DI National Cross Country Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 13, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its week one national cross country coaches’ poll for the 2011 NCAA Division I season. Oklahoma State’s men and Georgetown’s women retain the top spot once again while Wisconsin’s men nudged Stanford from the No. 2 spot in this week’s poll.

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AROUND THE POLLS

MEN
— Indiana moved up to No. 7, tying an all-time best ranking. The Hooisers finished seventh at last fall’s NCAA Cross Country Championships.
— Minnesota was the biggest mover, gaining three spots in a move to No. 24
— North Carolina joined the Top 30 for the first time this season at No. 30
— The Big East again is the conference leader with six schools in the top 30. The Big Ten and ACC follow with four.

WOMEN
— Despite losing their first-place vote, New Mexico stayed at No. 2
— No. 4 Colorado has a first-place vote for the first time this season
— The largest gain of the week went to West Virginia who stands at No. 20 after being ranked 24th in the preseason
— The ACC has six teams to lead all conferences in the women’s top 30, followed by the Big East, Big Ten, and Pac-12 which have five each.

The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held on Monday, November 21, in Terre Haute, Ind. NCAA Regional Championships will be held nine days prior on Saturday, November 12.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #1 — September 13

next ranking: September 20
Rank Institution Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State (10) 357 Midwest Big 12 Stillwater, Okla.
1
2 Wisconsin (1) 344 Great Lakes Big Ten Madison, Wis.
3
3 Stanford (1) 341 West Pac-12 Palo Alto, Calif.
2
4 Iona 300 Northeast Metro Atlantic New Rochelle, N.Y.
5
5 Oregon 298 West Pac-12 Eugene, Ore.
4
6 Oklahoma 296 Midwest Big 12 Norman, Okla.
6
7 Indiana 284 Great Lakes Big Ten Bloomington, Ind.
8
8 Colorado 283 Mountain Pac-12 Boulder, Colo.
7
9 Florida State 266 South ACC Tallahassee, Fla.
8
10 Portland 253 West West Coast Portland, Ore.
10
11 Northern Arizona 224 Mountain Big Sky Flagstaff, Ariz.
12
12 Princeton 222 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Princeton, N.J.
11
13 NC State 217 Southeast ACC Raleigh, N.C.
13
14 Syracuse 216 Northeast Big East Syracuse, N.Y.
14
15 Arkansas 192 South Central SEC Fayetteville, Ark.
15
16 BYU 191 Mountain West Coast Provo, Utah
16
17 Providence 158 Northeast Big East Providence, R.I.
18
18 Villanova 150 Mid-Atlantic Big East Villanova, Pa.
17
19 Louisville 135 Southeast Big East Louisville, Ky.
20
20 Virginia 127 Southeast ACC Charlottesville, Va.
19
21 New Mexico 121 Mountain Mountain West Albuquerque, N.M.
21
22 Georgetown 92 Mid-Atlantic Big East Washington, D.C.
22
23 Notre Dame 88 Great Lakes Big East South Bend, Ind.
23
24 Minnesota 85 Midwest Big Ten Minneapolis, Minn.
27
25 Texas 72 South Central Big 12 Austin, Texas
24
26 Ohio State 68 Great Lakes Big Ten Columbus, Ohio
25
27 Florida 48 South SEC Gainesville, Fla.
26
28 Eastern Kentucky 41 Southeast Ohio Valley Richmond, Ky.
28
29 Dartmouth 29 Northeast Ivy Hanover, N.H.
30
30 North Carolina 22 Southeast ACC Chapel Hill, N.C.
RV
Others Receiving Votes: Penn State 20, Arizona State 16, Lamar 6, Washington 5, Michigan 3, Alabama 3, Texas A&M 2, William and Mary 2, Michigan State 1, Columbia 1.
Dropped Out: No. 29 Arizona State
compiled by Don Kopriva

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #1 — September 13

next ranking: September 20
Rank Institution Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Georgetown (10) 358 Mid-Atlantic Big East Washington, D.C.
1
2 New Mexico 341 Mountain Mountain West Albuquerque, N.M.
2
3 Providence (1) 328 Northeast Big East Providence, R.I.
3
4 Colorado (1) 324 Mountain Pac-12 Boulder, Colo.
4
5 Villanova 309 Mid-Atlantic Big East Villanova, Pa.
5
6 Florida State 277 South ACC Tallahassee, Fla.
6
7 Stanford 276 West Pac-12 Palo Alto, Calif.
7
8 Duke 260 Southeast ACC Durham, N.C.
9
9 Iowa State 254 Midwest Big 12 Ames, Iowa
10
10 Arizona 248 West Pac-12 Tucson, Ariz.
8
11 Washington 226 West Pac-12 Seattle, Wash.
11
12 North Carolina 212 Southeast ACC Chapel Hill, N.C.
12
13 Michigan 201 Great Lakes Big Ten Ann Arbor, Mich.
13
14 Texas 195 South Central Big 12 Austin, Texas
14
15 Syracuse 187 Northeast Big East Syracuse, N.Y.
15
16 Oregon 163 West Pac-12 Eugene, Ore.
16
17 Virginia 154 Southeast ACC Charlottesville, Va.
17
18 Penn State 146 Mid-Atlantic Big Ten State College, Pa.
18
19 Princeton 116 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Princeton, N.J.
22
20 West Virginia 107 Mid-Atlantic Big East Morgantown, W. Va.
24
21 NC State 106 Southeast ACC Raleigh, N.C.
21
22 Texas Tech 100 Mountain Big 12 Lubbock, Texas
20
23 Oklahoma State 90 Midwest Big 12 Stillwater, Okla.
26
24 Florida 88 South SEC Gainesville, Fla.
22
25 BYU 87 Mountain West Coast Provo, Utah
25
26 Boston College 74 Northeast ACC Chestnut Hill, Mass.
18
27 Iowa 69 Midwest Big Ten Iowa City, Iowa
28
28 Michigan State 67 Great Lakes Big Ten East Lansing, Mich.
29
29 Toledo 65 Great Lakes Mid-American Toledo, Ohio
27
30 Minnesota 53 Midwest Big Ten Minneapolis, Minn.
30
Others Receiving Votes: Dartmouth 27, Columbia 16, Arkansas 14, Kansas State 12, Tulsa 7, California 6, Indiana 5, San Francisco 5, Vanderbilt 5, James Madison 1, La Salle 1.
Dropped Out: none
compiled by Jesse Rosen