Colorado State And New Mexico Men and New Mexico Women Selected As Favorites In Midseason Coaches' Polls


Colorado Springs, Colo. – In the Mountain West midseason coaches’ polls, Colorado State and New Mexico men’s cross country teams share first-place in the standings, while the Lobos capture top honor in the women’s poll. The No. 11 Lobo women have won six consecutive MW Cross Country Championships, while the No. 16 men have won five straight. Colorado State men’s team moved three spots to No. 22 in the recent United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll.

In the men’s poll, Colorado State and New Mexico each received four first-place votes and 45 total points, followed by Air Force, who collected 35 points. Boise State is fourth with 32 points, followed by Wyoming with 27 points for fifth place. Utah State (19 points), Fresno State (12 points) and San José State (nine points) concluded the men’s poll.

On the women’s side, New Mexico tallied nine first-place votes for a total of 99 points to earn the top spot. Boise State collected one first-place vote and 87 points to claim second place. Colorado State received one first-place vote and earned 77 points for third, followed by Wyoming with 70 points. Air Force (61 points) and Utah State (51 points) claimed fifth and sixth place, respectively. Nevada (50 points), Fresno State (41 points), San Diego State (34 points), San José State (18 points), and UNLV (17 points) rounded out the poll results.

The 2014 Mountain West Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Fresno State University at Woodward Park in Fresno, California on Friday, Oct. 31.

Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. Colorado State (4) 45
1. New Mexico (4) 45
3. Air Force 35
4. Boise State 32
5. Wyoming 27
6. Utah State 19
7. Fresno State 12
8. San José State 9
Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (9) 99
2. Boise State (1) 87
3. Colorado State (1) 77
4. Wyoming 70
5. Air Force 61
6. Utah State 51
7. Nevada 50
8. Fresno State 41
9. San Diego State 34
10. San José State 18
11. UNLV 17