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LADY VOLS REMAIN AT 28TH IN FINISHLYNX/NCAA CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS
Head Coach J.J. Clark has the Lady Vol Cross Country team ranked 28th this week.

Head Coach J.J. Clark has the Lady Vol Cross Country team ranked 28th this week.

Oct. 14, 2003

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

The University of Tennessee women, who possess a 43-4 record after three meets this season, remain at No. 28 in the latest FinishLynx/NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll, released Monday afternoon.

The Lady Volunteers, who were idle last weekend, saw their total of poll points drop from 52 to 44 but nonetheless kept their grasp on a top-30 position for the third-consecutive week. Among Southeastern Conference schools, UT continues to rank behind only Arkansas, which once again holds down the No. 19 position with 158 points. Kentucky and Vanderbilt are receiving votes this week, collecting nine points and one point, respectively. NCAA South Region rival Florida State is one spot behind UT in 29th with 29 points.

At the top of the charts, defending NCAA champ Brigham Young maintained the favorite role for the fifth-consecutive poll in 2003. The Cougars collected 11 of 13 first-place votes to accumulate 387 points and rank above No. 2 Stanford, which earned the other two first-place nods to boost its sum to 379. Rounding out the top five are Arizona State (356), Michigan State (347) and Notre Dame (331).

Head Coach J.J. Clark's squad will travel to University Park, Pa., to compete in the Penn State National Invitational at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday. That 6K competition will be Tennessee's final preparation before it heads into the championship portion of the season.

Rk.Team (First-place votes)Points
1.Brigham Young (11)387
2.Stanford (2)379
3.Arizona State356
4.Michigan State347
5.Notre Dame331
6.North Carolina State328
7.Colorado299
8.Georgetown290
9.Columbia 276
10.Providence269
11.North Carolina268
12.UCLA245
13.Villanova232
14.Baylor222
15.Wake Forest212
16.Northern Arizona210
17.Wisconsin187
18.Penn State164
19.Arkansas158
20.Colorado State148
21.Missouri121
22.Michigan114
23.Princeton 96
24.William & Mary74
25.Nebraska66
26.Marquette65
27.West Virginia61
28.Tennessee 44
29.Florida State29
30.Toledo20
Other Teams Also Receiving Votes: Washington 15, Kentucky 9, Texas Tech 9, Boston College 7, Richmond 4, Texas A&M 1, Duke 1,Vanderbilt 1. Next Poll: Oct. 20

 

 

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