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    Six SEC Teams Ranked In USTFCCCA Poll

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second consecutive week, six Southeastern Conference cross country programs are ranked among the nation’s top-30, according to the latest rankings from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    The heart of the regular season begins this upcoming weekend as meets held Friday and after can count towards at-large selection evaluation for the NCAA Championships.

    On the men’s side, Texas A&M is the highest-ranked SEC team, checking in at No. 15. Arkansas is ranked No. 22, while Georgia is No. 30. Fellow league team Florida also is receiving votes.

    Wisconsin is the top-ranked men’s team, followed by Oklahoma State (No. 2) and BYU (No. 3). Oklahoma (No. 4) and Portland (No. 5) round out the men’s top-five.

    On the women’s side, Vanderbilt (No. 7) and Arkansas (No. 9) are both among the nation’s top-10 teams, while Florida checks in at No. 28.

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

    The 2012 SEC Cross Country Championships are scheduled to 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 (9/18/2012)
    1. Wisconsin (10)
    2. Oklahoma State (1)
    3. BYU (1)
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Portland
    6. Colorado
    7. Texas
    8. Iona
    9. Stanford
    10. Florida State
    11. N.C. State
    12. Indiana
    13. Syracuse
    14. Princeton
    15. Texas A&M
    16. Georgetown
    17. Minnesota
    18. Northern Arizona
    19. Tulsa
    20. Villanova
    21. Michigan
    22. Arkansas
    23. Notre Dame
    24. New Mexico
    25. Oregon
    26. Eastern Kentucky
    27. UCLA
    28. Washington State
    29. Columbia
    30. Georgia

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

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