Wisconsin, Oregon Open 2012 Cross Country At No. 1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 28, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – Men’s defending national champion Wisconsin and the women of Oregon are the No. 1 teams in the country for the 2012 NCAA Division I cross country season according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national preseason coaches’ poll. Wisconsin won the national team crown in 2011 ahead of Oklahoma State and Colorado. Oregon’s women finished fifth a year ago and are No. 1 in the national poll for the first time since 2008.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Preseason — August 28

next ranking: September 11
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
2011 FINAL
1 Wisconsin (10) 357 Great Lakes Big Ten Mick Byrne (5th)
1
2 Oklahoma State (1) 345 Midwest Big 12 Dave Smith (7th)
2
3 BYU (1) 345 Mountain West Coast Ed Eyestone (13th)
4
4 Oklahoma 299 Midwest Big 12 Martin Smith (8th)
6
5 Colorado 297 Mountain Pac-12 Mark Wetmore (18th)
3
6 Texas 291 South Central Big 12 John Hayes (6th)
11
7 Portland 282 West West Coast Rob Conner (23rd)
8
8 Iona 278 Northeast Metro Atlantic Ricardo Santos (5th)
9
9 Stanford 251 West Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (1st)
5
10 Florida State 231 South ACC Bob Braman (13th)
12
11 NC State 226 Southeast ACC Rollie Geiger (35th)
10
12 Syracuse 216 Northeast Big East Chris Fox (8th)
15
13 Indiana 206 Great Lakes Big Ten Ron Helmer (6th)
7
14 Georgetown 191 Mid-Atlantic Big East Patrick Henner (14th)
17
15 Texas A&M 178 South Central SEC Pat Henry (9th)
18
16 Villanova 149 Mid-Atlantic Big East Marcus O’Sullivan (13th)
13
17 Northern Arizona 141 Mountain Big Sky Eric Heins (6th)
14
18 Minnesota 133 Midwest Big Ten Steve Plasencia (17th)
16
19 Michigan 131 Great Lakes Big Ten Alex Gibby (3rd)
20
20 Tulsa 129 Midwest Conference USA Steve Gulley (11th)
25
21 Princeton 121 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Jason Vigilante (1st)
19
22 Oregon 118 West Pac-12 Vin Lananna (8th)
NR
23 Arkansas 95 South Central SEC Chris Bucknam (5th)
NR
24 New Mexico 87 Mountain Mountain West Joe Franklin (6th)
31
25 Notre Dame 81 Great Lakes Big East Joe Piane (38th)
24
26 Washington State 71 West Pac-12 Pete Julian (3rd)
21
27 Columbia 62 Northeast Ivy Willy Wood (19th)
27
28 Georgia 58 South SEC Jeff Pigg (5th)
29
29 Eastern Kentucky 55 Southeast Ohio Valley Rick Erdmann (34th)
26
30 UCLA 44 West Pac-12 Mike Maynard (4th)
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Providence 28, Florida 23, Ohio State 21, Virginia 12, Virginia 12, North Carolina 9, California 8, Cal Poly 7, Iowa State 5, William and Mary 3, Virginia Tech 1, Michigan State 1, Dartmouth 1
compiled by Don Kopriva
(* year as head coach of that team in men’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Preseason — August 28

next ranking: September 11
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
2011 FINAL
1 Oregon (4) 345 West Pac-12 Vin Lananna (8th)
5
2 Washington (5) 343 West Pac-12 Greg Metcalf (11th)
2
3 Georgetown (2) 337 Mid-Atlantic Big East Patrick Henner (1st)
1
4 Florida State (1) 334 South ACC Karen Harvey (6th)
4
5 Iowa State 289 Midwest Big 12 Corey Ihmels (6th)
7
6 Vanderbilt 277 South SEC Steve Keith (7th)
6
7 Providence 270 Northeast Big East Ray Treacy (29th)
NR
8 Stanford 267 West Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (1st)
10
9 Syracuse 246 Northeast Big East Chris Fox (8th)
17
10 Villanova 226 Mid-Atlantic Big East Gina Procaccio (13th)
3
11 Arkansas 222 South Central SEC Lance Harter (23rd)
14
12 Michigan 218 Great Lakes Big Ten Mike McGuire (23rd)
15
13 Colorado 210 Mountain Pac-12 Mark Wetmore (18th)
11
14 Arizona 204 West Pac-12 Fred Harvey (11th)
19
15 Princeton 196 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Peter Farrell (35th)
NR
16 Boston College 193 Northeast ACC Randy Thomas (21st)
12
17 Michigan State 178 Great Lakes Big Ten Walt Drenth (9th)
16
18 Virginia 163 Southeast ACC Todd Morgan (1st)
20
19 Weber State 150 Mountain Big Sky Paul Pilkington (6th)
29
20 San Francisco 133 West West Coast Helen Lehman-Winters (10th)
25
21 West Virginia 124 Mid-Atlantic Big 12 Sean Cleary (6th)
8
22 Notre Dame 112 Great Lakes Big East Tim Connelly (25th)
22
23 Toledo 103 Great Lakes Mid-American Kevin Hadsell (15th)
21
24 Oklahoma State 82 Midwest Big 12 Dave Smith (4th)
30
25 NC State 76 Southeast ACC Laurie Henes (7th)
23
26 Texas 72 South Central Big 12 Bev Kearney (21st)
26
27 Minnesota 37 Midwest Big Ten Gary Wilson (28th)
27
28 BYU 35 Mountain West Coast Patrick Shane (31st)
28
29 Wisconsin 31 Great Lakes Big Ten Jim Stintzi (9th)
24
30 Cornell 25 Northeast Ivy Rich Bowman (2nd)
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Florida 17, Penn State 16, New Mexico 9, La Salle 9, North Carolina 7, Northern Arizona 7, Portland 7, Iowa 4, Texas A&M 3, Northwestern 2, Columbia 1
 
compiled by Jesse Rosen
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)