Men's cross country picked sixth in the USTFCCCA preseason region rankings

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's cross country program has been ranked sixth in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason South Central Region Poll. 

The Lions, ranked second in the MIAA preseason poll, are one of five MIAA teams in the poll, joining Cental Missouri (2nd), Northwest Missouri (7th), Pittsburg State (8th), and Southwest Baptist (9th). 

Southern opens up the regular season on September 2 at the University of Arkansas. The complete regional poll is listed below. 

SOUTH CENTRAL Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

Last Week

1

East Central (Okla.)

Ada, Okla.

Great American

3

2

Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Mo.

MIAA

1

3

Cameron

Lawton, Okla.

Lone Star

5

4

Eastern New Mexico

Portales, N.M.

Lone Star

7

5

Harding

Searcy, Ark.

Great American

1

6

Missouri Southern

Joplin, Mo.

MIAA

8

7

Northwest Missouri

Maryville, Mo.

MIAA

6

8

Pittsburg State

Pittsburg, Kan.

MIAA

9

9

Southwest Baptist

Bolivar, Mo.

MIAA

10

10

Abilene Christian

Abilene, Texas

Lone Star

2