Boost Treadmills National Cross Country Poll (Nov. 5)
With collegiate cross country teams turning their focus to January, the latest Boost Treadmills NCAA Cross Country poll finds the Razorback men and women holding steady in the top spot after their dominating wins at the SEC Championship last weekend.
Week 4 Rankings
Due to the pandemic, two of the perennial national powerhouses were unable to run in conference championships (NAU and BYU). The BYU men won the national title in 2019 with NAU finishing as the runner-up. The BYU women were the runner-ups to NCAA champion Arkansas.
With the Arkansas men No. 1 and NAU in the second spot, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, and Iowa State round out the top five. Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame all won conference titles last weekend. Arkansas now has the most SEC cross country titles in league history at 26 (breaking a tie with Tennessee). It’s also the 50th overall NCAA cross country championship for the Razorbacks, who collected 24 in the Southwest Conference.
The Arkansas women hold down the No. 1 spot for the third straight poll, with NC State moving up to No. 2. BYU, Iowa State, and Georgia Tech round out the top five. Arkansas, NC State and Iowa State have crowned conference champions last weekend. Arkansas won its eighth straight SEC title and its 21st league title since joining the SEC in 1991.
Below is a full list of the NCAA Cross Country 2020 conference champions.
ACC: Notre Dame Men; NC State Women
Big 12: Oklahoma State Men; Iowa State Women
Conference USA: Charlotte Men; Middle Tennessee Women
SEC: Arkansas Men; Arkansas Women
Sun Belt: South Alabama Men; Arkansas State Women
Southern: moved to Nov. 21 (hosted by Mercer)
The NCAA Division I cross country season will officially begin on January 23, 2021. Competitions held this fall will count towards selections for the Championships on March 6. The NCAA approved the selection criteria on Nov. 5. The NCAA Championship men’s and women’s cross country are now scheduled for March 15, 2021 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The USTFCCCA has released its second cross country poll this season as well. Click here to see the poll.
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