The LetsRun.com running expert poll does it again:
BYU Men and Colorado Women are Your New NCAA #1s in LetsRun.com Cross Country Fan Polls
November 10, 2017
The fans have spoken and the BYU men and Colorado women are your new #1 teams in the 2017 LetsRun.com NCAA Cross Country Super Fan Polls.
On the men’s side, BYU after a perfect 1-2-3-4-5 finish at the West Coast Conference meet that included #6 Portland, is your new number one, by the slimmest of margins. BYU and defending national champion Northern Arizona both got 28 first place votes, but BYU had 6 total more points in the poll to take the top spot. Syracuse picked up a few first place votes as well and is a strong #3.
Let's take a look at the actual results:
1. N Arizona 74
2 Matthew Baxter 29:00.78
3 Tyler Day 29:04.55
8 Peter Lomong 29:33.09
35 Andy Trouard 29:58.07
40 Geordie Beamish 30:01.12
60 Luis Grijalva 30:19.32
102 Cory Glines 30:44.54
3 BYU 165
24 Casey Clinger 29:46.32
30 Connor McMillan 29:52.29
39 Rory Linkletter 29:59.04
42 Daniel Carney 30:03.50
65 Kramer Morton 30:21.64
71 Jonathan Harper 30:27.38
105 Clayton Young 30:47.36
1) Matthew Baxter and Tyler Day from NAU finished ahead of the 'golden boy' Grant Fischer from Stanford.
2) NAU had 3 guys in the top 10. They all finished before the fastest runner for BYU finished the race.
3) NAU had an average time of 29:31.5 for their top 5 finishers...which is faster than the fastest runner for BYU... by about 15 seconds.
4) NAU DESTROYED BYU... BY 91 POINTS.
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