The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) poll for the sixth week of the 2021-2022 rifle season has been released. Weekly CRCA rankings are based on each team’s score from the last score recorded by a team.
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks remained No. 1 in this week's poll, while the Kentucky Wildcats jumped to the No. 2 spot ahead of No. 3 WVU.
No. 1-ranked Alaska-Fairbanks is undefeated for the season with five wins. The team's last victory came on the road, defeating No. 18 Citadel 4736-4593. Next for the team will be a road trip on Saturday, November 13 to Annapolis, Md., to take on No. 14 NC State and No. 9 Navy.
As for No. 2 Kentucky, the rifle team recorded its highest team aggregate score ever on Saturday, October 30, posting a 4736 in its victory over Navy in Annapolis, Md. Navy finished the match with a score of 4686. Next, Kentucky will host No. 5-ranked Ole Miss on Saturday, November 6 to begin four consecutive matches at home.
On Sunday, October 17, No. 3 WVU defeated NC State, 4730-4652. NC State was ranked No. 11 at the time. WVU next faces No. 4 TCU on the road Saturday, November 6 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Lead photo: No. 13-ranked Akron rifle team senior Andre Gross on the firing line at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Photo courtesy of Newt Engle, head coach of the Akron Zips rifle team.