Thu, Sep. 22, 2011 - [Cross Country]
Earlier this week the NAIA head coaches for cross country gathered together and casted their votes for the national predicted champions of both men's and women's cross country teams.
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) men's team did not make the top 25, but did receive votes. However, the women's team preformed so well this past weekend that they received enough votes to rank them 24th in the nation.
Ranked number one by the coach's poll for the men's side of the competition was the Wayland Baptist Pioneers. The team gained 16 votes after a solid performance this past weekend and snapped the Southern Oregon Raiders eight year streak. The top 25 teams became all scrambled and really generated talk among the men's side of the competition.
On the women's side of the competition, the Cougars of Azusa Pacific are still ranked number one. They now hold the lead with 19 votes. The top three schools for the women remained in place.
Both the men and women's teams are taking a week off before traveling to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the Greater Louisville Classic on October 1, 2011.
Article Provided by Sagan King, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Graduate Assistant