Harriers Prepare for Pac-10 XC Championships
Oct. 24, 2000
This Week: Pacific-10 Conference Championships
The University of Oregon No. 13 men's and women's cross country squads kick off their championship slates this weekend, traveling to Seattle for the Pacific-10 Conference Championships. The 32nd edition of the men's race features five top-30 teams (including three ranked in the top 15), while the 15th women's classic also includes five top-30 teams (including four in the top 10).
SETTING THE STAGE
Sophomore Jason Hartmann and senior Michael Kasahun look to improve on last year's Pac-10 debuts of 15th and 19th, respectively. The Duck women, led by seniors Katie Crabb (33rd in `98), Rhiannon Glenn (22nd in `99) and Hanna Smedstad will pace the Ducks up front. Last year at the Pac-10 meet in Long Beach, Calif., the Duck men finished third, while the women's squad took sixth. This week will mark the Pac-10 debuts of four men (Adam Bergquist, Brett Holts, John Lucas, Noel Paulson) and three women (Laura Harmon, Smedstad, Carrie Zografos). Stanford is the team favorite in both races. Top men's individuals include Arizona's David Lopez and Mike Kramer, Stanford's Jonathon Riley and Thomas Murley. Women's favorites include Arizona's Tara Chaplin, Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera and Stanford's Erin Sullivan and Lauren Fleshman.
TENTATIVE DUCK ENTRIES THIS WEEK
Men/Women Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Adam Bergquist Jr.*-2SQ Boulder, Colo. (Fairview)Jason Hartmann So.-1L Rockford, Mich. (RHS)Sam Hill Sr.*-1L Kotzebue, Alaska (Nikiski)Brett Holts Fr.-HS Bend (BHS)John Lucas Fr.*-HS Eagle Point (EPHS)Michael Kasahun Sr.-TR-1L Fresno, Calif. (Fresno City College/Fresno)Noel Paulson Fr.-HS Aumsville (Cascade)
Katie Crabb Sr.*-2VL Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley)Rhiannon Glenn Sr.*-1L Eugene (South)Erinn Gulbrandsen So.-1L Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley)Laura Harmon Fr.-HS Vancouver, Wash. (Jesuit-Portland)Eri Macdonald So.-1L Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou)Hanna Smedstad Sr.-TR Sundsvall, Sweden (Oklahoma State/Kattgatt Gymnasiet)Carrie Zografos So.*-TR Portland, Ore. (Colorado/Central Catholic)
IN THE POLLS
In the fifth poll of the season, the Duck men climbed to 13th, while the women were unranked for the first time in 2000. Going back to previous rankings, the Duck men ranked ninth in the preseason poll, while the women stood 12th. The men then dropped to 16th the second poll, while the women fell to 24th. In the third poll, the men climbed to 15th and the women advanced to 22nd. The following poll the men fell to 18th and the women remained 22nd.
MEN' SEASON REVIEW
The Duck men have been led once by senior Michael Kasahun (Fresno, Calif.) and sophomore Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) with the other ranking second once. Junior Adam Bergquist (Boulder, Colo.) has collected his first ever points as a Duck, ranking third at both races. Freshmen John Lucas (Eagle Point) and Brett Holts (Bend) -- a pair of former 4A state prep runner-ups -- have each run once at the fourth and fifth positions this fall, while Holts also led the `B' unit at the season opener. Another frosh, Noel Paulson (Aumsville), has ranked sixth on the varsity at the two races, just ahead of senior teammate Sam Hill (Kotzebue, Alaska) who has been the seventh man twice.
WOMEN'S SEASON REVIEW
Nearly consistent in their showings, the Duck women have seen seven different women score this season and nine appear among the squad's top seven. Senior Hanna Smedstad (Sundsvall, Sweden) led the Ducks at each of her three appearances after sitting out the season opener in Portland. Senior Katie Crabb (Chico, Calif.) led the squad at the Pier Park showing, followed with runner-up squad placings in the next two races, then took fifth in the most recent meet in Ames, Iowa. Senior Rhiannon Glenn (Eugene) has also stood second on the varsity twice and fourth at her other appearance. Sophomore Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawaii) has stepped up as one of the team's most improved -- ranking third on the team twice and fourth twice -- as has sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) who finished third recently at the Iowa State Memorial Classic after ranking fifth the previous meet and sixth at the first two invites. Freshman Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) has scored at her first three races and has run once at the third, fourth, fifth and sixth positions. Another frosh, Annette Mosey (Wilsonville), ranked seventh at two of the first three meets and eighth at the other. Junior transfer Carrie Zografos (Portland) has proved a pleasant addition, ranking seventh for the team twice and sixth in her other Duck appearance.
LAST MEET RECAP
Iowa State Memorial Classic, Ames, Iowa (10/14) - The Duck harriers took on many of the nation's best two weekends ago in a preview of the NCAA Championships course. On the men's side, the then-No. 18 Ducks posted an eighth-place finish with 382 points, a respectable placing against a 53-team field that included 14 top-25 teams. Individually, sophomore Jason Hartmann paced the squad with a 30th-place finish (31:35.2), just ahead of senior teammate Michael Kasahun (36th, 31:41.0). Junior Adam Bergquist (80th, 32:14.3) and freshmen John Lucas (122nd, 32:33.) and Brett Holts (133rd, 32:36.9) closed scoring, followed by freshman Noel Paulson (145th, 32:41.2) and senior Sam Hill (184th, 33:02.4). Other UO men competing in the men's open race included senior Lincoln Nehring (ninth, 32:48.0) and freshman Aaron Emery (24th, 33:21.4). On the women's side, senior Hanna Smedstad paced the No. 22-ranked Duck women with a 35th-place finish (21:55.7). Other scorers included senior Rhiannon Glenn (123rd, 22:47.9), sophomores Erinn Gulbrandsen (163rd, 23:19.9) and Eri Macdonald (176th, 23:16.1) and senior Katie Crabb (180th, 23:19.4). Freshman Laura Harmon (202nd, 23:34.3) and sophomore Carrie Zografos (304th, 24:43.3) rounded out the varsity unit. The Ducks finished 21st as a squad with 642 points in the 56-team field, including 16 top-25 teams.
1999 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW
LONG BEACH, Calif. (10/30/99) -- Steve Fein became the sixth Duck male to win the conference championship (and ninth title) with an El Dorado Park course record (8K-23:37.0). Andrew Bliss improved 10 places from 1998 with his ninth-place finish (24:32), followed by the conference's top two newcomers -- UO freshman Jason Hartmann (15th, 24:46) and junior Michael Kasahun (19th, 24:59). Sam Hill closed scoring (32nd, 25:41) in his conference debut, followed by Lincoln Nehring (43rd, 26:06) and Kris Martin (50th, 27:31). In the men's team race, No. 6 Arizona upset No. 2 Stanford, 36-63. The then-No. 12 Duck men also showed well as a team, taking third (76 points), ahead of No. 9 Arizona State (84). For the women, Amy Nickerson led UO in 18th place overall (18:03), leading a front trio separated by only three seconds. Nickerson ranked third overall among freshmen and the highest Duck freshman since Milena Glusac (second, 1993). Tara Struyk followed in 20th (18:05), ahead of Rhiannon Glenn (22nd, 18:10), and Erinn Gulbrandsen (31st, 18:40) and Eri Macdonald (44th, 19:19). Kylee Wells and Chrissy Ruiter trailed in 49th and 50th in times of 20:07 and 20:31, respectively. The Ducks took sixth (135 points) as all five scorers made their conference debuts.
1999 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS AGATE
Course: El Dorado Regional Park (Meet Host: USC). Long Beach, Calif. Men's Team Scores - 1, Arizona, 36, 2, Stanford, 63, 3, Oregon, 76. 4, Arizona State 84. 5, California, 119. 6, Washington, 133, 7, UCLA 193. 8, WSU, 199. Men's Individual Results - 1, Steve Fein, Oregon, 23:37 (COURSE RECORD). 2, Micheil Jones, Arizona, 23:48. 3, Jake Maas, Stanford, 23:58. 4, Fasil Bizuneh, Arizona State, 24:00. 5, David Lopez, Arizona, 24:02. 6, Thomas Murley, Stanford 24:10. 7, Bolota Asmerom, California, 24:21. 8, Steve Smith, Arizona, 24:28. 9, Andrew Bliss, Oregon, 24:32. 10, Brent Pederson, Arizona, 24:36. Other Oregon Men's Finishers - 15, Jason Hartmann, 24:46. 19, Michael Kasahun, 24:59. 32, Sam Hill, 25:41. 43, Lincoln Nehring, 26:06. 50, Kris Martin, 27:31. Women's Team Scores - 1, Stanford, 32. 2, Arizona State, 62. 3, Washington, 70. 4, UCLA, 98. 5, Arizona, 199. 6, Oregon, 135. 7, Washington State, 205. 8, USC, 228. 9, California, 228. Women's Individual Results - 1, Erin Sullivan, Stanford, 17:01. 2, Sally Glynn, Stanford, 17:13. 3, Lauren Fleshman, Stanford, 17:13. 4, Lisa Aguilera, ASU, 17:20. 5, Anna Aoki, Washington, 17:24. 6, Kate Vermuelen, UCLA, 17:25. 7, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 17:27. 8, Melinda Campbell, Wash, 17:30. 9, Colleen Burke, ASU, 17:37. 10, Amy MacDonald, ASU, 17:42. Oregon Women's Finishers - 18, Amy Nickerson, 18:03. 20, Tara Struyk, 18:05. 22, Rhiannon Glenn, 18:09. 31, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 18:39. 44, Eri Macdonald, 19:18. 49, Kylee Wells, 20:06. 50, Chrissy Ruiter, 20:30.
MEN'S 2000 SEASON OUTLOOK
The Ducks lost their top two runners from last season in All-Americans Steve Fein and Andrew Bliss, but All-America sophomore Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) leads a veteran group focused on making their 28th NCAA trip. Senior Michael Kasahun (Fresno, Calif.) had a strong summer of training after finishing seventh on the track in the Pac-10 10,000 (30:11.43) and running a 5,000 personal best of 14:16.98 at home in April. Last fall, he was a top-five scorer for the team in all six races, including the Pac-10 (19th), NCAA West Regional (26th) and NCAA (107th) Championships. Senior Sam Hill (Kotzebue, Alaska) stood out as the most improved harrier in 1999, scoring at all five of his races, including a 35th-place NCAA West Regional debut. Senior Lincoln Nehring (Salt Lake City, Utah) earned his second letter for the Ducks last fall and scored at his first NCAA finale (203rd). Junior Adam Bergquist (Boulder, Colo.) is the team's fastest track returnee in the 5K with his 14:14.51 debut from 1998 and ran on the `98 varsity harrier unit twice before redshirting last fall. Among a group of nine newcomers, several were nationally ranked on the track as preps, including freshmen Eric Logsdon (Canby) in the 1,500/3,000 (3:51.39/8:10.66), Noel Paulson (Cascade) in the mile/3,000 (4:07.14/8:18.72), Aaron Emery (Croghan, NY) in the 3,000 (8:32.18) and Chris Clancy (Portland) in the 1,500 (3:52.8). Among other in-state newcomers, Kyle Robinson (Salem) placed fifth and fourth, respectively, in the 4A state 1,500 and 3,000 finals last spring, Brett Holts (Bend) was the 4A state cross country runner-up in 1999, and John Lucas (Eagle Point) was the 4A state cross country runner-up in 1998.
WOMEN'S 2000 SEASON OUTLOOK
On the women's side, the Ducks return five of their top seven from last year and add All-America transfer and senior Hanna Smedstad (Sundsvall, Sweden) who was top-30 for Oklahoma State the past two seasons (18th in `99 and 28th in `98). Senior Katie Crabb (Chico, Calif.) capped her final outdoor track season last spring with her first All-America award (1,500, 7th, 4:19.30). Crabb is a two-time NCAA veteran in cross country and ranked fourth on the squad last fall at the NCAA Championships even though she missed most of the season with a calf injury. Senior Rhiannon Glenn (Eugene) stood out as the team's most improved last fall, and ran in the top three at all six races including an 84th-place NCAA debut. Sophomore Tara Struyk (Edmonton, Alberta) also ran in the team's top three at all six contests in 1999, and ranked fourth among freshmen at the NCAA West Regional. Sophomore Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored for the team in five of six races last fall. On the track, she led the team in the 800 (2:08.62), followed by Pac-10 and USA Jr. finals appearances. Sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) ran in the team's top seven at five races last fall and ranks second among returnees on the track in the 800 (2:14.80). Freshman Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) was a three-time top-10 finisher at the 4A Oregon state harrier meet, and the state track champion owns 1,500 and 3,000 bests of 4:34.80 and 9:57.8, respectively. Freshman Annette Mosey (Wilsonville) was a two-time 4A state runner-up in the 800 and was 13th at the state cross country meet last fall.
At the end of 1999, conference coaches honored then-freshman Jason Hartmann for his strong championship run with the Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Newcomer of the Year Award. The Rockford, Mich., native was the top freshman at the Pac-10 Championships (15th) and West Regional Championships (16th), and the top American freshman at the NCAA finale (37th), not to mention third among all freshmen including foreigners. The league also honored then-senior Steve Fein as the 1999 Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. The Lenexa, Kan., native became only the fourth Duck ever to win both the Pac-10 and West Regional titles (while setting course records in both events). Fein enjoyed an undefeated regular season leading up to the NCAA final before taking third in his final collegiate cross country race and tops among Americans. Stanford's Erin Sullivan won both the Pac-10 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. Arizona's Dave Murray won Men's Coach of the Year, and Arizona State's Walt Drenth took Women's Coach of the Year.
No university boasts a combined history as rich as the Oregon men's and women's programs. Dating back to All-American Steve Prefontaine in 1969, 18 men's runners have finished among the top five at the NCAA meet -- the most recent being Steve Fein (third in `99). The Oregon list of greats includes such legends as American track record holders `Pre', Alberto Salazar, Rudy Chapa and Matt Centrowitz. On the women's side, Oregon has qualified as a team in 23 of 25 NCAA meets since 1975 and has finished in the top 10 in all but four appearances. University of Oregon women have garnered 30 All-America honors and have included such greats as Marie Davis, Melody Fairchild, Kathy Hayes, Lisa Ondieki, and Annette Peters.
AT THE HELM
Beginning his second season as men's cross country coach, men's head coach Martin Smith has solidified Oregon as one of nation's most preeminent programs. Last fall, he guided Oregon to its 24th top-10 NCAA cross country finish, while Ducks have garnered nine All-America honors in track and cross country in his first two seasons in Eugene. Previously, the two-time NCAA Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year (1985 & 88) led Wisconsin harrier squads to two NCAA titles, nine top-five finishes, and top-14 finishes in each of his 15 years in Madison. On the individual side, his Badger cross country athletes won one NCAA title and 34 All-America awards, to go with five NCAA titles and 44 All-America honors on the track. His harrier All-America tally during that period trailed only Arkansas, and even bettered the Hogs' tally counting only U.S. athletes. On the women's side, 26th-year coach Tom Heinonen's has also been honored as NCAA Coach of the Year for each of Oregon's two NCAA team titles and has directed the Ducks to the NCAA meet 24 times. Individually, his distance pupils have scored 30 All-America honors in cross country and 52 awards on the track. In conference competition the Ducks have historically paced 'The Conference of Champions' as his teams have won seven of 14 Pac-10 team titles and six individual crowns since the league's inception in 1986 -- also garnering him six Pac-10 Coach-of-the-Year honors.
SCORING THE RACE
Cross country races are scored by adding together the places of each seven-person team's top five finishers, with the lowest score winning. A perfect score, thus, would be 15 (1+2+3+4+5), although scores at larger meets such as the NCAA Championships level are much higher because of the larger number of teams on hand (i.e. 50-100+ points). At the NCAA Championship or other regular season invitationals where some individuals compete apart from teams, their places are not counted in the team scoring (i.e. a runner who finished 49th overall but was beaten by two individuals not affiliated with teams would be scored 47th in the team scoring).
NCAA QUALIFYING FORMULA
Just as the past two seasons, all Division 1 programs will compete for one of 31 starting positions in the NCAA Championships, Nov. 20 in Ames, Iowa. To qualify automatically, 18 teams -- the top-two finishers from the nine regionals held on Saturday, Nov. 11 -- will be selected as well as 13 `at-large' teams on Monday, Nov. 13, based on regular-season wins against other automatic and potential-qualifying teams. A total of 37 individuals from non-qualifying teams also advance to the NCAA finale -- the top four individuals from each region plus two at-large individuals selected nationally. Before the 1998 NCAA Championships, the field was distinctively smaller, featuring 182 runners composed of 22 teams (four at-large) and 28 individual qualifiers (including four at-large).
ON PACE IN THE CLASSROOM
Last year the Ducks featured five harriers among the three Pac-10 All-Academic teams led by first-team pick Steve Fein (accounting, 3.80). Senior Sam Hill (3.33, exercise & movement science) was a second-team men's pick, while Annie Ebiner (3.76, psychology), Lisa Jansen (3.40, psychology) and junior Chrissy Ruiter (3.13, general science) were selected as honorable mentions to the women's squad.
Martin Smith's impact on the 1999 NCAA race carried beyond the Ducks' impressive sixth-place finish as his former Wisconsin crew -- including six of the varsity runners he recruited -- took second overall with 185 points after entering the meet fourth-ranked. The Badgers featured two runners in the top six in Matt Downin (fourth) and Jay Schoenfelder (sixth), and also had two other transfers in the top 10 in Oregon's Steve Fein (third) and Arkansas' Andrew Begley (seventh). The Badgers' final scorer, Jason Vanderhoof (60th), would have given Wisconsin the NCAA title with 62 points -- five ahead of Arkansas which would have scored 67 without Begley. The previous year in 1998, the Badgers would have also won the title with 62 points with two UW individuals in the top 20 overall in Downin (fourth) and Schoenfelder (20th), and three former Badgers in the top-25 that were also All-Americans -- Begley (16th), Fein (18th) and UCLA senior Mark Hauser (24th).
1999 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW
The Duck men's and women's harrier teams put a fitting signature to the 1999 season finishing sixth and 19th overall with scores of 306 and 460 points, respectively. The Duck men featured All-America efforts by senior Steve Fein, who finished third (30:14.3) for Oregon's highest men's finish in 20 years, Andrew Bliss (34th, 31:14.1) and the top American freshman Jason Hartmann (37th, 31:17.3). The trio also marked Oregon's first trio of All-Americans in the top 40 overall in a decade. Also competing for the Ducks in their NCAA debuts were Michael Kasahun (107th, 32:08.0), Lincoln Nehring (203rd, 33:29.9) and Tom Becker (210th, 33:34.0). Overall in the team standings, race favorite Arkansas ran away with the team title with 58 points, ahead of Wisconsin (second, 185). The Ducks, ranked 12th before the meet, edged No. 5-ranked Colorado (seventh, 307) by one point for sixth in the 31-team field with 306 points. Individually, South Alabama freshman David Kimani pulled away from Fein in the eighth kilometer en route to the NCAA title. Arkansas senior Michael Power rode a strong final kick to runner-up honors as the top three were all under the previous course record set in 1992 when Olympian Bob Kennedy won his final NCAA title. On the women's side, the green and yellow effort was equally impressive as the No. 24-ranked Ducks met their pre-race objective of finishing top-20 by tying for 19th place with 11th-ranked N.C. State. Head coach Tom Heinonen's squad -- featuring six in their NCAA debuts including four freshmen -- responded with their best race of the year, putting their front four all in the top 110 overall. Freshman Amy Nickerson paced the team for the fifth time during the season (65th, 17:47.6), and less than 20 seconds ahead of Rhiannon Glenn (84th, 17:56.5), Tara Struyk (101st, 18:01.6) and Katie Crabb (114th, 18:06.2). The Ducks closed their scoring with Eri Macdonald (226th, 19:07.6), followed by Lisa Jansen (237th, 19:31.1) and Erinn Gulbrandsen (239th, 19:36.90). Among the women's efforts, Crabb's particularly stood out as the Chico, Calif., native had barely two weeks of training after an Achilles injury held her out of most of the fall. The Ducks' NCAA effort marked their 23rd top-20 national finish in the program's 25-year history.
Last Meet Recap
Iowa State Memorial Classic
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Saturday, October 14, 2000
Women's Team Scores (56 Teams) - 1, BYU 128. 2, Stanford, 151. 3, Wisconsin, 189. 4, Arizona State, 241. 5, Colorado, 251. 6, Boston College, 278. 7, Arizona, 292. 9, Georgetown, 360. 10, Colorado State, 419. 21, Oregon, 642.
Women's Individual Results (325 Finishers) - 1, Kara Wheeler, Colorado, 20:27.3. 2, Erica Palmer, Wisconsin, 20:56.7. 3, Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina, 20:58.6.
Duck Women's Finishers - 35, Hanna Smedstad, 21:55.7. 123, Rhiannon Glenn, 22:47.9. 163, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 23:19.9. 176, Eri Macdonald, 23:16.1. 180, Katie Crabb, 23:19.4. 202, Laura Harmon, 23:34.3. 304, Carrie Zografos, 24:43.3.
Men's Team Scores (53 Teams) - 1, Colorado, 64. 2, Northern Arizona, 215. 3, Stanford, 255. 4, BYU, 310. 5, Georgetown 313. 6, Arizona, 314. 7, Duke, 339. 8, Oregon, 382. 9, Weber State, 388. 10, Notre Dame, 404.
Men's Individual Results - 1, Jorge Torres, Colorado, 30:31.1. 2, Thomas Murley, Stanford, 30:48.8. 3, Jonathan Riley, Stanford, 30:49.6.
Duck Men's Finishers (360 Finishers) - 30, Jason Hartmann, 31:35.2. 36, Michael Kasahun, 31:41.0. 80, Adam Bergquist, 32:14.3. 122, John Lucas, 32:33. 133, Brett Holts 32:36.9. 145, Noel Paulson, 32:41.2. 184, Sam Hill, 33:02.4.
B Race Men's Duck Finishers - 9, Lincoln Nehring, 32:48.0. 24, Aaron Emery, 33:21.4.
Weekly National Polls
MONDO NCAA-I MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY POLLconducted by the United States Cross Country Coaches Association (10-17-00)NEXT POLL: 10/31/00
RANKING TEAM (first place votes) POINTS PREVIOUS1 Colorado (7) 390 32 Arkansas (4) 378 23 Stanford (5) 375 14 Providence 344 45 Northern Arizona 337 106 Wisconsin 310 57 BYU 301 88 Georgetown 281 79 Iona College 280 610 Arizona 262 911 Oklahoma State 225 1512 Duke 216 2513 Oregon 197 1814 North Carolina State 191 1315 Weber State 174 1916 Michigan State 171 1417 Notre Dame 154 1718 Penn State 120 -19 Eastern Michigan 107 -20 William & Mary 95 1221 Villanova 73 -22 Colorado State 68 1123 Nebraska 46 -24-tie Indiana 27 2224-tie Princeton 27 23
Also receiving votes: Texas 15, Washington 12, South Florida 9, Arizona State 8, St. Francis (Pa.) 8, Ohio State 1.
FinishLynx Women's Cross Country RankingsPoll released Oct. 16, 2000. Rank Best Last ThisRank Team (first place votes) Region Points Week Year1 Brigham Young (12) MT 300 3 12 Stanford W 288 1 13 Wisconsin GL 275 6 24 Arizona State W 262 14 45 Colorado MT 250 2 26 Washington W 236 4 47 Boston College NE 230 10 78 Arizona W 207 15 89 Kansas State MW 190 5 310 Georgetown MA 176 7 511 Arkansas SC 166 12 712 Michigan GL 159 13 1113 North Carolina State SE 158 8 514 Colorado State MT 140 17 1415 Yale NE 138 11 1016 Minnesota MW 123 9 817 Providence NE 117 16 818 Weber State MT 107 -- 1819 Villanova MA 90 18 1820 Marquette GL 72 20 2021 Texas A&M SC 64 19 1822 Brown NE 48 21 1123 Wake Forest SE 41 -- 2324 West Virginia SE 32 -- 2425 Virginia MA 20 -- 25
Other Teams Receiving Votes: Texas Christian 5, Columbia 4, South Florida 1, Oregon 1.