Women's Cross Country Receives Votes in National Poll

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - For the seventh straight week, the Duck men's harriers were tabbed fifth nationally in the Mondo Men's Poll, while the women received votes for the first time in the FinishLynx Women's Poll.

On the women's side, the Ducks received their first votes in the national poll this season and stand 39th nationally. Other teams from the Pac-10 include No. 2 Stanford, No. 17 Arizona State, No. 21 Washington and No. 23 UCLA, and No. 1 BYU leads the women's field.

The Duck women's season poll debut comes on the heels of a fifth-place Pac-10 finish last weekend. The Ducks featured four individuals in the top 40 led by redshirt senior Carrie Zografos (eighth) and junior Laura Harmon (19th). Looking back to the 2001 edition, Zografos also led the squad with her 35th-place finish, and was one of two top-40 league finishers for the Ducks.

On the men's side, the Ducks were also tabbed fifth in weekly editions released on October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Last weekend, Martin Smith's crew finished second in the Pacific-10 Conference Championships in Pasadena, Calif., after posting a win in their other varsity appearance in the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 28.

In prior rankings, the Oregon men opened the year tied for ninth in the preseason poll, dropped to 10th in the first regular season poll (9/17), then climbed to ninth the following week (9/24).

In this week's men's rankings, Oregon is one of two Pac-10 schools in the top five with No. 1 Stanford. Other teams from the Pac-10 or Western Regional receiving votes include No. 22 Arizona State, No. 36 Cal Poly SLO and No. 42 Washington. Since the last poll on Oct. 22, the Sun Devils climbed three spots after a third-place Pac-10 finish, Washington fell seven spots, and the Mustangs returned to the rankings.

Both teams will take this weekend off from racing, and travel next week to the NCAA Western Regional Championships, Sat., Nov. 16 at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. The top two team finishers and top four individuals from non-qualifying teams automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships (Mon., Nov. 25) in Terre Haute, Ind., with 13 more at-large teams and two at-large individuals selected nationally on Monday, Nov. 18 to fill out the 31-team, 255 men's and women's fields.

Last year in the regional finale, the Duck men and women finished third and 12th, respectively, with Hartmann (third) and Harmon (45th) UO's top finishers in the Tucson, Ariz.-hosted meet.



FinishLynx Women's Cross Country Rankings

Poll released Nov. 4.

Rank RankRank Team (first place votes) Region Points 10/21 10/14

1 Brigham Young (12) MT 389 1 12 Stanford (1) W 378 2 23 Colorado MT 364 3 44 Wake Forest SE 345.5 4 265 Notre Dame GL 332 8 136 North Carolina State SE 328.5 6 67 Georgetown MA 319 5 58 Columbia NE 281 12 129 Northern Arizona MT 277 7 2110 Arkansas SC 270 10 1011 Virginia SE 250 16 1612 Michigan GL 229 24 1813 Missouri MW 221 11 2014 Duke SE 216 13 1115 Providence NE 203 14 716 Villanova MA 200 22 1917 Arizona State W 194 17 818 North Carolina SE 179 15 1419 Michigan State GL 172 23 320 Indiana GL 137 18 --21 Washington W 127 25 2822 Marquette GL 106 20 2323 UCLA W 97 19 1724 Penn State MA 75 -- 2225 Boston College NE 69 30 1526 Toledo GL 62 26 --27 James Madison SE 52 -- --28 Colorado State MT 43 29 2529 Texas SC 40 28 --30 Wisconsin GL 23 9 9-- William & Mary SE 21 24-- Northwestern GL 27 ---- Southwest Missouri State MW -- 27-- Dartmouth NE -- 29-- Yale NE -- 30

Also receiving votes: William & Mary 20, Minnesota 15, Tennessee 8, Yale 7, Auburn 6, Northwestern 6, *OREGON 4.

Sponsored by FinishLynx. All polls compiled during the season are available online at the FinishLynx web site or www.raceberryjam.com.

Voting panel consists of the nine elected regional representatives and three at large members of the Women's Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association.

NE = Northeast, MA = Mid-Atlantic, SE = Southeast, GL = Great Lakes, MW = Midwest, SC = South Central, MT = Mountain, W = West, S = South. Top two teams in Regional Championships on Nov. 16 will automatically qualify for Nationals on Nov. 25. Thirteen other teams qualify based on of criteria listed in the NCAA CC Championships Manual.



MONDO Men's Cross Country Rankings

Poll released Nov. 5.

Rank RankRank Team (first place votes) Region Points 10/22 10/15

1 Stanford (14) W 449 1 12 Arkansas (1) SC 428 2 23 Colorado MT 423 3 34 Wisconsin GL 390 11 85 Oregon W 376 5 56 Iona NE 364 6 167 Eastern Michigan GL 346 7 68 Northern Arizona MT 345 4 49 Central Michigan GL 323 8 1910 Villanova MA 318 16 1111 BYU MT 316 10 1012 Providence NE 269 17 1513 Weber State MT 262 9 914 Montana State M 255 22 2615 Colorado State MT 229 14 1216 Georgetown MA 226 13 717 Ohio State GL 214 20 --18 Michigan GL 201 12 2119 North Carolina State SE 182 21 1420 Indiana GL 164 18 1721 Butler GL 143 19 2022 Arizona State W 126 25 2223 Dartmouth NE 118 24 2724 Minnesota MW 104 15 1325 Alabama S 98 26 --26 Utah State M 66 28 --27 Texas SC 46 -- 3028 Michigan State GL 40 23 --29 William & Mary SE 29 -- 1830 LaSalle MA 22 30 ---- Oklahoma State MW 27 25-- Iowa MW 29 ---- Duke SE -- 23-- Notre Dame GL -- 24-- New Mexico MT -- 28-- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo W -- 29

Also receiving votes: Columbia 20, Iowa 20, Oklahoma State 17, SMU 13, New Mexico 7, Wake Forest 7, Miami (Ohio) 5, Duke 4, Notre Dame 4, Washington 4, Princeton 1.

Sponsored by Mondo. Voting panel consists of members of the executive committee of the United States Cross Country Coaches Association.

Polls also available at the USCCCA Web site (www.usccca.org)

NE = Northeast, MA = Mid-Atlantic, SE = Southeast, GL = Great Lakes, MW = Midwest, SC = South Central, MT = Mountain, W = West, S = South. Top two teams in Regional Championships on Nov. 16 will automatically qualify for Nationals on Nov. 25. Thirteen other teams qualify based on criteria listed in the NCAA CC Championships Manual.

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