Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gopher Women Fall to #8; Men Rise to #22

The University of Minnesota women's cross country team fell to #8 in the latest NCAA Division I rankings released today.

The squad had been ranked a program-best #4 prior to the Pre-National Meet last weekend. There, the Gopher finished 4th in their section of the loaded event.

Two-time defending NCAA champ Stanford retains its #1 ranking after winning the Gophers' section at Pre-Nats. Michigan and Michigan State of the Big Ten are ranked #6 and #7, while Illinois is ranked #10 going into the conference championships in Columbus, Ohio on October 29.

The Golden Gopher men rose to #22 in the latest NCAA men's poll. The Minnesota men finished 7th in their section at Pre-Nats. Heading into the Big Ten Championships next weekend, Minnesota finds itself looking up at #6 Wisconsin and #10 Michigan in the national ratings.

Oregon is ranked #1 in the NCAA for men.

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