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Coaches pick Alabama to win SEC cross country titles

32 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 29, 2022)-----The Alabama men's and women's cross country teams have been predicted to claim the 2022 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, as decided by a vote of the league's head coaches. The SEC on Monday released its 2022 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 points for the women's poll were 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 Alabama men garnered six first-place votes, Arkansas had five and Tennessee had one. The Alabama women received eight first-place votes, and Arkansas received six first-place votes.

The SEC cross country season is set to begin the weekend of Sept. 1, and the 2022 SEC Cross Country Championships are slated to take place Friday, Oct. 28 in Oxford, Miss.

2022 SEC Cross Country Coaches Preseason Poll

(parentheses indicates first-place votes)

MEN
RANK TEAM POINTS
1  Alabama (6) 17
2  Arkansas (5)  22
3  Tennessee (1) 30
4  Ole Miss 38
5  Kentucky 55
6  Missouri 57
7  Florida 72
8  Texas A&M 81
9  Georgia 92
10  Auburn 100
T11  LSU 114
T11  Vanderbilt 114
WOMEN
RANK TEAM POINTS
1  Alabama (8) 20
2  Arkansas (6) 21
3  Ole Miss 39
4  Florida 53
5  Kentucky 55
T6  Tennessee 90
T6  Texas A&M 90
8  Missouri 104
9  LSU 107
10  Vanderbilt 109
11  Auburn 118
12  Georgia 152
13  South Carolina 155
14  Mississippi State 161