With few changes at the top this week, Alabama held onto its No. 6 ranking in this week’s United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon.

The Crimson Tide remains the top-ranked Southeastern Conference team in the poll. SEC rivals Arkansas (No. 14), and Ole Miss (No. 30) also held onto their Week 1 spots.

Defending NCAA champion Northern Arizona is No. 1, followed by BYU, Portland, Stanford and Iowa State to round out the top five, while Alabama, Colorado, Oregon, Wisconsin and Syracuse hold spots 6-10, respectively. The Orange are up one spot from No. 11 last week.

The Crimson Tide men and women will return to action on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wis. The meet will be one of the deepest of the regular season with 18 men’s and 15 women’s teams currently ranked in the top 30 scheduled to participate.

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