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MIAA preseason Cross Country polls


MIAA Press Conference Press Release:

The 2013 MIAA CrossCountry Polls find a common thread as both the men's and women's coaches haveselected Southwest Baptist atop the league and Missouri Southern to finishsecond. On the women's side MSSU, who is picked second, was last year'schampion while Fort Hays State, who won the men's championship, is picked thirdoverall.

In the men's poll both SBU and MSSU received four first place votes as theBearcats came in just one points ahead of the Lions. Fort Hays State alsoearned a first place vote and is two points ahead of Nebraska-Kearney who ispicked fourth in the poll. Central Missouri earns the fifth spot on the men'sside coming in four points ahead of sixth pick Northwest Missouri.

Pittsburg State holds the number seven spot while Lindenwood is picked tofinish eighth. Emporia State is picked to finish ninth in the preseason poll.

In the women's poll SBU got five first place votes and came in two points aheadof MSSU who earned four first place votes. Pittsburg State picked up two firstplace votes and earned the third spot. Central Missouri was picked in thefourth spot overall ahead of Northwest Missouri who was picked fifth.

Their was a tie for the sixth place spot as both Nebraska-Kearney and Fort HaysState each racked up 50 points in the poll. Lindenwood earned the eighth spotin the poll while Central Oklahoma comes in eight points behind as the ninthpick. Emporia State sits just two points ahead of LIncoln in the tenth andeleventh spots.

The MIAA Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Pittsburg State onOctober 26 in Pittsburg, Kan.

2013 MIAA Preseason Men's Coaches Poll
1. Southwest Baptist (4)        58
2. Missouri Southern (4)        57
3. Fort Hays State (1)           47
4. Nebraska-Kearney           45
5. Central Missouri               34
6. Northwest Missouri           30
7. Pittsburg State                 28
8. Lindenwood                     17
9. Emporia State                   8

2013 MIAA Preseason Women's Coaches Poll
1. Southwest Baptist (5)         94
2. Missouri Southern (4)         92
3. Pittsburg State (2)             86
4. Central Missouri                73
5. Northwest Missouri            62   
T6. Nebraska-Kearney           50
T6. Fort Hays State               50
8. Lindenwood                       38
9. Central Oklahoma             30
10. Emporia State                 16
11. Lincoln                            14 

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