Yes, I know that Cortland won't have Joslyn for XC, but they will add Andy Cloke, who if healthy, is not too far behind Joslyn as far as a XC'er. In addition, Cortland had several freshman in their top 7 last year, Nally, Little, Viglione, Henry will all improve, especially Nally who ran a blistering time (just behind Joslyn) at the Boilermaker with Henry not far behind. Also, remember that Little was injuried for 90% of the season last year, running his first race for Cortland at SUNYACs.
And as mentioned, they have another very good recruiting class. I'm not saying it is set in stone that Cortland will win, but I'd say the are one of the favorites.
Sure, NYU is always tough in XC, and I'll admit, I overlooked Ryan Williams in my initial post.
Other teams to watch;
Fredonia could challenge for a top 5 spot, with a healthy Forma, if Pond continues to improve and a could top recruits from section 2 (QBY), they have the makings of a good team.
I also think Brockport can suprise some people. They've added Andy Wigton and Pete Manktelow [4:14 1600] (read these 2 from a dystat thread a while back). If Kolb can get healthy and get back to where he was at SUNYACs last year, they also could challenge for a top 5 spot.
The more I think about Geneseo, I think I've short changed them too. They still have McGrath and Gauthier improved a ton in outdoors. Haskell and Tillapaugh should be able to pick up the slack left by the lose of Moore and Hunkovic, and they added 2 local guys (Chichester and Henchen) who will grow as the season wears on. I'm sure they also got some other strong recruits, including the sub 1:55 guy from Warwick Valley.