Providence Cross Country Moves Up In Rankings

Nov. 1, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The USTFCCCA released their latest national rankings on Nov. 1. The new poll saw the women’s team move up to third in the nation. The Providence men jumped back into the rankings, taking the 30th spot.

The Cross Country teams both competed at the BIG EAST Championships on Oct. 28th at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The women defended their title by winning the meet with 36 points and placing four runners in the top eight.  This was the third time in the past four years that the women have taken home the BIG EAST title.

Following the win, the Friars moved into the third place ranking with 334 points. Providence now has a one point lead over No. 4 Washington (333 points) and are only three points behind No. 2 NC State (337 points). No. 1 Colorado remained atop the polls with 12 first place votes and 360 points.

The men’s team finished in second place at the BIG EAST Championships, their highest finish since 2013 when the team also finished second. The USTFCCCA now has the men ranked 30th in the nation. Previously, the men had been the first team outside of the rankings.

The Friars will race next at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet on Nov. 11, where the teams will look to punch their tickets to nationals.

-GO FRIARS! –

Women’s National Rankings: Team (First Place Votes) – Points
1-Colorado (12) - 360
2-NC State- 337
3-Providence- 334
4-Washington-333
5-Michigan-308
6-New Mexico-293
7-Arkansas-268
7-Stanford-268
9-Penn State-267
10-Portland-259
11-Oregon-231
12-Iowa State-225
13-Eastern Michigan-191
14-Mississippi-169
14-Notre Dame-169
16-San Francisco- 159
17-Oklahoma State- 156
18-Harvard-152
18-BYU- 152
20-Utah-142
21-Villanova--138
22-Michigan State-131
23-Yale-81
24-Penn-77
25-Baylor-56
26-Minnesota-44
27-California-41
27-West Virginia-41
29-Air Force-38
29-SMU-38

Men’s National Rankings: Team (First Place Votes) – Points
1-Northern Arizona (12)- 360
2-Colorado- 343
3-BYU- 327
4-Stanford- 326
5-Syracuse- 314
6-Arkansas- 303
7-Iona- 276
8-UCLA-267
9-Oklahoma State- 264
10-Oregon-261
11-Mississippi-246
12-Portland-226
13-Iowa State-214
14-Wisconsin-198
15-UTEP-179
16-Virginia-173
17-Washington State-164
18-Michigan State- 159
19-Colorado State- 129
20-Boise State- 120
21-Indiana - 107
22-Georgetown - 101
23-Tulsa- 98
24-Southern Utah- 95
25-Eastern Michigan-59
26-Middle Tennessee-53
27-NC State-46
28-Penn-36
29-Michigan-29
30-Providence-28

Women’s Northeast Rankings:
1-Providence
2-Harvard
3-Yale
4-Syracuse
5-Brown
6-Cornell
7-Dartmouth
8-Boston College
9-New Hampshire
10-Stony Brook

Men’s Northeast Rankings:
1-Syracuse
2-Iona
3-Providence
4-Columbia
5-Dartmouth
6-Yale
7-Cornell
8-Northeastern
9-Buffalo
10-Brown


 

 

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