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    Six SEC Teams Ranked In USTFCCCA Poll

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Six Southeastern Conference cross country teams have been ranked among the nation’s top-30, including two women’s squads in the top-10, in the latest poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  

    Two SEC women’s teams are ranked in the top-10 nationally as defending SEC Champion Vanderbilt is No. 6 and Arkansas moves up to No. 9 following a win in the adidas/UCI Invitational. Florida moves into the women’s poll this week at No. 29.

    Washington is the nation’s top-ranked women’s team, while Oregon checks in at No. 2 and Florida State is No. 3. Georgetown (No. 4) and Iowa State (No. 5) round out the women’s top-five.

    Three SEC teams are among the nation’s top-30 in the men’s poll. Texas A&M moves up one spot to No. 14 this week, while defending SEC Champion Arkansas checks in at No. 23 and Georgia is No. 30. Fellow SEC team Florida also is receiving votes.

    Wisconsin is the top-ranked men’s team, while Oklahoma State is No. 2 and BYU is No. 3. Oklahoma (No. 4) and Colorado (No. 5) round out the top-five men’s teams nationally.

    The 2012 SEC Cross Country Championships take place Friday, Oct. 26 in Nashville, Tenn.

    For all of the latest information on SEC Cross Country, please log on to www.SECDigitalNetwork.com or follow @SEC_Sean on Twitter.

    2012 Men’s Poll (9/11/2012)
    1. Wisconsin (9)
    2. Oklahoma State (2)
    3. BYU (1)
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Colorado
    T6. Portland
    T6. Texas
    8. Iona
    9. Stanford
    10. Florida State
    11. NC State
    12. Syracuse
    13. Indiana
    14. Texas A&M
    15. Princeton
    16. Georgetown
    17. Minnesota
    18. Northern Arizona
    19. Villanova
    20. Tulsa
    20. Michigan
    22. Oregon
    23. Arkansas
    24. New Mexico
    25. Notre Dame
    26. Washington State
    27. Eastern Kentucky
    28. Columbia
    29. UCLA
    30. Georgia

    Others Receiving Votes: Ohio State, Providence, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, William & Mary, Cal Poly, Cal, Iowa State, Weber State, Virginia Tech, Michigan State.        

                                         
    2012 Women’s Poll (9/11/2012)
    1. Washington (4)
    2. Oregon (5)
    3. Florida State (2)
    4. Georgetown (1)
    5. Iowa State
    6. Vanderbilt
    7. Providence
    8. Stanford
    9. Arkansas
    10. Villanova
    11. Michigan
    12. Arizona
    13. Michigan State
    14. Boston College
    15. Virginia
    16. Colorado
    17. Weber State
    18. Toledo
    19. San Francisco
    20. Syracuse
    21. Notre Dame
    22. Oklahoma State
    23. Penn State
    24. New Mexico
    25. West Virginia
    26. NC State
    27. Texas
    28. Princeton
    29. Florida
    30. Minnesota

    Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin, Brigham Young, Dartmouth, Cornell, Iowa, Portland, Duke.