XC Picked Second in MW Midseason Poll
Oct. 5, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West released their Midseason Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday afternoon, and both Bronco teams maintained their second-place predictions from the preseason poll. The majority of both polls hardly changed, as Colorado State was still picked to win on the men’s side and the New Mexico women were selected to win their ninth-straight conference title.

The Bronco men earned 44 points and three first-place votes, just short of the Rams’ 47 points and five first-place votes. The two teams recently went head-to-head at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24. Boise State took third in the team standings with 112 points while Colorado State was seventh with 178.

Air Force (38) was slotted third in the midseason poll, New Mexico (29) was fourth and Utah State (23) was fifth.

The Lobo women received 99 points and nine first-place votes. The Boise State women earned 92 points and two first-place votes, making the two teams’ point totals and first-place votes identical from the preseason league coaches’ poll.

Colorado State (79) was picked to finish third, Air Force (68) fourth and Wyoming (63) fifth.

The Broncos will host the conference championships at Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna, Idaho on Friday, Oct. 28. The women will race first at 10 a.m. (MT), followed by the men at 10:45 a.m. (MT). Admission and parking will both be free to the public. The entire championship will be broadcast live on the Mountain West Network.

Men’s Preseason Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)
Place       Team (1st place votes)                 Points
1.            Colorado State (5)                         47
2.            Boise State (3)                             44
3.            Air Force                                        38
4.            New Mexico                                   29
5.            Utah State                                      23
6.            Wyoming                                        21
7.            San José State                               13
8.            Fresno State                                    9

Women’s Preseason Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)
Place     Team (1st place votes)                   Points
1.          New Mexico (9)                                99
2.          Boise State (2)                               92
3           Colorado State                                 79
4.          Air Force                                          68
5.          Wyoming                                          63
6.          Utah State                                        62
7.          Nevada                                             47
8.          San José State                                 35
9.          Fresno State                                     24
T10.      San Diego State                                18
T10.      UNLV                                                 18


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