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OSU Maintains Top National Ranking


Press Release OSU:

OklahomaState men's cross country will enter this weekend's Cowboy Jamboree as the No.1 team in the nation, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross CountryCoaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, which was released today.

This is OSU's sixth-straight week at No. 1, dating back to last season. This isalso the Cowboys' second-longest stint at the top, behind an eight-week stay atNo. 1 in 2011. OSU received 11 of the possible 12 first-place votes.

According to this week's poll, the nation's top two teams will be in Stillwateron Saturday--Oklahoma State and Northern Arizona--setting up a monster No. 1vs. No. 2 showdown at the Jamboree.

"Something like this doesn't happen very often in cross country," OSU coachDave Smith said. "When we make the schedule we don't know who will be rankedwhere, but Northern Arizona has come to the Jamboree several times in the pastfew years. They've beaten us here and we've beaten them. Both programs haveplenty of respect for each other. We also have Michigan who is ranked at No.28, and Furman, which is receiving votes and will surprise some people thisyear. The field is good all the way through, which is exciting for the sport. It'salways great to have good competition early in the season."

On the women's side, OSU is No. 22 this week, and is still the highest-rankedteam in the Big 12.

OSU cross country will be in action this Saturday, Sept. 28, when it hosts the76th-annual Cowboy Jamboree, in Stillwater.

2013 USTFCCCA Men's National Cross Country Rankings (Week Two)

1          Oklahoma State (11)

2         Northern Arizona (1)                                                                            

3         Colorado        

4         BYU  

5         Arkansas

6         Tulsa   

7         Portland                    

8         Wisconsin

9         Syracuse         

10       Princeton        

11       Eastern Kentucky      

12       Oregon           

13       UCLA

14       Iona               

15       Texas  

16       Virginia                     

17       New Mexico             

18       Indiana           

19       Georgetown              

20       Stanford

21       Notre Dame              

22       Florida State             

23       Florida

24       NC State

25       Providence

2013 USTFCCCA National Women's Cross Country Rankings (Week Two)

1         Providence (11)          

2         Florida State (1)         

3         Oregon           

4         Duke             

5         Arizona                     

6         Georgetown

7         Washington               

8         Stanford                    

9         Cornell                      

10       Arkansas

11       Villanova        

12       MichiganState           

13       Penn State      

14       William & Mary         

15       Colorado        

16       New Mexico  

17       Michigan        

18       Notre Dame   

19       Minnesota      

20       Vanderbilt                 

21       NC State                    

22        OklahomaState                   

23       San Francisco            

24       Boston College
25        Texas   

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