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Cross Country Remains On Top in Midseason Polls
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/18/2013

By Ross Millington

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Mexico men’s and women’s cross country teams remained in the top spots in the second Mountain West midseason coaches’ polls.

The vote, released Friday, sees the Lobos remain as favorites from both the preseason and first midseason polls in the conference. The women’s squad has won five consecutive MW titles, and the men have won the past four titles.

In the men’s poll, the No. 25 ranked New Mexico received three first-place votes, and a total of 43 points. The Lobos were followed closely by No. 19 Boise State and No. 15 Colorado State, who both received 42 points. The Broncos also received three first-place votes, and the Rams two. Air Force came in fourth, with 33 points, followed by Utah State (22 points), Wyoming (20 points), Fresno State (16 points) and San José State (eight points).

On the women’s side, the No. 7 ranked New Mexico gained nine first-place votes for a total of 99 points. Boise State followed with 91 points after receiving two first-place votes. Air Force and Colorado State were tied for third spot with 73 points each, followed by Utah State with 61 points and Nevada with 56 points. Wyoming came in seventh with 48 points, followed by Fresno State (42 points), San Diego State (26 points), UNLV (21 points) and San José State (15 points).

The 2013 Mountain West Conference Championships will be hosted by the Air Force Academy at the Eisenhower Blue Course on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Lobos will be in action tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 19, at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis.

2013 MOUNTAIN WEST MIDSEASON MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ POLL
Pl.                  Team (1st place votes)                  Points

1.                   New Mexico (3)                          43

2.                   Boise State (3)                            42

                       Colorado State (2)                     42

4.                   Air Force                                       33

5.                   Utah State                                    22

6.                    Wyoming                                     20

7.                    Fresno State                               16

8.                   San José State                             8

 

2013 MOUNTAIN WEST MIDSEASON WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ POLL
Pl.                 Team (1st place votes)                  Points

1.                  New Mexico (9)                          99

2.                  Boise State (2)                            91

3.                  Air Force                                      73

                     Colorado State                           73

5.                  Utah State                                   61

6.                  Nevada                                       56

7.                  Wyoming                                    48

8.                  Fresno State                              42

9.                  San Diego State                       26

10.                UNLV                                          21

11.                San José State                         15

 

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