Take a look at what they were DQd for.
Mind you, no material advantage was gained. If you were going to hand off early to try to cheat, you'd have a woman hand off early to man , not vice versa.
This is yet another example to me of where the IAAF should pick up the flag and not call a DQ.
Does anyone know how this came about? I sure hope it wasn't because of an US protest.
Update: After an appeal, Morocco has been reinstated, moving the US back to 4th.