As much as I delude myself, I know it's not as sexy as being 7th ranked in college hoops. But, the current national ranking of 7th for the men's x/c team is a pretty amazing thing. To me it signifies the resurgence of the men's team to back to a level not seen since our freshman year - we were 6th or 7th in the country going in to the national qualifier & ended up not going to nationals. (ncaa has since adopted an at large bid procedure similar in nature to the final four). Prior to our arrival at GU, we were a historical power (to an extent greater than hoops).
Although bball brings in scores more cash & national name recognition (i've personally never met anyone who said they first heard of GU b/c of track), it was always a sore point that the number of national championships & all-americans far outnumbered that of any team at GU.
But, I guess such is the frustation of realizing that being scrawny & fast isn't as cool as being able to put on a show on the bball court. It's just great to see the Hoyas running well again.