Men's & Women's Cross Country Teams Ranked In National Poll

Oct. 1, 2008

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams are ranked among the top-20 in the nation according to the latest USTFCCCA Division 1 National Poll, released on September 30. The Friar women's team is ranked 13th in the nation with a total of 203 points. The men's team stands strong at 19th with 160 points.

Oregon tops the men's poll with 360 points, followed by Oklahoma St. (346), Colorado (326), Iona College (301), and Alabama (300). Oregon is also ranked No. 1 in the women's poll with 359 points. Washington is second (345), followed by Florida State (337), Minnesota (317), and Stanford (309).

The Providence men's and women's cross country teams return to action this weekend in one of the nation's oldest and largest intercollegiate cross country meets, the Notre Dame Invitational, in South Bend, IN. A total of 60 schools will be sending teams to the meet, 19 of which are currently ranked in the top 30 of the U.S.

The Women's Division I Cross Country National Poll:
Ranking	Team (first place votes)		Totals
1.	Oregon - (11)		359
2.	Washington - (1)		345
3.	Florida State		337
4.	Minnesota		317
5.	Stanford		309
6.	Princeton		291
7.	Arizona State		281
8.	Michigan State		276
9.	West Virginia		268
10.	Illinois		258
11.	Arkansas		243
12.	Wisconsin		221
13.	Providence		203
14.	Florida		188
15.	Michigan		176
16.	Baylor		162
17.	Colorado State		152
18.	New Mexico		135
19.	Rice		117
20.	North Carolina State		112
21.	Texas Tech		110
22.	Georgetown		102
23.	BYU		100
24.	Northern Arizona		88
25.	Boston College		79
26.	Duke		66
27.	Iowa		58
28.	North Carolina		53
29.	Tennessee		36
30.	Stony Brook		31

ORV: Colorado (30), Penn State (27), UC Riverside (14), Villanova (9), Nebraska (6), Notre Dame (6), Portland (4), SMU (4), Tulsa (4), Akron (1), Syracuse (1), and UC-Irvine (1). Dropped Out: #23 Colorado, #30 Nebraska.

The Men's Division I Cross Country National Poll: Ranking Team (first place votes) Totals 1. Oregon - (12) 360 2. Oklahoma State 346 3. Colorado 326 4. Iona College 301 5. Alabama 300 6. Wisconsin 279 7. Portland 277 8. Michigan 269 9. Georgetown 249 10. Stanford 244 11. Iowa State 224 12. Virginia 198 13. North Carolina State 194 14. Minnesota 188 15. BYU 187 16. Northern Arizona 177 17. Texas 167 17. UTEP 167 19. Providence 160 20. California 149 21. Auburn 114 22. William & Mary 106 23. Cal Poly 85 24. Arkansas 75 25. Villanova 73 26. Florida State 60 27. Notre Dame 57 28. Texas A&M 51 29. New Mexico 48 30. Syracuse 37

ORV: Michigan State (36), Princeton (24), Indiana (14), Tulsa (7), Washington State (6), UCLA (4), Miami-OH (3), and Washington (1). Dropped Out: None.


 

 

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