New Mexico Men and Women Picked As Favorites to Win 2015 Mountain West Cross Country Titles

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The New Mexico men's and women's cross country teams were selected to win the 2015 Mountain West titles, respectively, in a vote by the league's head coaches. The Lobo women have won seven consecutive MW Cross Country Championships, while the men have won six straight.

New Mexico collected five first-place votes and 46 total points to capture the top spot in the men's poll, while Boise State, who received one first-place vote and tallied 42 points claims second-place honors. Colorado State finished third with two first-place votes and 41 points, followed by Air Force with 31 points. Wyoming received 25 points for fifth place, while Utah State (19 points), Fresno State (12 points) and San José State (8 points) round out the men's poll.

On the women's side, New Mexico received 10 first-place votes for a total of 100 points, followed by Boise State, who received one first-place vote and earned 88 points. Colorado State and Wyoming each received 79 points to finish tied for third. Air Force is fifth with 58 points, followed by Nevada (52 points), Utah State (49 points) and Fresno State (36 points). UNLV (25 points), San José State (21 points), and San Diego State (18 points) round out the poll, finishing 9th, 10th and 11th, respectively.

The 2015 cross country season begins on Friday, Sep. 4. The 2015 Mountain West Championships will be hosted by the University of Nevada at Montrêux Golf Course in Reno, Nevada on Friday, Oct. 30.

2015 MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' POLL
Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (5) 46
2. Boise State (1) 42
3. Colorado State (2) 41
4. Air Force 31
5. Wyoming 25
6. Utah State 19
7. Fresno State 12
8. San José State 8

 

2015 MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' POLL
Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (10) 100
2. Boise State (1) 88
3. Colorado State 79
  Wyoming 79
5. Air Force 58
6. Nevada 52
7. Utah State 49
8. Fresno State 36
9. UNLV 25
10. San José State 21
11. San Diego State 18