), Jacob Bilvado (10th), all five scoring runners placed within the top 20 during the 8K race at UNM North Golf Course.
The Falcons also continue to receive votes in the women’s national standings. After finishing fourth in a conference meet that featured three of the nation’s top-12 teams, Air Force registered one point to stand at No. 40 in the overall standings.
The squad returns to action next Friday (Nov. 10), when it travels to Logan, Utah, for the 2017 NCAA Mountain Regional Championships at Steve and Dona Reeder Cross Country Course.