Adams State’s Men, Women Top Division II National Preseason Cross Country Rankings

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 25, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday preseason national cross country rankings for NCAA Division II. Adams State was selected as the leading team on both men’s and women’s sides and both squads are the defending national champions.

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The RMAC has four squads in the national men’s top 25 including Adams State, No. 2 Western State, and No. 3 Colorado Mines. The GLVC, GNAC, Northeast-10, and PSAC each have three of their members in the men’s top 25.

The MIAA leads all conferences with four teams in the women’s top 25, including No. 8 Missouri Southern, No. 15 Truman State, No. 19 Pittsburg State, and No. 22 Northwest Missouri. The NSIC, GLIAC, PSAC, and GNAC all fall next in line with three squads listed in the top 25.

The 2010 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will be held on December 4 in Louisville, Ky., at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park. The next national rankings will be released on September 22.

 

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country National Team Rankings

2010 Preseason, August 25

next ranking: September 21
Rank Institution Region Conference Location
2009 FINISH
1 Adams State Central RMAC Alamosa, Colo.
1
2 Western State Central RMAC Gunnison, Colo.
2
3 Colorado Mines Central RMAC Golden, Colo.
3
4 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Allendale, Mich.
5
5 Chico State West CCAA Chico, Calif.
8
6 Western Washington West GNAC Bellingham, Wash.
4
7 Queens (N.C.) Southeast Conf. Carolinas Charlotte, N.C.
7
8 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Evansville, Ind.
6
9 Harding South Gulf South Searcy, Ark.
9
10 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Sioux Falls, S.D.
10
11 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Shippensburg, Pa.
13
12 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Edinboro, Pa.
12
13 UMass Lowell East Northeast-10 Lowell, Mass.
16
14 Metro State Central RMAC Denver, Colo.
14
15 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Lock Haven, Pa.
16 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Anchorage, Alaska
17
17 American International East Northeast-10 Springfield, Mass.
18 Drury Midwest GLVC Springfield, Mo.
19 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Easton, Mass.
21
20 Western Oregon West GNAC Monmouth, Ore.
21 Columbus State Southeast Peach Belt Columbus, Ga.
19
22 Tarleton State South Central Lone Star Stephenville, Texas
23 Pittsburg State South Central MIAA Pittsburg, Kan.
18
24 Bellarmine Midwest GLVC Louisville, Ky.
25 Fort Hays State South Central MIAA Hays, Kan.
teams ranked by T.J. Garlatz, Alaska Anchorage

 

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country National Team Rankings

2010 Preseason, August 25

next ranking: September 21
Rank Institution Region Conference Location
2009 FINISH
1 Adams State Central RMAC Alamosa, Colo.
1
2 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Allendale, Mich.
2
3 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Anchorage, Alaska
5
4 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Shippensburg, Pa.
15
5 Chico State West CCAA Chico, Calif.
6
6 Minnesota Duluth Central NSIC Duluth, Minn.
7
7 Western Washington West GNAC Bellingham, Wash.
8
8 Missouri Southern South Central MIAA Joplin, Mo.
3
9 Western State Central RMAC Gunnison, Colo.
9
10 Tampa South Sunshine Tampa, Fla.
10
11 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Sioux Falls, S.D.
13
12 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Big Rapids, Mich.
11
13 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Evansville, Ind.
12
14 Seattle Pacific West GNAC Seattle, Wash.
4
15 Truman State South Central MIAA Kirksville, Mo.
16 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Easton, Mass.
16
17 Kutztown Atlantic PSAC Kutztown, Pa.
14
18 Slippery Rock Atlantic PSAC Slippery Rock, Pa.
19 Pittsburg State South Central MIAA Pittsburg, Kan.
20 U-Mary Central NSIC Bismarck, N.D.
18
21 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Ashland, Ohio
22 Northwest Missouri South Central MIAA Maryville, Mo.
23 Columbus State Southeast Peach Belt Columbus, Ga.
24
24 Queens (N.C.) Southeast Conf. Carolinas Charlotte, N.C.
20
25 Southern Connecticut East Northeast-10 New Haven, Conn.
teams ranked by Ray Hoffman, Kutztown