The BYU men's cross-country team is ranked as the No. 4 team in the nation by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Cougars finished second in the Mountain Region last year and made a strong showing at the 2012 NCAA Championships. Oklahoma State, the defending national champion, was picked as the No. 1 team in the country. The Mountain Region swept the spots two through four, with Northern Arizona and Colorado taking the second and third, respectively.
BYU's season begins Sept. 6 at the Utah Invitational in Salt Lake City's Murray City Park.