UCCS Women Ranked Eighth in Cross Country Poll

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 5, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team is ranked eighth nationally, according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association first 2006 poll which was released Tuesday.

A panel of Division II coaches votes in the USTFCCCA polls, which are also recognized as the official polls of the NCAA. The polls will be released weekly on Tuesdays throughout the collegiate cross country season.

As usual, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference was well represented in the poll. Aside from UCCS, perennial powerhouses Adams State and Western State were ranked Nos. 1 and 4 respectively while Colorado School of Mines came in 17th. The North Central Region had five teams ranked with the four RMAC schools and South Dakota all among the Top 25.

The complete poll was as follows:

1. Adams State
2. Grand Valley State
3. Harding
4. Western State
5. UC San Diego
6. Southern Indiana
7. Chico State
8. Colorado-Colorado Springs
9. Abilene Christian
10. Wisconsin Parkside
11. University of South Dakota
12. Alaska Anchorage
13. Kutztown
14. Central Missori
15. Indiana University of PA
16. Bellarmine
17. Colorado School of Mines
18. Northern Michigan
19. Florida Southern
20. UMass Lowell
21. Alaska Huntsville
22. Edinboro
23. Ferris State
24. Bloomsburg
25. Seattle Pacific

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