"They can switch their affiliation to D1" Hahahahahahaha you must be more stupid than you sound if you think a team can just "switch" to D1.
And D1 teams play D2 teams in all sports throughout the pre season, which is what the big open xc meets are - pre season. So people have every right to moan if D1 teams constantly shy away from the best D2 teams.
And the above poster is correct Adams State will be at the Cowboy Jamboree that day which with OSU, Adams State, NAU, William and Mary, Western State plus a load of other teams is probably the best meet in the nation.[/quote]
You do know schools switch divisions all the time, don't you? I guess not. How about the North Dakota and South Dakota schools, how about UC-Davis, etc. I hate when stupid people call someone else stupid. If schools feel like their athletic program would benefit by going DI, they will try to do it. Obviously Adams State doesn't feel that need or that they are ready to do it for their entire athletic department. Also, a meet in October is NOT like a pre-season basketball game, especially a meet that is being used to help determine at-large bids for the DI national meet. Most of the time when people complain about the DII or DIII schools not being able to compete, it is not the pre-season meets.
Try again, but you should probably refrain from the stupid comments until you have some knowledge about what you wrote.
By the way, I don't think anyone on this message board doesn't believe that Adams State is a DI level school in cross country. They have proven that consistently. This doesn't give them the right to compete in any meet DI meet that they want to. Many schools will let them, others won't. Get over it.