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Arkansas Strengthens Hold on No. 1 Ranking

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Strengthens Hold on No. 1 Ranking

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s cross country team continued to hold onto the No. 1 spot in the latest United States Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USCCCA) MONDO poll released on Tuesday morning. The Razorbacks received 476 points and more first place votes, increasing their total to 12. In the last poll the Hogs were given nine first place nods.

UA has established itself as the clear frontrunner to take the team title, as last year’s runner-up, Wisconsin, has four first-place votes and 459 points. Colorado, the 2004 NCAA champion, tallied 452 points and Stanford moved up to No. 4 with 432 points. Notre Dame also climbed to the No. 5 position with 404 points.

Other Southeastern Conference schools ranked in the top 30 include Florida at No. 8 and Alabama at No. 20. Arkansas and Texas (No. 12) remain the only two teams from the South Central Region to be nationally ranked.

The Hogs will take this week off as they prepare for the SEC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 29, in Columbia, S.C. Arkansas will be looking to extend one of the longest tenured championship streaks in collegiate athletics history as the Razorbacks go for their 32nd-consecutive conference cross country title, including their 15th-straight since entering the SEC in 1991. Arkansas won 17-consecutive Southwest Conference cross country crowns from 1974-90.

MONDO Men’s NCAA Cross Country Poll – Oct. 18

Ranking

Team (First Place Votes)

Points

1

Arkansas (12)

476

2

Wisconsin (4)

459

3

Colorado

452

4

Stanford

432

5

Notre Dame

404

6

BYU

396

7

Arizona

395

8

Florida

354

9

Georgetown

342

10

UTEP

337

11

Iowa

307

12

Texas

293

13

Kansas

285

14

Dartmouth

264

15

Portland

252

16

William & Mary

250

17

Michigan

212

18

Virginia

211

19

Florida State

161

20

Alabama

156

21

Iona College

155

22

Indiana

152

23

Minnesota

148

24

Washington

138

25

Oklahoma State

100

26

Ohio State

83

27

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

70

28

Air Force

47

29

American

45

30

Eastern Michigan

31

South Central Region Poll

Ranking

Team

1

Arkansas

2

Texas

3

Texas A&M

4

Rice

5

Stephen F. Austin

6

LSU

7

UT-Pan American

8

Baylor

9

Sam Houston

10

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

11

TCU

12

Lamar

13

Texas State

14

Houston

15

Louisiana Tech



Sports Category : Cross Country (M)