Oct. 21, 2008
NEW ORLEANS - After a strong performance in the Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 18), the University of New Mexico women moved up four spots to No. 23 this week in the women's Division I cross country poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). New Mexico finished 10th in the 41-team field, knocking off three ranked teams.
The UNM women have been ranked in the top-30 since Sept. 30 when they debuted at No. 18. The Lobos have been nationally ranked for the first time since 1987.
UNM is the top-ranked team in the Mountain West Conference and is the No. 2 team in the Mountain Region behind 12th-ranked Texas Tech. MWC rival BYU - who lost to New Mexico at the Pre-Nationals - dropped two spots to No. 28 in the latest top-30 poll.
The voting panel for the USTFCCCA Division I Women's National Poll consists of the elected executive committee and regional representatives of the USTFCCCA and is conducted by Jesse Rosen.
The 2008 NCAA Championship meet will be held on Nov. 24 in Terre Haute, Ind. and will be hosted by Indiana State University.