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LADY VOL CROSS COUNTRY SHOOTS TO NO. 15 NATIONALLY AFTER SEC TRIUMPH
Leah Soro

Leah Soro

Nov. 2, 2005

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee women's cross country team, which last weekend won its third straight Southeastern Conference title and improved its record to 99-5 on the season, vaulted from 21st to 15th in the sixth FinishLynx/NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll of the season.

The Lady Vols, who matched their 2005 poll apex of 15th in the Sept. 26 rankings, tallied 199 points to return to the top 15. League schools Arkansas (No. 19), Georgia (receiving votes) and Kentucky (receiving votes for the first time) also garnered national recognition.

Duke continued to top the charts, with the No. 1 Blue Devils grabbing all 13 first-place votes to tally 390 points. Stanford (377), Michigan (361), Notre Dame (353) and Arizona State (339) closed out the top five.

Head Coach J.J. Clark's Lady Vols are idle this weekend, but they will return to action on Nov. 12 at the NCAA South Regional in Gainesville, Fla. Tennessee will attempt to win its fourth consecutive region trophy under the direction of Clark, who spent 10 years as cross country coach at the University of Florida before taking over the UT program in 2002.

FinishLynx/NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll
Nov. 21, 2005
Rk. Team (First-place votes) Points
1. Duke (13) 390
2. Stanford 377
3. Michigan 361
4. Notre Dame 353
5. Arizona State 339
6. Illinois 325
7. Brigham Young 306
8. Columbia 299
9. North Carolina State 284
10. Colorado 274
11. Minnesota 262
12. Wake Forest 234
13. Providence 219
14. Princeton 203
15. Tennessee 199
16. Oklahoma State 196
17. Northern Arizona 191
18. Boston College 183
19. Arkansas 171
20. Baylor 134
21. Oregon 128
22. Butler 123
23. Marquette 83
24. North Carolina 80
25. Rice 69
26. Washington 66
27. Georgetown 37
28. Missouri 32
29. Indiana 23
30. Michigan State 19

 

 

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