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    Five SEC Cross Country Teams Ranked

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – In a week that saw a lot of movement in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, five Southeastern Conference teams are ranked among the nation’s top-30 according to the latest edition, released on Tuesday by the New Orleans-based organization.

    Wisconsin remains the nation’s top men’s team, followed by Oklahoma State (No. 2) and BYU (No. 3), Oklahoma (No. 4), Iona (T-No. 5) and Portland (T-No. 5) round out the national men’s top-five. Arkansas is the highest rated SEC men’s team this week, checking in at No. 19. Georgia is tied for 24th nationally, while Missouri breaks into the men’s poll at No. 30. Fellow SEC teams Florida and Texas A&M also are receiving votes on the men’s side.

    Florida State moves into the top spot on the women’s side for the first time since the final regular-season poll of the 2011 campaign. The Seminoles are followed by Arizona (No. 2) and Washington (No. 3). Oregon (No. 4) and Iowa State (No. 5) round out the women’s top-five. Arkansas (No. 11) and Vanderbilt (No. 12) are the two ranked SEC teams on the women’s side. Fellow SEC teams Florida and Kentucky also are receiving votes in the women’s national rankings.

    As a result of a light weekend of competition in DI this upcoming weekend, there will not be a national poll released next Tuesday. The next poll will be released on Tuesday, October 16.

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

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    2012 Men’s Poll (10/2/2012)
    1. Wisconsin (8)
    2. Oklahoma State (2)
    3. BYU (2)
    4. Oklahoma
    T5. Iona
    T5. Portland
    7. Colorado
    8. Stanford
    9. Tulsa
    10. Syracuse
    11. Princeton
    12. Villanova
    13. Notre Dame
    14. Florida State
    15. Oregon
    16. Minnesota
    17. Columbia
    18. Northern Arizona
    19. Arkansas
    T20. Georgetown
    T20. Eastern Kentucky
    22. Texas
    23. William and Mary
    T24. Michigan
    T24. Georgia
    26. Indiana
    27. UCLA
    28. New Mexico
    29. Virginia
    30. Missouri

    Others Receiving Votes: Kansas, Texas A&M, NC State, Iowa State, Arizona, Dartmouth, Florida, Virginia Tech, Washington State.    
                                        
    2012 Women’s Poll (10/2/2012)
    1. Florida State (11)
    2. Arizona
    3. Washington
    4. Oregon (1)
    5. Iowa State
    6. Georgetown
    7. Stanford
    8. Michigan
    9. Cornell
    10. Michigan State
    11. Arkansas
    12. Vanderbilt

    13. Weber State
    14. Penn State
    15. Toledo
    16. Notre Dame
    17. William and Mary
    18. Colorado
    19. New Mexico
    20. San Francisco
    21. Boston College
    22. Oklahoma State
    23. Columbia
    24. Villanova
    25. Butler
    26. NC State
    27. Minnesota
    28. Providence
    29. Wisconsin
    30. Yale

    Others Receiving Votes: Syracuse, Virginia, Texas, Florida, Dartmouth, Princeton, Kentucky, North Carolina.