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|
|9.||North Carolina State||284|
Additional Teams Receiving Votes: Georgia 16, Kentucky 15, Virginia 14, Florida State 13, Pennsylvania 8, Boston University 7, Weber State 7, Wisconsin 3, William & Mary 2.