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    Arkansas Men, Women Picked To Win 2013 SEC XC Titles

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Arkansas men and women have been predicted to win the 2013 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, as decided by a vote of the league’s head coaches. The SEC on Wednesday released its 2013 Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll.

    Points for the men's poll were awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 basis while the women's poll was awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13 basis. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams.

    The Arkansas men were a unanimous pick to win the 2013 SEC Championship after capturing their 20th SEC Cross Country Championship in the last 22 years in 2012 and finished 10th at the NCAA Championships. Florida was predicted to finish second with Missouri third.

    The Arkansas women, who placed second at last year’s SEC Championship and were 18th at the 2012 NCAA Championships, were selected to win the 2013 crown. The Razorbacks garnered 11 first-place votes, while Florida was second with two first-place votes and Vanderbilt was selected third with one first-place vote.

    The 2013 SEC Cross Country Championships are slated to take place Friday, Nov. 1 at Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.

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    2013 SEC Men’s Predicted Order of Finish
    1. Arkansas (12) - 12
    2. Florida (1) - 35
    3. Missouri - 37
    4. Georgia - 47
    5. Auburn - 55
    6. Texas A&M - 62
    7. Kentucky - 80
    8. Ole Miss - 85
    9. Tennessee - 107
    10. Alabama - 108
    11. Mississippi State - 110
    T12. LSU - 138
    T12. Vanderbilt - 138

    2013 SEC Women’s Predicted Order of Finish
    1. Arkansas (11) - 15
    2. Florida (2) - 27
    3. Vanderbilt (1) - 39
    4. Georgia - 62
    5. Ole Miss - 64
    6. Texas A&M - 69
    7. Kentucky - 75
    8. Missouri - 107
    9. Alabama - 108
    10. South Carolina - 130
    11. Mississippi State - 133
    12. Tennessee - 142
    13. Auburn - 147
    14. LSU - 156