Colorado State Men and New Mexico Women Selected To Win 2016 Mountain West Cross Country Titles

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado State men’s and New Mexico women’s cross country teams were picked to win the 2016 Mountain West titles, respectively, in a vote by the league’s head coaches. The Ram men were the runner-up during the 2015 MW Cross Country Championships, while the Lobo women captured their eighth straight league crown and won the NCAA Championship.

Colorado State received five first-place votes and 46 total points to take top honors in the men’s poll, followed by Boise State, who received one first-place vote and earned 42 points. Air Force finished third with two first-place votes and 40 points. New Mexico is fourth with 31 points, followed by Wyoming (23 points) and Utah State (19 points). San José State (12 points) and Fresno State (10 points) round out the men’s poll, finishing seventh and eighth, respectively.

In the women’s poll, New Mexico collected nine first-place votes for a total of 99 points. Boise State (two first-place votes) was selected second with 92 points. Colorado State earned 79 points for third in the poll. With 67 points, Air Force claims the fourth spot, followed by Wyoming (63 points), Utah State (56 points), Nevada (53 points) and San José State (30 points). Fresno State (27 points), San Diego State (20 points) and UNLV (19 points) round out the poll.

The 2016 cross country season begins on Friday, Sept. 2. The 2016 Mountain West Championships will be hosted by Boise State University at the Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna, Idaho on Friday, Oct. 28.

2016 Mountain West Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Team (1st place votes) Points
1. Colorado State (5) 46
2. Boise State (1) 43
3. Air Force (2) 40
4. New Mexico 31
5. Wyoming 23
6. Utah State 19
7. San José State 12
8. Fresno State 10

2016 Mountain West Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (9) 99
2. Boise State (2) 92
3. Colorado State 79
4. Air Force 67
5. Wyoming 63
6. Utah State 56
7. Nevada 53
8. San José State 30
9. Fresno State 27
10. San Diego State 20
11. UNLV 19