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3 SEC programs ranked in preseason coaches poll

Aug 26, 2014
SEC Staff
Photo: Arkansas Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Three Southeastern Conference cross country programs are ranked among the nation's top-25 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll.

Arkansas is ranked seventh on the women's side and 13th on the men's side. The Razorbacks swept the SEC Championships a year ago and both posted top-15 finishes at the NCAA Championships. The Vanderbilt women are ranked No. 23, as the Commodores finished among the top-30 nationally last season.

SEC teams included among the others receiving votes are the Auburn men and the Texas A&M and Alabama women.

The 2014 SEC Cross Country Championships will take place Friday, October 31 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2014 USTFCCCA Men's Preseason Cross Country National Coaches Poll

1. Colorado

2. Northern Arizona

3. Oregon

4. Oklahoma State

5. Stanford

6. Indiana

7. Portland

8. Syracuse

9. BYU

10. Villanova

11. Wisconsin

12. Iona

13. Arkansas

14. Virginia

15. N.C. State

16. Providence

17. New Mexico

18. Tulsa

19. Princeton

20. North Carolina

21. Eastern Kentucky

22. Michigan

23. Texas

T24. UCLA

T24. Florida State

26. Iowa State

27. Washington

28. Oklahoma

29. Georgetown

30. Colorado State

Others Receiving Votes: Auburn, Columbia, Air Force, Butler, Lamar, William and Mary, Yale, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Illinois, Notre Dame.

2014 USTFCCCA Women's Preseason Cross Country National Coaches Poll

1. Michigan

2. Oregon

3. Florida State

4. Stanford

5. Georgetown

6. Michigan State

7. Arkansas

8. Colorado

9. Iowa State

10. Virginia

11. New Mexico

12. Butler

13. Syracuse

14. Villanova

15. Washington

16. Wisconsin

17. Boston College

18. Providence

19. Oklahoma State

20. West Virginia

21. Virginia Tech

22. SMU

23. Vanderbilt

24. Dartmouth

T25. Minnesota

T25. William and Mary

27. N.C. State

28. Weber State

29. Penn State

30. Arizona State

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State, Baylor, Cornell, Utah, Duke, Princeton, Texas A&M, Toledo, Alabama, Harvard, Northern Arizona.