Coaches Poll Released as 'Dogs Head to the Island
Oct. 24, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The Western Athletic Conference announced its men's and women's Pre-Championship Cross Country Coaches Poll on Monday, Oct. 24. Both men and women Bulldogs were ranked fourth.
The polls are voted on by the eight head coaches in the league. Utah State was selected as the favorite to win the men's championship, while Idaho was picked to snag the women's title.
Utah State has competed and won five out of the past six men's WAC championships. The Aggies received 25 points as well as five first place votes. Idaho came in second with 20 points and one first place vote. New Mexico State claimed 18 points to earn them the third place spot with Fresno State back in fourth. Both San Jose State and Louisiana Tech followed in a tie for fifth both receiving seven points each.
Idaho, the 2010 women's WAC champions was favored to win receiving 46 points and five first place votes. New Mexico State followed closely behind earning 43 points and two first place votes. Utah State was picked to finish third with 38 points and one first place vote. Fresno State captured fourth with 31 points while Nevada ranked fifth with 27 points. Hawaii was selected sixth with 17 points, San Jose in seventh with 15 points, followed by Louisiana Tech with seven points and selected eighth.
The Fresno State men's and women's cross country teams are set to compete in the WAC Championship on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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