New Mexico Men And Women Selected As Favorites In Pre-Championship Coaches' Polls

 

Colorado Springs, Colo. – In the Mountain West pre-championship coaches’ polls, New Mexico’s men’s and women’s cross country teams earned the top spots in the standings. The 10th-ranked Lobo women have won six consecutive MW Cross Country Championships, while the No. 18 men have won five straight.

In the men’s poll, New Mexico received seven first-place votes and 49 total points, followed by No. 25 Colorado State, who collected the other first-place vote and 43 points. Boise State is third with 37 points, followed by Wyoming (26 points), Air Force (25 points), Utah State (20 points), San José State (11 points) and Fresno State (10 points).

On the women’s side, New Mexico tallied 10 first-place votes for a total of 100 points to garner the top spot. Boise State collected one first-place vote and 90 points to claim second place. Wyoming is third with 80 points, followed by Colorado State in fourth with 73 points and Utah State in fifth with 58 points. Air Force (54 points), Nevada (44 points), Fresno State (43 points), San Diego State (25 points), San José State (23 points) and UNLV (15 points) round out the women’s 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. The women’s 6K begins at 10 a.m. PT, followed by the men’s 8K at 10:45 a.m. PT. Both races can be viewed live on the Mountain West Network.

2014 MOUNTAIN WEST PRE-CHAMPIONSHIP MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' POLL
Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (7) 49
2. Colorado State (1) 43
3. Boise State 37
4. Wyoming 26
5. Air Force 25
6. Utah State 20
7. San José State 11
8. Fresno State 10
2014 MOUNTAIN WEST PRE-CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' POLL
Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (10) 100
2. Boise State (1) 90
3. Wyoming 80
4. Colorado State 73
5. Utah State 58
6. Air Force 54
7. Nevada 44
8. Fresno State 43
9. San Diego State 25
10. San José State 23
11. UNLV 15