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Cross Country Favorites in Pre-Championship Polls
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/29/2013

By Ross Millington

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Mexico men’s and women’s cross country teams remained favorites in the Mountain West pre-championship coaches’ polls.

The No. 9 ranked women have won five consecutive MW Cross Country Championships, while the No. 9 ranked men have won four straight.

Both teams will be looking to extend their winning streaks at the 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Championships hosted by Air Force Academy on Friday Nov. 1. The men’s 8-kilometer race goes off at 10 a.m. MT, and the women’s 6-kilometer race is scheduled for 10.45 a.m. MT.

In the men’s poll, the Lobos received five first-place votes and a total of 47 points and were followed by No. 22 Colorado State with two first-place votes and a total of 42 points. No. 20 Boise State was third with 36 points, Air Force was fourth with one first-place vote and 34 points. Wyoming were next with 22 points, followed by Utah State (21 points), Fresno State (14 points) and San José State (8 points).

On the women’s side, the Lobos tallied nine first-place votes and a total of 99 points to claim top spot. No. 25 Boise State was second with two first-place votes and a total of 89 points for second spot. Air Force was next with 81 points, followed in fourth place by Colorado State with 62 points. Utah State were fifth with 61 points, and Wyoming sixth with 52 points were followed by Nevada (50 points), Fresno State (48 points), San Diego Sate (24 points), San José State (20 points) and UNLV (19 points).

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

1.            New Mexico (5)               47

2.            Colorado State (2)          42

3.            Boise State                       36

4.            Air Force (1)                     34

5.            Wyoming                           22

6             Utah State                         21

7.            Fresno State                    14

8.            San José State                  8

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

1.            New Mexico (9)               99

2.            Boise State (2)                89

3.            Air Force                          81

4.            Colorado State               62

5.            Utah State                       61

6.            Wyoming                        52

7.            Nevada                           50

8.            Fresno State                  48

9.            San Diego State           24

10.            San José State            20

11.            UNLV                            19

 

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