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    Five SEC Cross Country Teams In USTFCCCA Rankings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following the 2012 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, five SEC teams are currently ranked among the nation’s top-30 in the latest poll of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday.  

    Three SEC men’s teams are ranked, led by No. 10 Arkansas, which won its third consecutive league title this past Friday. Georgia, which placed second at the SEC Championships, is ranked No. 26, while Texas A&M is tied for 29th overall. Fellow SEC team Missouri also is receiving votes.

    Oklahoma State is the nation’s top-ranked men’s team, followed by No. 2 Colorado and No. 3 Stanford. Iona (No. 4) and Texas (No. 5) round out the national top-five.

    On the women’s side, Arkansas checks in at No. 12, while Florida, which won its third SEC title in the last four years last week, is ranked No. 14. Fellow SEC team Vanderbilt also is receiving votes.

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

    SEC teams return to action on Friday, Nov. 9, when they participate in the NCAA Regional Championships. The next USTFCCCA poll will come out on Nov. 13.

    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 (10/30/2012)
    1. Oklahoma State (8)
    2. Colorado (4)
    3. Stanford
    4. Iona
    5. Texas
    6. Wisconsin
    7. BYU
    8. Oklahoma
    9. Portland
    10. Arkansas
    11. Oregon
    12. Michigan
    13. Princeton
    14. Syracuse
    15. Eastern Kentucky
    16. New Mexico
    17. Virginia Tech
    18. Northern Arizona
    19. Tulsa
    20. Indiana
    21. Virginia
    22. Columbia
    23. Florida State
    24. Georgetown
    25. Arizona State
    26. Georgia
    27. UCLA
    28. Notre Dame
    T29. Texas A&M
    T29. Kansas

    Others Receiving Votes: Illinois, Missouri, Washington, NC State, Iowa State, Villanova, Providence, Dartmouth.    
                                    
    2012 Women’s Poll (10/30/2012)
    1. Florida State (9)
    2. Iowa State (1)
    3. Oregon (2)
    4. Arizona
    5. Stanford
    6. Michigan
    7. Washington
    8. Cornell
    9. Georgetown
    10. Duke
    11. Michigan State
    12. Arkansas
    13. Weber State
    14. Florida
    15. Penn State
    16. Connecticut
    17. New Mexico
    18. Toledo
    19. William and Mary
    20. Providence
    21. Oklahoma State
    22. Texas
    23. Notre Dame
    24. Colorado
    25. Villanova
    26. San Francisco
    27. Boston College
    28. Minnesota
    29. UCLA
    30. NC State

    Others Receiving Votes: Princeton, Vanderbilt, Butler, SMU, UC Davis, Syracuse