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    Five SEC Teams In Latest USTFCCCA Poll

    Five Southeastern Conference cross country teams are ranked among the nation’s top-30 teams according to the latest NCAA Division I poll, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    Two SEC teams are ranked among the men’s top-30, as Texas A&M checks in at No. 14 – up one spot from last week – and Arkansas jumps to a tie for 17th after a solid performance at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational this past weekend. The Razorbacks made the biggest leap of any team in the USTFCCCA men’s poll this week. Fellow SEC team Georgia also is receiving votes.

    Wisconsin remains the nation’s No. 1 team on the men’s side, followed by Oklahoma State (No. 2) and BYU (No. 3). Oklahoma (No. 4) and Portland (No. 5) round out the top five on the men’s side.

    Three SEC teams are ranked among the women’s top-30, including two that remain in the top-10. Defending SEC Champion Vanderbilt checks in at No. 8, while Arkansas is No. 10. Florida is the nation’s 28th-ranked women’s squad. Fellow SEC team Kentucky makes its first appearance this season in the “also receiving votes” category of the women’s poll.

    Washington again is the No. 1 team on the women’s side, followed by Florida State (No. 2) and Oregon (No. 3). Georgetown (No. 4) and Iowa State (No. 5) round out the women’s national 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 (9/25/2012)
    1. Wisconsin (9)
    2. Oklahoma State (2)
    3. BYU (1)
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Portland
    6. Texas
    7. Colorado
    8. Iona
    9. Stanford
    10. Florida State
    T11. NC State
    T11. Indiana
    T11. Syracuse
    14. Texas A&M
    15. Georgetown
    16. Minnesota
    T17. Princeton
    T17. Arkansas
    19. Northern Arizona
    20. Tulsa
    21. New Mexico
    22. Villanova
    23. Oregon
    24. Notre Dame
    25. Eastern Kentucky
    26. Michigan
    27. Virginia
    28. Columbia
    29. Washington State
    30. UCLA

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

    Others Receiving Votes: Cornell, Minnesota, West Virginia, Princeton, North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Dartmouth.