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LADY VOLS RISE TO 26TH IN FINISHLYNX/NCAA CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS
Megan Cauble and the Lady Vols head into the SEC Championships ranked 26th.

Megan Cauble and the Lady Vols head into the SEC Championships ranked 26th.

Oct. 22, 2003

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

The University of Tennessee women will find themselves in unusual territory when they run at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Athens, Ga., on Nov. 3. The Lady Vols, ranked 26th in this week's FinishLynx/NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll, will be the highest-ranked SEC school in the meet.

As a matter of fact, Tennessee is the only ranked conference team this week after Arkansas dropped from 19th in the Oct. 13 poll to only receiving votes in the current tabulation. The Lady Vols, meanwhile, gained two places from their previous No. 28 designation.

There was also a change at the top of the leaderboard, as defending NCAA champion BYU was knocked from the No. 1 perch by perennial power Stanford. The Cardinal collected seven first-place votes to the Cougars' six and moved past their long-time foes by one point, 384 to 383, to unseat BYU from the catbird's seat for the first time all season.

Closing out the top five were North Carolina State (355), Arizona State (350) and North Carolina (337). UT's South Region nemesis Florida State is 30th with 20 poll points, while SEC compadre Arkansas received only eight points this week.

Rk.Team (First-place votes)Points
1.Stanford (7)384
2.Brigham Young (6)383
3.North Carolina State355
4.Arizona State350
5.North Carolina337
6.Michigan State328
7.Notre Dame308
8.Providence298
9.Colorado285
10.Michigan276
11.Northern Arizona250
12.Columbia246
13.Wake Forest241
14.Princeton227
15.UCLA215
16.Georgetown195
17.Missouri180
18.Wisconsin165
19.Penn State158
20.Nebraska137
21.Marquette127
22.Colorado State118
23.UC Santa Barbara107
24.Baylor92
25.West Virginia63
26.Tennessee52
27.Boston College46
28.Nevada38
29.Duke29
30.Florida State20
Other Teams Also Receiving Votes: Texas Tech 15, Villanova 12, Arkansas 8. Next Poll: Nov. 3.

 

 

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