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2010 NCAA Cross Country Rankings: Stanford Men, Villanova Women #1 Heading Into Conference Meets

By LetsRun.com
October 26, 2010

Heading into this weekend's crucial conference action, eight weeks into the 2010 NCAA XC season, the top two spots in the LetsRun.com NCAA Super Polls are just as they were in the preseason with the Stanford men and Villanova women #1, with the Oklahoma State men and Oregon women #2.

Men: Stanford and OK State Solidify The Top 2 Spots

On the men's side, Stanford still has nearly double the first place votes as Oklahoma State (in the coaches polls, Stanford and OSU are basically tied with Stanford with a 1 point lead over OSU). Stanford and OSU moved further ahead of their competitors compared to the preseason polls. In the preseason poll, Stanford had 44.8% of the first place votes and Oklahoma State had 24.6%. Now Stanford has 59.6% of the first place votes and Oklahoma State has 31.0%. Northern Arizona was the big loser in first place votes as they had 15.6% of the first place votes in the preseason poll and now have only 1.8%.

Northern Arizona however still has support with the LetsRun.com faithful. NAU is #6 in the LetsRun.com polls, but only #11 in the coaches poll. That 5 place difference was the biggest difference between our polls and the coaches polls for any school in the top 10.

Women: Villanova Looking Good to Repeat

Nov 23, 2009; Terre Haute, IN, USA; Villanova
runners Sheila Reid (706), Alison Smith (709) and Nicole Schappert (707) and coach Gina Procaccio pose with the championship plaque after winning the women's team title in the NCAA Division I cross country championships at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Photo via Newscom

Gina Procaccio's Villanova squad was somewhat of a surprise winning NCAAs last year, but this year they are poised to repeat. They have a commanding lead over #2 Oregon in the women's side.

The big loser in the women's polls was the Washington women who fell 5 spots from #3 to #8. Before you think that's a big fall realize in the coaches' polls they Huskies have fallen all the way to #20. Greg Metcalfe's Huskies were the national champs two years ago and had a perfect score at the Pac 10 meet. Last year they were heavy favorites heading into the NCAA meet but finished third. This year they have been hurt badly by the transfer of NCAA runner-up Kendra Schaff to UNC, but the LetsRun.com faithful still have some faith in the Huskies.

We have to extend our apologies and congratulations to the Arizona women. The Wildcats are #6 in the latest NCAA Coaches poll. Where are they in the LetsRun.com polls? Unfortunately they were left out as a voting option. To make voting easier we try and list 50-60 schools instead of 300 and we screwed up and left out Arizona. James Li's (Bernard Lagat's coach) Wildcat women were 30th at the NCAA meet last year and started the season 25th in the coaches polls but after their second place finish at PreNCAAS are primed to contend for the podium at NCAAs.

Men's Conference Polls: Stanford Absolutely Dominant, ACC and SEC Meets Look Tight

How good is Stanford? All 21 voters in the LetsRun.com Pac 10 poll picked the Cardinal to beat the #3 nationally ranked Oregon Ducks at this weekend's Pac 10 meet. Some of you think Vin Lananna can work his magic and have Oregon win the national title, but none of you think they're going to beat Stanford this weekend.

The ACC meet looks to be a very competitive four team battle and the SEC meet a 3 team battle.

Women's Conference Polls: Show Us Some Love

The voting as usual was pretty sparse in our women's conference polls so we won't make too many inferences except you need to vote more!

We'll reopen our polls next week in advance of the NCAA Regional qualifiers for the national championships in Terre Haute.

LetsRun.com Men's Super Poll Results
1. Stanford (102) 1626
2. Oklahoma State (53) 1476
3. Oregon (8) 1308
4. Wisconsin (3) 822
5. Iona (1) 710
6. Northern Arizona (3) 693
7. Colorado 512
8. Oklahoma 489
9. Indiana 362
10. Arkansas (1) 272
Others receiving votes: 11. Portland 234 12. Florida State 169 13. Duke 90 14. New Mexico 73 15. Arizona State 62 16. Syracuse 56 17. BYU 55 18. Georgetown 53 19. Virginia 51 20. Alabama 48 21. NC State 42 22. Princeton 27 23. Arizona 26 24. Columbia 24 25. Villanova 21 26. Louisville 17 27. Notre Dame 16 28. UC Santa Barbara 16 29. Duquesne 14 30. Auburn 13 31. Cornell 13 32. Dartmouth 12 33. Liberty 11 34. Michigan 11 35. Eastern Michigan 10 36. Florida 9 37. Minnesota 9 38. California 9 39. Penn State 9 40. Washington State 8 41. Colorado State 8 42. Washington 7 43. Providence 7 44. UCLA 7 45. Kansas 6 46. Michigan State 6 47. American 6 48. Air Force 6 49. Ohio State 6 50. LaSalle 5 51. Montana State 5 52. Texas 5 53. Southern Illinois 4 54. Butler 4 55. Penn 3 56. Virginia Tech 3 57. Iowa 3 58. Weber State 2 59. Rice 2 60. Iowa State 1 61. Wake Forest 1 62. Tennessee 1 63. UTEP 1 64. Baylor 1
LetsRun.com Women's Super Poll Results
1. Villanova (67) 831
2. Oregon (12) 764
3. Florida State (6) 554
4. Colorado (1) 403
5. Georgetown (1) 397
6. Texas Tech (2) 367
7. Stanford 269
8. Washington (2) 189
9. Duke 163
10. Syracuse 147
Others receiving votes: 11. Arizona State 92 12. New Mexico 84 13. Iowa State 77 14. Princeton 74 15. Wisconsin 51 16. Providence 45 17. North Carolina 44 18. Arkansas 42 19. Akron 42 20. Stony Brook 42 21. Virginia 39 22. Florida 36 23. Alabama 32 24. Georgia Tech 27 25. Notre Dame 27 26. BYU 24 27. Oklahoma State 24 28. Cornell 24 29. Baylor 22 30. Tennessee 21 31. Boston College 20 32. Indiana 19 33. UC Riverside 17 34. NC State 16 35. Minnesota 16 36. West Virginia 16 37. Virginia Tech 15 38. Georgia 15 39. Michigan 14 40. Michigan State 13 41. Illinois 13 42. Boston University 12 43. Toledo 11 44. Iona 11 45. Penn State 10 46. Brown 10 47. Yale 10 48. Vanderbilt 10 49. Columbia 9 50. Texas A&M 9 51. UCLA 9 52. UTEP 9 53. UC Santa Barbara 9 54. Wake Forest 9 55. Oregon State 8 56. Bucknell 6 57. Butler 5 58. Marquette 5 59. Northern Arizona 5 60. LaSalle 5 61. Colorado State 5 62. Maryland 4 63. Lamar 4 64. Missouri 3 65. Iowa 3 66. Rice 3 67. Ohio 3 68. SMU 2 69. Portland 1

Conference Polls

ACC Men's Poll
1. Duke (5) 211
2. Florida State (7) 211
3. NC State (5) 210
4. Virginia (3) 192
5. North Carolina 170
6. Virginia Tech 115
7. Wake Forest 95
8. Clemson 83
9. Georgia Tech 82
10. Boston College 80
11. Maryland 76
12. Miami 35
ACC Women's Poll
1. Florida State (5) 103
2. Duke (2) 94
3. North Carolina (2) 87
4. Virginia 74
5. NC State 73
6. Clemson 56
7. Wake Forest 46
8. Boston College 46
9. Virginia Tech 42
10. Georgia Tech 37
11. Miami 23
12. Maryland 21
Big 10 Men's Poll
1. Wisconsin (13) 171
2. Indiana (4) 142
3. Ohio State 117
4. Michigan State 112
5. Minnesota (1) 102
6. Penn State 91
7. Iowa 76
8. Michigan 70
9. Illinois 66
10. Purdue 43
Big 10 Women's Poll
1. Michigan State (2) 30
2. Ohio State (1) 28
3. Michigan 28
4. Indiana 22
5. Minnesota 21
6. Wisconsin 18
7. Iowa 17
8. Illinois 15
9. Penn State 9
10. Northwestern 5
11. Purdue 5
Big 12 Men's Poll
1. Oklahoma State (10) 120
2. Colorado 104
3. Oklahoma 104
4. Texas 79
5. Iowa State 69
6. Texas A&M 64
7. Kansas 53
8. Baylor 44
9. Nebraska 44
10. Texas Tech 41
11. Missouri 31
12. Kansas State 27
Big 12 Women's Poll
1. Colorado (1) 12
2. Texas Tech 11
3. Oklahoma State 10
4. Texas 9
5. Texas A&M 8
6. Oklahoma 7
7. Baylor 6
8. Missouri 5
9. Nebraska 4
10. Iowa State 3
11. Kansas 2
12. Kansas State 1
Big East Men's Poll
1. Syracuse (5) 106
2. Georgetown (2) 104
3. Villanova 90
4. Notre Dame (1) 88
5. Louisville 85
6. Providence 72
7. Cincinatti 54
8. Marquette 46
9. Connecticut 44
10. Depaul 37
11. Pittsburgh 34
12. Rutgers 31
13. Seton Hall 25
14. South Florida 24
Big East Women's Poll
1. Villanova (1) 16
2. Georgetown 15
3. Providence 14
4. Syracuse 13
5. Notre Dame 12
6. West Virginia 11
7. Marquette 10
8. Connecticut 9
9. Louisville 8
10. Cincinatti 7
11. Pittsburgh 6
12. Depaul 5
13. St. Johns 4
14. South Florida 3
15. Rutgers 2
16. Seton Hall 1
Big Sky Men's Poll
1. Northern Arizona (1) 15
2. Montana State (1) 14
3. Weber State 13
4. Eastern Washington 9
5. Sacramento State 8
6. Idaho State 7
7. Montana 4
8. Portland State 2
Big Sky Women's Poll
1. Weber State (1) 8
2. Montana 7
3. Northern Arizona 6
4. Idaho State 5
5. Montana State 4
6. Sacramento State 3
7. Eastern Washington 2
8. Portland State 1
Big West Men's Poll
1. UC Davis (2) 40
2. UC Santa Barbara (1) 39
3. Cal Poly (2) 39
4. UC Riverside 31
5. UC Irvine (1) 25
6. Long Beach State 23
7. Cal State Fullerton 13
8. Cal State Northridge 6
Big West Women's Poll
1. Long Beach State (2) 18
2. UC Santa Barbara 16
3. Cal Poly 13
4. UC Davis 13
5. Cal State Fullerton 8
6. UC Riverside 8
7. UC Irvine 7
8. Cal State Northridge 5
9. Pacific 2

Conference USA Women's Poll
1. Southern Mississippi (1) 11
2. Houston 10
3. Marshall 9
4. Memphis 8
5. Tulsa 7
6. Central Florida 6
7. East Carolina 5
8. Rice 4
9. UTEP 3
10. UAB 2
11. SMU 1
Heps Men's Poll
1. Princeton (8) 78
2. Columbia 64
3. Dartmouth (1) 54
4. Cornell (1) 52
5. Harvard 33
6. Penn 28
7. Yale 26
8. Brown 25
Heps Women's Poll
1. Princeton (2) 30
2. Columbia (1) 24
3. Harvard (1) 24
4. Cornell 22
5. Brown 17
6. Penn 11
7. Dartmouth 10
8. Yale 6
MAC Men's Poll
1. Eastern Michigan (3) 27
2. Miami Ohio 20
3. Kent State 19
4. Akron 16
5. Ohio 16
6. Central Michigan 14
7. Toledo 12
8. Buffalo 8
9. Bowling Green 3
MAC Women's Poll
1. Toledo (1) 23
2. Miami Ohio (1) 22
3. Central Michigan 20
4. Ohio 17
5. Western Michigan 15
6. Eastern Michigan 15
7. Kent State 12
8. Akron 10
9. Bowling Green 8
10. Buffalo 6
11. Northern Illinois 5
12. Ball State 3
Mountain West Men's Poll
1. Brigham Young (5) 58
2. New Mexico (5) 54
3. Air Force 39
4. Colorado State (1) 35
5. TCU 23
6. Wyoming 22
Mountain West Women's Poll
1. New Mexico (1) 17
2. Brigham Young (1) 17
3. Utah 13
4. Colorado State 12
5. Air Force 8
6. UNLV 7
7. Wyoming 7
8. TCU 5
9. San Diego State 4
Pac 10 Men's Poll
1. Stanford (21) 168
2. Oregon 147
3. California 114
4. UCLA 87
5. Washington 82
6. Arizona State 79
7. Arizona 42
8. Washington State 37
Pac 10 Women's Poll
1. Oregon (6) 69
2. Stanford 58
3. Arizona (1) 54
4. Washington 51
5. California 44
6. Arizona State 33
7. UCLA 27
8. Oregon State 17
9. USC 16
10. Washington State 16
Patriot League Men's Poll
1. Navy (7) 68
2. American 61
3. Army 49
4. Lehigh (1) 44
5. Bucknell (1) 43
6. Colgate 25
7. Holy Cross 17
8. Lafayette 17
Patriot League Women's Poll
1. Colgate (3) 37
2. Navy (1) 28
3. Bucknell 27
4. Army 24
5. Lehigh (1) 21
6. Holy Cross 18
7. American 13
8. Lafayette 12
SEC Men's Poll
1. Arkansas (3) 73
2. Alabama (2) 68
3. Florida (2) 64
4. Auburn 53
5. Tennessee 47
6. Georgia 44
7. Kentucky 30
8. Mississippi 28
9. Mississippi State 23
10. Vanderbilt 20
11. LSU 12
SEC Women's Poll
1. Florida (2) 56
2. Arkansas (2) 53
3. Vanderbilt (1) 51
4. Georgia 47
5. Auburn 35
6. Alabama 32
7. Tennessee 28
8. Kentucky 25
9. Mississippi State 21
10. South Carolina 18
11. Mississippi 14
12. LSU 10

 

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