NCAA Cross Country Fan Polls: New Mexico Edges Oregon on Tiebreaker to Be #1, NAU #1 on Men’s Side

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By LetsRun.com
October 25, 2017

The fans have spoken and the New Mexico women and Northern Arizona men are the #1 teams in the country in the first LetsRun.com NCAA Cross Country Super Fan Polls of 2017.

On the women’s side the voting was super, super tight. New Mexico and Oregon both tied with 629 points, but more of our voters put New Mexico in first  (33) than Oregon (24) so New Mexico is our #1 team in the country. Conversely, that means more people put New Mexico to finish out of the top two than Oregon, and with New Mexico having some question marks about their fifth runner, that makes a lot of sense.

Colorado, San Francisco, and Arkansas rounded out the top 5 in the LRC Cross Women’s Polls.

LetsRun.com Women’s Super Poll Results
Rank Team Points Coaches’ Poll
Rank
1. New Mexico (33) 629 2
2. Oregon (24) 629 1
3. Colorado (12) 612 3
4. San Francisco (3) 420 4
5. Arkansas 271 f6
6. NC State 256 4
7. Boise State 215 8
8. Providence 210 7
9. Stanford 203 14
10. Michigan 165 10

Others receiving votes: 11. Penn State 73 12. Washington 46 13. Akron 35 14. BYU 33 15. Arizona 30 16. North Carolina 28 17. Alabama 21 18. California 21 19. Bucknell 17 20. Arizona State 17 21. Baylor 16 22. Villanova 15 23. Oklahoma State 14 24. Utah State 13 25. Notre Dame 13 26. Portland 12 27. Iona 11 28. Iowa State 11 29. Michigan State 11 30. Columbia 10 31. Colorado State 9 32. Butler 9 33. Oregon State 9 34. Florida State 9 35. Minnesota 8 36. UC Riverside 8 37. Duke 8 38. Connecticut 8 39. Georgia 8 40. Mississippi State 7 41. Cal Poly 7 42. Boston College 7 43. Florida 6 44. Syracuse 6 45. Cornell 6 46. UCLA 6 47. Wisconsin 6 48. Princeton 5 49. Brown 4 50. Northern Arizona 4 51. UTEP 3 52. Eastern Michigan 2 53. Illinois 2 54. Georgetown 2 55. Texas A&M 2 56. Utah 2 57. Maryland 2 58. Missouri 1 59. Texas Tech 1 60. LaSalle 1 61. Lipscomb 1

Men’s Voting: NAU Looking to Repeat

On the men’s side Northern Arizona was a strong #1, getting twice as many (66 vs 33) first place votes as BYU. Syracuse, Colorado, Stanford and Portland filled in spots three through six. Portland only 6th in the LetsRun polls, didn’t get as much lot of love as in the coaches’ polls (#3). One school that got a ton of love in the LRC Polls was Arkansas, which clocked in at #9, despite being only ranked #27 in the coaches’ polls.

LetsRun.com Men’s Super Poll Results
Rank Team Points Coaches’ Poll
Rank
1. Northern Arizona (66) 999 1
2. BYU (33) 944 2
3. Syracuse (3) 710 4
4. Colorado (2) 598 5
5. Stanford 559 6
6. Portland (1) 543 3
7. Oregon 331 8
8. Furman 203 7
9. Arkansas 188 27
10. Colorado State 106 9

Others receiving votes: 11. Oklahoma State 100 12. Southern Utah 96 13. Iona 41 14. Alabama 38 15. Virginia Tech 34 16. Michigan 34 17. Wisconsin 26 18. Mississippi 25 19. Arizona 20 20. Washington 16 21. Air Force 15 22. Arizona State 13 23. UCLA 12 24. Utah State 11 25. Georgetown 11 26. American 11 27. UTEP 10 28. Illinois 10 29. Brown 10 30. Texas 9 31. Duke 9 32. Iowa State 8 33. New Mexico 8 34. California 7 35. Cornell 7 36. Boise State 6 37. Columbia 5 38. Ohio State 4 39. Butler 4 40. Princeton 4 41. Florida State 4 42. Virginia 4 43. Navy 4 44. Baylor 4 45. Florida 3 46. Michigan State 3 47. Dartmouth 3 48. Washington State 2 49. Oklahoma 2 50. Eastern Michigan 2 51. Indiana 2 52. Bradley 2 53. Liberty 1 54. San Francisco 1 55. Notre Dame 1 56. Penn State 1 57. Louisville 1 58. Eastern Kentucky 1

Conference Voting

Most of the conferences had a heavy favorite but expect a tight battle in the men’s Heps which is a personal favorite of LRC.

 

ACC Men’s Poll
1. Syracuse (12) 180
2. Virginia Tech 159
3. NC State 153
4. Virginia 137
5. Notre Dame 118
6. Florida State 106
7. Louisville 95
8. North Carolina 86
9. Duke 86
10. Georgia Tech 77
11. Pittsburgh 70
12. Wake Forest 66
13. Clemson 49
14. Boston College 32
15. Miami 26

 

 

ACC Women’s Poll
1. NC State (3) 58
2. Virginia Tech (1) 57
3. Syracuse 53
4. Notre Dame 48
5. Virginia 45
6. Florida State 41
7. Pittsburgh 37
8. Duke 35
9. North Carolina 31
10. Wake Forest 29
11. Boston College 24
12. Louisville 23
13. Georgia Tech 23
14. Maryland 18
15. Clemson 16
16. Miami 6

 

 

Big 10 Men’s Poll
1. Michigan (13) 175
2. Wisconsin (1) 130
3. Michigan State 127
4. Illinois (1) 119
5. Minnesota 118
6. Indiana (2) 113
7. Penn State 109
8. Purdue 81
9. Iowa 57
10. Nebraska 48
11. Ohio State 45

 

 

Big 10 Women’s Poll
1. Michigan (4) 48
2. Minnesota 34
3. Penn State 34
4. Wisconsin 32
5. Indiana 31
6. Michigan State 27
7. Iowa 24
8. Purdue 22
9. Ohio State 21
10. Northwestern 13
11. Illinois 13
12. Nebraska 13

 

 

Big 12 Men’s Poll
1. Texas (5) 73
2. Oklahoma State (3) 67
3. Oklahoma (1) 51
4. Iowa State 49
5. Kansas 41
6. Baylor 34
7. Texas Tech 34
8. Kansas State 29
9. TCU 27

 

 

Big 12 Women’s Poll
1. Baylor 29
2. Texas (1) 28
3. Oklahoma State (1) 28
4. Iowa State (2) 28
5. West Virginia 22
6. Kansas State 20
7. Kansas 17
8. TCU 17
9. Texas Tech 16
10. Oklahoma 15

 

 

Big East Men’s Poll
1. Georgetown (4) 44
2. Villanova (1) 40
3. Butler 32
4. Providence 29
5. Creighton 22
6. Marquette 19
7. Xavier 13
8. Depaul 13
9. Seton Hall 13

 

 

Big East Women’s Poll
1. Villanova (2) 38
2. Providence (2) 36
3. Georgetown 33
4. Butler 25
5. Creighton 21
6. Marquette 20
7. Depaul 14
8. Xavier 13
9. St. Johns 12
10. Seton Hall 8

 

 

Big Sky Men’s Poll
1. Northern Arizona (5) 55
2. Southern Utah 50
3. Montana State 33
4. Idaho State 32
5. Montana 29
6. Weber State 28
7. Portland State 26
8. Eastern Washington 25
9. Sacramento State 18
10. Northern Colorado 18
11. North Dakota 16

 

 

Big Sky Women’s Poll
1. Northern Arizona (3) 40
2. Montana State 35
3. Eastern Washington 27
4. Idaho State 27
5. Southern Utah 27
6. Montana 25
7. Portland State (1) 22
8. Weber State 19
9. Northern Colorado 19
10. North Dakota 13
11. Sacramento State 10

 

 

Big West Men’s Poll
1. UC Santa Barbara (2) 24
2. Cal State Fullerton 22
3. UC Riverside 19
4. Long Beach State 18
5. Cal Poly (1) 17
6. UC Davis (1) 17
7. UC Irvine 14
8. Cal State Northridge 13

 

 

Big West Women’s Poll
1. UC Davis (1) 16
2. Cal Poly (1) 15
3. UC Riverside 14
4. UC Santa Barbara 13
5. Long Beach State 12
6. Cal State Northridge 7
7. Cal State Fullerton 6
8. UC Irvine 4
9. Hawaii 3

 

 

Heps Men’s Poll
1. Pennsylvania (2) 75
2. Princeton (3) 73
3. Columbia (4) 70
4. Brown (1) 56
5. Dartmouth (1) 36
6. Yale 35
7. Cornell 33
8. Harvard 18

 

 

Heps Women’s Poll
1. Columbia (3) 24
2. Cornell 15
3. Princeton 14
4. Pennsylvania 13
5. Yale 13
6. Dartmouth 12
7. Brown 9
8. Harvard 8

 

 

MAC Men’s Poll
1. Eastern Michigan (2) 41
2. Akron (1) 36
3. Miami Ohio (2) 30
4. Central Michigan 24
5. Ohio 24
6. Bowling Green 23
7. Buffalo 21
8. Kent State 16
9. Toledo 10

 

 

MAC Women’s Poll
1. Central Michigan (2) 24
2. Eastern Michigan 21
3. Western Michigan 18
4. Akron 15
5. Ball State 15
6. Northern Illinois 14
7. Kent State 11
8. Toledo 10
9. Buffalo 9
10. Ohio 9
11. Bowling Green 5
12. Miami Ohio 5

 

 

Mountain West Men’s Poll
1. Colorado State (4) 45
2. Air Force (1) 39
3. Boise St. 34
4. Utah State 32
5. New Mexico (1) 27
6. Wyoming 16
7. San Jose St. 13
8. Fresno State 10

 

 

Mountain West Women’s Poll
1. New Mexico (4) 44
2. Boise St. 38
3. Colorado State 33
4. Air Force 29
5. Utah State 29
6. Fresno State 21
7. Wyoming 19
8. UNLV 14
9. San Diego State 13
10. San Jose St. 13
11. Nevada 11

 

 

Pac 10 Men’s Poll
1. Colorado (12) 161
2. Stanford (6) 155
3. Oregon (1) 139
4. UCLA 94
5. Washington 92
6. Washington State 68
7. California 59
8. Arizona 54
9. Arizona State 33

 

 

Pac 10 Women’s Poll
1. Oregon (8) 150
2. Colorado (4) 146
3. Stanford (1) 133
4. Washington 104
5. Utah 98
6. California 81
7. UCLA 65
8. Arizona 61
9. Washington State 56
10. Arizona State 48
11. Oregon State 48
12. USC 24

 

 

Patriot League Men’s Poll
1. Navy (5) 73
2. Army (1) 59
3. Lehigh 55
4. Boston University 50
5. Bucknell 45
6. American 44
7. Colgate (1) 34
8. Lafayette (1) 33
9. Holy Cross 31
10. Loyola (MD) 16

 

 

Patriot League Women’s Poll
1. Lehigh (2) 45
2. Bucknell (2) 38
3. Navy 37
4. Army (1) 35
5. American 30
6. Boston University 25
7. Lafayette 22
8. Loyola (MD) 17
9. Holy Cross 14
10. Colgate 12

 

 

SEC Men’s Poll
1. Arkansas (8) 127
2. Alabama (1) 109
3. Mississippi (1) 99
4. Texas A&M 92
5. Georgia 79
6. Kentucky 77
7. Auburn 64
8. Florida 60
9. Missouri 60
10. Mississippi State 53
11. Tennessee 52
12. LSU 25
13. Vanderbilt 13

 

 

SEC Women’s Poll
1. Arkansas (5) 70
2. Missouri 55
3. Georgia 50
4. Mississippi State 42
5. Texas A&M 41
6. Mississippi 39
7. Alabama 39
8. Vanderbilt 37
9. Kentucky 36
10. Tennessee 28
11. Florida 27
12. Auburn 26
13. LSU 18
14. South Carolina 17

 

 

West Coast Men’s Poll
1. Brigham Young (11) 99
2. Portland 88
3. San Francisco 71
4. Gonzaga 62
5. Santa Clara 50
6. Loyola Marymount 39
7. San Diego 33
8. St. Marys 29
9. Pepperdine 24

 

 

West Coast Women’s Poll
1. San Francisco (3) 38
2. Brigham Young (1) 37
3. Portland 32
4. Gonzaga 26
5. Loyola Marymount 18
6. Santa Clara 18
7. St. Marys 17
8. San Diego 16
9. Pacific 10
10. Pepperdine 8

 

 


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