Broncos Rank Second, Third Headed into MW Championships
Allan Schroeder

Oct. 29, 2013

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State women’s cross country team was picked to place second, while the men were picked to finish third in the 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Coaches’ Pre-Championship poll released Tuesday.

The Bronco women hold tight to the No. 2 spot, a place they sat in during the MW Preseason Poll and both MW Midseason polls. They total 89-points and two first-place votes in the most recent poll.

The Bronco men fall back one spot to No. 3 in the MW Pre-Championship poll after tying for the No. 2 spot in the most recent MW Midseason poll. The men totaled 36-points in this week’s poll.

New Mexico leads both the men’s and women’s MW Pre-Championship polls, totaling 47-points and 99-points respectively. Both teams rank No. 9 in the nation and earned five first-place votes on the men’s side and nine on the women’s side. The Lobo women have won five consecutive MW Cross Country Championships, while the men have collected the last four titles.

Colorado State’s men snuck into the No. 2 spot in the MW Pre-Championship poll, earning 42-points and two first-place votes, while Air Force managed one first-place vote even though they were ranked No. 4 with 34-points. Air Force’s women earned the No. 3 spot, while Colorado State’s women rank No. 4.

The 2013 MW Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the Air Force Academy at the Eisenhower Blue Course, Friday, Nov. 1. The men’s 8-kilometer race begins at 10 a.m. MT, while the women’s 6-kilometer race is scheduled for a 10:45 a.m. MT start. For complete coverage of the 2013 MW Cross Country Championships, visit the championship central page on TheMW.com (http://www.themw.com/#!/page/championship_c-xc).

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2013 MOUNTAIN WEST PRE-CHAMPIONSHIP MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ POLL
Pl.                  Team (1st place votes)              Points

1.                   New Mexico (5)                        47
2.                   Colorado State (2)                   42
3.                   Boise State                               36
4.                   Air Force (1)                             34
5.                   Wyoming                                   22
6                    Utah State                                21
7.                   Fresno State                             14
8.                   San José State                           8

2013 MOUNTAIN WEST PRE-CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ POLL
Pl.                  Team (1st place votes)              Points

1.                  New Mexico (9)                        99
2.                  Boise State (2)                         89
3.                  Air Force                                   81
4.                  Colorado State                         62
5.                  Utah State                                61
6.                  Wyoming                                   52
7.                  Nevada                                      50
8.                  Fresno State                             48
9.                  San Diego State                       24
10.                  San José State                         20
11.                  UNLV                                         19

 

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