NCAA Cross Country Fan Polls: New Mexico Edges Oregon on Tiebreaker to Be #1, NAU #1 on Men’s Side

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By LetsRun.com
October 25, 2017

The fans have spoken and the New Mexico women and Northern Arizona men are the #1 teams in the country in the first LetsRun.com NCAA Cross Country Super Fan Polls of 2017.

On the women’s side the voting was super, super tight. New Mexico and Oregon both tied with 629 points, but more of our voters put New Mexico in first  (33) than Oregon (24) so New Mexico is our #1 team in the country. Conversely, that means more people put New Mexico to finish out of the top two than Oregon, and with New Mexico having some question marks about their fifth runner, that makes a lot of sense.

Colorado, San Francisco, and Arkansas rounded out the top 5 in the LRC Cross Women’s Polls.

LetsRun.com Women’s Super Poll Results
RankTeamPointsCoaches’ Poll
Rank
1.New Mexico (33)6292
2.Oregon (24)6291
3.Colorado (12)6123
4.San Francisco (3)4204
5.Arkansas271f6
6.NC State2564
7.Boise State2158
8.Providence2107
9.Stanford20314
10.Michigan16510

Others receiving votes: 11. Penn State 73 12. Washington 46 13. Akron 35 14. BYU 33 15. Arizona 30 16. North Carolina 28 17. Alabama 21 18. California 21 19. Bucknell 17 20. Arizona State 17 21. Baylor 16 22. Villanova 15 23. Oklahoma State 14 24. Utah State 13 25. Notre Dame 13 26. Portland 12 27. Iona 11 28. Iowa State 11 29. Michigan State 11 30. Columbia 10 31. Colorado State 9 32. Butler 9 33. Oregon State 9 34. Florida State 9 35. Minnesota 8 36. UC Riverside 8 37. Duke 8 38. Connecticut 8 39. Georgia 8 40. Mississippi State 7 41. Cal Poly 7 42. Boston College 7 43. Florida 6 44. Syracuse 6 45. Cornell 6 46. UCLA 6 47. Wisconsin 6 48. Princeton 5 49. Brown 4 50. Northern Arizona 4 51. UTEP 3 52. Eastern Michigan 2 53. Illinois 2 54. Georgetown 2 55. Texas A&M 2 56. Utah 2 57. Maryland 2 58. Missouri 1 59. Texas Tech 1 60. LaSalle 1 61. Lipscomb 1

Men’s Voting: NAU Looking to Repeat

On the men’s side Northern Arizona was a strong #1, getting twice as many (66 vs 33) first place votes as BYU. Syracuse, Colorado, Stanford and Portland filled in spots three through six. Portland only 6th in the LetsRun polls, didn’t get as much lot of love as in the coaches’ polls (#3). One school that got a ton of love in the LRC Polls was Arkansas, which clocked in at #9, despite being only ranked #27 in the coaches’ polls.

LetsRun.com Men’s Super Poll Results
RankTeamPointsCoaches’ Poll
Rank
1.Northern Arizona (66)9991
2.BYU (33)9442
3.Syracuse (3)7104
4.Colorado (2)5985
5.Stanford5596
6.Portland (1)5433
7.Oregon3318
8.Furman2037
9.Arkansas18827
10.Colorado State1069

Others receiving votes: 11. Oklahoma State 100 12. Southern Utah 96 13. Iona 41 14. Alabama 38 15. Virginia Tech 34 16. Michigan 34 17. Wisconsin 26 18. Mississippi 25 19. Arizona 20 20. Washington 16 21. Air Force 15 22. Arizona State 13 23. UCLA 12 24. Utah State 11 25. Georgetown 11 26. American 11 27. UTEP 10 28. Illinois 10 29. Brown 10 30. Texas 9 31. Duke 9 32. Iowa State 8 33. New Mexico 8 34. California 7 35. Cornell 7 36. Boise State 6 37. Columbia 5 38. Ohio State 4 39. Butler 4 40. Princeton 4 41. Florida State 4 42. Virginia 4 43. Navy 4 44. Baylor 4 45. Florida 3 46. Michigan State 3 47. Dartmouth 3 48. Washington State 2 49. Oklahoma 2 50. Eastern Michigan 2 51. Indiana 2 52. Bradley 2 53. Liberty 1 54. San Francisco 1 55. Notre Dame 1 56. Penn State 1 57. Louisville 1 58. Eastern Kentucky 1

Conference Voting

Most of the conferences had a heavy favorite but expect a tight battle in the men’s Heps which is a personal favorite of LRC.

 

ACC Men’s Poll
1.Syracuse (12)180
2.Virginia Tech159
3.NC State153
4.Virginia137
5.Notre Dame118
6.Florida State106
7.Louisville95
8.North Carolina86
9.Duke86
10.Georgia Tech77
11.Pittsburgh70
12.Wake Forest66
13.Clemson49
14.Boston College32
15.Miami26

 

 

ACC Women’s Poll
1.NC State (3)58
2.Virginia Tech (1)57
3.Syracuse53
4.Notre Dame48
5.Virginia45
6.Florida State41
7.Pittsburgh37
8.Duke35
9.North Carolina31
10.Wake Forest29
11.Boston College24
12.Louisville23
13.Georgia Tech23
14.Maryland18
15.Clemson16
16.Miami6

 

 

Big 10 Men’s Poll
1.Michigan (13)175
2.Wisconsin (1)130
3.Michigan State127
4.Illinois (1)119
5.Minnesota118
6.Indiana (2)113
7.Penn State109
8.Purdue81
9.Iowa57
10.Nebraska48
11.Ohio State45

 

 

Big 10 Women’s Poll
1.Michigan (4)48
2.Minnesota34
3.Penn State34
4.Wisconsin32
5.Indiana31
6.Michigan State27
7.Iowa24
8.Purdue22
9.Ohio State21
10.Northwestern13
11.Illinois13
12.Nebraska13

 

 

Big 12 Men’s Poll
1.Texas (5)73
2.Oklahoma State (3)67
3.Oklahoma (1)51
4.Iowa State49
5.Kansas41
6.Baylor34
7.Texas Tech34
8.Kansas State29
9.TCU27

 

 

Big 12 Women’s Poll
1.Baylor29
2.Texas (1)28
3.Oklahoma State (1)28
4.Iowa State (2)28
5.West Virginia22
6.Kansas State20
7.Kansas17
8.TCU17
9.Texas Tech16
10.Oklahoma15

 

 

Big East Men’s Poll
1.Georgetown (4)44
2.Villanova (1)40
3.Butler32
4.Providence29
5.Creighton22
6.Marquette19
7.Xavier13
8.Depaul13
9.Seton Hall13

 

 

Big East Women’s Poll
1.Villanova (2)38
2.Providence (2)36
3.Georgetown33
4.Butler25
5.Creighton21
6.Marquette20
7.Depaul14
8.Xavier13
9.St. Johns12
10.Seton Hall8

 

 

Big Sky Men’s Poll
1.Northern Arizona (5)55
2.Southern Utah50
3.Montana State33
4.Idaho State32
5.Montana29
6.Weber State28
7.Portland State26
8.Eastern Washington25
9.Sacramento State18
10.Northern Colorado18
11.North Dakota16

 

 

Big Sky Women’s Poll
1.Northern Arizona (3)40
2.Montana State35
3.Eastern Washington27
4.Idaho State27
5.Southern Utah27
6.Montana25
7.Portland State (1)22
8.Weber State19
9.Northern Colorado19
10.North Dakota13
11.Sacramento State10

 

 

Big West Men’s Poll
1.UC Santa Barbara (2)24
2.Cal State Fullerton22
3.UC Riverside19
4.Long Beach State18
5.Cal Poly (1)17
6.UC Davis (1)17
7.UC Irvine14
8.Cal State Northridge13

 

 

Big West Women’s Poll
1.UC Davis (1)16
2.Cal Poly (1)15
3.UC Riverside14
4.UC Santa Barbara13
5.Long Beach State12
6.Cal State Northridge7
7.Cal State Fullerton6
8.UC Irvine4
9.Hawaii3

 

 

Heps Men’s Poll
1.Pennsylvania (2)75
2.Princeton (3)73
3.Columbia (4)70
4.Brown (1)56
5.Dartmouth (1)36
6.Yale35
7.Cornell33
8.Harvard18

 

 

Heps Women’s Poll
1.Columbia (3)24
2.Cornell15
3.Princeton14
4.Pennsylvania13
5.Yale13
6.Dartmouth12
7.Brown9
8.Harvard8

 

 

MAC Men’s Poll
1.Eastern Michigan (2)41
2.Akron (1)36
3.Miami Ohio (2)30
4.Central Michigan24
5.Ohio24
6.Bowling Green23
7.Buffalo21
8.Kent State16
9.Toledo10

 

 

MAC Women’s Poll
1.Central Michigan (2)24
2.Eastern Michigan21
3.Western Michigan18
4.Akron15
5.Ball State15
6.Northern Illinois14
7.Kent State11
8.Toledo10
9.Buffalo9
10.Ohio9
11.Bowling Green5
12.Miami Ohio5

 

 

Mountain West Men’s Poll
1.Colorado State (4)45
2.Air Force (1)39
3.Boise St.34
4.Utah State32
5.New Mexico (1)27
6.Wyoming16
7.San Jose St.13
8.Fresno State10

 

 

Mountain West Women’s Poll
1.New Mexico (4)44
2.Boise St.38
3.Colorado State33
4.Air Force29
5.Utah State29
6.Fresno State21
7.Wyoming19
8.UNLV14
9.San Diego State13
10.San Jose St.13
11.Nevada11

 

 

Pac 10 Men’s Poll
1.Colorado (12)161
2.Stanford (6)155
3.Oregon (1)139
4.UCLA94
5.Washington92
6.Washington State68
7.California59
8.Arizona54
9.Arizona State33

 

 

Pac 10 Women’s Poll
1.Oregon (8)150
2.Colorado (4)146
3.Stanford (1)133
4.Washington104
5.Utah98
6.California81
7.UCLA65
8.Arizona61
9.Washington State56
10.Arizona State48
11.Oregon State48
12.USC24

 

 

Patriot League Men’s Poll
1.Navy (5)73
2.Army (1)59
3.Lehigh55
4.Boston University50
5.Bucknell45
6.American44
7.Colgate (1)34
8.Lafayette (1)33
9.Holy Cross31
10.Loyola (MD)16

 

 

Patriot League Women’s Poll
1.Lehigh (2)45
2.Bucknell (2)38
3.Navy37
4.Army (1)35
5.American30
6.Boston University25
7.Lafayette22
8.Loyola (MD)17
9.Holy Cross14
10.Colgate12

 

 

SEC Men’s Poll
1.Arkansas (8)127
2.Alabama (1)109
3.Mississippi (1)99
4.Texas A&M92
5.Georgia79
6.Kentucky77
7.Auburn64
8.Florida60
9.Missouri60
10.Mississippi State53
11.Tennessee52
12.LSU25
13.Vanderbilt13

 

 

SEC Women’s Poll
1.Arkansas (5)70
2.Missouri55
3.Georgia50
4.Mississippi State42
5.Texas A&M41
6.Mississippi39
7.Alabama39
8.Vanderbilt37
9.Kentucky36
10.Tennessee28
11.Florida27
12.Auburn26
13.LSU18
14.South Carolina17

 

 

West Coast Men’s Poll
1.Brigham Young (11)99
2.Portland88
3.San Francisco71
4.Gonzaga62
5.Santa Clara50
6.Loyola Marymount39
7.San Diego33
8.St. Marys29
9.Pepperdine24

 

 

West Coast Women’s Poll
1.San Francisco (3)38
2.Brigham Young (1)37
3.Portland32
4.Gonzaga26
5.Loyola Marymount18
6.Santa Clara18
7.St. Marys17
8.San Diego16
9.Pacific10
10.Pepperdine8

 

 


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