DI National Cross Country Coaches Poll — Week 2

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 20, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its week two national cross country coaches’ poll for the 2011 NCAA Division I season. Oklahoma State’s men and Georgetown’s women still reign as the top teams in the land and there was no change to national top three in both men’s and women’s polls. The most notable move came for Oklahoma’s men who are now No. 4 — the best ranking ever achieved for a Sooner cross country team.

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AROUND THE POLLS

MEN
– NC State moved to a season-high ranking of No. 11.
– BYU reached a season’s best nod at 15th.
– Texas moved up the poll three spots to a tie for 22nd with Notre Dame.
– Three ranked teams are slated to compete this weekend at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational, including No. 10 Portland, No. 11 NC State, and No. 24 Minnesota. In all six ranked teams are scheduled to compete this weekend, including No. 3 Stanford and No. 9 Florida State who host their own invitationals.
– With no teams dropping out of the top 30, the Big East again is the conference leader with six schools in the ranks. The Big Ten and ACC follow with four.

WOMEN
– Stanford moved to a season-best rank of sixth.
– With the true regular season beginning for Division I cross country, eleven ranked teams appear to be competing this weekend including five ranked teams at the Griak as No. 8 Iowa State, No. 10 Arizona, No. 11 Washington, No. 18 Penn State, and No. 21 NC State step to the plate to pick up their first "wins" of the season.
– No. 25 Florida is expected to host No. 15 North Carolina at the Gators’ home Mountain Dew Invitational this weekend.
– 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 #2 — September 20

next ranking: September 27
Rank Institution Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State (10) 358 Midwest Big 12 Stillwater, Okla.
1
2 Wisconsin (1) 353 Great Lakes Big Ten Madison, Wis.
2
3 Stanford (1) 341 West Pac-12 Palo Alto, Calif.
3
4 Oklahoma 312 Midwest Big 12 Norman, Okla.
6
5 Iona 298 Northeast Metro Atlantic New Rochelle, N.Y.
4
6 Oregon 294 West Pac-12 Eugene, Ore.
5
7 Indiana 293 Great Lakes Big Ten Bloomington, Ind.
7
8 Colorado 280 Mountain Pac-12 Boulder, Colo.
8
9 Florida State 268 South ACC Tallahassee, Fla.
9
10 Portland 250 West West Coast Portland, Ore.
10
11 NC State 220 Southeast ACC Raleigh, N.C.
13
12 Princeton 218 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Princeton, N.J.
12
13 Northern Arizona 211 Mountain Big Sky Flagstaff, Ariz.
11
14 Syracuse 209 Northeast Big East Syracuse, N.Y.
14
15 BYU 200 Mountain West Coast Provo, Utah
16
16 Arkansas 198 South Central SEC Fayetteville, Ark.
15
17 Providence 163 Northeast Big East Providence, R.I.
17
18 Villanova 151 Mid-Atlantic Big East Villanova, Pa.
18
19 Virginia 139 Southeast ACC Charlottesville, Va.
20
20 New Mexico 99 Mountain Mountain West Albuquerque, N.M.
21
21 Georgetown 93 Mid-Atlantic Big East Washington, D.C.
22
22 Texas 86 South Central Big 12 Austin, Texas
25
22 Notre Dame 86 Great Lakes Big East South Bend, Ind.
23
24 Minnesota 85 Midwest Big Ten Minneapolis, Minn.
24
25 Louisville 81 Southeast Big East Louisville, Ky.
19
26 Ohio State 75 Great Lakes Big Ten Columbus, Ohio
26
27 Eastern Kentucky 58 Southeast Ohio Valley Richmond, Ky.
28
28 Florida 43 South SEC Gainesville, Fla.
27
29 Dartmouth 29 Northeast Ivy Hanover, N.H.
29
30 North Carolina 21 Southeast ACC Chapel Hill, N.C.
30
Others Receiving Votes: Penn State 20, Air Force 18, Arizona State 14, Lamar 6, Washington 5, Texas A&M 4, Alabama 3, Michigan State 2, Columbia 1.
Dropped Out: none
compiled by Don Kopriva

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #2 — September 20

next ranking: September 27
Rank Institution Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Georgetown (10) 358 Mid-Atlantic Big East Washington, D.C.
1
2 New Mexico 340 Mountain Mountain West Albuquerque, N.M.
2
3 Providence (1) 330 Northeast Big East Providence, R.I.
3
4 Colorado (1) 322 Mountain Pac-12 Boulder, Colo.
4
5 Villanova 308 Mid-Atlantic Big East Villanova, Pa.
5
6 Stanford 280 West Pac-12 Palo Alto, Calif.
7
7 Florida State 271 South ACC Tallahassee, Fla.
6
8 Iowa State 257 Midwest Big 12 Ames, Iowa
9
9 Duke 250 Southeast ACC Durham, N.C.
8
10 Arizona 249 West Pac-12 Tucson, Ariz.
10
11 Washington 227 West Pac-12 Seattle, Wash.
11
12 Michigan 212 Great Lakes Big Ten Ann Arbor, Mich.
13
13 Syracuse 199 Northeast Big East Syracuse, N.Y.
15
14 Texas 195 South Central Big 12 Austin, Texas
14
15 North Carolina 194 Southeast ACC Chapel Hill, N.C.
12
16 Virginia 157 Southeast ACC Charlottesville, Va.
17
17 Oregon 156 West Pac-12 Eugene, Ore.
16
18 Penn State 142 Mid-Atlantic Big Ten State College, Pa.
18
19 West Virginia 127 Mid-Atlantic Big East Morgantown, W. Va.
20
20 Princeton 122 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Princeton, N.J.
19
21 NC State 114 Southeast ACC Raleigh, N.C.
21
22 Oklahoma State 99 Midwest Big 12 Stillwater, Okla.
23
23 BYU 93 Mountain West Coast Provo, Utah
25
24 Texas Tech 90 Mountain Big 12 Lubbock, Texas
22
25 Florida 82 South SEC Gainesville, Fla.
24
26 Michigan State 80 Great Lakes Big Ten East Lansing, Mich.
28
27 Boston College 67 Northeast ACC Chestnut Hill, Mass.
26
28 Iowa 61 Midwest Big Ten Iowa City, Iowa
27
29 Toledo 58 Great Lakes Mid-American Toledo, Ohio
29
30 Minnesota 43 Midwest Big Ten Minneapolis, Minn.
30
Others Receiving Votes: Dartmouth 18, Arkansas 17, Kansas State 15, Columbia 13, Vanderbilt 8, California 7, San Francisco 6, Indiana 4, Tulsa 4, Navy 3, Connecticut 1, La Salle 1.
Dropped Out: none
compiled by Jesse Rosen