It's time for a NIRCA LRC thread. Season is just starting up with Princeton and 3 other races this weekend, and NIRCA released their Week 1 national rankings here: http://clubrunning.org/media/n...s-253.html
There are also regional previews going over most teams right now on the home page definitely work looking at.
UC davis looks to remain the favorite for the men -- they're returning 9 of their top 10, though all things considered they are certainly vulnerable to one of the more established club teams like Penn State, who won their season-opener against D2 and D3 teams averaging 26:0x.
On the women's side it's interesting that NIRCA picked UVA to win over Penn State even though PSU is the defending champion -- both teams look pretty strong as always.
Thanks to Snyder005's excellent work, I've even integrated NIRCA speed ratings into TrackBot, both individually and by team. You can check out his work on GitHub here: https://github.com/Snyder005/NIRCA-Database
This is my first time testing this out, so please bear with me on errors.
TrackBot! NIRCA Max Petrosky
TrackBot! NIRCAteam UC Davis