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FIRST FINISHLYNX/NCAA CROSS COUNTRY POLL OF 2003 RELEASED
Katie Flaute and the Lady Vols will have to prove they belong amongst the Top 30

Katie Flaute and the Lady Vols will have to prove they belong amongst the Top 30

Sept. 3, 2003

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

The preseason FinishLynx/NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll was released Wednesday, and Head Coach J.J. Clark's University of Tennessee squad learned that last year's NCAA South Region victory and NCAA Championships appearance wasn't enough to merit a vote from the Women's Cross Country Coaches Association pollsters.

The Lady Volunteers, who finished in a tie for 28th nationally in 2002, were absent in 2003's first set of rankings. Brigham Young, the defending national champion, collected 13 first-place votes to top the poll with 390 points, followed by perennial power Stanford at 371. Notre Dame (358), Colorado (351) and Villanova (330) rounded out the top five.

Defending Southeastern Conference champ Arkansas is the highest-ranked SEC school, chiming in at No. 15 with 212 points. Auburn and Kentucky drew votes, garnering 15 and two points, respectively.

The Lady Vols will soon have an opportunity to see where they stack up, as they play host to No. 14 North Carolina State and No. 23 Wisconsin in the Tennessee adidas Invitational on Sept. 12. Start time for the 5000-meter race is 5:45 p.m. at Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville.

FinishLynx / NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL POLL
(Conducted by the Women's Cross Country Coaches Association)
2003 Preseason Poll
September 2, 2003

RankingTeam (first place votes)Points
1.Brigham Young (13)390
2.Stanford371
3.Notre Dame358
4.Colorado351
5.Villanova330
6.Providence329
7.Wake Forest303
8.Georgetown296
9.Columbia271
10.Northern Arizona264
11.North Carolina255
12.Michigan253
13.Michigan State227
14.North Carolina State216
15.Arkansas212
16.Duke175
17.Missouri168
18.Indiana166
19.Arizona State151
20.Virginia128
21.Penn State122
22.Boston College118
23.Wisconsin103
24.UCLA85
25.William & Mary79
26.Colorado State77
27.Marquette60
28.Texas A&M42
29.Southwest Missouri State24
30.West Virginia21
Other Teams Also Receiving Votes: Cornell 18, Washington 17, Auburn 15, Baylor 12, Toledo 11, Minnesota 10, Dartmouth 5, Weber State 5, Yale 4, Kentucky 2, Florida State 1.

 

 

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