August 24, 2011

Women's cross country ranked 17th nationally, 2nd regionally to open the season

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's cross country team has been ranked 17th nationally and second in the region in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason polls released today by the organization. 

The Lions, a preseason favorite to win the MIAA title, are one of five teams ranked in the South Central Region from the MIAA, and just one of two ranked nationally, joining Truman State (18th). 

Southern will open up the regular season at the University of Arkansas on September 2. The complete regional and national polls are listed below. 

SOUTH CENTRAL Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

Last Week

1

Midwestern State

Wichita Falls, Texas

Lone Star

2

2

Missouri Southern

Joplin, Mo.

MIAA

3

3

Truman State

Kirksville, Mo.

MIAA

4

4

Harding

Searcy, Ark.

Great American

3

5

Pittsburg State

Pittsburg, Kan.

MIAA

1

6

Northwest Missouri

Maryville, Mo.

MIAA

5

7

Southwest Baptist

Bolivar, Mo.

MIAA

11

8

East Central (Okla.)

Ada, Okla.

Great American

14

9

Abilene Christian

Abilene, Texas

Lone Star

9

10

Angelo State

San Angelo, Texas

Lone Star

8

NCAA Division II

Women's Cross Country National Team Rankings

2011 Preseason, August 24

next ranking: September 21

         
 

Rank

Institution

Region

Conference

Location

 

1

Western State

Central

RMAC

Gunnison, Colo.

 

2

Grand Valley State

Midwest

GLIAC

Allendale, Mich.

 

3

Chico State

West

CCAA

Chico, Calif.

 

4

Adams State

Central

RMAC

Alamosa, Colo.

 

5

Alaska Anchorage

West

GNAC

Anchorage, Alaska

 

6

Augustana (S.D.)

Central

NSIC

Sioux Falls, S.D.

 

7

Ferris State

Midwest

GLIAC

Big Rapids, Mich.

 

8

Shippensburg

Atlantic

PSAC

Shippensburg, Pa.

 

9

Queens (N.C.)

Southeast

Conf. Carolinas

Charlotte, N.C.

 

10

Minnesota Duluth

Central

NSIC

Duluth, Minn.

 

11

U-Mary

Central

NSIC

Bismarck, N.D.

 

12

Midwestern State

South Central

Lone Star

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

13

Tampa

South

Sunshine

Tampa, Florida

 

14

Edinboro

Atlantic

PSAC

Edinboro, Pa.

 

15

Hillsdale

Midwest

GLIAC

Hillsdale, Mich.

 

16

Stonehill

East

Northeast-10

Easton, Mass.

 

17

Missouri Southern

South Central

MIAA

Joplin, Mo.

 

18

Truman State

South Central

MIAA

Kirksville, Mo.

 

19

Millersville

Atlantic

PSAC

Millersville, Pa.

 

20

Harding

South Central

Great American

Searcy, Ark.

 

21

Bellarmine

Midwest

GLVC

Louisville, Ky.

 

22

East Stroudsburg

Atlantic

PSAC

East Stroudsburg, Pa.

 

23

Western Washington

West

GNAC

Bellingham, Wash.

 

24

Cal Poly Pomona

West

CCAA

Pomona, Calif.

 

25

Nova Southeastern

South

Sunshine

Davie, Fla.