Wisconsin Men, Oregon Women* #1 in the LetsRun.com Pre Season NCAA Cross Country Polls

By LetsRun.com
September 20, 2012

The LetsRun.com NCAA pre season college cross country polls are out and Mick Byrne's Wisconsin Badgers are a strong #1 on the men's side, while Robert Johnson's Oregon women are #1 on the women's side.

On the men's side, Wisconsin being #1 is not a surprise as they also get 10 of 12 first place votes in the USTFCCCA coaches poll and are the defending national champions. If Mick Byrne makes it two in a row maybe people will finally start recognizing him as a great coach (he had four top four finishes at NCAAs in five years at Iona before going to Wisconsin). Oklahoma State is #2 and the LetsRun.com faithful know what Mark Wetmore's Colorado Buffaloes can do as they are #3.

On the women's side, Oregon is #1 but it should come with an asterisk. Twice as many people picked Greg Metcalfe's Washington Huskies to come out on top. However, a few people left Washington entirely off their ballots and that made the results what they were. Washington nearly won NCAAs last year, only losing by 8 points. If the Huskies keep performing well, they'll soon be an automatic on the ballots of even the casual fan. This is the first year Robert Johnson (not LetsRun.com's Robert Johnson) leads the Oregon Ducks instead of Vin Lananna. Should be interesting to see what happens in November in Kentucky (nationals are not at Terre Haute this year).

So enjoy the polls below. Some of the regional polls are way off as not that many people voted. So if you are upset with their accuracy, then vote next time.

More: *Relive 2011 NCAA's on LRC: Men's Recap, Women's Recap

LetsRun.com Men's Super Poll Results
1.Wisconsin (34)479
2.Oklahoma State (8)396
3.Colorado (4)322
4.BYU 279
5.Oklahoma (1)232
6.Texas (2)176
7.Stanford (1)157
8.Portland 152
9.Oregon 124
10.Iona 87
Others receiving votes: 11. Florida State 81 12. Arizona 75 13. Northern Arizona 70 14. Indiana 52 15. NC State 42 16. Syracuse 31 17. Georgetown 23 18. Princeton 23 19. Villanova 22 20. New Mexico 21 21. Arizona State 20 22. Baylor 16 23. Arkansas 15 24. Eastern Kentucky 14 25. Dartmouth 14 26. Michigan 14 27. Air Force 12 28. Duke 10 29. Washington 10 30. Kansas 9 31. Georgia 9 32. Liberty 8 33. LaSalle 8 34. Columbia 7 35. Notre Dame 7 36. Minnesota 7 37. Cornell 7 38. Virginia 7 39. Alabama 7 40. Penn State 6 41. Providence 5 42. Florida 5 43. Colorado State 5 44. Texas A&M 3 45. Iowa 2 46. Duquesne 2 47. Virginia Tech 1 48. Louisville 1 49. Eastern Michigan 1 50. Tulsa 1 51. UCLA 1 52. Washington State 1 53. William & Mary 1
LetsRun.com Women's Super Poll Results
1.Oregon (8)296
2.Georgetown (6)281
3.Washington (16)248
4.Florida State (4)205
5.Stanford 148
6.Villanova (2)121
7.Providence 113
8.Vanderbilt (1)98
9.Iowa State 71
10.Colorado 67
Others receiving votes: 11. Arizona 61 12. Arkansas 46 13. BYU 35 14. Texas A&M 28 15. Dartmouth 27 16. Connecticut 26 17. Princeton 26 18. Boston College 22 19. Virginia 21 20. Syracuse 20 21. Brown 14 22. Boston University 14 23. Wisconsin 12 24. Colorado State 12 25. Iowa 11 26. California 11 27. Cornell 11 28. Florida 11 29. Iona 11 30. Alabama 10 31. Oklahoma State 10 32. Michigan 10 33. Columbia 9 34. Akron 9 35. Michigan State 9 36. Portland 9 37. Arizona State 8 38. Texas Tech 8 39. Notre Dame 7 40. William & Mary 7 41. Penn State 7 42. Minnesota 6 43. West Virginia 6 44. Georgia 5 45. Illinois 5 46. Navy 5 47. Marquette 5 48. Duke 5 49. Stony Brook 5 50. Harvard 4 51. San Francisco 4 52. Ohio 4 53. Butler 4 54. NC State 4 55. Texas 3 56. Tulsa 3 57. Toledo 2 58. Tennessee 2 59. Lamar 2 60. Oregon State 1 61. Georgia Tech 1 62. Weber State 1 63. Wake Forest 1

Regional Polls

Mountain Men's Poll
1. Brigham Young (1) 28
2. Colorado (1) 27
3. Northern Arizona (1) 25
4. New Mexico 19
5. Air Force 16
6. Southern Utah 13
7. Weber State 12
8. UTEP 11
9. Montana State 7
10. Utah State 5
11. Wyoming 1
12. Colorado State 1
Mountain Women's Poll
1. Colorado (1) 18
2. Weber State 18
3. Brigham Young 15
4. Southern Utah (1) 12
5. Northern Arizona 12
6. Texas Tech 10
7. Colorado State 6
8. New Mexico 5
9. Montana 4
10. Idaho State 3
11. Utah State 3
12. Air Force 2
13. Wyoming 1
14. Montana State 1
Northeast Men's Poll
1.Syracuse (3)30
2.Iona 25
3.Columbia 21
4.Boston College (1)19
5.Harvard 14
6.Providence 13
7.Boston University 13
8.Yale 12
9.Dartmouth 11
10.Connecticut 8
11.Massachusetts 8
12.Holy Cross 7
13.William & Mary 7
14.Quinnipiac 6
15.New Hampshire 6
16.Maine 6
17.Cornell 5
18.Fordham 4
19.Brown 3
20.Binghamtom 2
Northeast Women's Poll
1.Connecticut 16
2.Boston College (1)15
3.Dartmouth 14
4.Syracuse (1)10
5.Boston University 10
6.Columbia 8
7.Providence 7
8.Stony Brook 6
9.Maine 6
10.Harvard 5
11.Cornell 4
12.Holy Cross 4
13.Massachusetts 2
14.Brown 2
15.Quinnipiac 1
South Central Men's Poll
1.Texas (1)19
2.Arkansas (1)17
3.Lamar 16
4.Texas A&M 16
5.Baylor 11
6.Houston 9
7.Rice 7
8.TCU 4
9.Arkansas Little Rock 3
10.Stephen F. Austin 3
11.UT San Antonio 2
12.LSU 2
13.Texas A&M Corpus Christi 1
Midwest Men's Poll
1.Oklahoma State (1)19
2.Oklahoma (1)15
3.Iowa State 14
4.Illinois 13
5.Minnesota 11
6.Drake 10
7.Missouri 7
8.Iowa 7
9.Kansas 4
10.Southern Illinois 4
11.Loyola - Chicago 3
12.Illinois State 2
13.Kansas State 1
Midwest Women's Poll
1.Iowa State (1)10
2.Oklahoma State 9
3.Northwestern 8
4.Minnesota 7
5.Iowa 6
6.Missouri 5
7.Illinois 4
8.Northern Illinois 3
9.Tulsa 2
10.Illinois State 1
South Men's Poll
1.Florida State (6)69
2.Florida (1)59
3.Georgia 56
4.Auburn 44
5.Tennessee 30
6.Georgia Tech 29
7.Alabama 24
8.Mississippi State 14
9.Tennessee Chattanooga 12
10.Kennesaw State University 9
11.Belmont 9
12.East Tennessee 8
13.North Florida 6
14.Florida A&M 4
15.Samford 3
16.Miami 3
17.Mississippi 3
18.Vanderbilt 2
19.Lipscomb 1
South Women's Poll
1.Florida State (2)20
2.Vanderbilt 17
3.Florida 17
4.Georgia 14
5.Mississippi 11
6.Alabama 8
7.Mississippi State 5
8.Tennessee 4
9.Samford 4
10.Southern Mississippi 3
11.Belmont 3
12.UAB 2
13.Auburn 1
14.Lipscomb 1
Great Lakes Men's Poll
1.Wisconsin (8)80
2.Indiana 67
3.Michigan 64
4.Notre Dame 52
5.Ohio State 31
6.Michigan State 29
7.Butler 24
8.Purdue 19
9.Eastern Michigan 15
10.Indiana State 12
11.Central Michigan 10
12.Marquette 9
13.Cincinatti 8
14.Kent State 6
15.Miami Ohio 6
16.Ohio 4
17.Bowling Green 2
18.Dayton 1
19.Xavier 1
West Men's Poll
1.Portland (3)50
2.Oregon (3)50
3.Stanford 49
4.UCLA 29
5.Washington State 23
6.California 21
7.Arizona 20
8.Washington 19
9.Arizona State 18
10.Cal Poly 14
11.UC Santa Barbara 11
12.Long Beach State 7
13.UC Riverside 5
14.San Francisco 5
15.Boise St. 5
16.UC Davis 2
17.Sacramento State 1
18.Idaho 1
West Women's Poll
1.Oregon 36
2.Arizona 30
3.Washington (3)30
4.Stanford (1)26
5.California 22
6.UCLA 17
7.Arizona State 9
8.San Francisco 8
9.Cal State Fullerton 6
10.Portland 6
11.Oregon State 5
12.Long Beach State 4
13.USC 4
14.UC Irvine 3
15.Gonzaga 3
16.San Diego 3
17.Cal Poly 2
18.Santa Clara 2
19.Idaho 2
20.Washington State 1
Others receiving votes: 21. UC Davis 1
Mid Atlantic Men's Poll
1.Princeton (3)37
2.Villanova (1)35
3.Georgetown 34
4.Penn State 29
5.Navy 19
6.LaSalle 17
7.American 16
8.Saint Josephs 11
9.Pittsburgh 6
10.Penn 6
11.Duquesne 5
12.Maryland 3
13.Rider 1
14.Temple 1
Mid Atlantic Women's Poll
1.Georgetown (1)19
2.Villanova (1)19
3.West Virginia 16
4.Penn State 14
5.Princeton 11
6.Navy 9
7.LaSalle 7
8.Duquesne 5
9.Penn 4
10.Bucknell 3
11.Rutgers 2
12.Saint Josephs 1
South East Men's Poll
1.NC State (4)67
2.Virginia (2)44
3.Duke 39
4.Virginia Tech 38
5.Eastern Kentucky (1)38
6.William and Mary 33
7.UNC Greensboro 31
8.North Carolina 25
9.Louisville 16
10.Richmond 12
11.Wake Forest 7
12.East Carolina 6
13.Liberty 6
14.Virginia Commonwealth 5
15.Western Kentucky 4
16.Furman 4
17.Kentucky 3
18.Charlotte 2
19.Clemson 2
20.Norfolk State 2
Others receiving votes: 21. George Mason 1
South East Women's Poll
1.Duke 24
2.Clemson 23
3.North Carolina (1)23
4.NC State (2)23
5.Virginia Tech 19
6.Kentucky 10
7.Virginia 9
8.Wake Forest 8
9.James Madison 7
10.Eastern Kentucky 6
11.William and Mary 5
12.Louisville 4
13.Richmond 2
14.Charlotte 1
15.Liberty 1

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