2017 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #10 Oklahoma State & #9 Iona
2016 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #8 Colorado, #7 Northern Arizona, #6 Arkansas and #5 Iona
2015 Men's XC Preview: #10 Virginia, #9 Ole Miss, #8 Iona, #7 Oklahoma State
2014 adidas Wisconsin Preview: An Incredible 19 Ranked Men's Teams And 22 Ranked Women's Teams Are Ready To Battle
Friday's adidas Wisconsin Invitational pits #3 NAU against #7 Stanford on the men's side, while the women's race features 22 ranked teams, including #2 Michigan State, #5 Arkansas and #6 Stanford as well as 9-time defending Canadian champs Guelph. Joe Rosa, Maksim Korolev, Stanley Kebenei and Futsum Zeinasellassie will bid for the individual men's title; Shelby Houlihan leads a loaded women's individual field.
Weekend XC Preview: Notre Dame Invitational, Washington Invitational Headline Action
Notre Dame has an extremely deep men's field (10 of the top 25, led by #10 BYU), but the best race of the weekend is Saturday in Seattle, where half of the men's top 10 (#2 NAU, #5 Portland, #6 Stanford, #7 Indiana, #9 Villanova) will square off. The women's races aren't as strong, but #3 Oregon vs. #4 Stanford at Washington should be compelling,
with a potential debut from Stanford's Aisling Cuffe. In other action, the #6 FSU women trek up to Paul Short to face #5 Georgetown while the #1 Colorado men race at the Rocky Mountain Shootout.
*Aisling Cuffe Out For Most (Or All) XC Season With A Stress Fracture According to this blog post by one of the Stanford men.
2014 Men's XC Preview: #10 Villanova & #9 Iona
Villanova, who will lean on 13:31 5k Aussie Patrick Tiernan, has everyone back from last year's 18th place finish at NCAAs while Iona will reload from a 6th-place finish with its own Aussie, 7:57 3k man Chartt Miller.