UCLA Women's CC Rated No. 11 in USA Div. I

Sept. 18, 2002

Eric Peterson's UCLA women's cross country team this week (Sept. 16) is ranked No. 11 in the nation, according to the recently released Div. I poll. That's four notches higher than UCLA's preseason No. 15 ranking on Sept. 5.

On Saturday (Sept. 21), the Bruin women and men's teams will be running in the Big Wave Invitational, hosted by the University of Hawaii. The meet will take place on the North Shore of Oahu at Kualoa Ranch. The men's race starts at 3 p.m. (6 p.m. PDT) and the women's competition begins at 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m.PDT). Both the women and men's races will be 5000m in distance.

FinishLynx/NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL POLL
(Conducted by the Women's Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association)

2002 Regular Season Poll #1


Ranking Team (first place votes) Points
1. Brigham Young (13) 390
2. Georgetown 375
3. Stanford 359
4. Colorado 345
5. Notre Dame 333
6. North Carolina State 321
7. Arkansas 311
8. Duke 291
9. Michigan State 261
10. Northern Arizona 246
11. UCLA 236
12. Villanova 221
13. William & Mary 195
14. (Tie) Marquette 187
14. (Tie) Penn State 187
16. Yale 182
17. Boston College 178
18. Providence 173
19. Arizona State 165
20. Colorado State 160
21. Wisconsin 138
22. Texas A&M 121
23. Columbia 97
24. Wake Forest 89
25. Minnesota 81
26. Virginia 71
27. Arizona 61
28. Cornell 53
29. Weber State 46
30. Coastal Carolina 31

Other Teams Receiving Votes: South Florida 23, Michigan 21, Toledo 19, North Carolina 17, Southwest Missouri State 17, Washington 14, Georgia Tech 11, Dartmouth 6, James Madison 5, Boston Univ. 3, Tennessee 3, Rhode Island 2.

Voting panel consists of the nine elected regional representatives and four at large members of the Women's Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association. The second regular season poll will be released on Sept. 23.

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