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Ole Miss, Arkansas predicted to win Cross Country title

106 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Ole Miss men and the Arkansas women have been predicted to claim the 2019 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, as decided by a vote of the league's head coaches. The SEC on Monday released its 2019 SEC Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Points for the men's poll were awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 basis, while the women's poll was awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13 basis. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams.

The Ole Miss men were predicted to win the 2019 SEC Cross Country Championship. The Rebels, who garnered seven first place votes, won their first SEC title a year ago.

The Arkansas women, who have won six consecutive SEC Cross Country Championships, were predicted to win the 2019 SEC Cross Country Championship. The Razorbacks received 13 first place votes.

The 2019 SEC Cross Country Championships are slated to take place Friday, Nov. 1 in Lexington, Ky.

2019 SEC Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll (parenthesis indicate first-place votes)

MEN

1. Ole Miss (7), 15
2. Alabama (5), 20
3. Arkansas, 28
T4. Florida, 58
T4. Kentucky, 58
6. Missouri, 60
7. Texas A&M, 64
8. Tennessee, 70
9. Georgia, 87
10. Auburn, 100
11. Vanderbilt, 114
12. LSU, 118

WOMEN

1. Arkansas (13), 13
2. Ole Miss (1), 32
3. Florida, 37
4. Georgia, 55
5. Missouri, 63
6. Vanderbilt, 84
7. Alabama, 91
T8. Kentucky, 107
T8. Texas A&M, 107
10. Tennessee, 115
11. Auburn, 117
12. Mississippi State, 136
13. South Carolina, 158
14. LSU, 159